Eventually your HP printer may slow down, display errors, or all together refuse to work. These printing issues impact your work environment with feelings of frustration and reduced productivity.
When these issues happen how do you know if you should opt for HP printer repair service or replace your printer? If you find yourself asking this question, consider the following six factors.
#1. Is your printer repairable?
The first step is to figure out if your HP printer can be repaired and if it’s worth the cost to do so. While most laser printers can be repaired, some models cannot, since parts may not be available.
Less expensive inkjet printers generally fall into the nonrepairable category. This includes HP printer models such as the OfficeJet, Deskjet and Photosmart printers.
Parts for these machines may not be available, and even if they are, the cost of repairs could potentially be equal to or exceed the cost of buying a new printer.
#2. Is your machine a laser printer?
If your machine is an HP laser printer and came with more of an upfront financial investment, then printer repair service could be a good idea.
Often times repair will be less than replacing a new machine and investment into your HP laser printer could get it back in working order.
#3. How old is it? Would you benefit from an upgrade?
Many older HP models are workhorses and should not be discarded simply for their age. One factor to consider in deciding to replace or repair your printer is the volume of pages that the machine has produced over its lifetime. A lifetime volume of pages could impact a device’s eventual burnout.
Additionally, if your machine is older than ten years old, it may be harder to get parts for it. Some older machines no longer support the latest firmware updates, which can slow down performance.
HP is continually improving their printers, featuring more security benefits, faster printing speeds and technology that could lower the cost of printing. Features that make your work environment more efficient and secure may be worth the investment into a new machine.
#4. Do you have a bunch of extra HP printer toner?
If you have an overabundance of ink or toner cartridges, it may be in your best interest to repair your HP printer. Even if the cost of the repair exceeds your printer’s value, that cost will be offset by not having to invest in more ink or toner cartridges.
#5. Is it complicated to set up a new machine to your network?
If your printer is configured to a company-wide network it may be a hassle to replace the printer, because you will have to get the new machine set up to your network, costing more time and resources, rather than repairing your existing machine that’s already set up and working nicely with your current configuration.
#6. Will the cost of repair exceed the value of your HP printer?
As a general rule, if your HP printer cost less than $200 new, and you don’t have an overabundance of ink or toner cartridges, you are going to be better off looking for a new HP printer.
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HP Printer Repair Service in Denver
If after consideration of these factors, you think it’s worth it to repair your HP printer, then we’re here to help!
Serving the Denver Metro area since 2012, ProFix is a local, family-owned business who offers on-site HP laser printer repair. Contact us today to schedule service.