Monday, July 17, 2006


Chalk this one up to being very tired...
The "Drum" light on my laser printer just started blinking. The drum usually needs to be changed every 20,000 pages (as opposed to the toner cartridge which gets changed every 5-6,000). My drum has about 1,900 pages left on it as it begins its third year of life (I print much more than the average law student, but even I'm shocked of the 10k page/yr average).

Here's the fun part:
New Drum: $152
The toner cartridge that comes with a new printer: $60 (on this printer at least)
Brand new printer: $200 (expensive because of duplexing. I can't stand printing on one side of the page)

Gotta love it.