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Light or not printing on left side, sometimes middle

I bought this sharp UX-108 (telephone/fax)about 15 years ago and never had a problem with it. It uses a thermal roll of paper, but I don't know if it takes a cartridge or what I can do to bring it back to the way it used to print. Or is it kaput?

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  • foolmoon1 Feb 19, 2008

    Thanks so much. It's pretty much the same conclusion I'd come to.

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Anymore it is more expensive to repair a fax machine than it cost to replace it most of the time.
I would say its time to replace it. Parts cost on those are increasing dramatically.

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  • Rick Kasper Feb 19, 2008

    I did look the ribbons up for you fax, they are $15 at many online locations.

    I wish I had a more acceptable answer for you, but after 15 years, the problem with any piece of office electronic equipment becomes issues with connectors and contacts building resistance, and often times issues become more complex then you expect.
    I noted in my responce that you asked is it Kaput, and that was pretty much where my answer was based.

    Your particular for of fax is more or less based on a dot matrix form of printing.

    I have always thought if you are happy with the equipment you have, don't spend the money on replacing something you really like. The problem you will run into if you have to pay someone to service an older piece of equipment, is, you will have to weigh whether it is worth the investment.

    Restoring your fax is most likely possible. But the real question is how much do you want to invest in an older technology.

    Sorry if my answer was not what you were looking for. But I just base what I offer on 30 years experience, and that opinion is that if you are in business, keep the technology as current as possible and keep as many warranties and maintenance agreements in tact, since I see so many people run into huge bills unexpectedly for equipment.

    It is very frustraiting the price of ofice equipment parts. Basically the manufactures offer the equipment at close to or even below cost to ensure revenue flows with supplies and service maintenance, and even though I never used to believe in maintenance agreements, service costs are a killer now days, and I can't even offer so many services on products as I would like because of the cost prohibitiveness of servicing small office home office products. It is frustraiting

  • Rick Kasper Feb 19, 2008

    Your very welcome

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