Help need with a HP 8750 printer AC adaptor please

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Old 10-24-06, 05:27 PM
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Help need with a HP 8750 printer AC adaptor please

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I've stupidly mislaid my mains power adaptor for my Hewlett Packard 8750 printer. To make matters worse, I can't find out which AC adaptor I need to buy.

I have looked on the HP website and it says that the printer is powered by 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz), external.

But this means nothing to me. Could someone please either give me a HP part number for the adaptor, or tell me what I should ask for in a shop?

I'm not sure it matters as to the type of AC adaptor that I need, but I live in the UK


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Stephen
 
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That information is for the power needed to supply the adapter. That information tells you nothing about what the printer needs.



Contact HP by email.
 
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Old 10-24-06, 05:50 PM
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The type of adapter can matter.. Some printers draw more power, others have different plugs.. I found great deals on E-Bay when looking for adapters..

HP says to look in the users guide for the model power supply you need..
 
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Hi,

Thank you for your replies. I now have the part number that I need. However, I would have to buy it by mail order from Hewlett Packard.

I've discovered that the adaptor is rated at 32v 1540mA. I was wondering if such an AC adaptor would be available at a large electrical store, or is it a very specialised one?.

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Stephen
 
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You have one spec missing from the info. Is it AC or DC. You could probably find one in an electronics shop but the plug is probably an HP specialty item.
 
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What is the part number?
If you buy one from HP, you'll pay top dollar for it..
 
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Hi,

I've just ordered part number HP 0950-4476 from the only place in the UK that had it, theconsumablesdepot.com. You're right, I paid far too much for it - about $70, but I had no choice in the end.

When you buy consumables and spares from Hewlett Packard, they do rip you off, on the other hand, they do make top quality printers.

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Stephen
 
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Whether or not charging a lot for a replacement part is a rip off is a matter of opinion.

Just because they charge more than the part costs in relation to the whole unit, does not mean they are ripping you off.

Consider this:

They have to maintain the web site that allows you to order it.

They have to maintain an inventory above and beyond what they need for production.

They have to handle sales and support inquiries about what part is needed for a particular printer.
 
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Hi,

I didn't buy it directly from HP, thought I think the supplier I bought it from may be acting as an agent for HP. I'm not sure, but it was very difficult to find in the UK.

It cost so much because its from one of their latest machines - the HP 8750. In a few months, and as if by magic, the price for the adaptor will be half of what it is now. However, their costs will stay the same.

However, I would certainly recommend Hewlettt Packard's 13" x19" printers to anyone - they are a total bargain.

Best wishes
Stephen
 
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