How To Kill Your Printer

Written By: Barry Shultz

Are you tired of trying to convince your spouse that you need another
printer? Tired of using the old sluggish ink hog that you got 10 years ago
as a hand-me-down from your cousin that only came to visit once just
after you bought that new Beer Meister?

After you get through with your printer, with my expert guidance, your
partner will probably agree that it’s time for an upgrade. Just a few of my
tips will be all that you need. In some cases only one of these slick tips
will do the trick. You might get lucky. Let’s get started.

If your printer is near a wall you’re in luck. Sit on your chair directly in front
of your printer and put both hands firmly on the front of the printer. Now
while issuing a blood curdling Bruce Lee scream thrust your arms forward while imagining that you are going to push your printer directly through the wall and landing on your German marble tiled patio floor outside.

Ok, if that doesn’t work try unplugging the printers connection to the
computer. If you are using a parallel connection that’s better because the
cable is thicker than the new USB cables. Make sure the cable is still
connected to the printer. Firmly hold the cable in both hands and face
away from your printer. Now step slightly to one side and make like
you are Joe DiMaggio at bat. Believe you are hitting that ball and follow
through. If you’re lucky your printer will go over the fence before the
cable breaks. Be sure to let go of the cable when you follow through.

Here’s one of my favorites. Remove all of your cartridges and punch
a hole in them and quickly put them back in the printer. Now do fifty
back to back print head cleanings while pouring motor oil into the paper
feed tray. It helps to remove the paper so the oil can get inside faster.
If you see smoke that’s a bonus. It means you’re doing it right.

This next trick involves the use of a ladder and a feather. A chair can
be substituted if you don’t have a ladder. Any feather will do. Stand on
the ladder or chair and while the printer is on hold the feather in one hand
and the printer in the other hand. The law of gravity states that both the
feather and the printer should land on the ground at the same time
providing that there is no friction from air currents or whatever. Now,
lets test Newton’s law of gravity. Release the feather and the printer
at the same time. Did they both land at the same time? It might take
a few times to get this one right. Practice this one a few times.

Here is one that you can do with your partner. Get a couple of screw-
drivers. One person can remove every single screw in the printer
and the other person can put it back together. This is fun at parties.

Last but not least the most effective way to kill your printer and make
absolutely sure it’s a goner is let your kids play with it!

About the Author

Barry Shultz is the author of Atlascopy News, and President of Atlascopy, Inc. Atlascopy specialized in affordable alternatives to the high cost of printer supplies. Sign up for the Atlascopy Newsletter and get 10% coupons every week in your email. http://atlascopy.com/signup_new.htm
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