so... let's go through a list of hardware that has failed on me...
a 60gb 7200rpm hard drive
a 700mhz celeron based laptop with 128mb ram and a 20gb hard drive.
a 17" crt monitor
a palm m505
a palm m515
there's probably more, hehe, but i don't want to think about it too much, heh.
anyways, to this list we can now add a printer! i hardly ever use it, so i don't know exactly *when* it failed, but... sufficide to say, it has. i suspect the problem is in the power cable, too. when it's plugged in to the wall outlet (whether it's plugged into the printer or not doesn't seem to matter) it has a hum.
this is the second printer i've had. the first one i didn't like because... well, i didn't like it, heh. it was big and bulky, and the sheet fed scanner that was built into it ruined a few things i tried to scan. so, i got this smaller printer. and, lo and behold, it stops working too, heh.
while i enjoy messing around with computers, i don't particurarly enjoy messing around with periphial hardware... you have to deal with tangles, and all that, but... above all that, i, myself, have always had to contort my body in uncomfortable positions to get at it, too. my computers are pushed right up against the wall, and that simply doesn't make the plugs very accessable, and in order to see them, without hitting anything else... bah. i also have to use a flash light, sometimes, too. and same goes for the power outlets... they're in a really horrible place, and blah. i've been planning, for some time, now, on rearranging my room in my appartment. i actually plan on doing this around the christmas vacation, but blah.