Although I am delighted with the new PC, it sadly doesn't want to talk to my printer. Oh it would print okay but then kept telling me that I was low on ink - but wouldn't tell me which cartridge (of the 4) needed replacing. When I finally figured that out, it then wouldn't print properly but the troubleshooter said that everything was okay - help!! So, never one to miss a shopping opportunity - off I went to PC world and bought myself a printer. Not only did it print and copy, but it printed double sided and scanned - result!
Once home it would be an easy job to install - right? I followed the instructions and everything went smoothly at first - until this message started to appear - attention required. I tried everything I could think of but this printer was just not printing. It said that it was installed okay but everytime I tried to print something the same message kept coming up - I was at the end of my tether! Ah well (and this is well over an hour later!) there was nothing for it but to unplug and start again. Paper - check, paper loaded - check - Ink cartridges - check. Oops - the colour cartridge still had its plastic seal on. Miraculously removing this made the printer burst into life - who knew?
I also, and this is for the first time ever, managed to print something from my ipad - I don't know how useful this facility is but it's there at least.
Being an HP printer they also offered the HP instant Ink facility. Although my first 6 months is free, apparently they will send new cartridges out when I start to run low so that I never run out. At a price of £3.49 per month it sounded reasonable but we will see.
Otherwise its been a quiet day again - working on my scamblesby block and general housework tasks. Tonight its another night out - the book club meets again!