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Subject  :  HP DeskJet 500 Power Supply
Author  :  hausmaus
Date  :  06 May, 2006 on 00:43
I bought a HP DeskJet 500 today (because I know it'll work well with OS/2 and it's a good, solid printer). The printer didn't come with a power supply and a cursory search on Google and Ask hasn't turned up much. Does anyone out there have one? It has a unique horizontal right-angled four-hole connector on one end of the power pack.

If anyone can help me find one or has one, please email me or let me know.

Thanks,
Sean


Subject  :  Re:HP DeskJet 500 Power Supply
Author  :  Pete losepete@ntlworld.com
Date  :  06 May, 2006 on 16:37

hausmaus (06 May, 2006 00:43):
I bought a HP DeskJet 500 today (because I know it'll work well with OS/2 and it's a good, solid printer). The printer didn't come with a power supply and a cursory search on Google and Ask hasn't turned up much. Does anyone out there have one? It has a unique horizontal right-angled four-hole connector on one end of the power pack.

If anyone can help me find one or has one, please email me or let me know.

Thanks,
Sean



Hi Sean

I did need a replacement ps for a Deskjet 840 a couple of years ago.

I found a suitable (generic) ps from a computer shop that also specialised in printer repairs (mainly laser) - but it was only slightly less than a replacement inkjet printer of similar capability would have cost.

So, suggest you try to locate a printer repair specialist in your area - or get a newer printer.

If you decide on a new printer then you may run into driver problems...

A lot of the Canon inkjets work with the earlier i series drivers; or look for a printer with postscript capability.

Hope the above is of some use

Pete


Subject  :  Re:HP DeskJet 500 Power Supply
Author  :  hausmaus
Date  :  06 May, 2006 on 16:51

Pete (06 May, 2006 16:37):

So, suggest you try to locate a printer repair specialist in your area - or get a newer printer.

If you decide on a new printer then you may run into driver problems...


That's precisely why I got this printer. At $3, it wasn't too bad. I have - since I posted - found power supplies on eBay for about $20. If worse comes to worse, I'll just build my own.



A lot of the Canon inkjets work with the earlier i series drivers; or look for a printer with postscript capability.

I actually have a printer here - a Panasonic KP-P2324, which is a 132-column, 24-pin printer - but I just need an inkjet to print the occasional "nice" letter (since I do run a small business from home). Even if I drop $20 on a power supply, it's worth it.

Thanks for your suggestion!

Later,
Sean


Subject  :  Re:HP DeskJet 500 Power Supply
Author  :  Fahrvenugen
Date  :  06 May, 2006 on 19:22
I agree, I've got an old HP Deskjet 560C (same basic line as the 500), and it works very well with OS/2.

One place to check is thrift shops and second hand stores. I frequently see DJ5x0 line models in thrift shops, complete with power supplies, for less then $10.


Subject  :  Re:HP DeskJet 500 Power Supply
Author  :  Bry brymelvin@melvinart.com
Date  :  07 May, 2006 on 20:19
If I haven't thrown them out I may have one or two of these power supplies in a storage shed. If I do you can have them for shipping cost.

I have had several of these in the past. 500 500c 540c 693c etc the have all worked for basic tasks

One note they are nominally (500series) 150dpi printers.
There are special drivers in Coreldraw that allow 300dpi printing with some of these old hp printers. (for win16)

the hp 800 and 1100 (large format ) are actually much more useful if you do graphics.

contact me off list...I seldom come here anymore as my businees is now migrated to linux, and I haven't had much "hobby" time lately. (Spring on a ranch)

I'll try and check for these by tomorrow. They are in my other house/studio or a storage shed, I'll be by there later. (things are spread out on a ranch LOL)

brmelvin@melvinart.com


Subject  :  Re:HP DeskJet 500 Power Supply
Author  :  hausmaus
Date  :  07 May, 2006 on 20:43

Bry (07 May, 2006 20:19):
contact me off list...I seldom come here anymore as my businees is now migrated to linux, and I haven't had much "hobby" time lately.

I understand-I'll send off the email as soon as I get done here. Thanks!

--Sean


Subject  :  Re:HP DeskJet 500 Power Supply
Author  :  Bry brymelvin@melvinart.com
Date  :  07 May, 2006 on 22:47
assuming you can use US 110vac 50-60hz
I have one you can have.

Bryann
brymelvin@melvinart.com


Subject  :  Re:HP DeskJet 500 Power Supply
Author  :  andi1010
Date  :  10 May, 2006 on 09:11

hausmaus (06 May, 2006 00:43):
If anyone can help me find one or has one, please email me or let me know.

Well, I have an HPDJ550C which is no longer in use because I was not able to really clean the ink park station, so the printer has been replaced. But the printer is still her...

The power supply should be equal to the HPDJ500, and it works.

If you are interested, contact me.

/andi


Subject  :  Re:HP DeskJet 500 Power Supply
Author  :  hausmaus
Date  :  12 Sep, 2006 on 22:25
Just a followup: the printer has been working very nicely and I don't print much, so that big HP 26 inkjet cartridge is enough for me. I do have my three (!) dot matrix printers I can set up and use if I really need it.

Subject  :  at eBay Stores?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  13 Sep, 2006 on 01:12
http://search.ebay.com/HP-DeskJet-500-power-supply_W0QQfkrZ1QQfromZR8
There are some at eBay Stores(?)

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