Considering that I've gotten about 15 years of service from it and the only time I ever had a problem was when the original toner cartridge got so old it wouldn't print reliably a few years ago (it worked like new with a new cartridge), I can't complain. But considering that it's a 15 year old printer, so obsolete I was worried XP wouldn't still support it, I'm pretty sure having it repaired is out of the question. Since it couldn't print a lot of my documents anyway, it doesn't really make sense to spend actual money on fixing it.
Now, however, I find myself in the market for a new laser printer. I despise inkjet printers for normal document printing (I'm happy with my Canon i960 for photos, but I won't use it regularly for documents).
Does anyone have practical advice on under-$1000 laser printers? In particular, I first need to decide if I'm going to spring for a color printer. What is the image quality of photos printed on plain paper on available low-cost color laser models? How quickly do they go through color ink, and how much do the cartridges cost? In particular, does anyone know anything about the Xerox Phaser solid-ink printer? And whether I go with color or good old black, what's a good, sturdy model that will be well supported by current and future software? It's been a very long time since I've bought a printer, and the old advice of "don't look at anything from any company other than HP" seems dated.