So I’m getting ready this afternoon to head over to the office to work, and my laser printer at home – an old Brother HL-1440 – stops working. I hit it, cursed it, and then it made a further broken noise I hadn’t heard before and stopped.
An hour later, after disassembling nearly the entire contraption – I don’t know why I tried, I used to fix laptops, not printers – I found the problem. Actually, it’s an old problem. The three-part flywheel that turns the page loader had fallen apart. I stuck it back together, held down a few levers to trick the beast into thinking all its covers were still on, and it printed perfectly – and without the usual squeaky noise.
I win. Nothing can stop me now.