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hacking our network printer. :D
A few days back on Digg there was a link describing how to change the printer status message on an HP printer. So... I work for eBay and I thought this one would be cute.
The date of the pic is not actual because I didn't have time to set it in the camera.
I set it up thanks to Yaakov kovaya.com/miscellany/2007/10/insert-coin.html
This is not a permanent hack! Power-cycle it and the usual "READY" message will be back :).
If you have a HP printer take your time and upload photos of the creation on flickr with the hpinsertcoin tag :).
Hjelp! Er fanget i printeren!
English translation: "Help! Trapped in the printer!"
The printer is guarded by an emeritus professor of physics.
He wasn't happy he couldn't see the ink levels!
Spanish version of "replace white tonner" at work...
on this model, the text is longer than the display so it gets scrolled
I changed the display on the printer at work to say "INSERT COIN"... then realized later the printing dialog on every computer said the same thing!
See others at:
Our local printer displays the best (and worst) weather of some of the company's many sites.
There's also a live feed to the printer's display.
There's a lot more information over at the FAQ page.
I'm bored, and Laserjets are fun to hack.
Code is here.