[conspire] HP printer, scanner

Edmund J. Biow ejb1 at isp.com
Sun Apr 17 12:24:37 PDT 2005

I should have mentioned, our Infomed project accepts donations of all
Pentium-class computers, working or otherwise, as well as working VGA
monitors (post 1995, preferably), ATA hard drives (>1 GB), memory (EDO
or better), optical drives, hardware modems, rodents & keyboards, etc.
Many computer recycling places charge you big bucks to accept your dated
hardware, then turn around and resell most of it.  See:

Also, we'll actually pick up your components for free (assuming, of
course, that you have enough stuff to make the trip worth the drive),
unlike most recycling outfits.

However we are forced to be much more selective about printer donations.
Because of the blockade, the Cubans have a lot of difficulty getting
replacement toner cartridges, so we only accept HP Laserjets and Epson
dot matrix printers.  They used to accept HP inkjets, but have found
those not worth the effort, so we have dozens of them looking for a new

To schedule a pickup call:
South Bay, David Wald: 1-408-243-4359
East Bay, Ed Biow: 510.763-0591
San Francisco, Don Hill or Francisco Rodriguez: 1-415-387-6281 or


On Sat, 2005-04-16 at 16:40 -0700, Bill Lazar wrote:
> Hi,
> We have an HP DeskJet 610CL color inkjet printer and 3200C flatbed scanner,
> both used but in decent condition and with all necessary parts. They
> recently became surplus to needs and we'd like to donate them to a charity
> or school group. I know that several people have posted about organizations
> they volunteer or work at and thought one of you might want to claim them.
> They can be picked up during business hours in Palo Alto or otherwise in
> Mountain View by arrangement. Not a dealbreaker but would be nice to get a
> receipt for tax purposes.
> Bill Lazar
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On Sat, 2005-04-16 at 00:40 -0700, Edmund J. Biow wrote:
>I volunteer with a group called USA-Cuba Infomed:
> http://www.cubasolidarity.net/ininfome.html
> We take donated computers, test the hard drives, format them, make
> sure
> the FDs and CDs are working, boost the memory, if necessary, and send
> the machines to Cuba to be used by the medical infrastructure.  We've
> sent about 2,500 machines to several hospitals as well as to the Cuban
> Infomed organization.
> http://www.cubasolidarity.net/infomed/www.infomed.sld.cu/indice.html

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