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Paul D. DeRocco typed the following on 2002-04-29 18:41 -0700... >Someone said that at least some models are smart enough to know how long >they've been turned off (at least as long as they remain plugged in) so that >they can skip the startup cycle if only turned off for a short period. It >seems inconceivable that whoever wrote the firmware would go to that length, >but then not put in a simple timer that parks the head if the printer has >been idle (but turned on) for a certain amount of time. The above is implemented on all Stylus Color ink jet printers. There's a timer circuit with a battery backup (powers the circuit when the printer is turned off) which keeps track of how long the printer has been turned off, idle among other things. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.