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Re-using My Fax Cartridge

We have the Brother Intellifax 770 fax machine. One day, in the midst of receiving a multiple page fax, I inadvertently stumbled upon another green/savings trick.

Dang, the cartridge ran out, and oops I had no replacements left. Desperate and willing to try anything, I simply rewound the film back from one side of the cartridge to the other and re-inserted it into the fax machine.

It worked like a charm. Yowza! Since then (not that I receive billions of faxes by any means), I've been using each cartridge 2 or 3 times. It takes awhile to rewind the film, but if you do it while you're sitting in front of the TV, it's no big deal at all :)

This is the fax machine:

Here's the replacement thermal roll:

This is the cartridge that the roll attaches to:

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Damon said...

I am disappointed: I was hoping for another from your series of masterworks "Slowly decomposing plastic bags I have used"! B^>

(Good work re-using toner, etc...)



Jeanne Elle said...

LOL hey I'd have to go shopping first to get another plastic bag, but then I wouldn't be able to post in my "saving money" blog ;)

(On the other hand, I'm sure there's a sale out there somewhere!! :)