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paulri
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Which of these requires a separate drum: M118dw, M102w, & M29w?

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M118dw, M102w, & M29w
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I am thinking about replacing my P1102w that I've had for 6 plus years, with one of these three entry level monochrome printers: M118dw, M102w, & M29w. In case anyone is wondering why, the P1102w is working fine now, after having printed up just over 71,000 pages. I could probably squeeze another 2-3 years out of it, but if I can sell it now for half of what I'd pay for a new one, I think I might want to make that move.

 

Links: https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laserjet-pro-mfp-m29w-printer

https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laserjet-pro-m102w-printer?jumpid=cp_marketing:catalog:pdp

https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laserjet-pro-m118dw?jumpid=cp_marketing:catalog:pdp

 

Now I was reading on a review, that the M118dw requires a separate drum. On the HP.com page for it, a drum is listed in the "Toner & Paper" section of that printer's page. I didn't see any drum listed for the other two printers. One of the things I've enjoyed about hp lasers is that they haven't required a separate drum.

 

Of these three, does only the M118dw require a separate drum?

 

And if so, does the "d" in the product name (M118dw) indicate a separate drum--as in, if it doesn't have a D there, it doesn't need a separate drum?


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The "D" in the name indicates that it has a built in automatic duplex function, it has nothing to do with the drum unit. The "W" indicates unit has wireless networking. According to specs the 102 uses a separate drum and toner. The M29W uses a one piece toner/drum unit like your current printer.

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The "D" in the name indicates that it has a built in automatic duplex function, it has nothing to do with the drum unit. The "W" indicates unit has wireless networking. According to specs the 102 uses a separate drum and toner. The M29W uses a one piece toner/drum unit like your current printer.

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Thanks.

 

Would the M118dw also use a one piece toner/drum?


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No the 118 uses a separate drum and toner setup

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