For the past 6+ years or so, I've been getting by with a Dell v515w all-in-one inkjet printer. About a week ago, a bit of plastic broke in the printhead carrier latch. Although a hasty bit of superglue kept it together long enough for an emergency print job, it snapped again the next time I tried getting it to do anything. Dell refuses to help because I am both out of warranty and they no longer sell parts for this printer, and neither Amazon, Best Buy, nor Ebay have apparently heard of the part I'm looking for.
So! Having become thoroughly sick of Dell's incompetence over the years, I'm looking for a new printer. Here are my qualifications:
Prints in color and B/W
includes a scanner that can output to .pdf in addition to other image formats
wireless network connection preferred
won't kill me with ink replacement costs
the cheaper, the better
NOT DELL (this one's out of spite, but sue me, I'm human)
So, what printers to you folks have? What do you like/dislike? Should I be looking at *lasers*, or will ink keep me happy?
Thanks in advance for your advice!