I have been through 3 of these machines over the years. The first one lasted for years and years. I only raplaced it because it got too dirty to have on display in my office. The second one only lasted about a year before it started to not pull the carbon paper through to make the print. I have now bought my 3rd machine figuring that the 2nd one was just a lemmon. Now this machine only lasted a week before it started doing the same thing, and the local dealer says that it is not worth fixing. I know that I am not paying a lot of money for the machine, but it should last more than a week. I still have 6 of the 301 cartridge so I think I will try one more machine. Wish me luck!!!!!