I've near silenced my computer, and it's just wonderful walking into the room and wondering for a split second if I turned off the computer, or if the monitor has just gone into standby
However, my laser printer (which, by the shape of the room, must stay within 5 feet or so of my desk unfortunately--otherwise I'd just move it) must have a fan in it, and it runs for quite a long time after even printing a single page.
It's a Lexmark E238, and is quite sufficient for my needs. Could I just go in there and remove the fan? Or maybe wire a switch to it that's closer to the desk...it's in a space that makes it quite annoying to bend down and flip the power switch off -- plus I thought it was a generally good idea to keep the printer on so it can keep itself clean, or do whatever it does every hour or so when it makes a noise for a second.
How do I silence my printer? Maybe switch the fan? Quick and dirty solutions are welcome