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3 Signs that It’s Time to Change Your Laser Printer Drum Cartridge

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Many home and business owners invest on laser printers. This is simply because a laser toner can last for over thousands of prints before it runs out. While this is the case, you shouldn’t use your printers until it runs out of toner. Better read the signs when it is already time to change your printer cartridge.

1. The printout comes out blank. This is a sign that the laser printer drum cartridge is already running out of toner. But if you’re going to ignore this sign, the tendency is you’ve totally exhausted your toner before changing it. When this is the case, you’re not sure if a printer cartridge for the laser printer drum is available immediately. You know very well that if you’ve not changed your printer toner immediately, you might not be able to enjoy the printouts you want.

2. Horizontal lines over prints. This can also mean that the printout somewhat looks unclear. When you’ve noticed this sign, you have to order a new printer cartridge at once.

3. The printer makes an unfamiliar sound. Take note that a laser printer is never noisy. So when you hear an unusual sound while printing, you have reason to panic. It means that the printer drum has already reached its wear and tear.

    Once you’ve interpreted these signs right, you can now change your drum cartridge. As in any other types of print cartridges, you are advised not to wait until the printer drum goes empty before you actually change it. Doing so may affect the life of your laser printer.

    Tips on How to Reset HP, Lexmark, Dell, Samsung and Brother Printers

    Thursday, February 18th, 2010

    Want to know how you may troubleshoot problems with resetting your printers? First things first, you have to consider what brand you own. In this regard, you should take note of the following tips.

    1. Resetting your HP printers. If you own an HP laser printer, you should basically use cold resetting. This process will bring back the HP printer to its factory default settings. This will affect all control panel settings.

    2. Resetting your Lexmark printers. Simply switch off your printer first then while turning it on, make sure you’ve pressed the RETURN and READY buttons as well. After that, you will reach the diagnostics mode with the display mode showing the phrase “performing self test”. Reset the “Maintenance count” to zero before going back to diagnostics mode. Then reset the printer to get your printer back to the normal mode.

    3. Resetting your Dell printers. This can be done by double-clicking over the “Reset Dell Printer” icon that can be found after you’ve clicked “UAN” and “System Utilities”. Make sure that the printer’s USB cable is connected to the PC.

    4. Resetting your Samsung printers. There are four MENU keys that you should press quickly in succession. These are numbers 1, 9, 3 and 4. Once you’re through with this, make sure the display shows the word “TECH”. Then press on the MENU and ENTER keys and you will see the words “TECH MODE” on the display. Click on the “<” twice and you will see “New Printer Cartridge” displayed. Select ENTER and when the panel shows the word YES, press the ENTER key once more. Exit using Menu keys 1, 9, 3 and 4.

    5. Resetting your Brother Printers. You just have to press the UP and DOWN keys until the word “Maintenance 99” shows up on the display. Hold the “SET” button down to bring the printer to standby mode.

      Now that you’ve known how to troubleshoot any printer brand, you can perform this very well. Take note however that some printer models from each brand may have varying resetting techniques as well. Better check on that with your printer manual or with your manufacturer.

      3 Things to Consider When Changing Printer Ink Cartridges

      Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

      Maximizing the use of your printers will depend on how you make use of your printer ink cartridges. Forming part of that is the way you change the printer cartridge. Just because you’re not encountering printing problems after you’ve changed your printer ink doesn’t mean you’re doing the entire thing correctly. So if you want to make sure you’re changing your ink cartridges right and you’re maximizing your printer’s usage, here are 3 things you should consider:

      1.  There are differences from one printer model to another. Simply put, changing an ink cartridge for a Lexmark printer is entirely a different thing when it comes to a Dell printer and other printer brands. But of course, all printer cartridges are found inside the printer so you better check on that part where you can make the changes later on.

      2.  Identify the colors that go with the printer. You have a wide array of colors to choose from. Aside from black, there is the cyan, yellow and magenta. These printer colors are separated inside the printer’s black box. Remove these ink cartridges using a lever but in some cases gentle wiggling of the printer will do.

      3.  Always make sure you keep the process clean. Clean all residues that may be left by old ink inside your printer. This can result to clogging of printer ports thus affecting the printing capabilities of your new printer cartridge.

        Once you’ve taken note of these three things, you may now install your new printer ink cartridges. Make sure that you return the printer cartridge into its corresponding color slot. You will also need to reset the cartridges. It’s either you use the reset button that comes with your printer or turn the printer off for some time before trying to print with your new printer cartridge.

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