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Best way to store a printer ?

Treat them like you would a sack of potatoes. A cool, dry place will do well. If you have the orginal packing, reuse it and then place in plastic bag with some descentant(sp) to help keep it dry and/or humid under control. If no orginal packing, then place in plastic bag, wrap well and again use some descentant. If no descentant, try some popcorn(wrapped in paper, outside printer but inside bag) or baking soda(Arm&Hammer). If you feel popcorn may attract rodents and the like, then place in strong metal/plastic case. Leave all ink carts in place and it must be properly shutdown after last use and allow it to "park" itself as it normally does. Make/carve and then place a sturdy peice of foam/plastic to keep prthead from moving on its carriage rail further, then wrap.

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What is the difference between a stuff sack and a compression sack?


Your sleeping bag is usually sold with a stuff sack, which just refers to the (usually nylon) bag that the sleeping bag comes in. If space in your backpack is not an issue, than the provided stuff sack will be fine for you, but keep in mind that it is not totally waterproof because water can enter in through the opening at the top. A compression sack is a separate sack that you can buy if you want to pack your sleeping bag into a smaller size. The compression sack shrinks the size by allowing you to use straps to squeeze any excess air out of the sleeping bag. The straps are connected to a piece of fabric that can cover the opening of the sack and make it completely water-proof.

Dec 26, 2012 | Camping, Backpacking & Hiking

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Can I put a wet sleeping bag into a compression sack?


You should try to avoid this for several reasons. First, it will make your sleeping bag stink and potentially become moldy, as well as the inside of the compression sack. Next, it may reduce the warmth rating of your sleeping bag because moisture will become trapped inside the fabric. Finally, it defeats the purpose of having a waterproof sack if you put something wet inside of it. If your sleeping bag is caught in the rain and you don't have time to hang it out before hitting the trail, try to take it out within a few hours and get it dry. You can also flip the compression sack inside out and let it dry, it will dry very quickly.

Dec 26, 2012 | Camping, Backpacking & Hiking

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How small can a compression sack pack a sleeping bag?


It depends on the size of your sleeping bag (and how hard you can tighten the straps). For an average male adult sleeping bag, I can compress it to roughly the size of a soccer ball or a little less.

Dec 26, 2012 | Camping, Backpacking & Hiking

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How are compression sacks waterproof? What about the opening where you shove the sleeping bag in?


There is a 'roll top lid' that covers the opening. After shoving your sleeping bag inside the sack, you place the lid over the opening. The lid has 4 straps that are connected to the bottom of the sack. Once the lid is in place, pull the 2 opposite straps at the same time. The lid is made out of the same waterproof fabric as the rest of the sack, sometimes it is even double insulated because it has more stress put on it. As long as you make sure the lid covers the entire opening, no water will be able to get in.

Dec 26, 2012 | Camping, Backpacking & Hiking

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Where can I get my Digital Camera or Film Scanner repaired?


Digital Camera and Film Scanner repair: If you are experiencing a problem with a Konica Minolta, Minolta, or Konica brand digital product, please send this item to: Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A, Inc. Camera Division Attn: Digital Repair 725 Darlington Avenue Mahwah, NJ 07430 When sending in a digital product for service regarding an image quality issue please include a sample image or scan. For scanners also include the actual slide or negative you are trying to scan. This will help our technicians verify and correct any anomalies. Please pack your product in the following way: Place the product in a sealed plastic bag. (Please do not use tape to seal the bag.) Place the bagged product inside a sturdy corrugated cardboard box. Place enough dry packing material around the bagged prodcut to make sure it does not travel within the box during shipment. The best material to use is foam packing "peanuts." You can also use popcorn. Please include a detailed description of the problem(s) you are experiencing. If this item is under warranty, please include photocopies of your dated sales slip and Warranty Card. (If we are unable to verify your proof of purchase, we may have to treat the services as an out of warranty repair, in which case you will receive a written estimate for your approval before we proceed.) Remember: Konica Minolta will not assume the responsibility for damage encountered in transit and will institute charges for any repairs required. In fact, such damage specifically voids any warranty otherwise in force. Please submit a troubleshooting Interactive Q&A detailing the problem that you are experiencing for assistance and further instructions on repairing your digital product.

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