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Printer Tips - That Can Save You Lots Of Money

Here's just a few:
• Turn off the power and unplug the printer before you start
• Always clean the outside of your printer no less than every seven days.
• Be sure to use a damp, lint-free cloth dipped in water or rubbing alcohol when wiping away dust, dirt, hair, and any unwanted compounds. Warning, stronger cleaners like solvents can damage the printer case.
• Open your machine and remove the toner cartridge. Be sure to clean the gears and the rollers along the paper path. The best way to clean the rollers is to rub alcohol or Bestine (a solvent) over it with a cloth.
• Do not use an air blower to clean the inside of your HP printer because dirt and dust can be blasted straight back into your printer. For better HP maintenance, invest in a small portable vacuum cleaner and use it.
• Before you go spending money on replacing the toner cartridge, rock it gently from side to side. This lengthens the life of your toner. It also redistributes the toner and your printer will produce better prints evenly across the pages.
• In order to clean the print heads, simply remove the cartridge, and smoothly clean the print heads using a soft cotton cloth dampened by water. Do not use anything else to dampen the cloth or you could damage your machine. Make sure the print heads are dry and then replace the cartridge.
• Do not let the ink in your printer dry out. To prevent this simple print something using both color and black twice every week if you don't use your printer much.
• Every now and then run a clean page through your printer as it will pick up lint, dust, and stray toner. With some printers, you will have to take the printer offline and then press the Form Feed button. Otherwise, open your word processor (keeping the page blank) and hit Print. Should your printer not print a blank page you only need to enter one solitary letter and hit print again.
• Whenever your printer is not in use, protect it with a printer cover. You can buy one at just about any computer shop or office works.
Be cautious with printer jams
Don't ram the paper out if you have a paper jam. Ramming the paper can damage your printer and create unnecessary HP printer repairs. Take a moment to look at the guide on the manufactures website. The majority of HP Printers have a hatch attached at the back that can be easily taken off. Simply remove it and take the paper out this way.
Always power down the right way and do it when you leave for the day every day. Turning your printer off when its not in use can prevent drying of ink and also help keep the printer functioning at high quality. First use the printer's power button then switch the power off at the main. Warning... IF you carry out regular print ink clean by software or your printer's hardware, only do it once... not too regularly or you can cause more harm than good.
Be sure you clean the printer's "encoder strip" monthly to prevent quality issues at later stages of your printer's life. When ever you're thinking about HP maintenance or servicing you should remember there's no set time to have your HP printer inspected by a professional as the HP printers are designed to work tirelessly.
Be sure to use these printer tips in order to safe you and your company on unnecessary expenses on HP printer maintenance and repairs.

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my epson LX 300+II always turn on, if u hit the turn off button, still turn on. pls help me this one.


The best solution is to clean the power button socket area.
TV tuner cleaner would be a good start with a razor to clean the edges.... 100% isopropyl alcohol. * Make sure you unplug the printer prior to any cleaning and allow at least 1 hour for the cleaner to dry.

Nov 30, 2013 | Epson LX Office Equipment & Supplies

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HP Deskjet670C not performing as usual


Here's a few steps to make sure that it's working. 1. If the printer is indeed working, turn it off, disconnect from the printer, and then turn it on. Once on, hold the "resume" button for a few seconds and it should print a self test page. 2. Clean the printer by turning the printer on. Press and hold the POWER button. Press the RESUME button seven times. Release the POWER button. 3. Then there's running a diagnostic-test, of which, there are 2 ways: Regular: Turn the printer on. Press and hold the POWER button. Press the RESUME button five times. Release the POWER button. Extended: Turn the printer on. Press and hold the POWER button. Press the RESUME button twelve times. Release the POWER button. I've been reading up a lot about this problem and it seems that maybe 1 out of 10 people can actually get this to work on XP. There are no additional drivers available for this printer other than the ones that come available with hte installation CD. It's HP's way of telling you to buy another one of there printers...

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