Tip & How-To about Office Equipment & Supplies
If you are having a repetive defect appearing on your printer page, here is the quick and easy way to determine if you have a serious problem with your printer or just a bad print cartridge. To use this ruler, you need to measure from the start of the first defect to the start of the second. Find the defect below that matches that distance. Please note that this chart may not be to scale, measure and use the actual distances printer on the chart.
Defects listed as print cartridge can be fixed by just changing your print cartridge. The other defects may be due to spilled toner in printer which you can clean up with a swiffer cloth. Turn unit off before cleaning. Under no circumstances should a normal household vacuum be used to clean a printer as the toner is too fine and will get dispersed into the air.
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