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Disabling HP’s Automatic Firmware Updates

Disabling HP’s Automatic Firmware Updates
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There was an HP firmware upgrade on September 13th for a few of their inkjet printers taking the 970/971, 950/951 and 934/935 cartridges (more information on that here). Slashgear even remarked HP “snuck in” a “failure date” for third-party cartridges. Magnuson-Moss may protect consumers from companies like […]

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How to Clean Your Print Heads

These days most printers have the print head built into the printer instead of the cartridge. Print heads can get clogged if the printer has not been used in awhile or a print cartridge has been run or stored empty. Clogs in print heads can cause problems […]

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR RESETTING BROTHER DRUM AND IMPROVING PRINT QUALITY

Don’t touch the drum cylinder or expose it to sunlight. The drum is very sensitive to light & touch, and is very easy to damage. The Brother printer counts drum rotations and shuts the drum unit down when it reaches it’s page yield at 5% coverage. If […]

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Toner low message upon installation of new Brother Cartridge

TN-350 1.) Turn the printer off. 2.) Hold the ‘go’ button while turning the printer on. All panel lights should be on. 3.) Release the ‘go’ button once all lights are off. 4.) Press the ‘go’ button 2 times. 5.) Pause. 6.) Press the ‘go’ button 5 […]

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Canon Pixma IP & MP Series Printer Troubleshooting

Canon Pixma IP Series Printer Troubleshooting Canon PG-30, PG-40, CL-31, CL-41 Install cartridge. After first message appears, click OK to continue. Printer will start printing. If second message appears and yellow light flashes do not click cancel printing. Press and hold down printer Resume button until the yellow […]

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Resolving Common Toner Cartridge Problems

Symptom: Cartridge does not reset toner/drum indicator when put into printer, or pages print blank Explanation: Typically when a drum/toner indicator does not reset it is due to the toner seal not being removed, or improper contact between the cartridge and the printer. Correction Steps: 1) Turn […]

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Troubleshooting Epson Ink Cartridges

Every so often Epson releases firmware upgrades, changing the way their printers access cartridge chips. We try to stay as up-to-date as possible and have discovered a few troubleshooting tips. Please remember to decline all firmware upgrades from your printer manufacturer. If you mix Epson ink cartridges […]

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How to Fix an Error with a Canon PG-210 and CL-211

1. Click OK after the first message, attempt to print 2. If a second message appears, do not click cancel. The printer LCD should display error code “E”. Press and hold down printer “Stop/Reset” button for at least 7 seconds or more 3. Printer will start printing […]

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How to Reset a Brother Drum Upon Installation

How to Reset a Brother Drum Upon Installation
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The following error messages will continue to appear if the drum counter was not reset when you replace the drum unit with a new one. • Replace Drum • Drum End Soon • Drum Near End • Drum Stop To clear these error messages, you need to […]

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