Find Drivers and Software For Older Printer Model


Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in | Posted on 9:11 PM

Today, the arrival of new printer models in the market has become so rapid that what would have been the newest arrival would be phased out in only a few months. This rapid turnover has its benefits and drawbacks. On one hand, the prices of printer models tend to go down faster, making them relatively affordable for just about anyone. The downside of this is that the more newer models come out, the harder it is to find printer drivers, cartridges, manuals and other materials for old printer models.

Printer Manufacturer's Website

Printer manufacturers are aware that while there are newer models being released, many people still use older printer models. Unfortunately, there are certain materials such as drivers and manuals that tend to be misplaced. You can access these programs and materials over at the support page in many printer manufacturer websites. These are all easy to download and free of charge as part of their after-sales customer support.

Online computer stores

There are now a number of different online computer stores that would provide you printer ink cartridges, drivers and upgrades for most printers. On top of this, most online computer stores would also provide you articles containing information as to how to troubleshoot various problems that may arise with regards to your printer.

Freeware websites

Another good place to download drivers for certain printer models is through various freeware and shareware websites such as Many of the drivers here are also free to download and ready to install in your computer. Unfortunately, many of these drivers are often uploaded by other users of the website. This could lead to you downloading a driver or software program which is infected with a virus. It is a good idea to first scan the program after you have downloaded this to make sure that your computer would not become infected with virus or any other form of malware.

Online Auction Sites

If you are looking for printer cartridges but are unable to find them in your local computer shop, you can try checking out online auction sites for these materials. The good thing about online auction sites is that some of the products that are sold in auction sites over the Internet are offered in bulk. Not only would you be able to get huge savings out of this. Buying these ink cartridges would ensure that you would have a steady supply so that your work would not be hampered by suddenly running out of ink.


What is "Spooling" Mean in Printers?


Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in , | Posted on 11:12 PM

Printers have a limited amount of memory, often times much smaller than the size of a document that you are wanting to print. Printer spooling allows you to send large documents, or multiple documents, to a printer and not have to wait for it to finish printing before continuing on to your next task.


1. Printer spooling happens on the computer that is attached to the printer or on the network server that handles printing. Print jobs are sent to the spooler program and the program then sends those documents one at a time to the printer in the order they were received. While documents are waiting in line to be printed, you can continue to work on your computer because all of the print functions are being handled in the background by the spooler.

2. The benefits of printer spooling go beyond just allowing you to multi-task. While documents are lined up in the printer spool they can be paused, canceled or assigned a higher or lower place in line. If you send a large document to the printer by accident, you can cancel the printing via the spooler interface without having to reboot the printer or waste a lot of paper.

3. A print spooler can be installed directly on your computer for use at home. Most operating systems come with print spooling built in so most users never have to worry about it. In a large office, a print server is often used, which receives all print jobs and assigns them to the printers around the building as needed and handles all of the spooling, freeing up resources on the workers' own computers.

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Mac Troubleshooting Guide - Resetting PRAM


Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in , , | Posted on 12:10 AM

Are you a mac user? or still thinking of buying it? Mac computers has been a choice of many people today. Aside from PC, mac made its name to be on top. From the design, features, software and application everything comes up with mac.
So why choose a mac? Advantage are numerous as we expected.

* Microsoft Office like word, excel, PowerPoint are available on mac.
* Occasional window programs together with mac applications are built for more convenience.
* PC devices like camera, hard drive and printer can be easily plug on your mac. Automatically detected the device and start the application related to it.
* Mac are wi-fi ready. You just have to select the available wireless network to join and you're connected.
* Mac is built on a solid UNIX foundation designed for a total protection against certain viruses and malwares. Mac OS X resists most viruses so you can freely do anything without any worried in mind.

Mac is a highly upgraded device and one of the most advanced technology today. Though said to be,we have to be ready on possible errors that will occur. The common problems are mostly on MacBooks.

* Randomly shutdown or blackout with no response
* Failing to start, basically colored vertical lines on screen where computer stop responding.
* Mac serial ports problems like can't communicate with an external modem, printer or other device attached to your printer or modem ports.

These problems can be resolved by resetting your mac's PRAM also called as zapping. PRAM or Parameter Random Access Memory has settings that can effect communications with devices attached to your serial ports. How will you do this? Let me explain the procedure of resetting PRAM on mac.

1. You need to shut down your computer.
2. Hold and press keys Command, Option, P and R before the gray screen appears. You will hear a sound or chime if done successfully.
3. Hold the keys until the computer restart. Zapping clears up variety of hardware mac problems.


Lexmark Printer Error 900-43


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Error Code

Error Message
Input Paper Sensor was not triggered - Paper may be jammed at the sensor. Remove toner cartridge for better access to jammed paper.
69G5480 Pickup Roller  99A0070 Pickup Rollers
Paper not being picked up check paper tray & pickup rollers
Replace rollers if worn smooth or cracked
ERROR 21 The exit sensor was not made in time after the input sensor as made.
ERROR 22 The exit sensor was not unmade in time.
ERROR 23 Jam at the duplex unit. Paper is either not leaving the duplex entry sensor in time or not making or unmaking the duplex exit sensor in time. See “Duplex” on page 2-16
Error 24 The defined paper size is too short to print data as formatted.
Error 25 Input sensor made at wrong time. May be due to the paper feeding manually while motors running and previous page in path.
Error 26 Duplex unit is installed but paper tray is not sensed.
Error 27 Envelopes/paper loaded are wrong size.  Load correct size
Error 28 Input sensor not made after pick attempt. Tray is empty or not installed, paper jam in entry throat, or printer is requesting a manual feed.
Error 29 The output bin sensor has not been unmade.See “Output Bin Sensor” on page 2-22.
Error 30 30 Top Cover Open or Print Cartridge Missing Make sure the spring-mounted pin on the printhead shroud is installed
properly and that it is detected by the ramp on the print cartridge as the cover closes. The pin should enter the tower on the HVPS and depress the cover switch.
Error 31 Error code 31 is displayed when the top front cover is closed and a defective print cartridge is detected. It may take the printer 10-20 seconds to determine if the print cartridge is defective. Note: This error indicates the printer was able to read the cartridge ID, but the ID did not pass the verification test. Remove and reinstall print cartridge.
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Error 32 32 Wrong Print Cartridge installed The installed print cartridge is not supported by the Optra printer.
Error 37 37 Insufficient Collation Memory Memory is too full to collate the print job.
Error 38 38 Memory Full Memory used to store pages is full. To verify that the printer recognizes all the installed memory, go to the user menus and print the “Print Menus” test page. Make sure the memory shown on the printout matches the installed memory. Install more memory
Simplify print job
Delete fonts, macros and other data stored in RAM
Error 39 Page too complex to print.To verify that the printer recognizes all the installed memory, go to the user menus and print the “Print Menus” test page. Make sure the memory shown on the printout matches the installed memory.
Error 43 Font card format not supported by
Error 44 Defective font card installed in font slot.
Error 47 47 Font Card Removed While Printing Printer needs data on removed card.
Error 52 Flash Full - Not enough flash memory for data requested to be stored.
Error 53 Unformatted or Defective Flash - Flash problem at POR or while
attempting to write.
Error 54 Serial Error - Framing or parity error on serial.
Error 58 Duplex Not Attached Duplex is electrically connected but no longer mechanically attached, and printer top cover is closed.
Error 59 Duplex Cover Open Top cover of duplex unit is sensed open.
Error 62 Disk Full Not enough disk space for data that has been requested to be written to disk.
Error 63 Unformatted or Defective Disk The printer will ignore a disk it senses as defective. Run the Quick Disk Test. If the test fails, the disk is defective or the data on track1 is bad. If the Quick Disk Test passes but the disk does not work, run the Disk Test/Clean (2 hr. test). Replace the disk if instructed by the operator panel.
Error 7X Network Card Codes These user codes are documented in various network card user manuals. See “Network Wrap Tests” on page 23.
Error 80 Network Card Codes These user codes are documented in various network card user manuals. See “Network Wrap Tests” on page 23.
Error 80 Printer has reached 200,000-300,000* prints without maintenance count reset. It is necessary to replace the fuser assembly, transfer roller, and charge roll at this interval to maintain the print quality and reliability of the printer.
Lexmark maintenance kit  Shop for Lexmark Maintenance kits
* This is a model dependent interval
Install maintenance kit and reset maintenance message

Purchase Lexmark maintenance kits

Error 82 Photo Developer Cartridge Exhausted
The Photo Develper (OPC belt cartridge) has reached the end of it's life and must be replaced.
Press "GO" to clear message and temporarily continue

OPC Belt/Photo Developer

Error 84 Transfer
The Transfer drum has reached the end of it's life and must be replaced.  May require service technician
Press "GO" to clear message and temporarily continue
Drum Unit

Error 88 Toner Low Toner sensor detects low toner.
Error 122 Fuser Error - Problem in the fuser, not heating, heating to quickly or too hot. Perform fuser service check. Can also be LVPS or system board. Replace fuser assembly
Replace Fuser
Lexmark Fuser

Error 230 Paper Jam - Check Duplex
The paper is most likely jammed in the Duplex Unit. Remove the duplex front cover to access the jam area. If the paper is jammed in the rear of the duplex, replace the duplex front cover and open the duplex rear door. If the paper is not
jammed in the duplex unit, then it may be jammed in the rear of the printer. Open the printer rear door to access the jam.
        Remove jammed media

Error 24X Paper Jam - Check Tray "X"
Primary: Paper is jammed around Tray
X (X=tray 1 thru 5). Try opening Tray X.
If the tray is difficult to remove, then you may have to remove the tray above or below tray X to remove the jammed pages.

Secondary: When this message is displayed, do not remove accumulated sheets during the jam clearance procedure as the printer will not reprint the removed sheets. Also, if the accumulated sheets are removed, the portion of the job printed after the jam will not be stapled.
      Remove jammed media
Error 250 Paper Jam - Check MP Feeder Paper is jammed in the multipurpose feeder.
Remove jammed media
Error 90X Software Error Unrecoverable software error. If one of these errors appeared during POST, or while the printer was idle (not printing or receiving data), or while trying to print one of the internal test pages, replace the system board. If the error appeared while sending a job from the host to the printer, turn the printer off, then turn it on and try again.
Error 901
Engine Flash
Indicates the Flash with the system code program is defective

Replace System Board
Error 914
DC Pick Motor - No Encoder Feedback
Check the integrated paper tray, tray 1, for paper loading problems. Reload the paper and do a power on reset. Check paper sensor flag for restricted movement or damage. Check connecting cables for continuity. If cables, connectors and connections are good replace assemblies listed.
Replace the Autocompensator Assy.
Replace System Board

Error 917 Check the transfer roller for toner buildup, surface damage to the roller, oil, or other contaminants on the surface of the roller. Replace the transfer roller as necessary. Roller is approximately 2" in circumference print defects with this repetitive spacing can be caused by transfer roller problems, on a standard 11" page defect would repeat five times. The transfer roller is included in the maintenance kit.

Transfer Roll Error Cannot start servo operation. Verify correct cable connections from the Engine board to the HVPS. Make sure there is continuity between the transfer roller and its contact on the HVPS; replace the transfer roll if the continuity is correct. If there is no continuity, make sure the HVPS contact returns to its upward limit when depressed, and make sure the left bearing of the transfer roll is making proper contact.
Check the left and right transfer roll arm assembly to make sure it is fastened and locked in the down position if applicable to your machine. There should be zero ohms resistance between the transfer roll shaft and the high voltage supply contact.

Error 920
920 Fuser Error indicates the Fuser is below temperature while printing. The fuser, melts or fuses the toner to the media and has a heat roller and a pressure roller. The heated roller is heated by a halogen lamp or in some cases a solid state ceramic heating element and is subject to failure.

A 920 error caused by low line voltage can sometimes be cleared by turning the machine off and then on again.
Error 920.X and 922.XX may display for a cold fuser.
Some 920.xx error codes may be cleared by turning the printer on and off and allowing it to complete POR.
In general, fuser errors require replacement of the fuser
as a cost effective repair.
Fuser errors can be from a cold fuser or an overheated fuser. Newer machines display a sub code to indicate which condition applies. Additional info on X and XX codes available by email.

Observe the lamp through the left near side of the printer. It may be necessary to remove the re drive assembly to observe the lamp cycling on and off.

Fuser Pricing
Error 921 Fuser is below standby temperature when idle.
Indicates that the fuser is below standby temperature
when the printer is idle.
Error 922
Fuser failed to reach standby temperature. Check the continuity of the fuser lamp at the two heavy leads. If an open circuit, replace the lamp or fuser. The fuser assembly is subject to mechanical wear and heat related degradation and is a scheduled replacement item in most machines at between 200K and 350K pages. The fuser is the main part of a printer maintenance kit. The fuser can usually be removed with two simple screws and the entire assembly lifted out. We can email further info if needed for your particular model.  It can also be the LVPS (low voltage power supply) or a fuse in the power supply on some models.  Use caution when measuring AC voltages.  Check LVPS cable for continuity.
Thermistor Check:                                     Lexmark Fuser
HOT - J2-1 - J2-2 = 2.5K ohms

COLD = 150K ohms to 260K ohms           
Replace fuser assembly

Error 923 Fuser is too hot while printing or when idle.
• Short in the thermistor circuit.
• Noisy thermistor signal
• Fuser is actually overheating due to
hardware faults.
Most cost effective solution is to replace the fuser
Lexmark Fuser Pricing
Error 924 924 Fuser Error - Open circuit detected in thermistor circuit. The thermistor provides feedback on the temperature of the fuser roller and when it fails, the fuser power is shut off and the fuser does not heat up. Replacement of the thermistor is not a cost effective repair, replace fuser assembly.
Lexmark Fuser Pricing
Error 925 A 925 service error indicates the wrong fuser lamp is installed in the printer and does not match the one stored in the printer code. Check the fuser lamp is the correct type of lamp that should be installed.

• Verify the line voltage is not exceeding the maximum rating for the printer.
Error 927 Main Fan Stalled, Cartridge Fan or RIP fan stalled,
Power off and manually spin fan - it should rotate freely.
Check fan connector and cable for loose or damaged connection.
Check fan for binding or defective bearing - Replace Fan
How did we do?
Error 928 Erase lamp assembly missing or disconnected
Error 929 The toner sensor is not operating properly, the developer
drive assembly is not operating properly or the print
is defective.
Check developer drive for worn, loose or broken parts. Check the wiring harness cable. Check the operation of the toner sensor.
Error 930 The wrong printhead is installed. Replace with the
correct printhead.
Replace Printhead Pricing
Error 931 Printhead error - No first sync - check connections at both ends of cable for corrosion or oxidation. Reconnect.  Can be system board or printhead.
Replace Printhead Pricing
Error 932 Lost hsync  No High voltage signal - check connections at both ends of cable for corrosion or oxidation. Reconnect.  Can be system board or printhead. Requires further measurement
The printhead (laser scanner) does not contain any
serviceable parts.
Replace Printhead Pricing
Error 934 Printhhead Error - Lost Lock condition

Indicates a problem with the mirror motor circuit in the printhead assembly or the mirror motor cable to the system board cable or system board assembly.
Replace Printhead Pricing
Error 935 Printhead Error - May have sub-codes. Mirror motor unable to reach operational speed, various other component level failures indicated by 935.XX

Check cables, look for chafing or damage to ribbon cable at sharp bends around rear cover. Replace printhead, system board or ribbon cable.
   Replace Printhead Pricing
Error 936
Error 937
Error 936/937 Main Drive Motor, Transport Motor
An error with the main drive motor has been sensed by the printer

Optra s 2450 Optra s 1250 Optra s 1650
Optra s 2455 Optra s 1255 Optra s 1855
Optra s 2420 Optra s 1620 Optra S 1625
Optra Se 3455 Optra t610 Optra t612
Optra t614 Optra t616
t520 t522 t620 t622 t630 t632 t634

Optra T 640/642/644
Mirror motor not up to speed. Check printhead, cable, motor, system board.

Power printer off one to two minutes.
Open doors and covers and remove the toner cartridge. Make sure there is no paper jammed in the printer. Pay close attention to the area where the toner cartridge sits. The main motor is located just to the left of the toner cartridge.

If either the 936 error or the 937 error returns after you power on the printer or when you try to print, the printer will require service. The main motor assembly may need to be replaced.
Error 939
RIP Communications Lost
Controller Engine Communications Lost
The controller board and the engine board cannot
communicate with one another.
POR several times
Check each board
for secure ground.
Replace the assys
in the following
1. Controller Board
2. Engine Board
3. Intterconnect  Board
Error 940-943
Color Machines
Toner Metering Cycle failure CMKY cartridge
940 = Cyan cartridge
941 = Magenta cartridge
942 = Yellow cartridge
943 = Black cartridge
Toner metering cycle (TMC) is where the code and electronics in the printer sense an addition of toner in the cartridge developing area. If the printer is expecting a toner addition cycle but one is not detected, a 94x TMC Error is displayed.

Check the toner metering cam on back of suspect cartridge. If not present check in printer. Replace defective cartridge.
Check the TMC pin in the cartridge contact error for free non binding movement
If pin does not move freely you may need to replace the contact assembly. Contact service person
Error 940
LV Power Supply
Low voltage power supply cross over test failed. Check connections to the to interconnect card assembly. Check AC power source for noise.
Replace low voltage power supply assembly.

Engine Board
Engine board failure
Replace the Engine Board

NVRAM Failure  953: NVRAM Chip Failure
                        954: NVRAM CRC Failure

Optra T 640/642/644
953 - Replace the operator panel board or upper front cover.
954 - Replace the interconnect card.
System Board Pricing

Network Card X
Indicate a network card failure in the specified slot, X=any card in slot 1 or 2.
975- Unrecognizable Network Card
976- Unrecoverable software error in network card X
979- Flash parts failed while programming card X
If the printer is a network model, replace system board

System Board Pricing
Service errors 980 thru 984 can be one of the following: system board, duplex, tray x (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5), envelope feeder or output bin. Service errors 980 thru 984
< device> can be one of the
following: system board, duplex,
tray x (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5), envelope
feeder or output bin.

3 Microsoft Word Printing Tips


Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in | Posted on 9:37 PM

Microsoft users are always interested in tips for using the Microsoft suite, particularly Microsoft Word which is used by most persons. Printing tips are just as essential as learning to use Microsoft word. Below are three Microsoft Word tips for printing.

Tip one: Use Automatically Print Document Properties
A popular Microsoft Word printing tip is to use the Automatically Print Document Properties. This can be located by opening a document, clicking on the file menu bar, and then selecting properties. Microsoft word 2003 will then display the title, subject, author, and keywords of the document in use. Individuals who enter this information repeatedly may consider it useful when they print a document, to incorporate a copy of a text after the document has been printed. This usually makes the categorization of hard copies of files easier.

To access the Automatically Print Document Properties when a Microsoft Word 2003 document is being printed:
1. Select Tools from the menu bar option.
2. Select Options.
3. After the Options dialog box becomes visible, select the Print tab.
4. Below Include with document, insert a tick beside Document properties.
5. Select OK.

Tip two: Print a draft copy of your documents
Printing a draft copy of your documents is a recommended tip to assist in the reduction of time, and money spent on buying inks or toners. Draft copies of documents can be printed as soon as they are edited. Draft copies can be printed by doing the following steps.

Note: This feature is not supported by all versions.
1. Select Tools from the menu bar option.

2. Select Options.
3. After the Options dialog box becomes visible, select the Print tab.
4. Below Include with document, insert a tick beside Draft output.
5. Select OK to close the dialog box.

Tip three: Print Preview multiple pages at once
Monitors with high resolution (1024x768 the least), will allow you to preview multiple pages simultaneously with the use of Microsoft Word 2003. This minimizes the time spent in the proofreading process, in addition to giving an idea of the documentations’ flow from one page to the next. This can be done by opening a document to preview, clicking on the file menu bar, and then selecting select print preview. The Multiple pages button is a green square that has four smaller white squares inside, this is located by selecting the left zoom pull-down option. The option of selecting your desired amount to view simultaneously, whether horizontally or vertically is also available.


How to Reset Your Printer?


Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in | Posted on 11:22 PM

Ever faced problems with resetting your printer? Well, here we provide you invaluable tips to help you troubleshoot your HP, Dell, Lexmark, Brother or Samsung Printers in easy steps.
Resetting an HP laser printer
There is a technique known as cold resetting. It basically will set all your HP printer settings to the factory default levels. It is important to note that any settings made at the control panel of your printer are going to be reset. Hence, in case you happen to have a JetDirect card then even the IP address will be reset to the factory defaults. You can try to reset NVRAM. To do this, switch off your HP printer and then hold down the 'Go' key for around 20 seconds while switching the printer back on again.

- HP 1200 and 1100 models resetting: To do this, simply change the data by going into the service mode. This is applicable if your HP printer has a display panel. Otherwise you need to hold down the 'Go' button for around 5 seconds while the printer is switched on.

- HP 2100 printer resetting: You need to press the 'job cancel' key after switching off the printer. Then switch the printer on and only then release the key called 'job cancel.'

- HP 2200 printer resetting: Switch off your printer and then hold down the 'Go' key. Switch back the printer on while holding the 'Go' button till the light comes on. Then release the button.

- HP 6P and 5P models resetting: Switch off your printer and then press the 'reset' button and within 20 seconds switch on the printer back again.

Resetting a Dell printer
You can reset your Dell printer fairly easily by simply double-clicking on the 'Reset Dell Printer' icon. You can reach this icon by clicking on the folder 'UAN', then clicking on 'System Utilities' and you should find the icon. However, one word of caution - this method will function only if the USB cable has been directly connected from the PC to the printer.

Resetting a Lexmark printer
You will firstly need to switch off your printer. Then simultaneously press the RETURN and READY keys while switching the printer on. This will take you to the Diagnostics Mode. The display unit will show the message 'Performing self test'. Choose 'Maintenance count'. Reset the count to make it zero. Then select the RETURN key and go back Diagnostics Mode. Then you can reset the printer to go back to the normal mode.

Resetting Brother Printer
You need to keep pressing the DOWN or UP keys a couple of times till you see 'Maintenance 99' displayed on the display. Then hold down the 'Set' button to go to standby mode. Please note that if you press the exit key only after typing in a single digit then the machine goes to maintenance mode in initial stages.

Resetting Samsung printer
You need to press the following keys in quick succession - MENU # 1 9 3 4. Then you should see a message on your display saying 'TECH.' Then again select the MENU key followed by ENTER. The display will now show 'TECH MODE.' Then select the '


Connect Printers Wirelessly to Your Computer


Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in | Posted on 10:14 PM

The advent of wireless technology has greatly revolutionized the way not just how we get connected to the Internet. It has also provided us the option to create computer and printer networks without the need of cables running to and from a router or a hub. Many computers and even printers are now equipped with the ability to be connected wirelessly to each other with the use of plug and play wireless networks. Connecting your computer or laptop to a printer through wireless means is extremely easy. Here is how you can do just that.

Step 1. Get your equipment in order
The first thing that you would need to do is to first check if all of your computer equipments are capable of connecting with each other via a wireless connection. Newer printer models are now equipped with this capability. This information is usually included in the printer's manual. If you are not sure that printer has been equipped to connect to computers and laptops through a wireless connection, check the manufacturer's website. Better yet, contact your printer manufacturer's customer service hotline to find out.

Step 2. Update your drivers
In order to ensure that your wireless connection between the computer and printer does not encounter any problems, make sure that your wireless network printer drivers are up-to-date. You can do this by simply going to the support page of the website of your wireless network card or your laptop's manufacturer. This is particularly crucial if your computer or your laptop is running on Windows Vista since your wireless network card would not work well if it is not updated.

Step 3. Choose a good location for your printer
Although you would be connecting to your printer through a wireless connection, it is ideal to make sure that your printer is placed not far from the router for two reasons. The first is that in order for you to connect to your printer through a wireless connection, you would need to connect your printer at the port located behind your router. The second reason is that because you would be connecting to your printer through the use of a wireless connection, the further your computer or laptop is to the printer and router, the weaker the signal would be.

Step 4. Create the network
If you are just connecting just one computer to the printer, you can go ahead now and test the connection by turning your printer and laptop or computer on to see if your printer would be recognized and connected. If you are going to use different laptops and computers to one printer, the next step is to create a wireless network for your home office. Before doing this, make sure that you have the IP address of each computer handy. You can easily check this by clicking on the Start button and selecting the Run option. Type cmd in the space provided to bring you to the MS-DOS screen. Type Ipconfig and then press enter for you to view your computer or laptop's IP address.


HP Instant Troubleshooting


Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in | Posted on 10:18 PM

Check Out What Seen With Naked Eyes
Check out your HP printer with regard to visible troubles which you can effortlessly fix with very simple techniques. Validate that the plug has been fully injected into the wall plug and that another end of the cable is injected entirely into the printer. Ensure the printer is actually switched on and that the paper tray is certainly stuffed with clean, straight-edged papers. Validate that you're making use of proper printer cartridges and also that they're properly installed by starting the printer cartridge access as well as examining the numbers. The HP cartridges have special numbers on them to utilize in certain printer series. Look at your HP printer manual or on the HP site if you ain't certain regarding the cartridge numbers to make use of in your printer. If you were able to fix the visible troubles, your HP printer might function properly.
Restart the Printer
Restrart the printer by keeping the "On/Off" switch down for a few seconds, till the printer becomes off. Permit the HP printer to stay off for about 30 seconds prior to starting switching it back on. That easy technique likewise assists if your printer seems to have got frozen or isn't responding. Keep in mind to go to the HP site or take a look in your HP manual guide for further solutions. An online chat helper is ready on the HP site when you need further aid.

Reinstall Software and Download Drivers
Insert the genuine software disc which was included with your HP printer when you purchased it. Make use of the "Install/Uninstall" feature found on your own PC's control panel to uninstall the printer's software from your PC. Disconnect the printer from the PC and then reinstall the printer software by following the instruction from the software disc. Once the software installation has been completed, reconnect the printer to the PC to see whether it truly does work. You may want to download the latest driver updates for your printer. Go to the HP site and then search for the latest driver updates for your specific printer.

Change Parts
If the print is very thin onto your documents or a mistake information states, "printer has gone out of ink," change your printer cartridges to fix the trouble. Reset your cartridges whether the print is unclear. If you install a new cartridge or take out a cartridge and then place it back, this process is generally automatic. If you accept a mistake information showing that the printer is busy or the memory space is full, permit the printer to complete printing. And then, clear the memory space of the printer by printing or deleting saved documents. An additional choice could be to increase the memory space by adding an SDRAM DIMM memory card. If the paper feeder of your printer isn't picking up paper properly, attempt to replace the ADF pick-up roller assembly. Keep in mind to unplug your printer prior to servicing it.


HP Photosmart D5160 Printer Troubleshooting


Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in , | Posted on 8:45 PM

The HP Photosmart D5160 printer is a color photo printer. The device has the ability to print at up to speeds of 31 pages per minute. The HP Photosmart D5160 can also print directly onto CDs or DVDs, which allows you to personalize the design of every disc that you create. Unfortunately, you may encounter issues using the Photosmart D5160 over time. Luckily, you can fix many of your printer's problems on your own.


1. Remove your SD card from your HP Photosmart D5160 if the printer does not recognize the memory card. Reinsert the card back into the printer. Alternatively, power the printer on and off to force the device to recognize the external memory.

2. Unplug your printer from the wall outlet if it will not power on. Wait at least ten seconds and then plug the printer back into the wall and power it on.

3. Ensure that your Photosmart D5160 printer's tray is extended out all the way if you find that your printed pages are falling off the printer and onto the floor. Lengthen the tray by pulling on the gray tab at the very edge of the print tray. Continue to extend the tray until you hear a click, which indicates that the tray is fulled extended.
Unplug your Photosmart D5160 printer from the wall if you experience a paper jam. Remove the access door, which is located on the back of the device. Pull out any dislodged paper and replace the access door. Plug the printer back in and resume using it.

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Inkjet Printers vs. Laser Printers


Posted by Richerd Wilson | Posted in , | Posted on 8:40 PM

For the most part, choosing a printer can be a daunting task and entails balancing price, speed, and print quality. In order to choose the right printer for you, you will have to ask yourself how much you print per month, what types of documents you will need to print, what quality print you require, whether or not you need color, and if you care more about the initial cost or cost over the printer’s lifetime. The difference between inkjet printers and laser printers is day and night, but once you understand their differences and decide which type is most suitable for your needs, you are more than half-way to finding the right printer for you.

As a rule of thumb, laser printers produce crisp, speedy text documents and decent images, while inkjet printers produce top-quality, long-lasting photos and not-so-crisp text, all at an uncomfortably-slow pace.

Inkjet printers are best if printing high-quality photos are much more important that high-quality text and graphics and if speed is not an issue for you. Their major selling point is their superior color accuracy and print resolution for vivid photos, so this does add time to printing each page. They are also best if you have light printing needs and are more concerned with the cost upfront since replacing the ink cartridges can get pricey if you start to print a lot, but you can often find a good inkjet printer for under $100 or $200.

Laser printers are best if high-quality text documents are more important than high-resolution photos and that speed is essential. Laser printers major selling point is their ability to quickly print crisp documents at a very low cost per page. Color laser printers major selling point is their ability to print documents with a mix of text, graphics and photos at a fast speed, but they do run a bit more expensive because they can "do it all." Overall, laser printers and color laser printers cost much less to maintain and operate and have a lower cost over the printer’s lifetime, but have a higher price-tag initially.

It’s worth explaining in detail the huge difference in the cost of ownership of the two types of printers. An inkjet printer costs a lot less initially but its cost per page is much higher than a laser printer’s cost per page. In fact, companies practically give away inkjet printers because the profit for most manufacturers is in the ink cartridges, or consumables as they call them. On the other hand, a laser printer costs a lot more initially, but over time its toner will cost much less per page. For example, let’s say you print 5000 pages in two months. You would have to replace the inkjet’s ink cartridges about 25 times compared with the two times you would have to replace the laser printer’s toner cartridge. The cost of the inkjet ink cartridges would almost double the cost of the laser toner cartridges. If you print a couple hundred pages per month or a thousand pages per month, laser printers are more cost effective overall.

Conclusively, if your business’ output volume is moderate to heavy, your best bet is to go with a laser printer due to the laser printer’s total cost of ownership. If you print very infrequently, whether it’s for personal use or for your small office, then an inkjet printer would be more cost effective. At the end of the day, the types of documents you need to print may determine what printer, or printers, you select. If you’re printing mainly photos and documents for personal use, such as directions in which you don’t care about the quality, then you should get an inkjet printer. If you print a lot of text documents and are cost conscience, then a budget monochrome laser printer would be your best fit. Finally, if you print a moderate volume of text, graphics, and mixed documents, then a color laser printer would definitely best suit your needs and would be a good investment.

HP printers are great in both the inkjet printers and laser printers categories. Epson printers, Canon printers, and Kodak printers are very popular for inkjet and photo printers. Brother printers, Xerox printers, HP printers and Samsung printers are best in class for laser printers with Xerox probably the best in class for color laser printers for businesses. So figure out your printing needs and do your research and you will find the right printer for your needs at the right price.