What Causes The Paper To Crinkle Up In The Printer? Is It Fixable?

Every printer has a certain number of 'wearable parts'. Wearable means that it's normal maintenance procedure to replace them at certain intervals (say--every 200,000 copies). This usually includes feed/separation/pickup rollers, the transfer roller, the drum unit, the toner cartridge, and the fuser unit. The fuser unit is generally the most expensive item to replace. And it happens to be the one that, 95% of the time, causes paper to crinkle up inside the machine.

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How Much Does It Cost To Have A Laser Printer Repaired In Cincinnati?

So far, a lot of my articles and entries have been about the HP Inkjet printers.  The reason for that is simple--because more people have questions about inkjet printers.  When dealing with a laser printer (for HP, that would be a 'Laserjet' printer) my customers have only two questions: How much will it cost, and how soon can you get here.  

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The Easiest Way To Setup Network Printers

There are several ways to hook up a network printer, and several ways to get the printer to talk to your computer. Usually, this can all happen automatically when you use the installation software provided by the printer manufacturer. But when it doesn't work right, you might have to configure the printer and your computer manually. I'm going to do my best to lay out the simplest way.

These aren't precise directions that will work exactly for everyone, because each system is different. But it should point you in the right direction, so that you'll be able to figure the rest out on your own.

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Printers Should Not Break More Than Once A Year

I recently conducted a controlled survey, where I asked office workers how often they think is acceptable for printer malfunctions. The results ranged from one extreme to the other, but a good number of people (32% to be exact) felt that a printer shouldn’t malfunction more than once a year.

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Is It Worth The Extra Money To Buy a Color Printer?

The question is a common one, but it's not always the easiest to answer.  On the one hand, page per page, the cost is just about the same as far as the ink goes.  On the other hand, color printers generally cost a little more, and they require more maintenance.  How much more?  Well, that all depends on the printer.

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Is It Worth The Money To Fix An HP Officejet Printer?

I think I get about 3 calls a week from people who want their HP Officejet repaired.  The question of whether or not they can be repaired is a little complicated, and the answer is often only determined case-by-case.

Let's start with the fact that not all the parts for an Officejet are available.  So yes, sometimes HP Officejet repair is completely impossible... and parts availability varies from machine to machine.

Let's look at a typical HP Officejet and see what's out there:

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