Printer and Copier Repair Can Be FrustratingAre you considering purchasing a used copier printer all-in-one office equipment from a company out or going out of business? You need to think a minute about this. The company is going out of business for a reason and the majority of the time it’s because of cash flow.Do you think they would spend their last few dollars having their copier repaired or maintained? Buying a used copier printer from a company going out of business is like buying a used car from a dirt lot 100 miles from a city. It’s buyer beware and check your pockets before you leave because the seller will be gone!Last week we received 11 service calls from companies who purchased used copier printers multi-function office equipment from a business going out of business. This is how most of the copier repair calls start: “Hi, I need somebody to come out to clean a copier because we are getting lines.” or “Hi. we are getting paper jams and we need it fixed right away.” Then the person tells us they just purchased the used copier at a great price from a business that failed. Now the company is gone and they can not get a hold of them.Do you think once you buy the used copier they will help you if a problem occurs? They sold you the used copier printer, closed the business and left town for the mountains.The bottom line is that the average repair on the clients’ copiers cost more than what they paid for the used copier.How to prevent this problem:1. Contact a company who specializes in the used copier printer. Do not ask you neighbor doctor, nephew lawyer or next door electrician. Get a certified technician to review it.2. Have the copier repair tech check the following: last copier maintenance cycle, the amount of life left of the toner, developer and drum. Get an unbiased view from a technician who will give you a report before you spend a dime on the refurbished or used printer copier.3. Better yet, get the used copier printer from actual copier printer dealer. You may pay a few dollars more but it will prevent exposing yourself to problems and hundreds of dollars in repair bills later. May companies will give you a quick over the phone estimates of costs to check the equipment before you buy it. It only costs you a phone call and could save you hundreds of dollars!
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XEROX • CANON • BROTHER • HP • KYOCERA • RICOH • KONICA MINOLTA • COPYSTAR • SAMSUNG • SHARP • MOST OTHER MAJOR BRANDSA printer is an expensive appliance. Specifically, if you have got a laser printer, then the cost involved is higher than that of an inkjet printer. A laser printer, its cartridges, and its maintenance and service – everything is super pricy.Even a single act of negligence may lead to increased cost of printing in addition to unexpected work delays.Using the following best practices you will be able to avoid seeing a laser printer repair service -Buy refurbished device and accessories vigilantly.The rise of the environment protection movement has propelled the sale of refurbished items. Due to the low price factor, people are choosing refurbished printer and accessories more than ever.Recycled products can be good only if they have been re-processed by renowned brands or brand-authorized manufacturing plants. If a third-party manufacturer has been involved in the recycling processes, there is no way you will get original-like quality from your appliance.Similarly, if you are buying a recycled cartridge, do check if it is compatible to work with your printer. Otherwise, it might damage your printer permanently. Here also, I will say, you should buy replacement cartridges from the brand store or brand-authorized vendors only.Do not use ammonia-based cleaners for cleaning and shining up your printer.Better you should use isopropyl or ethyl alcohol to clean your printer. Just dampen a cloth with any of these solutions and gently rub the outer surface of your printer.There is no need to wipe or clean the inner parts of your printer. However, if you see dust particles on the roller or any other part of the paper path, then clean it with a dry cotton cloth.Do use your printer.Home printers have low printing requirements. That’s the reason why most home printers give out dull prints.Your printer’s toner or ink loses its pigment if it is not used frequently. To maintain the color, you should take a few prints every week.Place your printer in a dust free environment.Do not place your device at a location which is exposed to dust, direct sunlight, and moisture. These are the three biggest enemies of your printer. When not in use, cover your printer with a large plastic sheet.If you are using your printer after a long time, then it would be wise to take out the papers first, tap them on the table top one or two times, and re-insert the bundle into the paper tray. If there is dust on the paper, it might get clogged while printing.Hire the best service available, not the cheapest available.When it comes to the health and performance of your device, you should hire a trusted on-site laser printer service in your city. Doing so will allow you to prevent your printer from going into unskilled hands.If you are asking for printer repair service from an individual just because he lives nearby, it could cancel your printer’s warranty document.There you have it. These are some of the preventive tips that will improve the performance and prolong the span of your printer.If you have a cool tip that could help prevent a laser printer from damages and downtimes, do share it in the comments section.