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How to Tell if Your Printer is Inkjet or Laser


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There are multiple reasons why you should know whether your printer is an inkjet printer or a laser printer. For one, laser printers and inkjet printers require varied types of supplies like paper and ink. It is also essential to know the type of printer in order to choose what kind of brand you can buy. Here are some of the tips that could help you know what type of printer you have.

Software Difference

The simplest way to know what type is your printer is to open your printer’s dialogue box. There should be a maintenance or an options tab in this window. If button labeled as nozzle check, print head alignment or print head cleaning is present, then your printer is an inkjet printer.

Physical Difference

You can also identify what type is your printer physically. This can be done by looking at the cheap ink cartridges. These cartridges can be found inside the printer. If the printer’s insides contain numerous cheap ink cartridges with yellow, blue, red, and black circles, then your printer is an inkjet printer. On the other hand, if your printer has only a single long ink cartridge, then your printer is a laser printer.

Label

Another difference is the basic label of the printers which is present to the majority of the printers. This label contains the model and make of the printer and the word inkjet or laser should also be printed onto it. This will help you identify what type of printer you have.

Final Thoughts

There are other things you can use to identify what type your printer is. Always remember that it is essential to identify the printer’s type before choosing and ordering different printing supplies. Supplies like transfer papers are specifically made for both laser and inkjet printers. So, there’s a need to identify the printer first and then you can already order your printing supplies.

How to Reset the “No Toner” Message in Your Printer


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Do you often get a message that there’s no toner in your printer even though your cartridge is totally full? This happens quite often to Samsung printer users from time to time.  So the best way to let your printer detect the ink from your Samsung toner cartridges is to reset the No Toner message.

The way to do this is to first press the Menu button on your printer’s digital keyboard then press the number key. After you press the number key, then continuously press the 1,9,3, and 4 buttons. Eventually, you’ll see an option that says Tech Mode. From there, press the Menu button again and look for the New Cartridge option. Once you see this, click on it then click the Ok button. There will be a confirmation message that you have to click on. Just click the Yes button and you’ll be brought to the service menu.

Once there, click on Menu, the number key, 1, 9, 3, and 4 again, then you’ll exit the service menu. After doing this, your printer should be totally fine and ready for use. All you have to do now is to turn the printer off then turn it on again. After that, your printer should be able to detect the samsung toner cartridges.

If your printer does not have a digital keyboard, an alternative method is to press the Menu button, then press the Left, Right, Up, and Enter keys quickly. It will bring you to the same Tech Mode as the one we mentioned above. From there, just repeat the steps and you’ll be able to fix your printer immediately.

Error Code 5100 and How to Fix It


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Most people who use Canon printers are probably familiar with the Error Code 5100 as it may have happened to them already. In a nutshell, the Error Code 5100 signifies a problem somewhere in the Canon ink cartridges. Fortunately, it isn’t hard to fix. Just try out these solutions and you should solve the issue in no time.

Lubricate the Purge Cap

You may try to fix the purge cap to solve the problem. There are times when the issue stems from the purge cap not working properly. Apply some lubricant on the sliders of the purge cap and it should work properly.

Reset the Cartridges

Sometimes, the solution can be as simple as just resetting the Canon Ink Cartridges. To do this, simply turn the printer off and take out the plug. Press the Reset button two times while holding the On button then let go of the On button. You’ll enter factory settings by doing this. When you see Shipping Mode 3, click on it then hit the Ok button. After that, click the Reset button

Reset the Squander Ink Absorber

Another thing that you can do is to reset the squander ink absorber. In order to do this, you have to make sure that the printer is off then hold the button with a triangle and a circle. While holding that button, press the On button and a green light should appear. Hold down the On button then release the button with a triangle and circle. After that, press it two times then release the On button. Turn the printer on and off and it should work fine.

If you somehow have a problem with ink, then these are the things you can do. If the problem persists, then you may want to call up the Canon hotline and ask for help.