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4 Safety Measures to Follow When Using the Printer


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A printer is fundamental at home or in the office. Having one is convenient as you don’t have to go to the next block just to print several pages. However, it is a challenge to keep the printer in good shape. It would be troublesome when your printer starts to act up To avoid such situation, take note of these  five precautions in using the printer.

Provide a strong and safe base.

For a printer to work smoothly, it has to be placed on a stable and flat area. If your printer have a weight of more than 25 pounds, it would be risky to put it on a table not strong enough for it. Moreover, the printer’s vibration during the printing process may cause it to fall off the desk.

Keep the print head clean.

Technicians often advise printer owners to manually clean the print head at least once a month. To do so, eject the cartridge and start cleaning the head with lukewarm water. Remember to thoroughly wipe away the dried ink remains from the printhead. Make sure that everything is already dry before putting it back to the printer. Cleaning the printhead ensures the quality of the printouts especially when using good quality inks for your Canon PGI 270.

Electrical Safety Measure

To avoid electrical shock, observe similar safety tips as using other electrical appliances. Do not touch the plug with wet hands and make sure that the plug is properly inserted. Also, use the printer within the suggested power range. And most importantly, keep it safe from other flammable materials or from place where it can cause burn.

Use the proper refill.

One mistake committed by printer owners is buying cheap cartridges in place of the expensive ones. Do not settle for less and throw away your ink cartridges. It may cost a large amount of money but maintaining it that way is also worth it since it ensures the good condition of your printer. Good quality printers like Canon PGI 270 deserves a good quality ink cartridge.

Handle your printer with utmost care, so you can work with it for a longer time. Remember that proper care of the machine also saves you from spending more money in the future.

Avoiding the Inkjet Printer Scam


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Inkjet printers are popular nowadays, but the digital cameras’ popularity has made them a necessity for a PC set-up in a modern home. However, inkjet printer owners felt that while the prices of printers are cheap, the inkjet cartridges’ prices are constantly increasing.

There are some inkjet cartridges which are physically large but usually contain 5 ml or less of ink. This kind of ink cartridges usually has two options for every printer – a high yield that contains more ink, and a very low yield of a standard cartridge. These types of cartridges are identical but cost twice more and have 2.5 times of more ink.

Almost all of the major printing companies are doing this kind of thing and the only way to avoid this increasing costs of the consumables of your printer is to buy a printer with separate tanks for every color. You should also check that there are available compatible cartridges that will suit the printer you bought.

Many people will go to their local store and will buy that displayed printer costing $39. When its introductory ink run out after 3 days, they will be stressed out looking for inks for their machine to print again. However, if they will find out that such inks cost $60 – %150 just for replacement, this new printer will be a rotten mongrel thing.

If you want to avoid this kind of situation, you should try buying Brother LC 205 Ink Cartridge. This Brother LC 205 Ink Cartridge will surely not let you down because of its affordable price and high quality.

How to Reset Brother Drum Counter


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If you have received error messages like “Replace Drum” or “Replace Parts Drum” after you replace the drum of your Brother TN670 with a new one, this means that you need to reset the drum counter. This error message will continue to show if you did not reset the drum counter after you replaced it with a new one.

The Brother machine contains separate consumables, the drum unit, and the toner cartridge. Make sure to verify that you only replace the unit of the drum and not your Brother’s toner cartridge. The difference between the drum unit and the toner cartridge is that the toner cartridge is the one that contains the powder or toner used for creating images and letters while the drum unit is the one that will transfer the toner or powder to the paper.

Make sure that you will only reset the drum counter when you will only replace the unit of the drum. If you will reset the drum counter while using the drum unit, the drum life of that unit won’t be accurately displayed.

In resetting the drum counter of your Brother TN670, you should follow the instructions below:

  1.   Make sure that your machine is on.
  2.   Open the cover in the front.
  3.   Press the Clear/Back menu on the machine’s control panel. Take note that not all control panels have the same layout. They differ depending on the machine’s model, but the button of Clear/Back is usually located on the right of the LCD Screen.
  4.   Press the 1 button in order to reset the counter of the drum.
  5.   When an Accepted message shows in the LCD, close the cover in the front.

Brother strongly recommends to only use genuine drum units and toner cartridges of a Brother machine. If the error message still continues to show after performing the following steps mentioned above, please contact the Customer Service of Brother.