Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Many people expect to plug in a new copy machine and never have to worry about it again. Unfortunately, it is not quite that simple. Copiers are expensive, complex machines that require regular maintenance and preventative measures. The good news is that this maintenance is quick and straightforward. Once you get in the habit of caring for your copy machine on a regular basis, you will have a lot less issues. However, inevitably there will still be the occasional problem. Familiarize yourself with the most common problems so that you know how to take care of them on your own when they do arise.

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Friday, December 6th, 2013

Having multi-function machines makes it convenient to send and receive faxes and copy documents from the same point. They are more compact, too, which saves on valuable office space. One shortcoming with such machines is that a mechanical fault on one machine can disable all of them. If you encounter an issue with the fax feature on your copier, consider the following.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Is your copier making an odd noise? It can be both scary and frustrating when your office copier is making an unfamiliar noise, especially when you’re up against a tight deadline or working on a large job. The good news is that the copier probably is not broken, and there are a couple simple troubleshooting techniques you can try yourself.

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Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Do you have copier pages that are coming out too dark? While this is a frustrating issue, the good news is that there are a number of simple solutions that can take care of the paper quality problem. With just a little bit of time and effort, you will have your copier up and running again with clear, evenly colored pages in no time.

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

A copier is a complex machine with multiple systems. Every modern copier contains a combination of electrical, mechanical, digital, and chemical systems. While it is amazing to have a single machine with so many different functions, regular maintenance is required to keep everything in full working order. In order to keep your office or business copier working well, you must complete routine cleaning and tune ups and take care of issues that do arise in a timely fashion. Follow these 5 tips for cleaning, repairing, and servicing your copier to help keep it in good shape.

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Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Do you have copied pages that consistently come out on the machine wrinkled? While this is a frustrating issue, there are some simple fixes for it. Check out the condition of the paper and the paper tray, and make any necessary adjustments before you call a copier technician. However, if you suspect that a worn feed and exit roller or an old fuser assembly is causing the issue, you will have to call for professional help.

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

When your office copier breaks down, it is easy to panic and not use good judgment about tackling the issue. It is important to stay calm and remember basic troubleshooting methods. First step: Don’t kick it. That won’t help the matter. With these few simple tips, though, you will be able to diagnose and fix the problem at hand. When you are able to fix a copier yourself, you may even be able to save yourself a few dollars.

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Copy machines use toner cartridges that have large quantities of colored powder, which is very different from the liquid ink used in printers. Any time a toner cartridge cracks while someone is installing or removing it, powder can leak, resulting in a huge mess. The good news is that you do not need to call in the professionals to take care of the spill. As long as you deal with the mess quickly, there is very little risk of the powder staining desks, floors, or clothing.

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Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Replacing the toner in a copier is a simple, straightforward task. Any time your copies appear faded, washed out or have white lines on them, it means that the toner is running low.

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Friday, October 4th, 2013

When you run a business, efficiency is the key to success. Every element of your company needs to run smoothly, even your copier. However, you and the office copier aren’t exactly getting along right now. Your trash can brimming with crumpled up copies is proof of that. If your copier is spitting out fuzzy copies with lines all over or the paper with the wrong color, don’t kick your machine to the curb just yet. These examples of poor copy quality are actually quite common problems associated with even the best and most expensive copy machines.

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