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How to reduce paper jams in your copier or printer

Everyone who uses a copier or printer on a regular basis has probably experienced a paper jam at least once. And anyone who has had to deal with a paper jam probably did not enjoy the experience. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to reduce the frequency of paper jams (which can... More

How to wire a universal  RJ-45 Data/Phone Jack keystone connector

The RJ-45 Data/Phone Keystone Jack RJ-45 data/phone keystone jack connectors are ideal for those circumstances where you want or need to have your computers on a wired network in your home or business. They can be used with Cat5/Cat6 cable, and meet both the T568A level-1 the government uses... More

How to format a memory card without losing data

Sometimes a memory card gets filled up with too much information and formatting is the user's last ditch attempt to get the memory card working correctly. However, what happens if you want the data which is stored on the memory card? This "How to" explains how to format a memory card without... More

How to print a menu settings page on a Lexmark T632 printer

On Lexmark printers, the configuration page (which lists many of the printer's settings) is called a menu settings page. You can print this page out right from the printer by following the steps below. It will give you an overview of the printer's configuration, as well as show information such... More

How to get the page count for a Brother MFC-3360C

The Brother MFC-3360C is a desktop all-in-one copier, fax machine, scanner, and printer. If you want to obtain the page count for the device, like with many Brother printers you'll have to print out a user settings list. This list, which is often referred to as a configuration page (and contains... More

How to remove the main control board from a Xerox Phaser 8200 printer

On most printers and copiers, the main control board (sometimes called the controller board) is essential to the device functioning. There are many components on this board which could fail and cause problems. Sometimes, resetting this board's connections (or resetting the memory that is... More

How to print a supplies status page from an HP Color LaserJet CP3525

One nice feature of the HP Color LaserJet CP3525 series of printers is that they show you right on the display screen how much toner is left in each color cartridge. You can walk up to the printer and see right away how much toner it has. On other printers, you'd have to print out a supplies... More

How to change the toner density on an HP LaserJet P4015 printer

  Depending on what you are printing, you may want to darken up the text or images, or make them lighter. On an HP LaserJet P4015 series printer, you can do this either from your computer, if the application that you're printing from allows it, or from the printer itself by... More

How to get the page count for a Xerox Workcentre 4118 fax machine

If you want to view the page count of your Xerox Workcentre 4118, you can do it by printing out a counters list. This counters list displays the page count (called "total impressions") as well as the toner and drum counters, and you can also see how many pages have been scanned through the... More

How to choose an all-in-one printer for a home office

Choosing the right printer amid the confusion. Gone are the days when choosing a printer is easy. There are so many options offered on the market that the consumer is in a constant state of confusion. From laser to ink jet, scanner to photographic printer, the complexity increases meaning that... More