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How to find the MAC address of a Ricoh Image Scanner IS200e

On copiers and printers, you can often print out a configuration page which will give you network information about the machine, including IP address, effective protocols, MAC address, and other data. But on an IS200e scanner, you'll have to navigate the menus and view this information on the... More

How to print a configuration report on a Xerox Workcentre 255

Like just about any network-connected copier, the Xerox Workcentre 255 has the capability to print out a configuration page. This configuration page displays many of the copier's network-related settings, such as IP address, MAC address, domain name, and Ethernet speed setting. The Workcentre... More

How to print a supplies status page on an HP Color LaserJet CM1312 MFP

Unlike the configuration page, which displays setup information and current settings, the supplies status page from a Color LaserJet Cm1312 MFP displays how much toner is left in each of the color cartridges. You can see the amount of toner remaining as a bar, as a percent, and also as an... More

How to get the page count on a Sharp MX-B401 copier

Copiers and printers gauge their usage by keeping a running page count (sometimes called a meter). The page count is useful because it can help to determine how long a toner cartridge might last, or when a maintenance kit will need to be replaced. To find the page count of a Sharp MX-B401 copier,... More

How to print a configuration page on a Ricoh MP series copier

All Ricoh Aficio MP series copiers that are network-capable have the option to print out a configuration page. In addition to providing the copier's current page count, this configuration page displays many key network settings, such as IP address, gateway, and enabled protocols. It's a good... More

How to choose a backup storage device

How to choose an external hard drive Computers are filled with important work files and priceless photographs taken on vacations or important occasions. Long before we envisioned hard drives with more than 5 GB of space, computer owners were diligently backing up their prized documents on floppy... More

How to replace the battery in a Dell Latitude D610 laptop

It's not uncommon to have to replace a laptop battery. Over time, the original battery can become degraded and fail to hold a charge. Or, you may simply want to replace it with an extended-life battery that will allow your laptop to run longer without needing to be charged. Either way, replacing... More

How to run hardware diagnostic tests on a Dell Latitude D610 laptop

Like many Dell computers, the Latitude D610 comes with some built-in hardware troubleshooting tools that you can use to try to narrow down what's causing a specific problem, and maybe even fix it. The hardware diagnostics tests for the D610 can be run on startup, and they are a good... More

How to print a configuration page from a Canon imageRUNNER 1023iF

On Canon copiers and printers, the configuration page is often called the user data list. For some machines the user data list will be more detailed than on others. On the imageRUNNER 1023iF's user data list, you can see a good deal of information about the printer, including paper tray settings,... More

How to replace the CD/DVD drive on a Toshiba Satellite C655D laptop

The Toshiba Satellite C655D series laptop comes with an optical drive installed. However, this drive may go bad eventually, or you may want to replace it with a different drive. Removing and reinstalling an optical drive on this laptop is very easy to do if you follow the steps... More