One straightforward, two tricky
There are three kinds of toner-related errors in HP LaserJets. The toner low message is fairly straightforward while the other two are often misunderstood.
The printers have several ways of alerting the user when the toner is running low. The toner gauge, described in the previous article, is one of these. More useful and reliable are alerts via the display, which may be just lights on some models. The printer will display “toner low” message/indication when about 15 percent of capacity remains. At this point you should order a new toner cartridge, so that you have one when the next stage is reached – a “toner out” message, after which many printers will not allow you to print until a new cartridge is installed.
Since this message can be triggered either by toner levels or by page counts or rotation counts, you may or may not notice a degradation of print quality.
Install Toner Cartridge/No Toner Cartridge
When these alerts occur with a cartridge installed, it means the printer is unable to detect it; it has nothing to do with toner levels or memory tags, as some believe.
The troubleshooting steps are as follows:
- the high voltage contacts should be checked first, as the presence of the cartridge is usually detected through them.
- the cartridge — swap it with one that is known to work.
- the high voltage power supply — replace it.
Supply Memory Error (10.10)
The supply memory error occurs when the printer finds the E-label/memory tag on the cartridge unreadable or unacceptable. It may or may not have a numerical error code before it – the most common numerical code is 10.10.
In most cases, you can bypass this error and still print by pressing the “Go” or “Continue” or “OK” button. On many printers, this is a green key with a “check mark” symbol.
Possible causes include:
- a defective chip, a common cause
- a non-HP toner cartridge, also a common cause
- a bad connection to the chip
- a bad dc controller board, in rare instances
People often assume this has to do with the formatter board, or a bad memory chip installed in the formatter. But it actually has nothing to do with that kind of memory.
Businesses of all sizes are on the lookout for ways to stretch a dollar. The costs associated with printing add up quickly. One way to corral these costs is to choose premium compatible toner supplies versus the name brand OEM toner supplies.
OEM is short for Original Equipment Manufacturer. OEM toner cartridges are made by printer manufacturers to match their equipment.
Name brand vs. store brand
Anyone who’s compared the price of name brand versus the store brand at the grocery store knows they will pay more for the name brand product. The store brand may be just as good, if not better. The store brand at the grocery store will have a similar appearance and taste, but it’s produced, packaged, and sold by a different manufacturer. Store brands give consumers a high quality, affordable alternative to name brand foods. The same is true of premium compatible toner.
Premium compatible toner
- The toner cartridge is referred to as “premium” because it meets the same high standards of performance and quality associated with name brand toner.
- The toner cartridge is referred to as “compatible” because it fits the name brand printer to a T. The quick and easy insertion of the cartridges saves businesses time and labor.
Although manufactured by a third party, the premium compatible toner will provide the same print quality as OEM. The text is crisp, and the colors are vibrant. Pages are free of streaks and ink blots. Users can expect the same page yield and shelf life from a premium compatible toner, compared with an OEM toner.
The premium compatible toner used in today’s laser printers lives up to the expectations of OEM cartridges, but at a fraction of the cost. Onsite Maintenance Solutions has been selling premium compatible toner cartridges for years, and customers are fully satisfied with the quality, performance, and great savings they experience with every order.
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Onsite Maintenance Solutions, a server and printer maintenance professional, has moved its Green Bay headquarters to the East Side. On Sept. 1, Onsite Maintenance Solutions relocated from Green Bay’s West Side to Suite 101 at 1524 University Avenue, Green Bay. From its new Green Bay office located in a vibrant business community, the company provides 24/7 printer and server maintenance and repair to clients locally and nationally.
Headquarters in Green Bay
“We moved here so we could better serve the customer and continue to provide a full range of printer supplies, plus onsite maintenance of printers and computer servers,” said Tammy Laundre, operations manager. “From our office in Green Bay we dispatch technicians nationwide to diagnose your printer or server issues and get you up and running again quickly.” OMS helps companies reduce lost productivity and lost income due to printer and server break-downs. OMS keeps equipment running smoothly, so companies can focus on running their business.
National database of technicians
Onsite Maintenance Solutions has a vast database of technicians nationwide, some who have been with the company for over 25 years. These technicians travel to the customer’s facility to fix problems and get equipment back online. The skilled technicians and friendly staff are always willing to answer questions and find solutions to printer and computer server problems.
Responsive to customers
Serving clients of all sizes, from small businesses to national corporations, OMS keeps servers and printers operating smoothly. Corporations appreciate the convenience of one reliable source to serve their corporate headquarters and their satellite offices scattered throughout the country. Responsive to its customers, Onsite Maintenance Solutions offers custom maintenance contracts based on customers’ needs and budget.
Full line of printer supplies
In addition to printer and server maintenance, Onsite Maintenance Solutions offers a full line of premium compatible laser toner cartridges, ink, and other printer supplies at competitive prices. In partnership with Laser Works, OMS offers customers great savings on ink cartridges and toner.
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