How To Clean Up A Toner Spill

August 10, 2013 – 12:00 am

Toner cartridges have a tendency to shoot out a small amount of toner after the tab is removed if they are shaken. Even a small amount of this concentrated substance can ruin an article of clothing or make an ugly stain on a rug. You can minimize the damage by treating the clothing or rug using the following methods.

Toner begins to set quickly, so if you can get it off your clothes or rug immediately, do so. To remove any that is on your clothing, shake off the loose powder into a waste basket.Additional

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Tips: Printer, Copier And Fax Machine Paper Jams

June 12, 2013 – 12:00 am

With nearly every business and home utilizing a printer, copier and fax machine, it seems as though paper jams are inevitable. While resolving an existing paper jam can be very annoying and tedious, there are a few simple steps that everyone can take to minimize the risk of a paper jam occurring.

First and foremost, you should always fan or separate the individual pages before loading them into the paper loading tray. This will help to reduce the chances of multiple pages being fed through the printer due to static cling. You should also be

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Top 5 Color Copier Toner Cartridge Brands

April 7, 2013 – 12:00 am

There are a multitude different printers on the market today. These amazing machines allow you to have access to the tools of a professional print shop from the comfort of your home. Deciding which device to purchase is easy depending on what kind of user you are.

If you only print a few things a month, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a device that will fulfill its duties without breaking the bank. Multifunction printers are incredibly inexpensive because the big profits are made on ink refills. If faxing

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Your Waterlogged Smartphone…

October 17, 2012 – 12:00 am

From looking into electric companies texas to determining what type of headphones provide the best noise blocking, you’re really, really into all things tech. The problem with being into technology is that you’re bound to break a (really expensive) item or two – the most commonly reported gadget is smartphones. If your smartphone’s gotten wet here are a few recourses to try before springing for an upgrade: Put it in the freezer – It may seem counterintuitive but put the phone in a plastic bag and put the bag in the freezer. The water inside the phone will freeze and dislodge from its disastrous spot. Put in rice – Yes, rice. Add your smartphone to a Ziploc bag full of plain, uncooked white rice and leave it for about 24 hours. The rice will draw out any moisture that remains in your phone. Put it in the console – This trick only works if the weather’s hot but it’s surprisingly effective. Stash your phone in the console for a few hours and watch it get really, really hot. The water will evaporate.

Computer Repair: Do-It-Yourself Or Professional Repair?

March 9, 2012 – 12:00 am

When something goes wrong on your computer, you’re often left wondering whether you should take care of it yourself or ask a professional to help out. When you do it yourself, you’re saving the time it takes to bring your computer to a professional, along with the money that you would spend to have it looked at. If your computer problem is a major issue, you may spend more time trying to figure out the fix than it would take to bring your

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Printer Ink Cartridges: Refill Or New?

February 25, 2012 – 12:00 am

Printers can be really inexpensive when you purchase them. After the initial printer ink runs out, then you have to make a decision. Should you buy a brand new cartridge or get the current cartridge refilled? It is a tough decision, but it usually comes down to the money. Did the cartridge run out really fast? If it did, then you may want to go for the refill ink option and save a few dollars.

New printer ink

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Top 5 Camera Lens Cleaning Tools

February 23, 2012 – 12:00 am

When cleaning the lenses on a camera it is important to use extreme care. Camera lenses are often covered with protective coatings that can be easily damaged. Here are the top 5 recommended cleaning options for most photographic equipment. First on the list is an air blower. This is generally a bulb type device which blows air gently as it is squeezed. This option will remove dry particles from the lens. A person would do well to have one of these even if they need to

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5 Ways To Not Clean Your Computer

February 21, 2012 – 12:00 am

The simple and straight forward truth about computers is that they get dusty, dirty, and are one of the toughest home gadgets to get clean – the right way! Below will be 5 ways not to clean your computer.

Never spray cleaners directly onto your computer or monitor! Spraying ordinary cleaners directly onto the computer can cause internal parts to fail.

Avoid taking apart your computer to clean the inside. Leave this risky process to the professionals at your local computer shop.

Do not use liquid cleaners to clean between keys on your computers

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10 Office Copier Cleaning And Maintenance Tips

February 18, 2012 – 12:00 am

One of the most frequent visitors to your office is probably your friendly copier repair person. Some of the more intricate workings of the copier should absolutely be left to the expert’s hands. But there are some general procedures for cleaning and maintenance that you can tackle yourself.

1. Unplug the power cord for the machine from the wall.
2. Purchase a shop vacuum. A standard home vacuum could be damaged by toner.
3. A can of compressed air is always good to

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