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Old 09-24-2010, 10:34 AM
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Angry $%@%^!! Printers

I have a great Brother multi-function Laser/Fax/Scan/Copier except for one thing a built in Toner End of Life function which gives no warning and refuses to print one damn piece of paper.

Usually the Toner End of Life goes off when I have a lot of printing to do - like last night. And normally I order two toner cartridges from Newegg so I always have one in stock but I forgot last time I ordered.

So my choice is go to Staples and pay $65.00 + tax for ONE toner cartridge or order TWO online from Newegg for $85.00 + tax and wait for delivery.

Newegg got the order last night - I can wait until Monday.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:16 AM
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Default Re: $%@%^!! Printers

I've had almost infinite success with HP printers for home/small office applications.

But Brother does seem to have great multi function models...

The firmware guys build these things with a built-in user dissatisfaction sensor, they have a comparator function that puts out a signal proportional to the frustration level they calculate you will have if they set the toner EOL flag and disable the machine.

I've seen these developers sitting in the lab just laughing at customer reactions they know will happen, they actually wonder if they can build in a web cam and reporting function so they can keep pictures of customers hitting their machine with sledge hammers on their screen savers.

ok, I confess, I don't know about at Brother, but I know this happens in my work place
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:42 AM
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I know this is probably too late now but for future referance;

Take toner cartridge out, shake it up a bit. Be careful the shaking could get a bit messy. Put the cartridge back in and if possible go into the printer menus and reset the maintenance alerts. That should buy you a couple days.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:10 PM
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Hey Bob,

Look up catridge world. They refill your ink cartidges for a fraction of what you would pay for a new one. They should have one in your area if you live in the tri-state.

www.cartridgeworld.com/

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Old 01-27-2011, 02:22 AM
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Thanks but Newegg is 15% cheaper for the laser toner cartridge my Brother printer uses. Plus their warehouse is less than 10 miles away so I normally get delivery overnight for free.
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