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Intermittent Printer

I am trying to run an old Samsung ML-2510 laser printer off a USB port with a desktop running Windows 8. I have downloaded the appropriate universal print driver and Samsung Easy Printer Manager. The printer installed and ran fine when I first bought it (used), but after a month or two the computer wouldn't recognize it for whatever reason. After a day of fiddling and installing and uninstalling drivers, changing USB ports, etc., I can get it to run perfectly. I then print off my stuff. The next time I go to use it, the computer can't find it and won't run it. Anyone have this problem with a computer recognizing a printer intermittently? I can understand it not working at all, but why does it work perfectly and then quit working, apparently at random intervals?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Jan 27, 2014 - 4 answers

Laser Printers Without The Power-On Surge?

You know that power surge that happens when you turn on a laser printer and it sucks up as much juice as it can? Are there laser printers that don't do that? I'm replacing a Brother HL-2170W. I need good quality monochrome printing. No scanning, photos, etc. Small and quiet are pluses. Wireless is a must. I'll use it with a MacBook. Every laser printer I've had dims the lights, etc., when it powers up. What should I look for in the specs to identify printers that minimize this? Wattage? Are guides/reviews online that address this issue?
posted by justcorbly on Oct 19, 2011 - 15 answers

Looking for a cheap multifunction laser printer for Mac

Looking for a low cost multifunction laser printer compatible with a Mac [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Laser printer for small cards?

Are there (preferably laser) printers designed to print on smaller paper than normal laser printers? Like onto 3x5 cards?
posted by raf on Mar 9, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me find my friend's new computer!

A professor friend of mine is in the market for a new computer and printer, and has enlisted my help. I, in turn, am hoping to enlist MeFi's help. Do you have any recommendations for me? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Dec 14, 2010 - 5 answers

I like blue, but not that much blue.

How can I clean the blue toner that is apparently spilled inside my (HP Color LaserJet 2605dn) printer? All of my color prints are smeared with blue ink. It does not seem to affect grayscale printing.
posted by Breav on May 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Cheap personal laser printers?

What is a good bare-bones black-and-white laser printer for home use? [more inside]
posted by fatty magoo on May 10, 2010 - 21 answers

Should I go the color laser printer route?

College student looking to buy a laser printer. I've only needed to print papers in black ink during my past two years of college. But what's this - I can buy a color laser printer for the same price as a regular one? Are there any downsides to a rarely-used color roller?
posted by Xere on Jan 21, 2009 - 22 answers

How can I measure toner coverage?

How can I measure ink coverage? I know my toner will yield 3,000 pages at 5% coverage, but I want to know what coverage is typical for the pages I print. (Found PC product, seeking Mac or web-based software) [more inside]
posted by reeddavid on Aug 13, 2008 - 4 answers

is there a problem cutting pwer to a laser printer?

Is there an issue with putting a laser printer (Lexmark c522) onto a simple timer that just kills the power at night, and lets it power up again in the morning? Am I going to damage components significantly?
posted by dripped on May 15, 2008 - 7 answers

I need to print invitations for my box social - halp!

a "straight-through" laser printer - does one exist? [more inside]
posted by snailer on May 15, 2007 - 13 answers

Can I find a printer with many paper trays?

Printing documents using about 25 different pre-printed forms, mixing a4 and letter formats. Where can I find a printing system with about that many paper trays? [more inside]
posted by stereo on Apr 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Best laser printer for labels?

What is my best laser printer option for printing (lots of) labels? [more inside]
posted by subclub on Aug 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Any suggestions for a traveling laser printer?

I need a small laser printer that I can ship repeated across the country. (needs to be laser, needs to have paper tray) Anyone have suggestions for a simple sturdy printer? [more inside]
posted by svdodge on Jun 28, 2006 - 14 answers

help me set up my office's sharp laser printer

Need help with a Sharp Laser Printer Model Ar-M355U [more inside]
posted by luneray on May 11, 2006 - 0 answers

Troubleshooting a HP LaserJet4's greyness.

The pages on this HP LaserJet 4 are coming out partially grey. Replace the Fuser, or something else? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on May 7, 2006 - 8 answers

Is laser printer toner dangerous?

Is it unhealthy to ingest/breath laser printer toner? Just wondering how much could affect someone's health. [more inside]
posted by svdodge on May 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Not a Post to Script in

Any recommendations for a PostScript RIP for Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Mar 22, 2006 - 7 answers

I might as well be printing potato chips.

I picked up an HP LaserJet IIIp printer a few days ago. Its great, I love how the output looks, but any paper that goes through (regardless of which output tray I use) gets ruffled. I just tried an envelope, and the envelope came out with ridges every 1/2" or so. This can't be right... any idea whats wrong and how to fix it?
posted by devilsbrigade on Jan 31, 2006 - 7 answers

White splotches on my laser prints.

What's wrong with my laser printer, can it be fixed, how much would it cost? [more inside]
posted by Jack Karaoke on Oct 12, 2005 - 8 answers

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