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October 16th, 2011 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Tips and Tricks

Are you getting paper jams in your printer occasionally. Here’s a common list of problems that may lead to printer jams. 1. “Sticky” Paper – There are several manufacturers that make paper, but not all paper is the same. If a printer can not separate a paper fast enough and a few sheets sneak in […]

August 5th, 2011 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Tips and Tricks

  I’ve been reading some discussion forums about LaserJet printers (and other kinds of laser printers) making a beeping sound and what users can do to turn off the beeping. The funny thing is that most stand alone printers do not have a speaker of any kind. There are a few printers that have speakers […]

August 2nd, 2011 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Tips and Tricks

What is AirPrint? AirPrint technology was recently released as part of Apple’s iOS 4.2. It provides the ability to print to an AirPort compatible printer using a standard iOS iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone. The setup is easy and straightforward, but printing straight to a printer does require a printer that supports the technology (the […]

April 28th, 2011 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Tutorials

Since many of the people visiting PrinterHacks.com are using a Windows 7 computer, I thought it is time to update my post about connecting a parallel printer to a USB only computer, with instructions using a Windows 7 computer. Although Windows 7 looks nicer than previous operating systems, there is still some bumps along the […]

July 19th, 2010 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Tips and Tricks

If you are like me, then I am sure you know how expensive buying toner is for printers. It seems that the price of toner keeps going up, yet, cartridges are sadly lasting shorter amounts of time. I have compiled a few ways that you can save money by extending the life of your HP, […]

June 22nd, 2009 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Printer, Tips

At work, I came upon a CP3505 LaserJet printer that was displaying this error message: RFU LOAD ERROR DOWNLOAD FILE NOW SEND RFU UPGRADE Naturally, I wondered why a perfectly good printer would get to this state. I power cycled the printer which revealed the true error: INFLATE FAILURE DOWNLOAD FILE NOW SEND RFU UPGRADE […]

March 22nd, 2009 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Tutorials

There are many ways to connect your inkjet, label, or Laserjet printer to a wireless network and make your printer wireless. The price ranges from free to $200 depending on what your needs are. Here are the following options that allow wireless printing. Although convenient, one of the top complaints I receive is “I can […]

March 1st, 2009 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Tips and Tricks

Laser printers are a great way to save costs with an inexpensive cost per page. So how do you know which laser printer is right for you? First, if you need auto duplexing features (print on both sides of the page) make sure that there is a “d” on the end of the model number. […]

February 14th, 2009 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Printer, Tips

I had an unusual problem with an HP LaserJet 3050 AIO that left me stumped. I received a 3050 back from a customer because it never worked. They mentioned that it would turn on, but they kept getting an unclearable message on the control panel. The error the customer was receiving was “No Paper Pickup”. […]

January 20th, 2009 by Printer Whisperer Posted in Tips and Tricks

Can a D300 series printer work with a Mac, we set out to find a solution.