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Discussion in 'A+' started by Bear 41, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Bear 41

    Bear 41 New Member

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    can any one help please as im getting confused.
    In the Mike Meyers book the cleaning process comes first but in the Dummies book it comes last.Does this mean it doesn't matter which way round it goes, Is someone wrong and does it matter for the A+ exam. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    I would guess it depends on the model of printer... if there is a mechanism to clean the excess toner off immediately after a print job, then it comes last; if the mechanism cleans immediately before the print job starts, then it comes first.

    That said, as far as CompTIA certification goes, I'd believe Mike Meyers before I believed a Dummies book... a coworker of mine used A+ for Dummies and failed - TWICE! I advised her to use the Meyers book, and she passed without ANY trouble - she said it made "all the difference int he world".
     
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  3. Matt_26uk

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    As Michael said it does vary depending on what model printer you use.

    I'm also studying for the A+ exam myself using "CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide (sybex)" and it states the cleaning process comes first. Both books (Mike Meyers and Sybex) are on CompTIAs recommended self study books so I would go along with what they teach.

    http://certification.comptia.org/resources/find_materials.aspx
     
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  4. Arroryn
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    It's cleaning first, and I agree with the above on believing the Meyers text over a Dummies book - the MMAIO text is "the Bible" of A+ study.

    If you're having problems remembering it, use an acronym. That's what I've done in loads of exams, having been taught the method at school.

    I think, for laser printing I used this:

    Crappy
    Capri's
    Won't
    Drive
    Too
    Fast

    Nothing against Capri's, but it's an easy car to remember!

    And if I remember rightly, the order goes Clean, Charge, Write, Develop, Transfer, Fuse.

    Use an acronym that works for you. It does wonders! Honest!
     
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    Chris Can Walk Dance and Talk French #or my fav:

    California Cows Won't Dance The Fandango
     
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  6. Tinus1959

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    Just using common sense, if cleaning was the last process, then the print could start with a dirty surface from dust picked up during the periode the printer was not used. Cleaning just before the print is made is the only way to ensure a clean role.
     
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  7. Bear 41

    Bear 41 New Member

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    ok thanks every one thats a big help.
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  8. BrotherBill

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    Hi Bear,

    You're getting some pretty solid advice.

    I don't recall anyone ever commenting about an exam question determining whether cleaning comes first or last. It's a perpetual process, one cycle picks up where the other leaves off.

    Some of the resources I've encountered have claimed that it is the last step to avoid leaving a dirty drum. For the sake of the CompTIA exams, it's said to be the first.

    And like the others, even though I've found errors in the Meyer's books, I would take the Meyers references over the Dummies series anytime.

    Bill
     
  9. greenbrucelee
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    Cleaning first, I have the CompTIA PDI+ beta exam on Friday and have been doing a little reading up (even though it says no study required, as its a beta to see how the exam actually is) everything I have read always states cleaning comes first.
     
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