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Printers!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Leehaa, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. Leehaa

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    Last week it was the fact that i installed two on a network and was able to manually enter the ip on one fine...found and added it to the print server fine......the other one just wouldn't play.....found out after a fair while troubleshooting the software, drivers etc that it was actually something to do with the wall port (or network cable) it was patched in ok, but when I changed to a different wall port it was picked up fine...


    Today, everything went perfectly - except when I was setting it up. It was a strange one where the cartdriges needed to be twisted in order to work...I did have a quick glance through the instructions, and, they clearly showed that you had to twist, then put the cartdrige in...so I did, and POOF!!! Loads of yellow ink powder all over me. it was such a laugh though to look at my customer trying desperately not to crack up incase I was peed off!! :biggrin :biggrin

    Anyone else done anything like that??
     
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  2. Mitzs
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    She is stronger then she realizes!:biggrin oh that is a good one Lee, and I perfer to just live though your exp! :twisted::biggrin hehe.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Yep, I was showing the thick people in the studio how install a black toner cartridge, everything fine so I went back to my part of the room as it was then.

    Next one the girls re did it so she could be sure of what she was doing, she came up to me to say nothing was on the pages when she had printed a test page so I opened up the toner compartment to re seat it, she had left the seal on and the part that opens up was cracked. As soon as I grabbed hold of it I burnt my hand and got covered in black ink that was hot enough to burn a hole through my top.

    I was well pissed off.

    She was never allowed to do it again.
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    Happened more times than I can count. :D
     
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  5. onoski

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    It sure does happen more times than I remember:) thats why they should let the pros do the job.
     
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  6. Theprof

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    to be honest I work with printers and toners everyday, and that never happened to me, at least not yet. The worst thing ever happened was that I got ink on my hands. Who knows, maybe a I jinxed my self for saying this!:twisted:
     
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  7. zebulebu

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    Try taking the Carousel apart on a colour HP 4500 - without knowing that the reason it's broken is because some pillock managed to jam not just the magenta, but also the cyan and yellow cartridges in so forcefully that they split at the end of the drum.

    Cue purple and blue powder all over me - literally all over my face, hair, chest and shoulders. I looked like a poxy oompa loompa.

    Incidentally - I think changing the carousel on an HP 4500 should be a recognised certification - call it the HP4500CSE. It should rank higher than the CCIE in terms of achievment - especially for a sodding DBA (which is what i was at the time)
     
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  8. twizzle

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    I've never done it with laser toner... but there was one time when i was refilling an ink catridge.

    The company i used to work for were so cheap they insisted we refilled the inkjet catridges as many times as possible before we threw them away. Well i was refilling the black on day, had just filled the syringe ready to inject the ink, when i sneezed. The ink shot out the syringe and all over the wall and floor and i knocked over the still open black ink bottle on my desk which ran down onto the floor and had spilled all over my jeans. I had black hands, a balck face and a black crotch by the time i had cleaned it up and the others in the office just peed themselves laughing at me, Noone lent a hand!
     
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  9. Modey

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    Sounds like it was an Epson Laser. They need the toner cartridges twisting in order for the toner to be released. It would be nice if it wasn't straight all over you though. :)
     
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  10. Leehaa

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    Yas - that it was!! :D
     
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  11. Leehaa

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    He he he heeee he! (sorry!!) :p
     
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  12. Theprof

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    That is one funny incident I've got to admit.:D
     
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    bless you Twizzle :)

    I think we all will come across a user-printer issue
    I just hope it wont be like mine last one (sheet of labels stuck in a printer - 15 minutes before printing 384 payslips - the user managed to pull out about 1/4 of the labels... :)
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    I've just about peed myself laughing at this thread, what with all the Black-crotches and Poxy Oompa-Loompas walking about! :biggrin
     
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    It could be worse. At my old permanent job, I spent most of the day babysitting a colour lexmark printer. Continual paper jams, error messages. Dealing with the bozos that despite telling them not to sending multi megabyte documents to the printer in full glorious colour during peak times and everyone moaning at me because they had to wait 10 - 20 minutes for their print job to come off.
     
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