Monday, February 17, 2014

What is a Print Server

A print server is a computer or device that is connected to one or more printers and handles all of the processes for each printer. Any computer that is connected to a printer can be considered a print server. Print servers allow the user to have a central control center for all printers in use and allow the user to configure, troubleshoot, and use any printer in the network. This article will provide a more in-depth explanation of what a print server is, what it can do, situations in which a print server can be helpful, and a short list of some popular print servers on the market.

What is a Print Server
As was mentioned earlier, a print server is a computer or device that is connected to one or moreprinters. A print server is also connected to a network of other computers that are able to forward printing tasks to the print server which then in turn accesses the printers and prints the material requested. A print server can even make decisions on which printer to access depending on which is closer to the client computer or which has the least amount of jobs being processed.

Print servers are used in many different fields for many different purposes and not all print servers are setup in the same way. While print servers are used mostly for business functions, they can be found in almost any office, whether at its own building or in the user’s home. For example, an educational facility like a school or library is likely to have a print server in order to manage the print jobs from the various computers located throughout the building. In fact, an educational facility is likely to have multiple print servers scattered throughout the premises. Another example of a print server in use would be a home office in which a stay-at-home parent runs his/her business. The entrepreneur is likely to have a print server connected to his/her printer so that every computer in the house can access the office printer.

D-Link RangeBooster G Multifunction Print Server
The D-Link RangeBooster G Multifunction Print Server allows users to wirelessly communicate with their printer from multiple computers throughout a building such as an office or work area. The D-Link RangeBooster allows users to connect multiple printers to the same print server and control them all from any client computer within range of the device. Built-in software allows new devices to be automatically configured when plugged in to the D-Link RangeBooster and allows users to side-step complicated setup procedures. The D-Link RangeBooster sells for $99.99 from the D-Link website.
NetGear PS121 USB Mini Print Server
NetGear’s PS121 USB Mini Print Server is a compacted print server that allows the user to connect a printer to multiple client computers at once. The PS121 works flawlessly with Windows XP but has problems with other operating systems such as Windows 7 and Mac OS X. The PS121 is a very small device compared to other print servers and theore takes up less room. Users may experience problems with the PS121 but most of these problems are associated with NetGear and not the device itself. The PS121 sells for $99.00 from Amazon.
IOGear USB 2.0 Print Server
The IOGear USB 2.0 Print Server supports multiple printers and client computers just like any other print server. However, the IOGear has something special: a built-in web management feature. The web management features allows users to configure, control, reset, and manage the print server over the Internet through any browser. This means that if a user wishes, he/she can access printers in other countries just as easily as a printer right next to his/her computer. The IOGear USB 2.0 Print Server can fit in the palm of the user’s hand and sells for $49.95 from the IOGear website.

Monday, December 2, 2013


After the head cleaning your printer can not nge-print? The power button and the button stays on continuously aka Blinking error. Do not blame anyone! Thats because the protection counter that is to save your printer, meaning the protection counter tells you that the ink waste in the holding tank is full.

If only these counters Protection does not tell you it will continue to discharge the ink tank is filled when doing the head cleaning and flood management to your printer and your printer probably will be completely destroyed. So due to this printer is not working and shelter must be in clean tank / emptied first. After that you must reset the protection counter with the help of special software.
Too bad the software to reset the counter of his protection was not provided in the sales package printer.
Software to reset the protection counter you can get.

Here is how to use the Software Resetter Canon i350, Pixus350i, i355, i250, i255.

Before using the Software Resetter Canon i350, Pixus350i, i355, i250, i255, make sure the printer drivers that will advance the reset has been installed, and make sure that the USB printer is installed properly.

One. How to make a normal printer (reset temporary)

• Remove the power cable.

• Press the power button on the printer, replace the power cable (with power) without releasing the pressure on the power button on the printer.

• Press the reset button (below the power button) as much as two times (do not release the power button first).

• Release the pressure on the power of the printer. Wait until the green light and not blinking.

• The printer has NORMAL again (for a while, and will come back blink when the power cable / power off / removed.)

2. To run the program. (Reset permanent)

• Ensure Software Resetter Canon i350, Pixus350i, i355, i250, i255 you already have and are on your computer, if not you can find HERE.

• Put as many as three sheets of paper for the TEST PRINT

• Open the Folder Software Resetter Canon i350, Pixus350i, i355, i250, i255 are there on your computer and open the files General Tool.

• Select USB USB PORT on the menu on the right above. (Point 1)

• Check / click on the column EEPRsaya CLEAR. (Point 2)

• On the SET DESTINATION Menu, click and select the i350 or i355 or i250 or Pixus350i or i255 according to the type of printer that will be reset. (Point 3)

• In the menu select PRINT TEST TEST PATTERN 1. (Point4)

• In the menu select PRINT TEST TEST PATTERN 2. (Point5)

• Once completed print test results, turn off the printer and unplug the power cable to the storage reset the printer EEPRsaya data to the printer

• Replace the power cable and turn on the printer. Wait until the printer finished initialing and the printer does not blink again

Sunday, December 1, 2013

HP Laserjet 4000 and 4050 series service mode

1 Hold down [Select] and [Cancel Job] while turning on the printer until all of the lights on the Control Panel are lit. (If the Control Panel reads INITIALIZING, the keys were released too soon.)
2 Press the right side of the [Menu] key, then press [Select]. The message SERVICE MODE is displayed.
3. Press [Menus] once to display SERVICE MENU.
4. Once it says SERVICE MENU press ITEM to scroll through service mode items.
5. To exit the Service Mode press [Go].

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Resetter Epson Stylus CX6500 and CX6600

This article to answer question of Herman, (How to reset Epson stylus CX6500). I see some manual reset method on other website. Other methods to reset Epson CX6500 that is using SSC service utility (the latest version support Epson CX6500) and using Adjustment program Epson CX6500 (this software can be used for Epson CX6300, Epson CX6400 and Epson CX6600).
Manual reset for Epson CX6500
I not yet tried this method:
  • Press and hold B/W+COLOR+STOP button.
  • Press power button, don’t release all button until you see the led indicator blinking and a message display on the LCD.
  • Release the button.
  • Press COLOR button to clear protection counter
  • Turn off the printer by pressing power button.
  • DONE!
Resetting Epson Stylus CX6500/CX6600 using SSC Service utility:
Before resetting the printer using SSC Serve, the printer Epson CX6500 must be installed correctly:
  • Turn on the printer.
  • Run SSCLG software (latest version is 4.30) and set to Epson stylus CX6500/CX6600.
  • Right click SSC icon in the systray select protection counter and the reset protection counter.
  • Turn off the printer and turn on again.
  • If you see the printer is normal again mean you have succeeded repairing the printer.
Download link and how to using SSC software for Epson please read other article on this blog.
Resetting Using Adjustment program Epson CX6500
To run Adjustment program Epson CX6500 no need date setting.
  • Download and extract the software.
  • Go to extracted folder and run the software by clicking “SCX6x_Ver20.exe” file.
  • Set model name to Stylus CX6500 then click Ok.
  • Select waste ink pad counter then click ok.
  • Click initialization to reset the counter to zero.
  • Turn off the printer and turn on again.
Adjustment program Epson CX6500 can be Download here

Friday, November 29, 2013

MP390 Waste ink tank full

this is the sequence that worked, and do not worry about the pad, it is a sponge that you can take it out gently yourself, wash it and put it back, no soap or squiz it. do not need to open the printer to do it, can take it out from where you replace the ink tanks.

1)Printer on, press Additional Functions, Scan, Copy, Scan
Now you should be in service mode from there for waste ink tank reset it is simalar to what has already been posted

2)Select Test mode which is like the last avalabe selection
3)Select #8 Printer Test, it will do something here like cleaning or something then it will come up with some other option this is where it gets a bit confusing cause now all it says is like 8-2 or 8-3 push the + or - button until it says 8-3 then hit the select button

The menu will now say EEPRON Clear
Select Ink count which is option (0) and press set

Then press Stop/Reset Followed by the power button and then wait for it to restart.