Thursday, September 17, 2015

Brother MFC-8840DN / MFC-8890DW Fuser Warning Reset and Replacement Instructions

Most of small businesses that own the Brother MFC-8840DN or the MFC-8890DW are familiar with the need to replace toners and drums every once in a while. The fuser, on the other hand, is another essential part of the printer that many of our customers do not know how to replace or do not know that they need to replace the fuser until the warning message start to appear.

The fuser is the part that heats the toner and fuse the powder in place to produce the final print out. The part only needs to be replaced about every 100,000 pages and it can be years for most business to see the warning message appear on their screen. Because not many people are familiar with the fuser, we would like to share detailed instructions with you on how to reset the counter and replace the fuser. You can choose to reset the fuser counter if you feel like the print outs are doing okay and really do not need to replace the part until toner powder start to smear off from your final print out.

Replace Fuser Message Reset Procedure

1. Press the 3 and 9 buttons on the control panel at the same time
2. The display will say reset at the top and below it will be a list of parts
3. Scroll down to FUSER and press OK
4. The screen will display (1) Reset (2) Exit. Press 1 to reset.
5. The machine will display ACCEPTED and go back to ready state.

Steps to Replace the Fuser Unit

Things to Watch Out For Before Replacing the Fuser Unit Yourself:
·      Make sure that the AC cord is disconnected from the machine.
·      Make sure that the drum and toner parts are removed.
·      Make sure that all the paper is removed from the Paper tray.

1. Open the back cover.

2. Remove the Arms of the Back cover from the Pins.
3. Remove the Pins of the Outer chute ASSY from the Back cover.
4. Remove the Back cover.

5. Hold the Knobs on the Rear chute ASSY and pull down this to your side.
6. Remove the Arms of the Rear chute ASSY from the Pins.
7. Remove the Rear chute ASSY.

8. Remove the pan B M4x20 Taptite screw as shown on the picture below. Release the Hooks in the order of 8a, 8b, and 8c. Remove the FU Harness Cover 1.

9. Disconnect the connector of the Heater terminal while pressing the Hook of the connector of the fuser unit.

10. Pull the FU harness cover 2 to the direction of 10a while pressing the Hook and pull out the FU harness cover 2 from the back of the machine.

11. Disconnect the connectors of the Thermistor ASSY M and Thermistor ASSY S from the Relay rear PCB ASSY, and remove the harnesses of these thermistors.

12. Remove the pan B M4x20 Taptite screw to remove the Fuser unit.

13. Reverse the steps with your new fuser unit and viola!

As you can tell from this post, changing out the fuser unit is a lot more complicated that replacing the toners and drums. If you do not feel completely up to it, it is advised to have a professional come and help you. However, we hope that this post will be able to help those of you out there that are technically savvy to save some service money.

Once again, we would like to remind you that we will be more than happy to answer other technical inquiries you might have for your current printer. Please simply email us at and we will try out best to serve you. We also carry all the parts for the Brother MFC-8840DN and MFC-8890DW as well as most of the printing supplies and parts for major printer brands. Please visit us at to view our full selection and prices.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Brother MFC 9560CDW Print Quality Problem: Black Lines Down the Print on Copies and Scans

For a sturdy and reliable printer like the Brother MFC-9560CDW, it’s not often that you would run into print quality issues. If print quality issues do occur, more often than not, the issues are the results of your toners or drum failing. However, we would like to point out that this might not always be the case and you could be throwing away perfectly good parts and replacing them without resolving the problem.

We have recently received a call from one of our customers complaining about thick black lines on his copies. He has tried to replace the toner cartridges and the drum to no avail. After our technician spoke with him, we found out that the black lines were only happening when he tries to make a copy or scan documents, but the normal printouts from his computer were perfectly fine. The problem became obvious that all he needed to do was to perform some routine cleaning maintenance on his machine and there was no need to spend extra money to replace his existing toners and drum. He could have saved a lot of money!

We decided that we will share this experience and provide a guide to perform cleaning maintenance for Brother MFC-9560CDW printer so that we might be able to help another person save some money.

Below are the step by step instructions on how to clean all the laser scanning parts of your printer, which are taken from the official Advanced User Guide from Brother:

Cleaning the Scanner:

1. Turn off the machine’s power switch. Unplug the telephone line cord first, disconnect all cables, and then unplug the power cord from the power outlet.

2. Unfold the ADF document support (1) and then open the ADF cover (2). Clean the white bar (3) and the scanner glass strip (4) underneath it with a soft lint-free cloth moistened with water. Close the ADF cover and fold the ADF document support.

3. Lift the document cover (1). Clean the white plastic surface (2) and scanner glass (3) with the cloth.

4. In the ADF unit, clean the white bar (1) and the glass strip (2) underneath it with the lint-free soft cloth moistened with water.

5. Reconnect and plug your machine and turn the power back on.

Cleaning the Laser Scanning Windows

1. Turn off the machine’s power switch. Unplug the telephone line cord first, disconnect all cables, and then unplug the power cord from the power outlet.

2. Open the front cover.

3. Remove the drum unit.

4. Wipe the four scanner windows (1) as shown in the pictures below with a dry, lint-free cloth.

5. Put the drum unit back in and close the front cover.

We hope that you found this post to be helpful and we want you to know that we welcome any questions that you may have. We will try to help you to the best of our abilities. Please simply email us at with your inquiries and we will try to answer them as soon as possible.

We would also like to remind you that we not only carry the printing supplies and parts for the Brother MFC-9560CDW printer, but also carry a full line of printing supplies and parts for most of the printers on the market. Please visit us at for our full selection and our current promotions.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How to Print on Envelopes Using Konica Minolta Bizhub C25 Printer?

The Konica Minolta Bizhub C25 printer is one of the popular machines favored by small to medium size business entities. It supported a wide range of media including but not limiting to plain paper, glossy paper, thick stock, label, postcard, and envelopes. This article provides step-by-step instruction on how to properly print envelopes using Konica Minolta Bizhub C25 printer. The guide also applies to other similar Konica Minolta models.

1. Make sure to enter or select the correct setting for print area and envelope orientation on your application before printing. Some applications such as Microsoft Word let users to set customized margins and some only provide standard formats. Check and see if the print area setting corresponds to the selected media before proceeding to the next step.

2. Open side tray.

3.Slide the media guides outward to provide more space for the envelopes.

4. Press down the paper lifting plate in the center until it locks into place.

5.  Firmly press down the envelopes if printing more than one. Up to 10 envelopes can be printed using Bizhub C25 printer.

6. Load the envelopes flap side up and toward the machine.

7. Slide in the media guides to fit the edge of the envelopes, but not crushing the document.

8. Go to the [Utility] menu, select [Paper Setup]/[Tray 1 Paper] then choose the correct setting

Here are the presets for different envelope sizes for Bizhub C25 printer:

Printing on envelopes will get easier and pretty self-explanatory after couple tries. On top of special medias, the Bizhub C25 printer can also process up to 25 pages per minute for regular print jobs with maximum paper capacity up to 850 sheets. No wonder why this sturdy machine has been one of the top choices among our customers.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer Promotion - Remanufactured Ricoh Aficio SP C231 C232 C242 C311 C320 Series Toner Cartridges

The Ricoh Aficio SP C231, C232, C242, C311, and C320 series printers are among the most popular printer models for small to medium size business customers. This durable machine can print up to 26 pages per minute for both color and monochrome documents with maximum resolution up to 1,200 dpi. In addition, the low defect rate and the availability of high quality re-manufactured toner cartridges made Ricoh Aficio SP C231, C232, C242, C311, and C320 series printers an ideal candidate for the office environment.

Other specifications and features for these printers include:

1. Printer dimension 15.8”x18.9”x15.2”

2. Printer weighs around 63.9 lbs

3. First page print speed for both monochrome and color takes about 13.5 seconds or less

4. 500 sheets standard paper capacity

5. 100 sheets bypass tray paper capacity

6. Additional 500 sheets can be applied 

7. Short warm up time of less than 20 seconds

8. 384 MB standard memory capacity and can be expanded up to 768 MB 

9. Compatible with the following operating systems – Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003/R2, Server 2008/R2, 7; Mac OS v.8.6 or later; Novell NetWare 6.5 or later; SAP R/3; Citrix Presentation Server; UNIX (Ricoh Filter Phase 11)

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Business Money Saving Tips – Save Money by Going Green

As the old saying goes, a dollar saved is a dollar gained – This is especially true when you can better spend the money that you saved into investments that can help grow your business. Although saving money can be tricky when running a business, trimming overhead sometimes is not only a matter of making more profits, it might be the key to your business’s survival. 

 We have compiled a short list of items that not only can help lower overhead costs but can also help the environment by reducing unnecessary consumption.

1. Paperless or doubled sided printing method

This is a must in this day and age with the increase use in tablets and cloud computing. Not only can saving on materials save you money directly, this can also be a time saver, which in turn saves you more money. 

When you do have to have hard copies, consider looking into having regularly used forms printed and on-hand as opposed to photocopying them, as this can be a less expensive route. You may also want to consider upgrading your printer to the ones that allow double sided printing, which can save you considerable amount of paper every year.

2. Buy recycled printer cartridges

Recycling not only saves you money but it is also good for the environment. Printing ink and toner cartridges can sometime be one of the main costs for businesses. Buying recycled or remanufactured printing supplies can often times save you up to 70% of your ordinary printing costs. You can also stop that plastic cartridge from being one of the 350 million printer cartridges already in our landfills.

 3. Buy used office furniture and equipment

Although it is tempting to purchase new and shiny items in your office, it is much more prudent and environmentally friendly to purchase used office furniture and equipments that are in good condition. Look around the internet or contact local office equipment supplier and you might be surprised how much money can be saved with used or reconditioned office furniture and equipment. 

4. Reduce office energy consumption or go solar

You may be surprised how much money you can save through simple moves such as changing to the right light bulbs or keeping the equipment on a power strip and turning the power strip off when not in use. Since the object of many environmentally friendly changes is to save energy, and you have to pay for the energy your business uses; that means if energy consumption can be reduced, you will also be cutting down costs.

There are also many solar programs out there that require very little up-front cost through leasing or financing that will dramatically reduce or eliminate your electric bill. Consider contacting your local solar equipment providers for more details on how going solar can save you money.

 We hope you find the article above to be helpful and we welcome any comments or additional ideas that we should add to our list. Toner Spot is a remanufactured printer cartridge provider and we can help in reducing your business costs through high quality remanufactured printer cartridges. We offer One year manufacturer’s warranty on all purchases made through Thank you again for reading!

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