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How to Reset Purge Counter on a Brother Printer (Without Numerical Pad)

This guide should be used to clear instances of the error message ‘Machine Error 46: Unable to Clean’ that will be presented to Brother Printer users when the machine estimates that the waste ink sponge may have become full. Due to the specific steps necessary this method of resetting a purge counter is not applicable to Brother inkjet printers that have a touchscreen or feature a numerical key pad on the front of the printer. Please ensure...

SSD, The New HDD

Solid State Drives (SSD) in recent years, have become increasingly cheaper making them affordable to the general consumer. Although SSD’s have been around since the 1950’s, they have until now, remained outside mainstream retail computing. This is mainly due to their high price and low capacity compared to conventional Hard Disk Drives (HDD). Fundamental Differences A current SSD with the fashionable “Aggressive” look....

Canon MP550 Ink Absorber Reset Guide (6C10 Error Code)

Today I am going to show you how to reset the waste ink absorber and clear the 6C10 error message on the Canon MP550 inkjet printer. What is this message? Canon inkjet printers contain an internal counter that keeps note of how many pages have been printed and how many cleans etc. have been performed. These counters are used to estimate how full of waste ink a large sponge in the base of the printer is. Once your printer believes this...

RAM Installation Guide & FAQ

A cost effective way of speeding up your computer is to upgrade the RAM (Random Access Memory). Some may find this daunting, but the reality is that it is in-fact one of the simplest procedures even novices can use to drastically improve system performance. Checking your Operating System To avoid any unnecessary overspending, you need to determine whether your OS is 32-bit or 64-bit.The reason for this is 32-bit OS’s can only utilize a...

5 Free Ways To Speed Up Your Computer (Software Based)

Customers often ask us questions like “How do I speed up my computer?” or “My computer has become very sluggish, what can I do?”. This article is going to show you 5 ways any Windows user can do just this using software that is either included on your PC already or available for free online. By following these simple steps, you will help to revitalize, maintain and boost a deteriorating operating system. 1. Disk Cleanup...

Refilled Cartridge Not Printing Correctly

This guide is specifically for a refilled cartridge that has the printhead attached as commonly found in two cartridge printers manufactured by HP, Canon, Dell and Lexmark. A full compatibility list can be found below: Show Compatibility » Canon Black PG-37/2145B001, PG-40/0615B001, PG-50/0616B001 Canon Black PG-510/2970B001AA, PG-512/2969B001AA Canon Colour CL-38/2146B001, CL-41/0617B001, CL-51/0618B001 Canon Colour CL-511/2972B001AA,...

How to Save Ink and Paper when Printing Web Pages

I always feel guilty when I print out a webpage naïvely thinking the information I need will presented on a single piece of paper only to find half a dozen pages of unnecessary borders and background images waiting for me in the printer. Not only does it cost me more in ink and paper but it is far from environmentally friendly. With this in mind I set off to find a way of easily streamlining my online printing habit, save ink and money....

Using HP 940XL Cartridges Without Chip

At Refresh Cartridges we sell both chipped remanufactured HP 940XL cartridges and cheaper units that require the chips to be transferred from the old cartridges. You can use chips from HP original cartridges, remanufactured or even compatible cartridges. As long as the chips can still be recognised by the printer it will continue to use the cartridge. Please follow the steps below to complete the process. NoticePlease Note: The function for...

HP 940XL/HP 940 Low Ink Warning

If you have just installed a refilled, remanufactured or compatible HP 940 or HP 940XL it is likely that it uses a HP original chip to identify itself to the printer. These chips use a combination of counting pages and average page coverage to estimate the amount of ink inside the cartridge. As they have no way to check the physical ink level in a cartridge, a chip that has been used previously will almost certainly give a HP 940 low ink...

HP 920XL/HP 920 Low Ink Warning

If a remanufactured, compatible or refilled HP 920 or HP 920XL cartridge has recently been installed it is likely that it warns of having low ink or even being empty. In most cases this is perfectly normal as these cartridges use chips from HP original cartridges that have been used before. The chips use a combination of counting pages and average page coverage to estimate the amount of ink inside the cartridge. As they have no way to check the...

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