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Apparently I fail at toner. The copier was working fine before I changed the cartridge, aside from the fact that all the pages were coming out pale. So I took out the almost-empty cartridge and put in a new one, exactly as the old one was situated, as far as I can tell. But now when I try for multiple copies, I get two or three very nicely printed pages followed by a long delay, in which the screen on the copier says "Please Wait" and the machine sits and goes wwwwwwwhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. After a few minutes, we get silence and an error message. Sigh. And I was going to spend a good quiet hour in the copy room this afternoon, constructing new hire folders out of reach of my phone and email.
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From:bitchiekittie
Date:June 19th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
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did you pull out the long plastic strip thingee? if you didn't, maybe that would cause problems!
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From:bitchiekittie
Date:June 19th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
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some also have strips of a platic-y tape across a portion of it, too. check to ensure it doesn't!

it could ALSO be that someone else jammed it up and left the some bits of the jammed piece in there. so many things! the bigger and more expensive the copier, I find, the more things go wrong with it.
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From:khakipants
Date:June 19th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
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I definitely pulled off all of the plastic. I even got some toner on my fingers to prove it. I'm willing to entertain the notion of someone else being stupid, though. That would not be a strange concept at all!
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From:misfidget
Date:June 19th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
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Office machines hate us. That whirring sound is actually the plotting of it's tiny mechanized brain. However, the scope of the plot is likely to be limited and easily thwarted... it is after all only a copier. So long as it doesn't fall on you, you're good.

Try saying "bad copier!" and giving it a good whack...? It won't work but might make you feel better.
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From:khakipants
Date:June 19th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
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I'd probably just end up with a sore hand. Instead, I am going to pass my problems on to the receptionist, because she's the one who deals with the service guys!
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From:3arabi
Date:June 20th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
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maybe it is out of paper? paper jam perhaps?
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