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What is a copier technician?A copier technician is a technician that repairs the copier. That sounds easy enough. A technician that repairs the copier. This sounds like a very simple trite little saying but it contains so much. Lets unpack or truly define the term copier technician. Wikipedia has an interesting definition. A technician is a worker in a field of technology who is proficient in the relevant skills and techniques, with a relatively practical understanding of the theoretical principles. Experienced technicians in a specific tool domain typically have intermediate understanding of theory and expert proficiency in technique. As such, technicians are generally much better versed in technique compared to average layman and even general professionals in that field of technology."Copier Technicians are also often referred to as field engineers. Here is a good working definition of that term. A field engineer is a professional who works at job sites other than the main company office or headquarters. This person often services clients at their homes or businesses. He or she may work in a variety of fields, and can be responsible for installing hardware, servicing a machine, or the maintenance and repair of already-installed products.Expertise in the area of service, including a strong familiarity with the product, creativity, and problem-solving abilities are all good skills for a field engineer to develop. Since field engineers typically work directly with clients, it can be beneficial to have strong communication skills as well. Good fine motor skills and dexterity are often required. Now what does that mean? It means this. The average copier technician can be considered as one having a practical knowledge of theoretical principles. This means that where as an average person can say there is a problem with the copier. A copier technician can define the problem. This also means that if an engineer can define the location of the problem then the copier technician can fix it. What skills are required to be a copier technician?If you are in high school and reading this then lets deal with the starting point of what will help you as a technician. Copier technicians are great puzzle solvers. This means any toys or games that involve solving puzzles is great help in developing the mental processes necessary to solve copier problems. Puzzles such as sudoku, jig saw puzzles, rubics puzzles and the like are good training for copier techs. Video games are also good training. If its an rts... this teaches you process... if it's an srpg... this teaches management of resources. if its a sim... this teaches you relationships... Its also good to be mechanically inclined. that means you are the individual who would rather fix a computer problem than pay to have it done or cook a meal instead of buying it.Now what kind of degree is required. To be honest none really but most companies are looking for an A+. An A+ means that you understand how computers work and you are familiar enough with them that you have taken an industry standard test that proves it. There is also the comptia pdi+ This is a straight out basic copier training that says you know the basics. Its also good if you have network background. A comptia n+ certification would also be something good to have. Concerning in service certifications and trainings from the manufacturer, these are generally provided by the dealer who employs you. If you get enough of these then you are generally very proficient at what you do and can really coast around from job to job but as with anything else your mileage will vary.Learning basic copier theory.If you have an old fax machine then you have enough to learn basic copier and printer theory and troubleshooting. Why? Well most fax comes with basic copying and printing capabilities and its a cheap way to learn. 1st. lets deal with paper path. Paper is fed from the trays or the input section it then travels by the drum where it receives an image and then it goes to the fuser where that image is burned in. the paper then exits the copier and is picked up by the end user. lets say there is a paper jam. your fist step is to find out where the paper is stopping. once you know that then you have to see if its being blocked by a paperclip... a lose part or poor roller contact or a a broken gear. next lets deal with image problems in general the fax takes a picture of the image and then turns that image into electronic signals and then shoots them over to the drum where it is changes from a set of electronic signals into a text and images on paper. Lets start with lines on copies... do an internal print like meter report or a status report. then do a copy job. if you see lines on the copies but not the prints then the part that takes the picture is bad or possibly dirty. if there are lines on the prints but not the copies then the issue is with the original or there is an internal memory problem. if there are lines on both then you might have a dirty camera or laser or fuser. if the fax is making grinding noises there is a cracked or broken gear. if the fax is not turning on then check the switch the outlet it is plugged into... if fax still not turning on then test the power cable with a continuity test. if still not turning on then test the power supply... if still not turning on then go to the service manual if service manual not useful then check the manufacturer service line if manufacturer service line not helpful then check the tech forums if tech forums not helpful then Google the problem. if parts are broken check the parts manual and order. if unable to find parts then Google the part and order.

What Causes Paper Jams in Copiers and Laser Printers and How to Fix Them

If you are looking for a great multipurpose laser printer for your own home or small business use, the HP Laserjet M1212NF is worth a closer look. This is a machine that is a black and white color laser printer and that also offers high speed scanning and fax capabilities all in one compact design. It uses the CE285A toner cartridge, an affordable HP toner cartridge that can easily be found in local stores as well as through websites that offer convenient shipping right to your door. With this laser printer priced under $200, along with the fact that it has an Energy Star rating and puts to use a high capacity cartridge for HP, this is a machine that is affordable to purchase and to use regularly, too. There is more to this device than a low cost of purchase and ownership, though. The machine can print and copy up to nineteen pages per minute for optimal speed that is perfect for a private residential use as well as a small business use. It doubles as a fax machine and has the ability to store up to 1,000 fax numbers. Plus, it can easily be hooked up to your PC with a built-in USB port or through the built-in Ethernet networking capabilities, too. It also has a compact size that makes it among the smaller multipurpose machines available in this price range. It is ideal for desktop use in a home office or in a small commercial office.The print supply of this M1212NF laserjet printer - CE285A laser toner cartridge is capable to print at 1,600 pages up to 5 percent yield per page. In addition, some non-OEM brands supply universal CE285A and CB435A toner cartridges with 2,1000 pages yields. These two models are two of the most popular cartridge models in the laser cartridge family of HP.Perhaps what is most important, however, is how it holds up in real-life use. The fact is that you can find this device for sale on many different websites, including some of the most common retail sites on the internet today. On these websites, consumers who have already purchased this multipurpose printer have largely given it a high consumer satisfaction rating, expressing pleasure in the speed of printing, copying and faxing as well as the high quality printing and more. The HP Laserjet M1212NF is a popular model for home and small business use because it has proven that it holds up to the promises its features make in real life use.


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Some types of paper jams can be quickly and easily fixed without calling a technician. This article tells how to repair many types of paper jamming in laser printers and copiers.When a copier or laser printer's control panel declares, "paper jam" and there's not a single piece of paper anywhere in the printer, you're left wondering where's the paper jam. After the machine commands a piece of paper to be sent from the paper tray it expects the paper to arrive at a sensor within a specific time. If the paper doesn't arrive, the machine assumes it got jammed somewhere along the paper path, and it announces "paper jam."If you frequently have "paper jam" messages without any paper in the paper path, you've probably got a worn out or dirty pickup roller. The location of the pickup roller is usually directly above the paper tray, in the middle. Grab a flashlight and take a look at it. Feel it to see if there's any texture left on it or if it's all smooth and worn feeling. Try cleaning it first, with a slightly damp cloth, but don't leave it wet. If cleaning doesn't help, replacement pickup rollers are usually easy to install (there are some exceptions) and are inexpensive.Most HP LaserJets display the error code 13 for paper jams. In newer printers this is expanded to 13.0 or 13.1 or 13.2. The number after the decimal point refers to which sensor detected the jam. It starts with 0 at the paper pickup area, so a 13.0 message means the paper never arrived at the first sensor. The rest of the numbers are helpful if you know how many sensors your printer has and where they are. Printers usually have three or four sensors in their paper path, with the last one at paper exit, or at the fuser if there's a straight path from the fuser to the exit. There's usually one at every bend in the paper path.If you get a paper jam at the same location every time you try to print, you've either got some sort of obstruction or you've got a bad sensor. Field technicians have a saying, "the leading edge points to the problem." This means where the first edge of the first piece of paper stops is the area where the problem is located. The problem is either a bad sensor or some physical blockage of the paper path. Older sensors are usually "flags," pieces of plastic which get pushed down by the passing paper. Flags are designed to pivot and have springs. These can fail in many ways, but it's not uncommon for a flag to just get stuck and it may need only gentle manipulation.The other type of sensor is optical - the paper breaks a light beam. These sensors can be very small and very difficult to locate. Other than cleaning them, there's not much you can do with an optical sensor. Time to call a tech.It is typical for all printers and copiers to jam now and then. When a machine jams frequently you can use the above information to determine if calling a technician is necessary.

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