Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Maintaining laser printers, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 4: Displays and Printers.
- Laser printers are tanks and they can last forever…if you give them some good maintenance.…I've got an old HP LaserJet 3 that's almost 20 years old…and the thing still runs like a top…simply because we take good care of it.…Now, there's a few basics here that we need to talk about…but before I do anything else,…the big thing I want to talk about…is what we call maintenance kits.…A maintenance kit is something that's passed out…by the manufacturer to keep your system up and running.…Maintenance kits are determined,…they're very different for every different printer…and for every different maker…in terms of when they're distributed…and what they distribute.…
For example, with older HP LaserJets,…one of the big problems are all these little pickup rollers.…They get covered in dust and everything…so HP offers about once every two years,…a maintenance kit where you replace the rollers.…So one of the big things you want to do…is that if you've got a good laser printer…is get with the manufacturer…and get on their program…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The fourth, peripherals, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains how to manage monitors and display technologies, including how to work with connectors and ports like VGA and DVI. He also shows you how to maintain printers and multifunction devices, both as independent devices and as devices connected and configured to a computer.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
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- Configuring display technologies
- Working with Plasma and DLP monitors
- Setting up video connections, graphic cards, and projectors
- Using dual displays
- Troubleshooting video issues
- Maintaining printers