Date: September 8th, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Samsung Canada
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And voila, you get your laser printer.
First thing you do is pop open the front compartment and get rid of any packing tape or paper.
Now remove the toner cartridge from the black plastic bag and remove the tape which seals the cartridge. Grab the cartridge at both ends and rock it back and forth gently a 3 or 4 times to charge the complete cartridge to enable it to work trouble-free from the start.
Now insert the cartridge in as per the instructions provided, plug the printer into your computer and power outlet, install the drivers, and turn on the unit (using a power switch which would be better suited at the front of the unit). You will be met by the sound of a smaller version of a jet engine startup of a Boeing 747. It literally scared the s**t =O out of me seeing that I was installing it at 3:00am (reviewing time) and the apartment was really quiet. Even if you leave it on, it will power cycle every once in a while and will startle you over and over and over..... =D.
Well when all is said and done you are left with a perfectly working piece of black and white mean laser printing machine. (Dare you to say it 10 times straight =D)
With any printer, you have to worry about two things, where to put the paper in and where the printer material comes out. With the paper input, you can put normal 8.5" x 11" paper in the bottom loading tray (270 pages) or you can hand feed everything from envelopes to legal sized paper through the front loading mechanism.
And the receiving end of the printer can be directed to the top tray or the rear tray. In most cases you will be using the top tray, its much more convenient.