Fixing Old office Konica Minolta Printer

Fixing Old office Konica Minolta Printer

In my office I have a few printer and old pc that are left alone. People here like to use laptop and print using Ricoh Aficio 2283C, that is connected thru LAN. Fast and convenience.

Yesterday my boss asked me to print a large document for our training. We have 2 unit of cheap canon printer which have been modified. Where you add CSS ink tank like this :

Pixma with CSS Ink

its look simple and really cheap. BUT it  will not last long. This system known as CSS system will face a lot of problem like my 2 printer here. Always have problem.  Ink will flow from the ink tank to the cartridge inside the printer only using gravity and pressure. So as long the ink flow is good than it will have no problem. If not you will be like a small kid playing with water color to fix this kind of printer. So messy playing with ink. : ). I even sucked the ink using my mouth to make sure the ink read the cartridge. Yuckkk!

PagePro no so PRO

Back to my Konica Minolta printer, my boss left it there for quite sometime. He said that it failed to print anymore and all sort of error. Yesterday i took some time to check and install with my Ubuntu.  Well amazingly it worked. I use the PPD driver and install in CUPS. CUPS is the standards-based, open source printing system developed by Apple Inc. for Mac OS® X and other UNIX®-like operating systems. But its quite slow because its not quite compatible with my Ubuntu.

I try to use the PagePro 1300W with my Window Vista. At first it did not work. Vista failed to detect the printer. Until i download the driver from Konica Minolta site. The trick is to change the LP1 to Virtual USB it on printer properties. That is why  my boss thought  the printer was rosak.

Anyway after print a few documents, the printer jammed with paper. I already took it out but still failed to print. I took out the toner and saw a piece of paper already blend with the hot roller. Everytime I print the paper will get stuck due to that roller. So this time its hardware problem. I already tried to unscrew the printer but failed. I have no proper tools. The one that I have here is for small screw :).

In my opinion, if I did open the printer to reach the roller, I wont be able to separate the paper and the roller. Maybe it will damage . So better to leave it alone to have some rest. Maybe I will try to open it next year hehe. I got other job to do. Wait for my Puppy Linux project : )

Maybank Visa Debit Card vs Tune Card Visa Prepaid

Maybank Visa Debit Card vs Tune Card Visa Prepaid

[UPDATE : This Post is no longer VALID since Maybank has improved their Debit Card Service. Please refer my latest post regarding Maybank Debit Card. Thanks ]

maybank-visa-debit-card VS tunecard

Hi guys,

I read in the net that Maybank launched a new Maybank Visa Debit Card, I said WOW! that would be great since I have a saving account with them.So, I am expecting free service, easy top up and more shopping at the Internet.   I am glad more local banks start offering Visa debit card facility.

Steven Wong has made a summary about this new card :

To review whether this Visa debit card compatible to PayPal withdrawal, I spend sometimes to read on Maybank website, and here is the quick summary for your info:

  • Max daily withdrawal limit: RM5,000.
  • Daily accumulated purchase limit is RM500 and you can increase it anytime via bank’s ATM or over the counter branches to RM5,000.
  • First four withdrawal is FREE while a service charge of RM0.50 per transactions per card chargeable from the fifth cash withdrawal transaction onwards per month. However, service charge will be waived if your savings or current account has a balance of above RM5,000 at the time of withdrawal or the withdrawal amount is RM1,500.
  • Service charge for withdrawal transaction for:

  1. Maybank’s Group ATM in Singapore, Brunei and Philippines: RM2 each
  2. MEPS network: RM1 each
  3. Visa Plus Network: RM12 each
  • Existing Maybank ATM card holders can convert their cards with the one time cost of RM12. It is also the same cost for card replacement.

  • However, if you used up to 7 years (upon the expiry date, you will get the replacement at FOC).

  • Earn 1 TreatPoint for every RM3 purchases.

  • No annual fees, monthly interest rates or late charges.

So, since I am a Tune Card user plus have a Maybank saving account, I think it would be good if I compare this two card, rite ?

Below is a brief comparison of our very own Tune card Prepaid Visa Card vs Visa-branded debit card

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Product Maybank Visa Debit Card Tune Card Visa Prepaid
Charge/Fees – Service charge for withdrawal transaction for:

Maybank’s Group ATM in Singapore, Brunei and Philippines: RM2 each

MEPS network: RM1 each

Visa Plus Network: RM12 each

Annual fee ; RM 9.99

RM 2 only for Top Up at CIMB Bank, POS Malaysia and BSN

RM 1.15 withdrawals at CIMB ATM machine

RM0.50 only for online top up

Internet Transaction No Yes
Cash Out PAYPAL NO YES
Top Up Maybank Only Maybank2u,CIMB and POS office

Conclusion,

I better stick with Tune Visa Prepaid Card, Why ? As you can see it is more flexible and Internet friendly. The most important thing is you can withdraw your PayPal money with it.:)

By the way, you can use Maybank ATM card in Petronas Petrol Pump and selected Supermarket so why Maybank want to promote this Debit card instead. I think their business idea for this Debit card is weak because you don’t want to go abroad only carrying debit card right?. At least you must have a spare credit card for emergency.

For me, debit card or Prepaid card is only suitable for Internet transaction. Buy ticket,hosting,domain and eBay online. So if maybank overlook this thing than their debit card will be nowhere compared to by Tune Prepaid Visa Card.

Several feedback that I got :

1. The question now is: Can Maybank Visa Debit cards compatible to PayPal withdrawal? I search on the web and try to find any review on that, unfortunately, there is no review so far. The closest was Uncle FL Sam on his withdrawal to Maybank Visa Credit Card.

So, I called up this morning to Maybank Customer Service to find out the details. The Maybank staff that I spoke to also not sure whether it is workable. After 20 minutes checking and waiting, she told me “NO” for PayPal withdrawal. steven wong

2. I try to add MBB Visa Debit card with Paypal, its not work. The following message will appear…

“This credit card has been denied by the bank that issued your credit card. For details on why your card was denied, please contact your credit card issuer’s customer service department. Or, you may want to try adding a different credit card.”  zahidi

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