Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF
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Even wasted more money buying the official ones
8 December 2014
Summary: Broke within 1 year when I bought third party toner cartridges. Even wasted more money buying the official ones...too late, damage was already done. Software was cumbersome to install, toner too few pages and too expensive for OEM's. Very sad as I used to have a Color HP Laser that I was trying to replace. When your toner and drum renewal is becoming almost as expensive to buy the printer new, something is seriously wrong.
Summary: We had a Lexmark x543 for many years and it worked great until it started acting funny after a recent move. Unfortunately for us, toner started to leak on the edges of all printed pages. Instead of trying to repair the old printer, we decided to buy the Konica Minolta since it was cheap and we wanted a 5-in-1 to replace the Lexmark. Big mistake. My wife is currently going back to school and is constantly printing things out for class.
Thank God I broke the beast during the extended warranty!
slo flight, Amazon
14 April 2014
Summary: The 2nd sheet of paper I fed from the paper tray on this animal jammed. I resorted to tricky hand feeding. The unlit display kept telling me it was out of paper unless I had the tray completely full of paper. I bought Hammermill 20 lb. The one they advertise as 'jam free'. It did a bit better, maybe jamming every third sheet. Once, it actually printed out 10 sheets without a jam! Imagine my delight! Then the day came when I had to replace toner.
Summary: Lets just say I'm disappointed in myself. Anytime I make purchase on anything substantial or computer related I do a fair share of research before I make a purchase and this is probably the only product I've ever purchased where I failed. I purchased this printer almost 3 years ago. It seemed like the best bang for the buck, given that its a multifunction color laser printer and on average it was a 4 star product at the time.
Summary: Bought this printer and it has been nothing but trouble: 1) Had to replace the sender unit within a month as it developed problems from constant jamming. 2) To replace all of the toner is more than 2x the cost of the printer. 3) When any of the color toner goes out, you can't print in B/W until you replace the color. 4) The network connectivity is shotty...only really works well on USB.
Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF Multifunction Color Laser Printer
7 February 2013
Summary: This machine is a piece of crap... the entire inventory lot for Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF Multifunction Color Laser Printer with AMAZON is defective.. talked with a rep from KONICA,@ 877-778-2687,after he verified the serial number he told me that the entire lot with AMAZON is defective-not sure why they are selling that.
Summary: I bought a Konica Minolta 1690MF last year. I did only 800 printings in black and white with it, but then it appears a "3C10" on the display that blocks everything on the printer. I contacted the sales service but it answered me that this error is irreparable. So It means that the Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF printer lasts only 800 printings. So please look for other models if you want to get a reliable printer !
Everything's great... until it's time to change the toner
Christopher S., Amazon
6 December 2012
Summary: I'd had a couple of previous Konica-Minoltas, and was happy with them. I'm not a newbie to printers. This one worked fine until one of the toner cartridges needed to be replaced. I bought a set of all four toner carts. I opened the printer, removed the empty yellow cartridge, and popped in the new replacement. The machine told me it wasn't installed.
Summary: The ink/toner for this printer costs more than to replace the unit. The scanning on it sucks. The print quality is alright I guess. It isn't network friendly. The faxing on it is ok I guess. I bought two of these and when the starter ink ran out of the first one I gave it away. The other one is in my house and when it runs out of the starter toner I am going to get rid of it too. There is a bright blue light on it that stays on all the time. It is slow to print.