Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF
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28 February 2014
Summary: The printer works great....the issue is installing the software is so difficult. ..would not recognize it on my laptop or desktop with windows ....finally after 5 times of installing then removing and reinstalling it worked...until I had to reset my modem then it wouldn't work.
Summary: As this deveice is mult-function I will rate each as I see it. I am not your regular user as I have been an IR Pro fr over 20 years and have been certified to repair printers and other IT devices. Here we go...
Summary: I have had this device for over a year. I would recommend other brands. When the unit works, it works, but when you have problems, the Konica support is horrible and is catered to their high dollar business customers.
Summary: I bought one for the office and one for the house about a month later. When they worked out of the box the prints were fantastic. I never saw that quality ever again. The one at the office did pretty good and still does mid to good if you constantly take care of it but who wants to have to do that?
Summary: We've had this printer just over a year in a light-use office setting. It is great when it works, but has been a lot of trouble for us. Here are the main problems: 1. Would continually jam in the fuser unit, especially with heavier paper. Regular paper jammed 25% of the time, thick stuff 90%.
Summary: This is a good printer, however, the inks lasted from mid-February until April with very low usage. So, expect to shell out $400-500ish for the OEM or $200 for the compatible toners almost immediately. It would be cheaper to buy another printer and throw the old one out.
Excerpt: I bought this to use with my new Mac after doing the research and finding out it was "mac-compatible." However, the scanning function through the Image Capture software launched automatically with no options and would not save to any file on my computer - it just disappeared every time.