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Konica-minolta-magicolor-1690mf.33894307
6.2 out of 10

Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF

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Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF

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Overall 4
4.0

Only for casual users says this IT Pro

David L. Scarpitti "Davi20110", Amazon
10 September 2013
  • 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... Printing: + The printer works fin if not a bit slow - The printer has more noise than most other printers, even in sleep mode. + The image printed is acceptable - The printer can not handle large print jobs. It very hot and then the page start jamming.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works great when it works.

Josh, Amazon
5 March 2013
  • 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? The second one I bought for the house worked for about 2-3 months and just nothing but trouble ever since, streaks in the paper, toner cartridges not working right.
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent when it works, cardstock no

aaron f., Newegg
27 February 2013
  • Pros: Good support and service. We've had fusers replaced twice and the whole printer replaced once for free.
  • Cons: Can't load cardstock or thicker papers to save its life. We've owned two printers and both have this problem. You can only get it to load if you baby each sheet as it picks it up with your hands. Fuser failures are common and also a source of paper jams. OEM toner is spendy!
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Jeff B., Newegg
22 February 2013
  • Summary: The cost of having a service tech come to the office to look at it far exceeds the cost of the printer so that is not an option.
  • Pros: Good quality print for a reasonable price. Connected easily to our network. Has worked well until today. We have only done 2707 print jobs.
  • Cons: An error message came up today that the toner cartridges were not installed. I tried to eject the cartridges to reseat them. The carrousel jumps around and bangs against the front cover, but does not position the toner cartridges for removal.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not a good printer

Roland F Skrobish, Amazon
14 February 2013
  • Summary: Slow Poor quality color Replacement cartariges noisy and poor quality I could not see how to return this after 30 days
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Overall 3
3.0

"OK product"

larsdennert, CNET
20 May 2012
  • Pros: $200 Street price for color MFC laser. Pretty good scanning software. Good output.
  • Cons: Misfeeds print paper. Expensive parts.
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Overall 4
4.0

Printer Just OK, Scanner Great, Inks Short-Term

L. Mitchell, Amazon
3 June 2011
  • 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. Nice way to fill up the landfills, Konica. We bought 2 of these and they both squeak and squeal like mad when printing, and they both are being retired soon after less than one year of usage.
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Overall 4
4.0

Konica Minolta doesn't support Mac

Mac user, J&R
6 November 2009
  • 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. The customer service people at Konica Minolta, some of whom were very nice, told me that using the Mac software to do a scan was a software problem and I should call Mac.
  • Pros: Accurate Colors, Fast, Sharp Detail
  • Cons: Noisy
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Overall 4
4.0

Konica Minolta doesn't support Mac

Mac user, J&R
6 November 2009
  • Summary: 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. The customer service people at Konica Minolta, some of whom were very nice, told me that using the Mac software to do a scan was a software problem and I should call Mac.
  • Pros: Accurate Colors, Fast, Sharp Detail
  • Cons: Noisy
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