Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta magicolor 1650EN
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This is an exceptional printer.
Daniel C. Kline "DanKline", Amazon
8 June 2014
Summary: I bought this to replace my old Magicolor 2300w. There were some issues setting it up. Apparently, the toner carousel was bumped around enough in shipping that it could not rotate during calibration and failed initialization. I needed to remove the imaging cartridge and (against vendor warnings in the manual) carefully rotate the carousel from the inside, avoiding the toner rollers during the process.
Summary: I am updating this review because I contacted Konica Minolta and they replaced the fuser unit no questions asked. The fact that konica minolta stood behind their product makes me much happier regarding this purchase. Factory defects happen, getting them resolved can be impossible, but not if you buy konica minolta. I have had konica minolta magicolor 2430dl for 5 years and it has been a great printer. The 1650EN however is the worst printer I have ever owned.
Summary: I got this printer because I was tried of paying a fortune for inkjet cartridges only to have them dry out before they were completely used. Setup was easy and painless. I have the printer setup to sit on my network, all I had to do was let windows find the network printer and install the drivers. Unlike other printers there was no 100 MB download from the manufacturer involved.
Summary: I've only printed about 10 pages so far, but it's worked well. I'm using it with a MacPro w/OSX 10.8.2 and it seems to be quite compatible. I couldn't get it to work with an Ethernet connection, but the cables I tried were old. Perhaps I needed to wait longer for my computer to recognize it, but I was more interested in getting it working since I'd been without a printer for 2 weeks.
Summary: I finally made the switch to a laser printer and I have no regrets. This may not be suitable for printing high quality photos but it works great as a text and grapics printer which is why I bought it.
Summary: Nice printing. Squares up better than office depot printing services- always receive rotated printouts from them. Tried some thin envelopes, but it had a crushing effect on them - rollers creased each of them a bit; otherwise great document quality. Best deal i found was w/ Amazon along with the purchase of extra toner. Even checked toner against seller's own site.