Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta Magicolor 2300 DL
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Was a good printer, but repair service seems unavailable
Sundog Publishing (Consignment), Amazon
7 April 2013
Summary: We got good use out of this printer for a few years, and the print quality was quite good. Our only complaint at the time was that Konica-Minolta's printer status software installed on our PC was flaky and was constantly popping up and giving useless notifications about communications errors, etc., that we just ignored.
Summary: Konica Minolta does not suppport there printers drivers when new operating systems come out. Why. It would take a tech guy a few hours or less to create a new driver. I have a perfectly low usage Magicolor 2300w and Windows 7 64 bits and Konica will not support Windows 7. I have heard this directly from them. Search the web and see how many people have this printer and others from this company with no current driver.
Summary: I was responsible for trouble shooting one of these for about five years. I wanted to forget the trouble shooting and just shoot it. As long as the cartridges were replaced before they were empty things were mostly ok, the software was annoying and lacked most advanced settings I am used to, but if they ran out of toner between calls, the software would freeze and not allow you to select and change the empty cartridge from the computer.
Summary: Purchased this printer 4/7/04, use it almost everyday, mostly for draft letters and reports, but also for color prints and ad work. Has been very dependable and inexpensive to operate, very well satisfied with it's performance.
Summary: Finaly found a print server that works with the Minolta Magicolour 2300W. Although not on the published compatability list I took a chance and bought the EDIMAX GDI Print Server Model PS-1216U. This print server is available for aprox $30.00 US.. + shipping... The server comes with a CD which includes SW to install drivers which links Minolta GDI driver with the Print Server...The server uses a usb2 interface to connect with the GDI prnter.
Summary: I'm very dissatisfied with this color laser printer. I bought it new for over $900 with a three year warrenty. It did work well for two years with only occasional jams. The colors where great and the speed was impressive. However, it started giving me significant problems within three years jamming intermittently or folding the first page in an accordian-like fashion. It got progressively worse.
Summary: I've had this printer for nearly five years and have never had an issue. I use it for both work and for personal use (I have a home office). It's solid and dependable. We've printed over 11,000 pages. In the downside, it's slow to warm-up, it's loud and it's big. However, I think in part this is due to it being a heavy-duty unit. In my research prior to purchase I found this unit was rated at a higher capacity.
Summary: Great printer. Quirky in the way the priner software is requried to change toner cartridges. Only drawbacks are its weight (solid construction) and power-up - will trigger some UPSes and kill set-top boxes.
Summary: I am going to set the record straight on this printer: First, I have used this printer extensively for the past 5 years. I can say that is it a bit clunky when it gets ready to print and sounds a bit like a squirrel cage. Pros: It does print great, better than a lot of more expensive HP color lasers I have seen. I am not saying that it is an overall better printer, but the print is better.