Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta magicolor 2400W
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Pass this one up!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 January 2011
Summary: While the low price for a color laser printer may draw you in, steer clear of this one! I have spent countless reams of paper thanks to this printer getting an error close to the end of the print and all data that should have been spooled was lost...so it's back to square one. I have no problems with the print quality nor the cost of consumables. My problem is with the printer itself and the fact that once it has an error...consider your entire print job lost.
Summary: Printer is extremely noisy. Like other oldies, it needs to warm up for a while before printing. During the warm up process, the printer clicks, clicks, ticks, ticks, and makes lound noise that could wake up your whole family during the night. Paper jam is constant due to poor engineering of the paper pick up mechanism. After dealing with paper jam problems for a while, you will get sick and tired of this printer.
I do not recommend it...unless you like punishment.
1 January 2009
Summary: I purchased my Konica-Minolta 2400W laser printer new. I am sorry that I ever purchased this printer. I have wasted my valuable time as well as hundreds of dollars (for new Konica-Minolta toner cartridges) trying to get this printer to function properly. From day one I noticed that it was quite noisy. It actually shakes and clunks around as it prepares to print. The paper pickup is also very weak. I would estimate that it fails to pick up the paper 30% of the time.
After 40 different printer types, this is the worst
Gary Greenburg, Amazon
31 December 2008
Summary: The Minolta printers are on my never buy again list. Poor drivers, even poorer tech support. The cartridges cannot be refilled, there is a chip that turns off the entire system if it believes the number of pages printed are enough. Example. I purchased anothe new black cartridge. When the yellow ran out, the entire system shuts down. You don't have the option to dselect black only and continue. The cartridges are shut down when they still have 20% toner left.
Summary: I purchased my Konica-Minolta 2400W laser printer new. I am sorry that I ever purchased this printer. I have wasted countless hours as well as hundreds of dollars (for new Konica-Minolta toner cartridges) trying to get this printer to function properly. From day one I noticed that it was quite noisy. It actually shakes and clunks around as it prepares to print. The paper pickup is also very weak.
Need tp know what you are doing to make this printer work!
Brad J. Vietti, Amazon
9 May 2008
Summary: This line of printers has been discontinued. The ink and drum cartridges are difficult to replace, and the printer has problems knowing when they have been replaced. All this can be overcome using menu commands, that take a while to figure out.
Summary: I set the printer up in my home office two years ago and have used this printer extensively. I HATE IT. Yes, it prints out pages rapidly and has been a "workhorse," I suppose, but not a well-behaved one - and certainly not an inexpensive one. While the initial price tag was attractive, I have spent an average of $600-700 PER YEAR for print cartridges etc - the cost of supplies alone has exceeded the original value of the printer many, many times over.
Summary: I have had this printer a few years. I wanted it for printing many pages at a time, as well as printing photos. It prints fast, once it actually starts printing (it takes a long time and a lot of noise to start). The print cartridges are expensive and don't seem to last very long. It is terrible at printing photos, and it is VERY loud!
Summary: After casual use of this printer for about two years it frequently fails to load paper. I found on internet that other people have the same issue. Another problem, the driver for this printer has some issues. If you do remote printing it works very slowly and the most important part it is not very reliable. It may unexpectedly forget previous settings. It happens time to time. While second issue you can live with it you won't tolerate first one.
Summary: Very good picture quality for a color laser unit but mechanically very cheap. First page printout is slow but speeds up for multiple copies. I bought 2 to use in my home office and both failed mechanically within 6 months. I would not consider Konica Minolta again due to the cheap quality.