Summary: I bought this for my mother for a Mother's day gift. It did not work properly from the minute we pulled it out of the box. It jammed all the time. Since Amozon outsourced this product, it came to us from an outside vender, who told us we could not return it, if we put the toner in. How can you check it out if you don't put the toner in.
Summary: This printer does work some of the time. Very sensitive to paper type and lousy for printing both sides. Once the paper is run through once, it will not receive to print on the other side. Buy cheap get cheap.
Summary: This printer is not good for Ricoh's reputation. Cheap and not very good. We never used "toner save" because the print is grey rather than black, and the other evening the printer just stopped working. No warning signs of print uneven-ness or blotchiness. Just stopped in middle of print run. Not easy to find out what was wrong i.e. no "toner out" light. Luckily I had bought 2 of these printers cheap from eBuyer, so slotted in the toner from the second printer.
OK if you want something cheap and will just replace it when toner runs out.
19 September 2014
Summary: I don't like it - but it is cheap and does the job. Lasted about a year of my home office type printing (receipts, a few emails etc.) before running out of toner.I am now on my second printer as it was cheaper to buy an entire new printer than to buy replacement toner. I then freecycled the old one (someone else can have the expense of buying new toner or can work out how to refill the depleated one). Note: I always have the toner save option on!
I regret buying this printer. Not suitable for printing more than 2 pages at a time.
14 August 2014
Summary: I regret buying this printer. The paper feeding system sucks, I need to stand next to printer most of the time to feed paper else the printer will not load paper automatically. Printing more than 10 pages at a time is also not working because of error : sc542 "fuser warm up error" cleaning this is also a big pain. Buy this if you are some one printing 1 page a week or day.
Form feed switch has to pressed EVERYTIME i print. the BIOS failed during Firmware upgrade.
kalu charan sahu, amazon.in
25 July 2014
Summary: As usual printing should be continuous but the FORM FEED switch in this printer has to be pressed every time i print. Besides this the BIOS failed during Firmware upgrade (which is recommended by RICOH to enhance the performance of the printer) and unfortunately electricity gone during upgrade. Then i had to approach the authorized dealer AND THAT DEALER TOOK 20 DAYS TO REPLACE THE BIOS CIRCUIT/BOARD. Ricoh has to strengthen its service support and improve the product.
Summary: Was pleased with this cheap printer but it has run out of toner after 300 or so pages. The cheapest replacement cartridge I can find is around £70. Ridiculous. Do I just chuck the printer and buy another? What a waste of resources. Just about sums up our society in a nutshell.
Summary: I bought this as a second printer, already have a Colour ink jet but it is expensive to use for everyday printing so I bought this mono laser printer. First glance it is a nice looking printer with easy operating switches. I set it up, loaded the disc into my pc and then switched the printer on. Nothing, not a thing, no light, no mechanical noise, nothing. I tried another lead but no difference.