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Brother MFC-7860DW: ‘replace toner’ message

The last few days my printer was telling me that the toner was low and that I should get ready to replace it. Finally, today the printer refused to print any more and instead just displayed ‘Replace toner’ on it’s display. I was very annoyed about this as I was quite sure that there was still plenty of toner in that cartridge as there were no streaks etc. on the last few printouts I made. So I went looking and discovered that there’s a simple setting that will cause the printer to carry on printing even so it believes (for whatever reason) the toner is empty. Basically, you will have to enable ‘Continue Mode. Here are the steps:

http://support.brother.com/g/b/faqend.aspx?c=gb&lang=en&prod=mfc7860dw_all&ftype3=2043&faqid=faq00002828_000

This should work for other Brother models too. I know for sure that this also works for the MFC-7360N.

Auerswald Compact 3000 Tip #1: Log files

Um an die Log-Files heranzukommen, einfach im Menue Service->Servicedaten das sogenannte ‘Tk-Anlagen Image’ herunterladen. Beim Speichern am Besten gleich die Endung .log durch .tgz ersetzen. Dann kann man die Log-Dateien entweder mit 7-zip (Windows) oder ‘tar xvzf ServiceData.tgz’ (Linux) entpacken.

Update: Leider hat sich scheinbar das Format mit einer neueren Firmware-Version geaendert. Es ist nicht mehr im .tgz Format.

Firefox 3.6 and Revenue’s ROS service

Tried to submit my VAT returns today and noticed that the Java applet failed to work.  I noticed a strange “‘invalid ‘in’ operand plugin” message in the Firefox’s error console. Turned out that I need a Java update on my box. I was running 1.6.0.11, updated it to 1.6.0.17 and now the applet works again. Question: shouldn’t Firefox during the update check that all the criteria are fulfilled? The correct Java version is definitely something it should check if it relies on it so heavily.