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Disposing of a Printer


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 10:05 AM

I have an old multi-function printer that I'm ready to toss out. Before I do so, do I need to erase any kind of memory it has or do anything special?

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 10:16 AM

Only if it has a hard drive or some other kind of memory device. If it does not not have one of those, simply reset the printer. What is the make and model of the printer?



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 10:24 AM

Before tossing it in the trash, check with your city and county to see if they have Ecycle. Some places have it set up for once or twice a year while others have a place you can drop it off during normal business hours.

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 10:33 AM

It's a Brother MFC-8500 about 13 years old. I live in NYC and my building super says he can follow the proper procedure for disposing of it.



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 11:11 AM

According to your service manual (page 1-2) the specs do no list a hard drive, only 8MB of memory. I would do a reset on the printer if it has that function.






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