Thermal Printer recovery and repair

Making a commercial grade thermal printer work for your shipping and labeling needs.

This entry was started because for some reason throughout all of the years of repairing printers there hasn’t really been a good article about thermal printer repair. Usually when you look-up problems with these types of printers you ether get sucked into trap-sites that are trying to get your contact info. Forums which have a lot of dead links. Or some company that is only out to sell you a new thermal printer instead of fixing or even using the one that you already got. We’re old school Luddites and still believe the internet is a place for information. We will not sell you anything. If you find any of this information useful to you then awesome.

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Bad batteries from china’s UltraFire. 3500mAh

UltraFire 3500mAh batteries – Another china defective product.

Before rechargables like UltraFire batteries I used to use a lot of Alkaline batteries for my gaming at various parties. Espechally with how many controllers I would typically have in a session of gaming. I could easily go through a pack of 48 batteries in a weekend which it was getting insane. The purpose of rechargables is to cut down on all of that waste and money. It appears after getting these UltraFire batteries I not only pissed away money but they will be going in the garbage soon to add to the pile of battery waste out there! Continue reading for more.

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Ebay feedback system tipped towards buyers to screw sellers

Ebay feedback modeling itself after Wal-mart. Where the customer is always right even when they are wrong!

This rant about Ebay feedback should dovetail nicely with a previous article I have done since in the past I have mentioned how I do sales on Ebay, primarily in the electronics section of the site. I do a lot of both buying and selling of items and thus I have seen both sides of the fence in terms of how things are done. It used to be with Ebay that feedback measured what kind of person you are to do business with. That people both buyers and sellers can give you positive, neutral, or negative feedback, depending how nice you were or how much of a complete prick you are.

 

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Ebay cel-phone battery rip-off

Well my dealings with ebay would eventually go sour and have a rip-off.

It’s just funny that it happened on such a crap product. I wanted to get a battery for my Palm Pre’ because surprizingly I actually use it for work for closing out workorders. the battery that’s in it works but the charge only lasts for maybe 20 minutes before it powers down. I wanted to get a new battery for it. I’ve already hacked it bypassing the activation screen so i can at least use the wi-fi and web-browsing capabilities of it.

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