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    Sr. Service Tech 50+ Posts Murv's Avatar
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    By way of introduction

    Greetings,

    Been in the computer/printer/copier repair biz for 40+ years. Started out working on WU Model 33's and DEC's. Installed a lot of Novell back in the day, ran cables, repaired dot matrix, line, chain, dw, inkjet, laser, band, and pretty much anything that could put a mark on the page - including IBM Selectrics. Took a hiatus for a while to write a dozen novels and tour around the country, but kept my hand in repair due to the fact that my wife is a tech as well, and I would sometimes drop by her shop and work on some things I had experience on that she and her other techs didn't. Fixed printers, etc, for friends like we all do. A few years back my wife took over as Service Manager where we both currently work and she needed a tech so she convinced me to come back fully into the fold instead of just tinkering whenever I felt like it. Re-upped my certs, took training on all the new stuff, and here I am, fixing printers and copiers full time again. Like just about anyone some days I hate it, some days I love it. Also like just about anyone else in this biz I get along better with the machines than I do the end users.

    Long and short, I've perused the forum a few times in the past when I've had a head scratcher, so thought I should join up just in case I can return the favor for someone else on something I've seen and have a fix for.

    MRS

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    Service Manager 2,500+ Posts tsbservice's Avatar
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    Re: By way of introduction

    Welcome Murv
    Great write up! And I'm sure you already helped here.
    A tree is known by its fruit, a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost, he who sows courtesy, reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

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    Master Of The Obvious 10,000+ Posts
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    Re: By way of introduction

    Welcome!! =^..^=
    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
    1) demonstrate that you've read the manual
    2) demonstrate that you made some attempt to fix it.
    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
    4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.
    5) You are the person onsite. Only you can make observations.

    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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    Glad to have you join us.

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    Re: By way of introduction

    Quote Originally Posted by Murv View Post
    Greetings,

    Been in the computer/printer/copier repair biz for 40+ years. Started out working on WU Model 33's and DEC's. Installed a lot of Novell back in the day, ran cables, repaired dot matrix, line, chain, dw, inkjet, laser, band, and pretty much anything that could put a mark on the page - including IBM Selectrics. Took a hiatus for a while to write a dozen novels and tour around the country, but kept my hand in repair due to the fact that my wife is a tech as well, and I would sometimes drop by her shop and work on some things I had experience on that she and her other techs didn't. Fixed printers, etc, for friends like we all do. A few years back my wife took over as Service Manager where we both currently work and she needed a tech so she convinced me to come back fully into the fold instead of just tinkering whenever I felt like it. Re-upped my certs, took training on all the new stuff, and here I am, fixing printers and copiers full time again. Like just about anyone some days I hate it, some days I love it. Also like just about anyone else in this biz I get along better with the machines than I do the end users. By way of introduction

    Long and short, I've perused the forum a few times in the past when I've had a head scratcher, so thought I should join up just in case I can return the favor for someone else on something I've seen and have a fix for.

    MRS
    Thanks for joining.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

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    Service Manager 1,000+ Posts bob marley's Avatar
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    Welcome
    Live for yourself and you will live in vain. Live for others, and you will live again

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    Hello

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    KonicaMinolta Senior Tech 500+ Posts srvctec's Avatar
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    Glad to have you with us, Murv!
    Started in the copier service business in the fall of 1988 and have worked at the same company since then, now the senior tech, since 2004.

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