Tips and Tricks

Printer troubleshooting tips

Sometimes, you unbox a new, shiny printer with all the latest bells and whistles and it just won’t work. It may power up, the drivers may load, but the thing just won’t print! It’s maddening! But we’re going to give you a few printer troubleshooting tips that just might help.

Firstly, make sure the printer is […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Printer troubleshooting|0 Comments

Who doesn’t hate paper jams?

Few things are more frustrating than having your work interrupted by a technical issue. As advanced as current printers can be, technical issues still crop up from time to time. We’re going to look at a few common technical issues that might crop up, and we’re going to help you work through them! First up: […]

By |February 10th, 2015|Printer troubleshooting|0 Comments

Alternative antivirus tools

Last time out we looked at the pitfalls of having more than one antivirus program on your computer. I promised that, this time, we’d look at alternative antivirus tools – effective protection which can work without having more than one antivirus scanner on your system.

Why would you want to supplement your existing antivirus/anti-malware solution? To […]

By |February 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can your computer have too much antivirus protection?

Last year I wrote about the importance of having an antivirus scanner on your computer. That hasn’t changed, and I still stand behind my recommendations.

Lately, however, I’ve noticed a trend in the computers I’ve been seeing – more than one antivirus solution has been installed and is running on the computer at the same time. […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do toner cartridges have an expiration date?

Expiration dates are a fact of life on many of the consumer goods we purchase.  From the expiration dates on food, to the use by dates on batteries, manufacturers want you to be aware that most products have a limited shelf life.  Recently, I’ve had this question asked about our remanufactured toner cartridges.

The short answer: […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A new video card – making your old pc feel new again!

So far, we’ve looked at a couple of component upgrades which can make an older system feel new again – adding system RAM and upgrading your hard drive. Today we look at another popular upgrade for older systems – a new video card.

Todays video cards are faster and more powerful – sometimes exponentially – than […]

By |January 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hard drive upgrade – another vital update for an older computer

Last week, we started looking at upgrades that can make an older computer feel like new again. We covered the benefits that adding RAM to your computer can provide. This week, we look at hard drive upgrades and how upgrading this vital component can make your older computer feel livelier again.

Whereas RAM provides temporary storage […]

By |January 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Upgrading your computer – Part One – RAM

If you have an older computer, you’ve no doubt considered replacing it with a newer, faster model with all sorts of bells and whistles. Keeping your older computer, however, can still be an idea worth considering. In previous blog entries we’ve covered a few tips and tricks for improving your computers’ performance. In this article, […]

By |January 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A quick Q and A, part one

Periodically, I get asked questions by someone and I think to myself that others could benefit from the answer, as well. Keeping that in mind, this weeks blog is going to cover three questions I encountered in the last week. Hopefully they will be of use to other people, as well.

Question: My HP Inkjet printer […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recycling electronics and protecting your personal data

At IMSInkspot, we pride ourselves on our commitment to the environment. Our line of business (selling remanufactured ink and toner cartridges), combined with our ISO certification (certified ISO: 14001) and recycling programs are examples of how seriously we take recycling and the benefits we think they provide the world we share.

One issue I’ve seen brought […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments