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True to form, yesterday one of the toner cartridges we use for our big color laser printer, the one we intended to print lots and lots of stuff on to take to AC, exploded inside the printer.

And yes, I mean i had to take a vacuum and suck blue powdery toner out of the machine so it would stop making everything a sickly shade of green. It felt like deja vu, since the blue toner cartridge was what exploded before the last big con.

In fact, this sort of thing seems to happen right before Every con.

But! It was okay, I mean we'd planned for this! We'd ordered two sets of toner cartridges, I'll just lean over and pop in the second blue toner cartridge, and sure we won't have quite as many copies but...

*puffy cloud of blue toner in the face as the backup cartridge turns out to be trash too*

Date: 2009-07-01 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nickylion.livejournal.com
ummm....wow! That's rather impressive! o.o

Tonersplosions are not fun. worse when you don't have an actual toner vacuum.

Date: 2009-07-01 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kyo-foxtrot.livejournal.com
LOL surf bukkake x3

Date: 2009-07-01 11:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadow-stallion.livejournal.com
Wow, what are the odds that you would have not one but two toner cartridges explode on you.

*hugs* You boys travel safe and enjoy yourselves.


Date: 2009-07-01 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trollsabre.livejournal.com
Told you to stop snorting smurfs

Date: 2009-07-02 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dinosnake.livejournal.com
Always. Stuff like that will ALWAYS happen with a deadline, it never fails. ^_^ I swear those little blue gremlins are hanging out around machinery at times like that!

Try this next year: remove the partial cartridges and replace them with the new ones prior to getting your deadline work done. Afterwards re-insert the partials to finish them up when things aren't at the "push it out" level.

OH! One More Thing I found out the hard way: unused toner cartridges are only good for a maximum of ONE YEAR before they toast themselves. And to play it safe that's from the date of manufacture, not from the date of purchase. I found that out from the supplier when a 1.75 year cartridge was completely D.O.A. upon insertion; they couldn't give me a hard-core technical breakdown as to why..., it simply "is".


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