It’s important to make sure drivers are available when you buy a used copier.  It does no good to get a bargain on a used copier and then not be able to find a scan driver for it.  Always go to the manufacturer’s website for downloading drivers.

Kyocera420iMy technicians tell me that it’s easy to pick up a virus if you go to the wrong place for downloading drivers so it’s really important to go the official site of that brand of copier.  When you Google something like “drivers for Konica C360 color MFP” it should have Konica USA at the top of the list on page one.  It would be the same for Kyocera, Sharp, etc.  That’s the website to click on.

If you still can’t find the driver give us a call.  The used copier maybe too old.  We get calls from people who picked up a bargain at an auction not realizing it is fifteen years old and not practical for printing and scanning in today’s connected environment.  Apple recently released Yosemite and Windows 10 comes out July 29th so it’s really important to know about the availability of drivers before spending your money.

This wasn’t a problem in the old days but software applications such as Wireless and AirPrint are coming out so rapidly that it’s better to buy used copiers/MFPs that are near new.  Of course, it’s hard for the end user to know the age of copier.  Don’t be fooled by the meter reading because a very old copier can have a low meter reading.  Sometimes it’s better to get the used copier with the higher meter reading if it’s less than five years old as opposed to 7 or 8 years old.

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