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Offtek have been supplying laptop memory, computer memory and memory for all devices online since 1997 and have quickly established ourselves as one of the UK's premier memory distributors as well as one of Europe's largest online memory suppliers.

We offer fast, free UK delivery including a 60 day money back guarantee and ensure your order is 100% compatible.

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What are the Symptoms of Faulty Laser Printer Memory?

If the memory your printer uses during print jobs becomes faulty, there are a number of symptoms that will allow you to recognise and diagnose the problem yourself. Armed with this knowledge, you can avoid having to replace the whole thing when swapping a component will suffice.

Partial or Defective Prints
If you have to print a large job that is too big for your printer’s memory, it will do its best to print to the limits of its capacity but will stop when it reaches that boundary. This will result in a partial print and a document that is all but useless to you. Whilst insufficient RAM might be more of an indication of a necessity to upgrade it, poorly performing or ‘faulty’ RAM will not work to its full capacity...hence the issue. Either way, you will need to purchase new printer memory upgrade.

Error Messages
A laser printer will typically display an error message when its RAM is playing up and this will usually report a ‘limitcheck’ or ‘vmerror’ problem. This may result in a number of unrequested pages being printed with machine code on them, especially if your printer doesn’t have an inbuilt display.

Stuck Print Jobs
Another symptom of bad printer memory is when print jobs seemingly disappear into thin air without printing or simply show in the print queue, unable to proceed further. Clearing the print queue should be quite a simple task, however, the root cause, i.e. insufficient memory, will have to be resolved to avoid the problem persisting.

Lasting Actions
There are short-term measures that can be taken to alleviate these kinds of issues, such as reallocating memory or printing complex documents in individual sections, but this is technically papering over the cracks, as you’re having to take these laborious steps to mitigate the effects of a bigger underlying memory issue.

If you’d like an easier, stress-free printer experience, we’d recommend taking steps to replace your defective printer memory as soon as you can. If you take the upgrade route, you must remember that printers are like laptops and PCs, in that they will have a maximum allowable amount of installable memory, so be sure to check your printer’s specs and capabilities before you moving forward. Your printer’s manual is a good place to start or you could have a chat with one of our advisers.

Don’t suffer from underperforming printer memory. Take action now. Your work colleagues will thank you for it!

The History of Gateway Computers

The brand Gateway Incorporated was a company that designed and produced hardware between the late 1980s and 2011. With its base of operations in South Dakota initially and then in California, the enterprise manufactured a number of products including servers, computer monitors, home computers and computer accessories

The company thrust itself into the public eye in 1991, when it began shipping its computer products in flashy piebald boxes and it would continue to grow over the next 10 years. As it did so, it outsourced a portion of its operations, such as technical customer support and in 2002, the firm moved into the field of consumer electronics. Its portfolio of products expanded to include MP3 players, DLP projectors, wireless routers, digital cameras and plasma TVs.

Limited Success
The business only stayed in this field for a couple years, largely due to the short term potential for profit for this kind of hardware and Wayne Inouye (CEO at the time) moved to remove the company from this area in 2004. Despite scaling back operations considerably, Gateway still operates to this day as a third party online electronics retailer.

The company started life in 1985 in Iowa, when Mike Hammond and Ted Waitt created one of the very first direct sales computer enterprises. It took the lead from Dell and ran a unique marketing campaign that jokingly played with the idea that computers made in Iowa were an oddity.

Industry Leader
Gateway went on to be one of the leading manufacturers of home computers and was something of a trailblazer in the field that was in the middle of a polar shift towards Windows based architecture. The company produced one of the first viable portable machines and their ‘sub-notebook’ would become a staple for professionals in a number of industries that benefited from the technology.

By 1997, Gateway 2000 had released their first Smart TV, the 32 inch ‘Destination’ model which sported surround sound by Harman Kardon. Weighing in at a hefty 300 pounds and costing over $7,000, it was a breakthrough in home entertainment. Just 2 years later, the company produced the first PC costing less than $1,000, the ‘all in one’ Astro.

Acquisition by Acer
In 2007, Gateway was acquired by Acer, the Far East computer giant, for just over $700m in order to consolidate the company’s global presence according to chairman, J.T. Wang. Although technically not the same company, Gateway relaunched itself in Australia in 2009, selling laptops and netbooks on a much smaller scale.

Gateway was a major part of the computer revolution that changed all of our lives and for that reason, it will always have a place the hearts of many people.

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