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WorkCentre 6505

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WorkCentre 6505 3.9 5 42 42
Just Another Disposable Printer - Life Span Approximately 1000 sheets PRO: Seemingly durable mechanisms, installation set up relatively easy, fast wake up, fast print, wonderful print quality. Printed roughly 1000 sheets in color mode and still have all three original color cartridges, just recently changed out the original black cartridge. Seemed to use toner conservatively. Overall initial impression of this unit leads the user to believe that this is a quality machine knocking out quality prints and copies! ……………. but then the party is over and reality sets in…………….. CON: Noisy when in operation, heavy bulky unit. Defective circuitry, “Controller Error code 116-317” appeared on our unit after two years of service and roughly 1000 sheets of paper printed. For those who have yet to experience this error code, it is Xerox’s version of the blue screen of death. This error is caused by defective circuitry on one of two circuit boards thus transforming your WorkCentre 6505 into a 100+ pound paperweight. COMMENTS: If you are a small business owner, you had better purchase the service contract. Xerox will frequently steer you towards a contract that is just right for you and your budget. This will be an essential expenditure necessary to repair the Xerox defect(s) you will encounter. If you are not a small business owner and simply plan to use it in your home for the family and do not want to pay the annual fees for the service contract because you anticipate minimal use and think you have a mechanically durable piece of equipment built by a historically reputable corporation, consider: 1) Once the warranty has expired and you have not purchased a service contract, you are on your own. PERIOD! Xerox has no concern for the integrity of their brand. Xerox defects are your problem. Need to repair the defective Xerox circuitry, no problem…………as the Xerox website proudly proclaims…………..”have your credit card ready when calling.” 2) When you realize that Xerox has marketed you a disposable Workcentre 6505 and you are unwilling to pay to repair the Xerox defect(s), you will at this point need to enlist the assistance of a neighbor to help you transport and then lift this rather heavy disposable Xerox printer up into the electronic recycle dumpster at the county landfill. The final prideful moment you share with your seemly durable yet proven disposable Xerox Workcentre 6505 starts at the point you and your neighbor hoist it over the edge of the dumpster. At that point gravity takes over hurling it ever so briskly into the pile of small inferior lightweight disposable plastic printers and miscellaneous electronics congregated at the bottom of the dumpster. Like a wrecking ball crashing through an abandoned building, this disposable Xerox WorkCertre 6505 destroys all in its path as it plunges towards the bottom of the dumpster sending plumes of plastic and glass fragments in all directions. Bottom line, today’s Xerox is not your parent’s Xerox. What a big disappointment. If you do purchase this unit we hope your experience is better than ours! Good luck and buyer beware! July 10, 2014
Good Multipurpose machine We use this in a mixed mac and windows environment. Works well with both platforms. Toner cartridges are priced well and you don't need a lot of storage space for them April 28, 2014
DOES NOT WORK ON WINDOWS 8.1 Bought this printer directly from the Xerox store. When purchasing, I was concerned about its use on Tablets, Windows 8 and the fax function. I asked the sales person about these three specific things and was satisfied with the answers given, especially when I spent approx. 30-50 minutes on the phone. I was told that in the matter of windows 8, all I had to do was download the driver from Xerox's website and to ignore the disc that came with the machine, you see I was in some ways comparing the WorkCentre 6605 and 6505, but wasn't too thrilled about the feedback on the WorkCentre 6605, so I decided to go with 6505, as long as it could work in that environment. After given all assurances, I bought the 6505. After 3 days I noticed that I couldn't find the driver for the printer anywhere, and the disc, of course, wasn't working on windows 8. Called support only to be told that they hadn't made any drivers for Windows 8.1 environment and I would have to call Microsoft to ask their technical support department to build me one, or ask them (Microsoft# to come with some solution, because they #Xerox) could not help, since they didn't know when one would be available, called the sales department to complain, only to be told by the sales rep that "he had no idea that windows 8.1 existed". I kid you not, I have 30 days to return the printer, but I'm allowing for 2 weeks to see if Xerox can come up with a fix. The one thing that hurts me the most is the fact that I did my due diligence in choosing this machine and all I hoped for was good customer service on the back end. Just wanted a printer that I wouldn't have to be bothered with for a minute. Yet here I am again. March 18, 2014
Black toner cartridges do not last nearly as long as they are supposed to I am a CPA and print a relatively high number of pages daily. This printer is costing a fortune in black toner cartridges. I have printed 5,477 pages so far and it has already gone through the initial black cartridge that came with the machine, 2 High Capacity new ones @ $110 each, and is halfway through a fourth. My HP did not eat up toner cartridges like this. Also, if you have to call customer service, beware the Serial # is hidden far inside the machine and involves having to try to remove other parts to get to it. Very bad design. January 17, 2014
Just keeps on printing with no problems The quality of the prints are great. It never needs calibrating. Text prints out sharp. It doesn't jam. It's quiet. I scan to file and email. It does everything well! Xerox support is excellent. The toner is expensive but it's worth it. July 7, 2013
This product is speedy This copier prints at a great speed. May 17, 2013
Scanning not so easy Scanning has been difficult for our network (on a mac). Otherwise the printer is great! May 11, 2013
Long Lasting This product does run into minor issues but over all this product with warranty is great. May 10, 2013
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