All posts for the month July, 2011

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion hides the /user/Library folder from the user by default.

Accessing this folder can be done by going to the Finder Go–>Go to Folder and tying it in there.  Holding down the Option key while clicking on the Go menu will show as a menu option there as well.  For a more permanent solution the following Terminal commands will unhide and hide the folder.


chflags nohidden ~/Library/


chflags hidden ~/Library/

Pages templates are keep in a templates folder.  Templates placed in this folder will show up in the list of templates in the “New From Template Chooser” window in Pages. This folder is located in your home directory under the Applications support iWork directory (/Users/yourname/Library/Application Support/iWork/Pages/templates/My Templates).  This directory may not be there under iWork and you will have to create it.  Place your templates here and they will show up when you need them.


Recently got an “Drum Life End Soon” message. The printer still worked, but the message keeps popping up.

This is tied to a counter The message can be cleared by:

Need to get to the Rest Parts Life menu.  This can be done by one of two ways depending on the drum status.

If you are getting the Drum Life End Soon Message

Press the + or – button to choose “Machine Info”.
Press OK to proceed to the next menu level, and then press the + or – button to choose
“Reset Parts Life”.
Press OK, and then press the + button to choose “Drum Unit”.
Press OK two times.


If you need to reset the counter without the message appearing.

With the front door open.

1.  Press the GO and + buttons at the SAME time.  The “Reset Parts Life” will appear on the LCD. 
2.  Select Drum Unit.
3.  Press OK