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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Brother Printer refilling toner - Still showing replace toner message (fix)

After brother printer ink is finished then it shows toner low message.
You have got option to pull out the toner and refill it manually and put the toner back again.

Still after you put the refilled toner it still shows the toner low message and rejects to print normally.

For this there is a simple hack that can be applied to the printer and it should be fixed.

The steps to do after you refill the toner and insert it in brother printer are :

Brother toner Replace setting
  1. Open the front cover where the cartridge is placed 
  2. Press clear
  3. Press start
      1. (Note: the screen should go blank)
  4. Press '+' 12 times
  5. Press 'ok'
  6. Close the cover/door
Now Your printer should work normally... enjoy

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

How to implement logging in database table and log file using NLog in C#

NLog is a .Net Library which is very useful for logging program information. It delivers various features of logging error free. NLog allows users to write the logs to various outputs some of most helpful are: a File text console email message database event log and many more For full article please follow my personal blog post "How to implement logging in database table and log file using NLog in C# "

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cannot implicitly convert type 'Google.Apis.Drive.v2.Data.File' to 'System.IO.File' - Resolved Code

I was using Google Drive API go get File Name of the stored file in Google drive

Although following the sample code provided by Google I encountered following error:

Cannot implicitly convert type 'Google.Apis.Drive.v2.Data.File' to 'System.IO.File'. I was surprised to find there were not much written about this.

I thought it would be a small but helpful post to some. Instead of wasting  precious time you can just do following to resolve this issue:

  1. If you are using System.IO in your program, then it will first pickup System.IO.File and ignore the Google.Apis.Drive.v2.Data.File.
  2. Therefore to resolve this issue you need to give full path of the Google Drive File
  • For Eg:
        Google.Apis.Drive.v2.Data.File file = service.Files.Get(fileId).Execute();
            Console.WriteLine("Title: " + file.Title);
              Console.WriteLine("Description: " + file.Description);
                Console.WriteLine("MIME type: " + file.MimeType);

        Hope this helps, Enjoy coding guys........

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        Sunday, August 2, 2015

        XAMPP Error - Apache shutdown unexpectedly - This may be due to a blocked port (Solved)

        I was having the problem restarting Apache using XAMPP in Windows 7. Every-time I start Apache there was an error popping up. I had a solution to change the port to 8080 but that was not what i was looking for i was looking for solution that should work without changing anything in the config and work as normal.

        Following was the error appearing in my XAMPP:
        Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
        8:33:18 PM  [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, 
        8:33:18 PM  [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
        8:33:18 PM  [Apache] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
        8:33:18 PM  [Apache] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
        8:33:18 PM  [Apache] If you need more help, copy and post this
        8:33:18 PM  [Apache] entire log window on the forums
        So I was looking for the solution all over the place and finally i figured it out.

        1.  Figure out what applications are using port 80 and if there are not crucial applications that are using port 80 then you can free the port for XAMPP to use it. 
          • First open cmd as Administrator -- do this by typing cmd in search bar and right click cmd.exe and run as Administrator
          • Enter netstat -aon | findstr :80 to find all the necessary applications that are using port 80.
        2. Now to free up the port 80 type in : net stop http 
        3. It will ask permission to stop the applications that are using up port 80, Just type Yes 
        4. Now run Apache in XAMPP -- this should solve the problem and now Apache is up and running...
        Important: Skype uses port 80 by default, you can change this in skype options > advanced > connection - and uncheck "use port 80"


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        Tuesday, July 28, 2015

        Cannot start apache from xampp on windows 7 due to ports blocked (fixed)

        In my Windows 7 i had installed .net and so IIS was running and therefore it was normally using up the port 80 and therefore any other trying to work on port 80 was rejected.
        I had this issue while I tried to restart Apache server from xampp it was always giving error saying access to the port was denied.

        To avoid this issue I had to search the web every time i open up xampp. To fix this problem i have decided to write up this blog post that covers the solution of the issue:

        Problems running XAMPP while running IIS. If you are running IIS it might be worth stopping the service then starting XAMPP.

        If you just want to make Apache run an don't mind which port it is running on, do the following:

        1. In the XAMPP Control Panel, click on the Apache - 'Config' button which is located next to the 'Logs' button.

        2. Select 'Apache (httpd.conf)' from the drop down. (notepad should open)

        3. Do Ctrl + F to find '80'. Click 'find next' three times and change line Listen 80 to Listen 8080

        4. Click 'find next' again a couple times until you see line ServerName localhost:80 change this 
        to ServerName localhost:8080

        5. Do Ctrl + S to save and then exit notepad.

        6. Start up Apache again in the XAMPP Control Panel, Apache should successfully run.

        7. Use http://localhost:8080/ in your browser address bar to check everything is working.

        Thanks to Afroman in the stackoverflow comment :

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