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Sharp AL2020 AL2040 AL2060 Copier Drum Light Reset

So maybe you have replaced your drum but the light did not reset. Or your copies are fine and you would like to get more copies out of the drum unit rather than just replace it. Here is the procedure.
Press the following key's in sequence and as quickly as possible (with 4 seconds for the first 4 keys)
Press "C" key then the "Auto" key, then the "C" key then the "Auto" key again.
So in other words C, Auto, C, Auto
If done correctly the display should go blank.
Then key in 24 as if you were going to make 24 copies.
Now press the "print" button
Now key in 7 as if you were making 7 copies
Now press the print button again.
You should now be getting flashing zero's or "Drum Reset" on the display.
Turn the machine off then on again and your drum light should be gone!
You can usually reset this counter at least once to get twice the life out of your drum unit.
Works on the Sharp 2020 2040 2060 as well as others.
Good Luck and Thank You for using Fixya.
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How do I remove and install the "drum" on my copier? Drum light is on and I replace my cartridge toner. Drum light is still on.


If your copies are fine just reset the drum unit counter. To reset the drum light, press the following key's in sequence and as quickly as possible (with 4 seconds for the first 4 keys)
Press "C" then the far left key (exposure mode) then the "C" key then the far left again.
So in other words C, far left, C, far left
If done correctly the display should go blank.
Then key in 24 as if you were going to make 24 copies.
Now press the "print" button
Now key in 7 as if you were making 7 copies
Now press the print button again.
You should now be getting flashing zero's on the display.
Turn the machine off then on again and your drum light should be gone!
You can reset this counter at least once to get twice the life out of your drum unit.
Good Luck and Thank You for using Fixya.

Sep 13, 2010 | Sharp AL 1631 Copier

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Locked up AL-1642CS with blinking Drum Light


Older Sharp AL copiers will go on working with the drum light blinking, but yours will not. Newer models do stop working when the drum reaches its limit. Now keep in mind that just as almost every copier in the market, these units count the copies they make in order to determine toner & drum life. So it is possible to reset the drum counter if you inspect the unit and see no markings or visible wear & tear. Also keep in mind that the toner & drum units have been the same for all AL units through time, so there are plenty of good replacements in the market (not recycled, but re-manufactured or brand-new compatibles).

As for your unit, if the drum is Sharp original or a good quality replacement, you should have to do nothing after installation, for the internal chip in the drum will tell the copier to reset the counter and begin working automatically. However if that is not the case, or should you want to reset the counter on your existing drum, this is the correct sequence to do so.

  1. Identify the buttons used for adjusting exposure (darker or lighter copies), amount of copies, clear copies and start copying.
  2. Now press the following sequence of buttons: [CLR], [EXPOSURE], [CLR], [EXPOSURE]
  3. Your unit should turn off the numbers in the panel.
  4. Now press 24 as if asking for 24 copies and press [START].
  5. Press 07 as if asking for 7 copies and press [START].
  6. Your unit should restart by itself and start working normally.
Be blessed.

Nov 07, 2008 | Sharp AL-1641CS Laser Digital Copier

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dark border one side of paper


This maybe your cleaning blade, your drum or the fuser unit....the best way to find out is to make a copy a to stop it before it's getting to the fuser unit ( that's the thing very hot). If you see your border it's your cleaning or drum...But when you replace a drum you must replace the cleaning blade to !


Hope it help !

Apr 04, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Drum light


Check a service manual on resetting the drum counter. You have to reset this counter to tell the machine it has a new drum

Aug 25, 2007 | Sharp AL-1641CS Color Copier

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