Question about Ricoh Aficio CL1000N Printer
My printer is giving a error message "replace black PCU" it's been doing this for a few months. Now my printed pages are no longer clear (lighter in middle of the page). It there something I can do so that printed matter is clear again until the parts are received? HELP
On the Ricoh 3713 you can do a hard reset by going on the main board toggling dip switch 101-1 on and then off, entering 97, pressing the "aps" key, and then power cycling the printer. Might work similarly on the CL3500N.
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
SOURCE: Ricoh Aficio CL3500N PCU issues
These machines were actually made by Panasonic and they eat PCU's there is no rhyme or reason, they just do. I would replace all of them as soon as possible. These printers were pretty much interim technology for Ricoh until they developed thier own engine. I highly recommend the new 400 color series, low cost per page, vg color and consumables last a long time!
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
The PCU is the photconductor unit. There is a black pcu and a color pcu. Did you replace these or replace the toner cartridges??
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
Depending on the age of the model, it could be a couple of things. ***Never touch the drum or expose it to bright light*** The drum unit is bad. It's the shiny brightly-colored large roller in the center of the machine. On most recent smaller machines like this on it's integrated into the toner cartridge. Check it out. If it has toner build up on the ends, it's bad. or The corona wires need cleaning. Some machines have a small slide that moves from one side of the printer to the other which cleans the hidden corona wires. It's usually brightly colored. The corona wires are also integrated into the toner cartridge in many smaller machines
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
The voids and blotches can be a bad black pcu, the voids san also be toner on the glass slat obove the pcu,s there are 4 slats one for each color, on the pcu itself on the upper side is a narrow long opening, the glass slat is above this opening when the pcu is in the printer. It will take a flashlight to see any toner on the glass.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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