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Ricoh cl3500 printing light

This printer is printing light even after the black has been replaced, what should I do to correct this?

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  • phillipjones Sep 30, 2008

    I shook the toner and even took the little spongy roller out inspected it and put it back.

  • phillipjones Sep 30, 2008

    Tried that and still no luck.

  • phillipjones Oct 03, 2008

    less than a year.



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I installed a non-ricoh cartridge and the replace cartridge light stays on. Is this because ricoh won't recognize a cartridge from a different manufacturer? I have removed and shock several times but no change.

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Check the transfer roller. Its a black spongy roller in from of the drum. Make sure it is getting good contact. Did you shake the toner cartridge before you installed it?

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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    Tim Babcock Sep 30, 2008

    How old is the drum on the machine?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Oct 03, 2008

    It could be drum might not be working properly due to wear and tear. Any lines on the copies?

    Is this toner a Ricoh product or was it made by another company?



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Here is the maintenance manual:

You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser.
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