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Sharp AR-156 will not copy

WIll not copy and says "L6" in the display

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  • tduck Oct 27, 2008

    Still not fixed but at least I know what the problem is. It is the only thing plugged into that outlet.



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L6-10 Code
New Laser Unit is Needed.. If you hold the Green start/copy button down for a second or so, you will see L6 flash then 10 (if it is 10?)

The only thing you can do is call a tech, they can try to clear it with simulation 14, which might keep it going for a day or two, You can try to turn it off and back on... that might clear it.
But it will come back soon enough.
The Polygon Motor is what spins the Mirrors which the Laser uses to write to the Drum.
In Short, machine will not work without it.

A tech can try to replace the Motor itself, (provided the boards arent bad) but usually it is cheaper and easier to replace the Laser Unit.

Good Luck

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Usually that means the polygon motor isn't up to speed.
Try turning the copier off, wait 20 seconds, and turn the power back on.
Is there any other devices plugged into this electrical outlet?

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