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PCU Dear Labatt. I also out of the blue recieved the message to replace my photoconductor unit I see in your post that the same trick will work on the Epson C1100. I've nearly completely dismanteled my PCU. I just can't seem to find anything that even remotely resembles a fuse. I've tried short circuiting the contacts with foil and then wire. Hell, I've cleaned out the waste toner compartment. No success. I also see someone else posting about a "kill chip". Checked out that thingy too. The one chip in my PCU is green and round. About the size of a mint. I Googled the number on it and it turns out to be a varistor of some sort. Is this the "kill chip"? Please help. I've done about 2500 prints with my PCU and really don't want to replace now

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The kill chip on my C1100 is actually on the side of the photoconductor. Open the top lid, pull up the orange handle on the right, and pull the photoconductor out. The killer chip is on the left hand side of the photoconductor. It is possible to buy new chips for about £15. I tried this, and it quickly died :( genuine photoconductors should last for thousands of pages, so are worth the money.

You really need to keep an eye on the photoconductor gauge on the printer screen on your computer. Mine got very low, and I hadn't noticed. Best to be prepared !

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