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How to reset the fuser counter for Dell 5100CN Printer

The Dell 5100CN has a chip on the fuser that keeps track of the number of pages . How Can I reset that counter

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  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    how do you reset the fuser counter on a dell 5110cn

  • ltice May 19, 2009

    Installed new fuser on a Dell 5100 and I am still getting the fuser life over message. How do you reset the chip on the fuser? Why didn't installing a new fuser make the error go away if it is in the fuser chip?



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SOURCE: Need to reset the counter

First, you enter the config menu by powering off the printer. Hold the middle and right arrow buttons and turn the printer back one. Continue to hold until you see Performing self test. Then release. You will then see config menu. Scroll down to reset maintenance count and press select. It will reset and bring you back. Then restart the printer.

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SOURCE: number of pages tracking on daily basis in hp1018 laser printer

try Printer Test page
The Printer Test page contains information about printer driver and port settings. The page also contains information about the printer name and model, computer name, and so on.
You can print the Printer Test page from the printer driver.
is it on the network? login to the printer using http://<ipaddress of printer>
other option is to contact hp support online.

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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The only way to reset it it to buy oem cartridges because it only lets you use the starter tanks once, after that they must have chips

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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SOURCE: 010 397 Error Message on Dell 5100cn

The following steps are the troubleshooting steps that should be followed for error code 010 397.
First, the definition of the failure is <IOT Fuser Failure>, and means a Fuser Error is detected.

1) With power off, reseat the fuser by physically removing it from the printer, then reinstalling it and locking it in place. Turn the power back on. ( if the error is still present, proceed to step 2 ).

2) If reseating the fuser did not resolve the problem, Replace the fuser with a known good fuser.
( if problem is not resolved, proceed to step 3)

3) Replace the LVPS ( low voltage power supply ). ( if problem not resolved, proceed to step 4 ).

4) Replace the PWBA MCU ( printed wiring board assembly - machine control unit ).

END of troubleshooting.........

In most cases, the fuser itself is the problem. If you tried to reseat or replace the fuser while power was still on, the LVPS could have been damaged just as if there were an electrical storm.

Hopefully this helped.

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How do you reset maintenance count on a dell 3130?

You don't. You can't.

When you install a replacement Transfer belt (it has it's own counter chip) that resets the transfer belt pagecount, and as a result clears any transfer belt life related warnings/errors.

When you install a REPLACEMENT Fuser (that has it's own counter chip) that resets the fuser pagecount, and as a result clears any fuser life related warnings/errors.

PLEASE NOTE - The fuser supplied with the DELL 3130 when new DOES NOPT have a counter chip - the fuser life warnigs are triggered by the printer pagecount. Installing a fuser from another printer (even if it has a ZERO pagecount WILL NOT reset the fuser pagecount (because the 'ship with' fuser has no counter chip.

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Xerox 6280 gets error message replace fuser kit, it was replaced and still has the same message

This is an easy one.

The original fuser supplied with the printer DOES NOT have a counter chip. Instead, the PRINTER assumes that when the number of pages printed reaches the level at which the fuser needs to be replaced, the printer issued the REPLACE FUSER message.

If you replace the fuser with another that has come OUT OF a new printer (i.e. a 'PULL' from a new unused printer), since it has no counter chip of it's own, the printer assumes the fuser pagecount is the same as the printer pagecount (because there is no information to read from a fuser chip), and still wants the fuser to be replaced.

A new REPLACEMENT fuser from XEROX, or a CORRECTLY refurbished fuser WILL have a counter chip, and therefore clear the REPLACE FUSER message.

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How do you reset the fuser counter, or page counter, on a dell 5330?

There is no mention of resetting the counters during the replacement process in the manual for the printer. (Link below) Try powering off the printer by using a switch or unplugging it.



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Is ti possible to reset the imaging drum counter for DELL 5100cn printer ?

No, but you can find a replacement chip for the unit online, and replace if the image quality was not too bad before it locked you out. The chip is on the side of the drum unit and is easy to replace. It looks like a 1-inch diameter brown circle.

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Dell 5100cn is printing duplicate text and images..what do we do after vacuuming excess toner has not solved the problem?

Two possibilities.

You may need a new FUSER. The fuser is the hot thing in the back that bonds the toner to the paper. The fuser heat roller is coated with teflon so the toner won't stick to it while it's heating the paper. After a period of time/number of pages (usually 100,000+), the teflon wears out and the toner starts sticking to it and then gets transferred back to the paper after a revolution.

Is the whole image repeating? Chances are good that it's the fuser. If only one color is repeating, it's probably a faulty toner cartridge, as it may have worn out before the toner ran out. Have you changed cartridges yet? If you have not and don't want to buy another just to see if it will work, try a "half-page test. Start printing something. When yoou think the paper is about halfway through the printer, open the cartridge door to stop the printing. Don't worry about the error. Pull out the toner cartridge and see if the repeat defect occurs before the fuser. If it does, try a new cartridge. If it does not, you need a new fuser.

The Dell fuser is not as easy to change as an HP fuser, but if you are brave and have a screwdirver, you may be able to do it without calling a technician. Service manuals afor Dell printers are hard to track down. Fusers can be found online for about $200-300. Best bet, if you don't know what you're doing is to call a Dell authorized servicer.

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Xerox fuser for Phaser 6300 installed in Dell 5100CN- Fuser ID er

I would only use the part designated by the manufacturer.

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Dell 5100CN Color laser printer - full page wash

Hello from france !!
Your mistake come from the fuser.
Change it and all be fun

See xerox phaser 6300 fuser is most cheaper and it's compatible !!

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