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Status Light on Steady Red and toner light on steady amber color.

I have checked the toner cartridge and drum both. I also took some black tape and covered the toner cartridge where the sensor looks at the cartridge. It still powered up with the error. I am guessing that the sensor that looks at the cartridge and drum is bad. Can anyone help me fix this issue and if so is it worth fixing the unit?

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Remove all those tape and try with another tonner.

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