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Toner life end

I put a new toner cartridge in on Tuesday and worked fine yesterday got an error message saying toner life end what do I need to do.
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  • DocViking Dec 06, 2008

    I have replaced the toner cartridge and I continue to receive the message "Toner life end....replace with new cartridge.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    can't seem to find clear botton?

  • bhuggins Dec 17, 2008

    same message, and also can not find any button that says "clear"

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Try this:

Open the cover, leaving everything inside. Press Options, then *00 to reset the fax.

If that doesn't work:

Open the front cover and remove the cartridge and drum. Turn off the fax. On the right-hand side of the cartridge, there is a round hole that is covered with a clear plastic or glass. Cover that hole up with tape, put the cartridge back in the drum, and put them back into the fax, and turn it back on.

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Open the toner door and hold down the clear button.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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There is no reset code the likely thing is that you have a faulty toner cartridge. Put another new one in and check the machine then.

Before you try the above shake the toner cartridge and tap it some more as it may also be the toner inside have become solid and needs breaking up.


Hope one of the above works for you
Thanks J

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