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Ricoh Ap204 What would cause this Laser printer to print poorly until about 5 pages are printed then its OK! Thanks

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SOURCE: Ricoh CL3000 Laser Replace Waste toner

Couple of things to try: - If you just emptied the waste cartridge then you have to take the bottle back out and clean the insides as well. The sensor sees the toner on the walls and still thinks it?s full. FYI as typical the manufacturer recommends replacing the bottle with a brand new one. - If not that then you may have toner covering the optical sensor. Try blowing the area where the waste bottle attaches to the printer with canned air. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this post.

Posted on Feb 17, 2007

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SOURCE: lines in printed copy on Ricoh CL3500N

Depending on the age of the model, it could be a couple of things. ***Never touch the drum or expose it to bright light*** The drum unit is bad. It's the shiny brightly-colored large roller in the center of the machine. On most recent smaller machines like this on it's integrated into the toner cartridge. Check it out. If it has toner build up on the ends, it's bad. or The corona wires need cleaning. Some machines have a small slide that moves from one side of the printer to the other which cleans the hidden corona wires. It's usually brightly colored. The corona wires are also integrated into the toner cartridge in many smaller machines

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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My Ricoh Aficio SP C420DN Laser Printer shows color tone SC366 and some time SC365, any ideas?

You just have a problem with colour PCU (SC 365 - magenta, SC366 - cyan). The main reason is that toner density is abnormal. Sometimes, when you replace toners, printer receive to much toner for a short time, and after that you have an abnormal toner density (higher). You can check in service mode (hold up and down arrows for 6-7 sec, release them and press ok button) following thing :
choose 2. engine
then with arrows choose 3. process
then choose Vt display,
for each color by default there should by somewhere arround 2.4V. If you see for some colors, for example 0.02V, then this is a problem(to much toner). In this case the only thing that you can do is to restart printer and try to print enough pages, filled with problem color. Usually you can print max 3 pages. Then restart printer and try another 3 pages. Print until the you will be able to print at least 4 pages continuously.
Good luck and remember that this is a technical problem and you should ask someone qualified for the job. I am sure that 80% of service engineers can't repair this issue. But I can.

Apr 17, 2015 | Ricoh Aficio SP C420DN Laser Printer

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How can I check the color counter page for Ricoh Aficio SP C210SF?

The instructions for getting the page count for the C210SF should be the same as for the C231SF:

- Press User Tools.
- Scroll down until you see Reports Print.
- Press OK.
- Scroll down to either Configuration Page (2 pages long, prints in black and white) or Maintenance Page (1 page long, prints in color).
- Press OK.

Both the configuration page and the maintenance page will show the page counts. For page count instructions on other models of copiers or printers, check out

Aug 11, 2011 | Ricoh Aficio™ SP-C210SF Printer

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I need to print the configuration page for a Ricoh Aficio SP C222DN.

From the manual:

"To Print configuration page, turn the printer off then while pressing and holding [the stop/start key] down, turn the printer back on, holding the key down until the READY indicator flashes once. The configuration page will then print out"

Feb 28, 2011 | Ricoh AficioSP C222DN Laser Printer

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How to get a copy count on a ricoh 7200 printer

To view the copy count, you'll have to print a config page. Press Menu, then scroll down until you see List/Test Print and press OK. Choose the Config Page option, and you'll get a page or two of information, with the copy count (broken into black and white and color) listed near the top of the first page.

Jul 20, 2010 | Ricoh Aficio CL7200 Laser Printer

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How can i find out how many printouts i made on my CL7000 Printer

From the menu, select "List/Test Print" and then select "Config page" and ok. the page it prints out will give you the details of the machine including the total pages printed.

Feb 10, 2010 | Ricoh Aficio CL7000 Laser Printer

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Vertical white lines on printed page

get out the toner cartdrige and give it a couple of strong shakes( take care of your clothes...)
if the white lines are still there, you have to clean the phototransfer unit (it's a bit more complicated...)

Oct 13, 2009 | Ricoh Aficio AP204 Laser Printer

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Need to find # of pages printed.

Press "menu"
Use arrows to scroll to "list/test print", Press "ok"
use arrows to scroll to "Config. Page", Press "ok"
The page is printed, Press "menu" to return to main screen.

Total counter is on this page - top right corner I believe.

Please rate solution :)

Apr 25, 2009 | Ricoh CL4000DN Laser Printer

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Does not print from Mac OX 10.5 Leopard

from a mac, you need to have a post script print option installed, the system only came with pcl

Apr 04, 2008 | Ricoh Aficio 3025 All-In-One Laser Printer

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