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Epson C1100 Photoconductor kill chip

The photoconductor of the Epson C1100 is supposed to yield 5000 prints. I've made just over 2000 prints with mine and now I get a message to replace the photoconductor. The Photoconductor is not even half through it's life cycle. How can I reset/short/cancel the kill chip?

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You can buy a new chip , empty the waste toner and then keep printing. Its only if the message is "replace photocnductor " though..

http://www.tonerangel.us/instructions/default.aspx

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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    How do I empty the waste toner from the photoconductor? the only instructions I can find say to remove 2 screws, which 2?

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These printers have a locking device to get you to buy products you do not need. Very uncool for the environment and will cost you hundreds.
You can find reset chips on ebay or go to http://www.fitityourself.netau.net/

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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The message E 511: Service Required is commonly due to the Photo Conductor Unit's tabs getting stuck. So the first thing we need to do is to remove the PHoto Conductor Unit. Here are the step to remove the Photo Conductor Unit off of your EPSON Aculaser C1100.

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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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See attached link

http://www.zinetic.co.uk/Epson_Aculaser_c1100_Drum_Reset_Chip-details.aspx

there is a also a short video demonstration sghsowing the chip being replaced. The chip doesnt fix any print defects or improve print quality but it does let you keep printing,...

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