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Replace drum soon

I did replace the drum unit but the machine keeps telling me that I still need to replace it.

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You can disable this message. Turn on while press Menu.

You have enter in "service mode"
Put code 10
Put code 31 (after WSW)
scroll right until last digit
change to zero
press menu
put code 99

And ready!!!

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