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Canon IR C4080i

How do I know when to change the drum? The drum life looks to be zero but it is still working. Will it stop working completely when it is time to replace the drum?

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The drum will either produce an error code of E000020 with multiple subcodes. This is time to change it. Also if your getting weak density or solid backgrounding of a particular color. These are all ques to change the drum.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

  • mrfixit3441 Jun 26, 2009

    The machine will throw and error E000020-01,02,03,04b0 error. 
    01=yellow drum
    02=magenta drum
    03=cyan drum
    04=black drum.
    You may also experience weak density or solid backgrounding of a certain color. This will que a drum replacement.



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