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The replacephotoconductor message should be cleared only when the photoconductor kit has been replaced. If PC kit is new and still getting samemessage, please reset the photoconductor counter to zero.
For further assistance,please contact Lexmark Technical Support
To reset the photoconductor drum counter, press and hold the Cancel button on the printer until all lights flash in sequence. You can clear the Replace photoconductor message only when the imaging drum has been replaced. For more information on how to replace the drum, see the User's Guide.:
One of the most common reasons for a Lanier 5222 or 5227 to make dark copies is a problem with the drum unit or developer. Fortunately on those machines, the drum unit and developer are all self-contained in one easily-replacable unit, called the PCU (photoconductor).
If you don't have a new PCU handy, you can order one from the same company you get your toner from. The PCU should generally be replaced every 60,000 copies, but sometimes it may need to be replaced sooner (especially if you run a lot of dark copies or make a lot of copies of images) and it can often run longer than 60,000.
Replacing the PCU is easy -- it sits right next to the toner bottle, and all you have to do is slide the old PCU out and slide the new PCU in (once you remove all of the tape and other trappings from it). Instructions will be included in the box with the new PCU.
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84 PC Life Exhausted indicates that the photoconductor unit has reached its functional life. The photoconductor kit will need to be replaced. The printer will not function so long as the Exhausted message remains on the display. The only way to clear the message is to install a new photoconductor. After replacing the photoconductor unit, you need to manually reset the pc page counter as well. Thank you for choosing Lexmark.
Press Clear/Modes, then 107, then press AND HOLD Clear/Stop
This will get you into the service mode screen.
Know what you are doing before going into any modes and changing anything.
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Its cheaper to replace it. If you reset the unit in a short period of time it will lock up with used toner. Once this happens you still will have to replace the PCU plus the added cotst of the damaged gears and extra labor.
open right cover, and front cover. Remove toner bottle assembly (not just bottle), unplug drum (photoconductor) connector. Press the gray/silver release tab and slide out drum. Install and plug in new unit, replace toner assembly, close covers, and the new unit is automatically detected and calibration will begin.
All clear huh, wow, what error code do you have sp7-403 1 thru 10 will show you the last 10, a code of 541 thru 548 relate to fuser with the fuser out there is no gap between the hot roll and pressure roll right? -Carl
The reset chip will not provide you with a long term solution to your problem. The photoconductor unit is now full of waste toner and the photoconductive drum, prime charge roller and wiper blade are all worn, this is the cause of the message. Your only real and the correct solution is to replace the Photoconductor unit with a new one. Remember that this is part of the consumable set for this printer and is therefor costed in as part of the cost per page.
Should you proceed with the replacement chip, you will be opening yourself to deminishing quality print and eventual failure of the unit.