Question about Ricoh Aficio 3800CMF Laser Printer

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Image bounce from copy to copy

I have a Ricoh 3800c which I print a lot of multiple copy jobs, the problem I am have is that the image shifts from page to page (if you place one copy on top of the other they do not line up).  Since this started the machine is also making kind of a clicking noise.  I cleaned the register roller and the sensor where the paper feed into the printer.

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  • Bob Feb 27, 2009

    Do you know if this is an expensive repair? I have almost 200,000 prints on this machine, I was wondering if you think the machine is worth fixing.

  • Bob Feb 27, 2009

    Thanks for your help, I will call my service company.



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Forget it friend... the ricoh 4 drum colour printer is already on its 4th or 5th generation... it was replaced by cl7000 cl7100 and cl7200... the main problem with its original engine on the 3800c was drum shifting and unstable transfer... they replace it with a sterdier frame and drum support shafts and inserted a independant motor on the transfer belt...amongst other things... the only soultion here is really replacing the whole machine

Posted on Mar 09, 2009


You have a registration clutch problem, you'll need a tech for this

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    depends on the labour rate and quality of the service comapany of course, but the part shouldn't be overly expensive and 1-2 hours labour -depending on how they charge.....certainly a lot less expensive than replacing a machine of this type and capability, which could easily be a few thousand dollars.
    It is aging, but parts and supplies are still readily available....good luck.:)



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