Re: I would like to reset the drum counter of my OKI 8800
You need to insert a 1/16A fuse into the drum and let printer blow it thus resetting the counter. Don't use fuses with the higher rate - they can easily blow your printer instead! Much more expencive that putchasing a new drum. By the way - 20k at continuous printing, meaning print jobs are as big as 100-200 pages each. The less pages per job the sooned drum life ends up.,
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Turn off the printer Turn the printer on whilst holding down Menu button. (Display says user maintenance.) Press the menu button three times. (The display will say drum counter reset.) Press enter key. The system should go back on line, if not press on-line key.
You can just put a new fuse on the drum. When you insert the drum
the machine resets the counter and then blows the fuse. So if the unit
is ok and you just wish to run it through another cycle just change the
fuse. This means you cannot just put a full unit in from another
machine as it will not reset the counter until you put a new fuse in it
as you found out. This applies to drums transfer belt etc. Note
with regard to refilling the toner, some printers have 2 sections. 1
where you put the fresh toner and an after collection section in the
same unit. You must empty the 2nd section if you refill it more than 2
or 3 times
Buy a pack of 10 x .062A (1/16A) pico fuse RS part No 738-3062. Switch off printer. Remove the drum and toner together from the drum slot to be reset. Carefully crimp the legs of the fuse around the contact wires on the right side of the drum slot. Make sure fuse legs are making a good connection to the wires and aren't touching the frame. switch on printer and allow it to detect the absence of the drum. Switch off printer and carefully remove the now blown fuse. Re-install the toner and drum assemnbly. Drum life is now reset. see pic:
Because you drum is worn out, and resetting the counter only forces the unit to keep working with weared consumables. A new drum unit is quite expensive, but it lasts 20,000 pages so the cost per print is low.