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Will not print, ''drum'' light is on

The ''drum'' light is on and I don't know what it is or how to change it.

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  • copiersplusw
    copiersplusw May 11, 2010

    Well can you tell us what is the Make and Model Number of your Printer ??????

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Open the front cover and pull out the toner/drum unit. Press the (blue) lever to eject toner cartridge, the remainder of the unit is the drum unit that needs replacing. DR520 is the type you need. Get it at any office supply store.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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