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Printer Status LED is Red and Drum Light is Yellow

I have tried resetting the drum by opening the door and taking the toner out and holding the GO button down for a few seconds, restarted the machine, moved the blue tab to clean the corona wire, reset it in all manners and form, changed the toner multiple times, yet still the two lights are turned on constantly. Whenever we reset the printer, a message on the computer comes up saying that the toner is low. Toner has been changed multiple times. Actually the same toner that was originally in the printer is being used in the another printer of the same model. So its not the toner. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

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Hi, this error shows when the corona wire is dirty, some times I clean the corona wire with a small screw driver pressing the corona wire down and slide the screw driver to the both sides also once you clean in the up I press from the side and slide the screwdriver after that with a cotton swab with isopropyl alcohol slide from side to side, or replace the drum unit and reset, if you install a new toner, there is a mechanic control for reset the printer toner counter, this only works the first time that you install the cartridges, for example If you install the cartridge in 1 printer and then move to other printer the other printer keep the counter for the old cartridge, if you are sure that your cartridge is new you need to open a return the gears to is original position in order to install in another printer.

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