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H and 3 Reading

My Sharp AR 201 stopped working, all you see is the letter H and # 3 on the readout. Is this something I can fix myself or do I need a copier technician to fix it? Pls. kindly advise if this is something I can resolve. Thanks. Bates

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  • mefp43 Sep 06, 2007

    Hey Mr. CopierOne, Sir:
    Hope you could read this but THANK YOU for your input and sharing to me. I followed your instructions and the machine is back in operation again. I printed your post for later use if I run into the same situation again. About the thermostat you mentioned and I hope it doesn't get to that problem but I am a pretty handy person (ex US Navy engine room mechanic and ex aerospace assembly line employee) who can disassemble my Sharp copier. Can you pls. kindly post how to replace it, that's if you don't mind and it won't take you long in writing to explain it. Thanks and ALOHA, which part of Hawaii are you in as I visit there every few years. I was there in Honolulu, March of 2006 for vacation....I luv to live there someday. Bates

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This is a fuser (heating section) trouble code. It means that a higher than normal temperature was detected in the fuser. To reset you must press the following keys in order. Press the clear key, then interrupt, then the number 0 then interrupt. The display will change and you then enter the numbers 1 and 4 then press "print" the machine will then restart the warm up sequence. If the code reappears, your thermistor is bad and must be replaced. Only a technician can do this. Let me know if this helps. Aloha Bill Monroe

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    Bill Monroe Sep 18, 2007

    The thermistor is a small square device that rides on the surface of the teflon roller, the one that has the heat lamp running through the middle of it. Removal and replacement is usually fairly simple and straight forward. You have to remove the upper half of the fuser which is secured by a single screw on the front frame which prevents the upper fuser from being raised to the vertical. There are two power leads for the heat lamp and a connector for the thermistor. Remove these to take the fuser out of the machine and replace the thermistor. Let me know if this helps as I haven't worked on that particular Sharp model in several years.

    Aloha,
    Bill Monroe
    PS. I'm in Mountain View which is on the big island, just about 10 miles south of Hilo. Great place to live and not as expensive or crowded as Oahu.

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