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Error timeout Timeout error prints on each page of printout

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Re: Error timeout

There is a firmware update for the Phaser 8500 that fixed this for me.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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Re: Error timeout

The imaging drum timing alignment sounds like it is off...try restoring the default settings or the reset dip switch on the back of the unit. and have paper and ink full before you turn it on..they dont have to be full ..but definately not empty befor you turn it on..see if that helps

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Re: Error timeout

I have the same problem, I have just turned my printer off and powered it up again, will let you know how I go!

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