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Opc drum Im planning to put up a copy center in our place and panning to use surplus Ricoh Aficio 450. I just want to ask if these machine could be give headache in the future? How many copies could give the opc drum before i replace for a new one? What is the common trouble of Aficio 450? Thank you very much. Howe hope you can reply soon. Thank you very much, Nestor Dela Cruz

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    Nestor Dela Cruz Nov 21, 2007

    I have 1 canon 6050 i cannot use the ADF coz of the miss feed error in the platten glass i already remove this misffed but still it indicate that there still missfeed in the glass. How i can remove this error so that i can used my ADF. Please help me.

    To Mr. Lechu thanks on your reply but idont get the figure you gave 1,200,000 or 120,000 life or copy of aficio 450 drum.



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The OPC is factory rated at 120,000 and developer at 200,000 copies. I own a copier company and for (29 years) have repaired all brands and models and still repair this 450 model. I have seen the 450 drum go to 200,000, anytime the OPC is replaced I always replace the developer, and drum blade is a must also. The 1045 aficio is the model that followed the 450 and is an upgraded duplicate. Toner leaks are the biggest pain i find inside the front door cover, but its overall, a well built workhorse and i have seen meters as high as 800k and 900k still I overhaul these Ricoh units and resell them with a year warranty, and if they werent tanks, then I would get killed on the 1 year parts warranty I give.

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How many copies does it show on the counter. (user tools-counter) More than 600,000....stock up on the Advil.
Use the correct supplies from Ricoh, not some other stuff and it should run pretty well for you. Upper fuser roller wear and jams are the most common problem.

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Average drum life is 1,20,000 copies .you may get more than that.use good quality spare and consumables(I will prefer the original Ricoh).Machine will not create much problems.

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    The most common problem with this machine is toner spillage because of the poor quality of the toner.This will create a lot of other side effects like fusing problems, error codes etc. Try to use at least good toner.If you cannot use original use only the toner for this particular model by other manufacturers


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