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Lexmark printer error at power up

I am getting a message at power up that says ( 84 pc life exhausted )

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A few months ago, I received the same message. This indicates you need to replace the Photoconductor (Drum) ASAP. An interim solution is to replace the fuse on the photoconductor cart. until you've replaced the unit. Remember, the unit will eventually wear down and your prints will be show some stripping.

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Re: lexmark printer error at power up

Pc stands for photoconductor or print cartridge or in layman's term toner

the toner has reached its expected life or toner has ran out

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The photoconductor is seperate from the toner carts

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