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Sharp AL-1631 - would not copy.

My AL-1631 copier suddenly stopped working. When I press the copy button, nothing moves. I had checked the scanner lock and it is in unlock position. I see a red drum icon flashing in the panel. Does this mean that I need to replace the drum? The copier is about 2 years old making 30 copies/day. I do not want to spend $120 on the drum and then come to know that drum is not the issue. Can some one help me with this issue? Thanks a bunch!

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Re: Sharp AL-1631 - would not copy.

The drum will only go 1,000 copies past the drum light coming on then it will not copy.

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Re: Sharp AL-1631 - would not copy.

Your unit definetly needs a new drum. The usual yield for this consumable is upt ot 15,000 pages, so at the stated rate, the unit yielded more than average. AL-1000 series share the same toner and drum, so finding remanufactured (or recycled) drum units should be no problem. In Puerto Rico, they are sold for about $79.00.

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This simply, You it is necessary to extract the drum from device and sprinkle the scraper , toner. Afterwards tested rotate the drum for anything numbered six manual and when squeak will disappear the insert it in device.

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