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Gettin a Error: replace Black PCU.

Hi, after a jam has been cleared the printer is giving a Black PCU replacement error. It still prints fine, is this something I can fix myself?

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Hi yes you can fix it yourself it is just a warning that says the black pcu is almost warn out , but if the quality is still good you can clear the message is the sp modes by holding down online and escape whilst switching on the machine , under the menu "engine " is a sub menu called data log enter it and execute pm counter reset
hope this helps

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