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Ricoh AP3800C SC385

I am receiving the service code number 385 when I turn on the printer.  What does the code refer too?

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  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    HELP i have the same fault code

  • Hawken Apr 21, 2008

    1: First i got this code, then i replaced the pcu-s and the error was gone.

    2: Reboot, no error code. when i tried to print an config page, the printer told me to remove paper, didnt disappear after removing all the paper and reboot...



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The code means the machine is not seeing the correct toner amount on a small test patch it uses for calibrating itself. It will probably need a service call. The one thing you can try is to replace the Black PCU and the Black Developerment unit at the same time.This may get it to recal itself. If its not this then there is not really much a non technical person can do. You can find consumables for these on ebay for about half of what you would pay a dealer. Good luck and if I see you post again I will try and help you.

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SC385 ID sensor VSG adjustment

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