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Flashing 4-H error message

Will not power up, and there is a flashing 4 followed by an H (or vice versa) error message.

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Re: Flashing 4-H error message

This will very likely clear that message.

  1. Locate the [C] (Clear) button on the Control Panel, at the far right.
  2. Locate the Image Quality button, below the Auto on the Control Panel, toward the left side.
  3. Press the buttons in the following sequence within 4 seconds. Press [C] (Clear), press [Image Quality], press [C] (Clear) again, press [Image Quality] again. Or the clear then auto exposure, clear then auto exposure. Depending on your exact machine.
  4. The error code should disappear. If the Status code does not clear, repeat step 3 until the status code clears; but no more than five times.
  5. Use the [10] and [1] buttons to enter 14 on the Display Screen, as if you were to make 14 copies.
  6. Press the [Start] button. The machine should be ready to use.
  7. Make a copy, to check that the machine is working properly.

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Re: Flashing 4-H error message

Fuser error - needs a tec - heater lamp, thermal fuse or thermister is broke. No simple fix

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