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SHARP AL1631 drum light wont go off.

I replaced the drum and toner. When I restarted the machine the drum light stays on but now it will make NO copies. I have e-mailed sharp but have heard nothing from them yet. Does anyone know what the problem is that would be willing to share the answer? Thank you

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  • jrickard Jun 25, 2009

    Thank you, we tried that but couldn't put in a qty. (24) . It doesn't acknowledge us.

  • jrickard Jun 25, 2009

    We did not suceed the first 2 X But on the third attempt it WORKED!!!! Thank you so very much!!!



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You have to reset the drum code by doing the following

press clear / density select /clear / density select

select 24 and enter
7 and enter
restart copier and away you go

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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    angelus316 Jun 25, 2009

    you are very welcome


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C-photo-c-photo then machine disply is blank then press page quantity key left two times and right four times then press printkey
and then 7

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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    Sazeed Computer Aug 19, 2009

    c photo c photo press 24 press print key press 7 press print key

    power off your machine on again then omit drum signal make copy



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