Hi, i have a HL1430 printer and have just replaced the drum unit and for some reason it will not let me print any stuff off, i have the following lights on alarm is red and data is orange, do you know how to fix this problem?
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Below are instructions that I have found from the internet. Hope that they will help.
Open the front cover of the printer.
Hold down the Go button for 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up. Then release the Go button
Remove the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
Replace the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back into the printer.
Close the front cover of the printer
Your drum unit should now be reset
MFC / DCP PRINTER SERIES
1.Remove the drum unit and toner cartridge. Wait 1 or 2 minutes.
2.Replace the drum unit and toner cartridge into printer.
3.The error message "Change Drum Soon/Drum end soon" will continue to appear if the drum counter was not reset when you replace the drum unit.
4.To clear this error message, you need to reset the drum counter as instructed below.
5.Make sure that the machine is turned on.
For MFC users: To confirm you are installing a new drum, press 1. For DCP users To confirm you are installing a new drum, press the Up Arrow key
7.When the LCD shows Accepted, close the front cover.
8.Your drum is now reset.
Resetting the drum unit will not improve print quality. It only resets your drum and allows you to continue to print. You decide when to replace the drum unit not the manufacturer!
There are two reasons the fade happens. Running out of toner and the drum not responding correctly.
The Drum is the unit that transfers the toner to the paper. if it gets damaged or dirty inconsistent print is usually the result.
Try taking the toner out, shaking it and replacing it to see if it affects the print quality. if it does not price a replacement drum and toner, compare it to the price of a new printer and this will answer the second part of your question!!!
I hope this helps
You need to replace the drum unit of the cartridge and i believe that the part life had ended. you can view this on the LCD monitor of the printer. Go to menu and choose LAN setting. Choose machine parts and check the drum unit is it says life ended. You need to replace that drum unit.
Another way for temporary purposes, set your print quality setting to PHOTO setting. It will print darker than before but not on taking photocopy.
take all paper out. check to see if any paper is jammed in the rollers
go to application folder for your computer, dbl click icon for make of printer, for settings, check to ensure everything is order.
lastly, check make of printer trouble shooting web site for more information
hope this helps, good luck.
If the marks on the page appear to repeat three or four times down the page regardless of what is printed, it could be the drum unit ( the unit the cartridge fits into) You can test this by taking the cartridge out of the drum and looking at the cylinder in the drum unit. If has light coloured bands, or looks very black, then it is at or past its life cycle ca20-25k pages. If it has clots of toner stuck to it but is otherwise ok, you could carefully clean it with alcohol and a cotton ball to remove the toner clots. Steady and patient is more rewarding than trying to grind the stuff off. If the drum looks reasonably clean, open the flap at the back of the printer and look closely at the fuser. If there are clots of toner stuck to the orange pressure roller or to the grey/tan fuser roller, then the fuser will need to be taken out and cleaned also with alcohol, cotton ball and much patience.