I swapped Photoconductors from 2 other 1710's; no go. Reset?
Is there a way to reset the printer so that it doesn't think that it needs a new Photoconductor (aka Fuser)? I have pulled one from a printer that has 50% life left in it, but my problem printer still thinks that the photoconductor is 'Empty'.
Re: I swapped Photoconductors from 2 other 1710's; no go....
Dell 1700 printer prints out a page announcing that “the photoconductor has reached its useable life and it needs to be replaced for a new one”. You replace the photoconductor for a new one and the error light is still blinking and the printer keeps on printing the above mentioned page. Solution Steps to Reset the Photoconductor:
Power off printer
Open the front cover.
Press the continue button; while pressing the continue button power on the printer and wait (still pressing the continue button) until the error led is solid, then release the continue button.
Close the front door, all light should be solid.
Wait until POST finishes.
Press the Cancel button 4 times slowly, the toner led should be solid.
Press the Continue button until all lights go up and down, then release; the Toner Low led is solid.
Power off printer and then back on.
Press continue button once, print a test page.
Check the information about the photoconductor in test page, it should display an OK status.
Note: if these steps don’t work for the first time repeat three times. If still the steps don’t work, the printer needs to be replaced for a new one.
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Sorry but photoconductors are handled only by technician,
tis is to avoid damage and correct handling
it is set to its standard settings to have a good copy quality.
before inserting or setting the photoconductors the machine is to be cleaned thoroughly.
so let it be handled by a photocopy technician even you pay or not for its services, it is worth it.
if your talking about the counter, if it doesn't recognise a new cartridge, then most likely the printer needs to be put into service mode to have the counter reset, you may have to call in a Panasonic service man to do it for you.
Most of the photoconductors reset automatically through some sort of electrical trip. If this is already broken when it comes in, it of course will not reset. It will still work fine but you need to manually reset the count. Look up in the manual on how to do this or provide what type of printer it is.
The problem could be caused by the photoconductor units. Try to swap the affected photoconductor units (like swap the magenta with black and cyan with yellow). If problem still occurs, then the photoconductors need replacement. I suggest you contact Lexmark Technical Support for assistance. Thanks
Hi, To replace the transfer belt open the front door, as if you were to replace the toner. Once the front door is open then remove the photoconductors one by one make sure not to touch the surface of the photoconductors also make sure not expose them to light for a long period of time. Once you remove the 4 photoconductors then you should be able to see the transfer belt, just unplug the connector at the top, then release the two plastic flaps on the side and lift the transfer belt. That should be it.
There is no way to actually "reset" the counter. IF your MP170 has a
RESUME/CANCEL button, Press and hold this button for about 7 seconds to
bypass the counter (The PAGE FEED button will work for some other
models). If your printer doesn’t have this button, you may bypass the
counter by turning the printer OFF. Now hold down the RESET and turn
the printer ON. Keep holding the RESET until the printer boots and
initializes. When the display says, "INK VOL UNKNOWN" you may release
the RESET and begin printing in the usual manner. You may need to start
the printer in this manner each time, or the printer may remember this
setting. Canon was
experimenting during this time so some of the same models have
different buttons and bypass tricks. Hope this helps.
Dear, this is basically an auto generated message based on system registery keys, if you want to bypass the message, then there are two ways.
1. put another cartridge in the printer and try to print, after than install the previous (original) cateridge, this will doge the printer as a new cateridge, you problem will be removed. but if you don't have another similar cateridge at hand then follow the step 2 given below.
2. Uninstall the driver, unplug the printer, restart the system and reinstall the printer dirver again, your problem will be removed.