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Remove and replace drum

How can i remove and replace the black drum on a Sharp AR BC260

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Shut the copier off and unplug it.
Open the left door partially, to free the drum cartridges.
Swing the flap up on the toner/developer cartridge and pull it out
Hold in the drum cartridge body while turning the blue screw at the bottom (?). The cartridge should pop out allowing you to pull it.
Put the drum cartridge on a soft flat surface. I like using a disposable diaper.
Remove the white clip holding the drum rod and put it where it won't get knocked into the twilight zone.
If you don't care about the old drum, grab and hold it. Or hold it by the edge or use a rag before doing the next step.
Carefully poke the rod into the drum from the left hand side using a screwdriver.
Then grab the rod from the right, and pull it out while twisting.
Or move the drum while in the frame to the right, and lift it up and around the foam pad. Then remove the rod.

As they say in the biz, installation is the reverse of removal. Don't forget to use SIM 24 to clear the drum counter. How about setting your registration and black density?

BTW, you do have the replacement kit with a fresh blade, seal and charger don't you? No sense replacing the drum without a new blade. And powder for the drum?

If you want to risk it, just make sure you use a toner vac to clean out the waste auger, without wrecking the charge grid, the mylar seal and the blade. Don't get toner on the blanking lens under the charge grid. I suppose you could use toner to dry-lube the drum. Any further questions please write....

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

  • unkl foddy Jul 09, 2009

    Almost forgot .... to get the rod to go into the left side of the drum you have to wiggle it a bit, best to do this when the drum is in the frame. Wiggle the rod to get into the left inside of the drum, wiggle some more to push it through the left side of the frame. Make sure the groove for the clip is completely exposed out the left side. This can be a problem, you may have to back out the rod slightly and SLAM it a few times, but take care not the scratch the drum, get fingerprints on it, or remove the powder.

    SIM 50-20 or 22 sets your registration, cant remember what sets the black density .... write for info

  • unkl foddy Feb 10, 2011

    Or, you can just replace the whole drum cartridge, AR-C26DU



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