An e50 error has appeared on the menu of our Brother HL8050N
The Service Error #50 is basically a Fusing Unit problem and you may
actually find out that you may have to replace that assembly, to
correct that error condition.
E50 means fuser malfunction. Try to print a configuration sheet (press
3 x set). If that doesn't work, you've to change the fuser.
There is probably caked ink and dust on a wire connection
that touches the grey roller of the fuser (that has two rollers). It
seems this will happen to a lot of the brothers. You just clean the
connection. It's simple, but you have to get to it by removing a lot
of screws, pieces, and wire jacks.
top cover, and various plastic pieces in the back to get to
the fuser. Then take out the fuser and find the 2 black wires that lead
to the problem piece that needs to be cleaned.
When you have gotten to the fuser, remove the two wire jack connections. Remove
the two screws holding fuser in. One of those screws is big with a
spring - don't worry, the spring stays in place. The other screw looks
normal, but it is a little longer than the other screws so remember
where you lay it. Find the 2 black wires on the fuser leading to the
problem piece. Remove the single screw holding it in. Pull it out and
clean the wire connections. Now put things back together!
This is really specialist work (the taking apart and putting back together) for a simple cleaning end. Not for the faint-hearted!
It will either be a complete nightmare or a fun project for you..
I would personally take it to a specialist and get an estimate, and measure that against the price of a new printer. But, if you feel brave and have nothing to lose, have a go..
So you know what the problem is, but can you fix it yourself? Well that's down to you, I can't answer that ;)
Dec 29, 2008 |
Brother HL 8050N Laser Printer