This can be caused by the transfer belt damage or the contact group damage. 141 is an error of Magenta ID up/down. Possible reason though - check the place next to the belt at the right hand side near the Magenta drum location. You'll see the terminals sitting in the housing with the spring. If the housing is fell off or the spring is missing - that can cause this error. Otherways you'll need to replace the transfer belt.
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Fatal error code 173:
This error indicates that the Image Drum Up/Down Process is not working properly. The errors are as follows:
140 - Yellow Drum Up/Down error
141 - Magenta Drum Up/Down error
142 - Cyan Drum Up/Down error
1. Reseat the Image Drums. Ensure they are in seating properly into the drum carriage.
2. Reseat the Toner Cartridges. Ensure they are seating properly into the Image Drums.
3. Reseat the Contact Sensor Spring assembly and inspect it for damage or mis-alignment. If the springs appear bent or dis-lodged reseat them.
141 - Drum Up/Down, Color:Magenta When the magenta drum has been detected in an abnormal position
If you have just done some maintenance on the printer, check to see if the magenta drum is properly seated in the slot. Then also make sure that the magenta toner cartridge is mounted properly to the drum assembly. Both have to be properly mated in the printer to avoid the error.
Your printer display or status monitor may read "Fatal Error". This simply means a problem has occurred requiring action to clear. A "Fatal Error" does not mean your printer will "die". Fatal Error explanations are not usually found in the User's Guide or Handy Reference Guide.
RECOMMENDED NEXT STEP: First, try turning off your printer then turning it back on. If this does not clear the message or remedy the problem, check to see if your printer is on a power strip (or not plugged directly into the wall). For testing purposes, be sure the printer is plugged directly into the wall. Often, the issue is power-related.
Second, if the issue persists after this, write down the message (including the 3-digit error code number) and email us at "firstname.lastname@example.org" or call Oki Data Customer Support (1-800-654-3282) for assistance.
NOTE: If you see a series of letters and numbers(scrolling across the display) after the 3-digit error code, be sure to write these down also and report them when call or emailing Customer Support.
I had the same problem. I came across the 160 error after I moved drums around. My issue started with error code 161. which appears to be the Magenta drum. Moving it to other color locations gave me errors 160, 162, 163. 160, I assume, is the cyan cartridge, then 161 is the magenta, 162 is the yellow, and 163 is the black. In my case, the magenta was very dirty. I pulled it out, used an eraser from a #2 pencil to clean the contacts. Used the shopvac to clean toner power out of printer. Turned it back on and it worked.
Magenta toner sensor error. Reseat drum unit. check toner cart. Take out the key that prevents you from putting drums in wrong slot and swap the whole drum and toner assy with another color, if it follows the magenta unit then that is the problem somehow.
Fatal Error 161-Toner Sensor Error, Color:Magenta When magenta toner sensor error has occurred
Fatal Error 163-Toner Sensor Error, Color:Black When magenta toner sensor error has occurred
Both are Sensor errors....You would first check the lock levers that hold the toner cartridges in, if everything is fine with them then you could possible have toner dust on the sensors. First take out the cartridge that you are having problems with, then use a dust off can and carefully clean out any axcess toner that you can see where the toner sits. there is a sensor that looks like a clear plastic or glass eye that reads the cartridges and it sometimes gets dirty.