Drum Light for 1540cs grayscale copier/printer not resetting
Changed drum twice and the drum replace flashing light continues to flash after copier goes through its checks. I only have a operator manual and do not know how to reset counter for drum and would like to know how to correct errors/problem. Thanks
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The flashing toner light indicates that the photoconductor kit needs to be replaced. Use this Lexmark Part# : 12A8302 to order. After replacing the drum cartridge counter will have to be reset, Use the following steps. 1. Open the front door (press button on left side). 2. Press and hold the cancel button (x button) until all the lights flash in order. 3. Then close the front cover. This will reset the drum counter to enable continued printing.
Turn off the power using the switch on the back of the printer. Open the front door of the printer. Hold Continue button down, power on the printer, and continue to holding Continue down until the LEDs begin to flash. When the LEDs start to flash, release Continue button. The LEDs will continue flashing until only Error LED will be lit. Close the front door. Continue, Ready/Data, Toner Low and Load Paper LEDs should be lit. Wait till the printer completes the POST process. POST is complete when fan noise and rollers stops. After POST wait for 5 seconds Press Cancel button 4 times slowly until the Toner Low LED is lit. This is the procedure resetting the counter. Press and hold Continue until all LEDs begin to cycle in sequence, then release Continue. Now only the Toner Low LED will be lit. Cycle the power of the printer: Remove the power cable - Wait for 5 seconds - Plug the power cable back to the printer - Power the Printer on.
When the print quality deteriorates and the drum light is flashing you can replace teh drum but the light will continue to flash until you reset it. Do this by opening the front of the printer and holding down the Go button for about 4 seconds until all four lights on the display are illuminated. It should be fine after that.
Drum light flashing yellow means the drum is near it's end-of-life. There is some life left in the drum at this point. Do the following to get some more mileage out of your current drum and also when you finally do replace it (this resets the drum counter):
Printer on and paper loaded
Press and hold blue button until all LEDs light up
1.Power off the printer.
2.Open the top cover.
3.Press and hold the gray oval button on the operator panel below the indicator lights
4.While continuing to hold down the button, power on the printer.
5.The lights on the front panel will flash twice, then release the button.
The drum counter should now be reset. End of procedure.