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Sharp al-1551 My drum light is solid red and my misfeed light is blinking red at the same time.  i replaced the drum and checked for a misfeed but still have the problem.

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Did you replace the drum with a Sharp brand drum? I recently replaced a drum in my Sharp AL-1642CS, the replacement drum fits ok, and the lights you describe are gone now, but it does make an annoying noise that is new. I wish I would have spent the money to get a Sharp drum, then you can call them directly for support. When I have called them they have been very helpful.

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Does this happen when you print!! Not copy. If it does when you print might check the transfer roller and or transfer & sep assemble across from the drum. If printing is OK then clean the glass on/inside the doc feeder you will see it follow the paper thur the doc feeder

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Printer driver for sharp al-1551

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The photocopier keeps flashing a red light and have no manual

If light is blinking it can mean a few things like the toner/developer (TD Cartridge) needs to be changed soon or the drum needs to be changed or there is a paper jam or misfeed of paper.

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I have a Sharp Al-2040cs when I turn it on the misfeed indicator is blinking. I checked it there no misfeed paper or piece of paper inside. How can I fix this problem?

The MISFEED Indicator blinks when a MISFEED has occurred. Remove the misfed paper referring to the the description of MISFEED REMOVAL beginning on page 65 of the pdf Manual at:

When the MISFEED Indicator is blinking you should look closer at the paper feed area (see page 66 of the PDF). You may need to remove the paper tray to find any remnants of paper. If after closing the side cover the light does not stop blinking you will need to follow through as per the illustrated instructions.

Remember after removing jammed paper, you need to press the clear key to clear the MISFEED error.

If after doing all this the error signal has not cleared, power down the printer; unplug from the power supply; let rest 5 - 10 minutes; plug back i to power supply; turn printer on and see if this resolves issue.

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Dec 12, 2010 | Sharp AL2040CS Digital Laser Copier,...

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The red drum light is blinking and it will not make copies

HI drum is reach for end of life thats why drum light is blinking you shuld have to replace the drum or just reset the drum counter to run your machine for another life .

May 11, 2010 | Sharp AL 1631 Copier

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I've lost my manual. Does the red light that

The red light that looks like an empty cylinder on the Sharp AL 1631 Grayscale Copier panel is the "drum replacement required" indicator. The "cartridge replacement" indicator is represented by 6 dots forming a triangular shape.
The drum replacement indicator lights up when there are about 1000 copies left until its end of life. It is only when the indicator starts blinking that the drum really needs replacement.
The part number for the drum is AL-100DR.
I hope this helps.

Nov 19, 2009 | Sharp AL 1631 Copier

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Indication Cause and remedy Page
Drum replacement
required indicator
Replacement of drum cartridge will be needed
soon. Prepare a new cartridge. 70
Blinking Drum cartridge must be replaced. Replace it with
a new one. 58
TD cartridge
required indicator
Replacement of TD cartridge will be needed
soon. Prepare a new cartridge. 70
Blinking TD cartridge must be replaced. Replace it with a
new one. 57
Misfeed indicator Blinking
A misfeed has occurred. Remove the misfed
paper referring to the description of "MISFEED
SPF misfeed
indicator Blinking
An original misfeed has occurred in the SPF.
Remove the misfed originals referring to the
description of "D: Misfeed in the SPF".
Power save indicator is
steadily lit.
The unit is in the preheat mode. Press any key to
cancel the preheat mode. 54
The unit is in the auto power shut-off mode.
Press the start ( ) key to cancel the auto power
shut-off mode.
The paper tray indicator is
The paper tray is not installed properly. Push the
tray into the unit securely. –
"CH" is blinking in the
The TD cartridge is not installed. Check if the
cartridge is installed. 57
"CH" is steadily lit in the
Side cover is open. Close the side cover
securely by pressing the round projections near
the side cover open button.

"P" is blinking in the display.
The paper tray or multi-bypass tray is empty.
Load paper. 15, 17
A misfeed has occurred in the paper tray or
multi-bypass tray. Remove the misfed paper. 63
A letter and a number appear
The scan head locking switch is locked. Unlock
the scan head locking switch. 9
A letter and a number appear
The unit will not function. Turn the power switch
off, remove the power cord from the outlet, and
contact our Technical Assistance Department at
1-(630)378-3590 in the USA or 905-568-7140 in

May 13, 2009 | Sharp Printers & Copiers

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Misfeed indicator

It could be comming from the paper feed mechanism above the paper tray. Make sure its installed properly. It could be as simple as cleaning the feed tires.

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Red cylinder looking error message

That is the drum replacement indicator. Timing on those things can make a person insane at times.
You need to now replace the drum cartridge.

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Sharp al-1631

there is some paper path sensor in your machine first you should check the area where misfeed light is coming then check the sensor of that area

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