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Error L1 The copier is not responding to any typical repairs that I have tried. L then 1 keeps flashing. Can you help?

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Re: error L1

There are a couple of things to try . First try this to see if this resets the problem..
Performing a Fault Reset 14 will reset your WorkCentre and will help to clear error codes.

  1. Find the pink Clear button on the Control Panel of the WorkCentre.
  2. Find the button below the word Auto.
  3. Press these buttons in the following sequence: [Clear], [Auto], [Clear], [Auto] NOTE: All of the lights on the Control Panel should go out and the LED Display should go blank. If the lights do not go out, then repeat step 3 until they do. It may be necessary to increase or decrease the pace of the [Clear], [Auto], [Clear], [Auto] sequence.
  4. Press the [10's] key one time and the [1's] key four times to enter '14' in the LED Display, as if you were to make 14 copies.
  5. Press the green [Start] button.
  6. Press the pink [Clear] button two times.
  7. The WorkCentre should now warm up and come to ready.
  8. If the above steps do not clear the error code, repeat steps 3 to 6 a second time.
If this reset does not correct it, see if your your lamp carriage, under the glass is moving freely. You may have to remove the glass WITH THE POWER OFF, and see if it moves freely.
Listen and feel carefuly for the lamp making some contact with a sensor or bracket.

Other then that the other cause is the scan motor being plugged in backwards, I seriously doubt you have done that one.
Hope this helps, If not tell me and I will look into it a further, but either a reset 14 or the lamp catching on the home sensor bracket should resolve this.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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