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Do I really Have to Replace the Photoconductor Unit

I have a Ricoh CL1000n color laser printer. I have an error message saying replace PCU soon. The manual says that this message comes up after a certain amount of time, but necessity of replacement depends on usage. Printer is working fine. Do I really need to replace it? It's over $300 and the printer is only 1 1/2 years old.
What happens when the PCU stops working?

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Re: Do I really Have to Replace the Photoconductor Unit

No, im with you let it go bad first! when it starts to go bad the print will go bad

  1. Close the top cover and carry out the following instructions to reset the Maintenance Counter.
  2. Press the [Menu] key on the Operation Panel.
  3. Scroll to display [Menu: Maintenance].
  4. Press the [Enter] key.
  5. Scroll to display [Maint. Reset: PCU] and press the [Enter] key.
  6. Press the [Enter] key when [PCU Press # to Start] is displayed.
  7. Press the [Enter] key when [Counter is Reset] is displayed.
  8. The Maintenance Counter is now reset - the display will return to the Maintenance menu after about 2 seconds.
  9. Press the [Online] key and check that [Ready] is displayed.

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