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Had it a while and it stopped working.

Had it a while and it stopped printing. When I go to print the orange light comes on and it won't do anything. If I uplug both cables (to the computer and to the AC) for a few days and plug it in, it starts working again for a few days and then stops again. Any fix for it? It's not the toner cartridge because I just changed it. I hardly use it much in the last two years. I used to rapair copiers for a living... anything I can do to remedy this?

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Re: Had it a while and it stopped working.

Come on copier tec you should know better, need to know which light is showing orange, Drum,toner,paper,status?

Intuition tells me that you have a orange toner light and a red status showing, and you are using a non OEM toner, but thats guessing.

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