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SC380 and fuser unit break down

My ap3800c fuser unit break down after solving the add toner problem, paper jammed on the fuser unit twice (twice i change fuser unit) same thing happen. now it says error sc380 which it means K motor development error...
please help me how to fix this....cause im in the middle of a project and i need a lot of printing... HELLPPPPP pls! thank you

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Hi there you will need to replace the development motor but first try the following.


Entering the Service Mode
There are two ways to enter the service mode.
Method 1: Turn the machine on while pressing the “On Line” key and “Escape” key
together until the above message in the illustration appears on the display.
NOTE: If you switch the machine off, any jobs stored on the hard disk using the
sample print and protected print features will be deleted.
Check first with the user tools to see if there are any jobs stored with these
features
(Menu key - Sample Print, or Protected Print).
Method 2: Press the “Up/Down arrow” keys together for about 5 seconds, then
press the “Enter” key.
The above message shown in the illustration appears on the display.
NOTE: The machine automatically goes off line when you enter the service mode.

Using the up down arrows select Engine and enter by pressing enter or # key.

Using the up down arrows select mode 5 then enter using enter or # key then select 810 (SC reset) press enter then if you want to select 809 (SC Detection ON/OFF) Enter and select 1 to disable. Escape or return key all the way out and exit. Turn the machine off then on again and test if the same problem then replace the Dev unit if still having the problem then replacement of the motor likely. I can email you the complete service manual if you like.

Thanks J

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One of the main causes for paper jams is the presence of dirt, dust, or debris in your toner cartridge. The paper coming into the cartridge would get stuck. So clean your printer regularly. Remove the dust from the printer. Also find out whether any jams occurred in the sensor hole in the upper part of the rotating drum. Do not touch the roller while cleaning. If the oil in your body gets into the roller, the printing media cannot roll over it properly and you can't get rid of the printer problem.

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Toner complaint may also cause paper jams. It can be solved only by replacing it. When you switch on the loop back plug in, two flash lights appear; then it indicates paper jam. The oil spillage in toner can cause this problem. If the toner cartridge is not functioning properly, the same problem would be the result. The diodes or transistors in the fuser unit of the printer may get damaged and this can lead to fuser complaints. To solve this problem, you should replace it.

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Observe Cautions signs in printer.
Always remove all paper from the paper tray and straighten the stack when you add new paper. This helps prevent multiple sheets of paper from feeding through the printer at one time and prevents paper jams.
1. Press the cover release button and then open the front cover.
2. Slowly take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. The jammed paper will be pulled out with the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
3. Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
4. Close the front cover.
5. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer.
6. Open the front cover again.
7. Open the back cover.
8. Pull the tabs at the left and right hand sides toward you to open the fuser cover (1).
9. Using both hands, gently pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
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11. Pull the duplex tray completely out of the printer.
12. Pull the the jammed paper out of the printer or the duplex tray. Put the duplex tray back in the printer.
13. Push down the blue lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. Clear the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.
14. Put the toner cartridge back into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put the cartridge in properly, the blue lock lever will lift automatically.
15. Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in the printer.
16. Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer.
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You can clear the jammed paper as follows.

If the jammed paper is removed completely by using the information in the following steps, you can install the paper tray first, and then close the front cover and the printer will resume printing automatically.

If the printer does not start printing automatically, press the Go button. If the printer still does not start printing, please check that all the remaining jammed paper has been removed from the printer. Then try printing again.
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  1. Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
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  1. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer.
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  1. Press the cover release button and then open the front cover.
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  1. Pull out the drum unit assembly. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer. If you cannot remove the drum unit assembly easily at this time, do not use extra force. Instead, pull the edge of the jammed paper from the paper tray. If the jammed paper can not be pulled out easily, turn the jam dial towards you as you gently pull the paper out.
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  1. Open the face-up output tray. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit. If the paper jam can be cleared, go to Step 7.
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  1. Open the jam clear cover. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
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  1. Pull the Duplex Tray completly out of the printer.
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  1. Pull the jammed paper out of the printer or the Duplex tray. Put the Duplex tray back into the printer.
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Sc error 380 and fuser breakdown


Hi there you will need to replace the development motor but first try the following.


Entering the Service Mode
There are two ways to enter the service mode.
Method 1: Turn the machine on while pressing the “On Line” key and “Escape” key
together until the above message in the illustration appears on the display.
NOTE: If you switch the machine off, any jobs stored on the hard disk using the
sample print and protected print features will be deleted.
Check first with the user tools to see if there are any jobs stored with these
features
(Menu key - Sample Print, or Protected Print).
Method 2: Press the “Up/Down arrow” keys together for about 5 seconds, then
press the “Enter” key.
The above message shown in the illustration appears on the display.
NOTE: The machine automatically goes off line when you enter the service mode.

Using the up down arrows select Engine and enter by pressing enter or # key.

Using the up down arrows select mode 5 then enter using enter or # key then select 810 (SC reset) press enter then if you want to select 809 (SC Detection ON/OFF) Enter and select 1 to disable. Escape or return key all the way out and exit. Turn the machine off then on again and test if the same problem then replace the Dev unit if still having the problem then replacement of the motor likely. I can email you the complete service manual if you like.

Thanks J

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Fuser unit breakdown error sc380


Hi there you will need to replace the development motor but first try the following.


Entering the Service Mode
There are two ways to enter the service mode.
Method 1: Turn the machine on while pressing the “On Line” key and “Escape” key
together until the above message in the illustration appears on the display.
NOTE: If you switch the machine off, any jobs stored on the hard disk using the
sample print and protected print features will be deleted.
Check first with the user tools to see if there are any jobs stored with these
features
(Menu key - Sample Print, or Protected Print).
Method 2: Press the “Up/Down arrow” keys together for about 5 seconds, then
press the “Enter” key.
The above message shown in the illustration appears on the display.
NOTE: The machine automatically goes off line when you enter the service mode.

Using the up down arrows select Engine and enter by pressing enter or # key.

Using the up down arrows select mode 5 then enter using enter or # key then select 810 (SC reset) press enter then if you want to select 809 (SC Detection ON/OFF) Enter and select 1 to disable. Escape or return key all the way out and exit. Turn the machine off then on again and test if the same problem then replace the Dev unit if still having the problem then replacement of the motor likely. I can email you the complete service manual if you like.

Thanks J

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Fusing belt damage


You should be able to buy the part from a Ricoh dealer - it's a part as opposed to a consumable. There are, however, two issues to take into account: 1) It costs nearly as much as a complete unit to buy 2) They are really tricky to fit.

I suspect you have used the old oil supply unit in your new fuser. If so the problem is probably there.

It may be that the paper jam has broken one of the upper fuser fingers. In the past I have removed these and the fuser has worked fine. You may find you get the occasional rap around but it should be a rare event.

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