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Replace photoconductor message

My printer was woking fine, the prints looked just as good as when I first puchsed approx 18 months ago. Then out of the blue a message "replace photoconductor". Just before that a message "The black toner needs replacing" came up.

I dont want to replace the conductor until I see degrading of print quality. Is there a way I can accept the message but say no thanks not quite yet!

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See attached link

http://www.zinetic.co.uk/Epson_Aculaser_c1100_Drum_Reset_Chip-details.aspx

there is a also a short video demonstration sghsowing the chip being replaced. The chip doesnt fix any print defects or improve print quality but it does let you keep printing,...

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

Can't find neither the chip nor a fuse...

The green thingy the size of a penny is a varistor (Checked it on the serial no).

Any SPECIFIC instruction as to where to find any of these two?

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Read this article

http://www.fixya.com/support/t146110-epson_aculaser_c900_photoconductor

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The PCU has a kill chip in it. You'll find it on the side behind a black cover the size of a penny. There's a few people who can supply you with a new chip - I got mine from a guy in HongKong. The bill is about 30 pounds sterling.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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