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Add Black Toner Msg.

My Ricoh Aficio CL2000 has the Red error light on and a message to "Add Black Toner". I installed a new toner cartridge, but the message remains and I can't access the menu. Won't print anything either. I'd appreciate any info. Thanks

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Thanks Ricohman for the suggestion. Toner was original Ricoh cartridge and reinstalling it didn't help. I decided to tear the machine apart and discovered the auger for the black toner was stuck. I removed the auger, cleaned everything up and put the machine back together. Works great now.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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Try taking out the cartridge and reinstalling it. Was this a original ricoh toner cartridge or a el cheapo cartridge off the internet?

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