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Alarm light Hi Tom, I tried resetting the Printer several times, to no avail.  Any other thoughts?  Much appreciated! Li

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  • shannagentry Jul 03, 2008

    I tried to reset the drum counter, and after all LED's illuminated, I released the button. Then the alarm LED started blinking. When I closed the cover all LED's illuminated and stayed on...I then turned off the printer, turned it back on, only to find the drum LED still on.....

    The printer worked perfectly up to this point. If someone has a solution, please advise.


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F the Drum LED is still lit after replacing the drum unit, the Drum counter may not be reset.
Reset the Drum counter as follows:

  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Locate the control panel button under the LED lights on the left side.
  3. Press the control panel button until all lights are lit, then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.

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What error is on the screen?

Here is the manual for your printer. Let me know if that helps.

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1. Power off the printer.
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