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Need to reset photoconductor kit

Installed new toner cartridge and the photoconductor did not reset, how do I reset the photoconductor kit

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How to reset PC kit:
1. Open the front door cover while the printer is on.
2. Press and hold the Cancel button until all the lights starts flashing.
3. Close the front door cover.
Print a test page to check if the counter has been reset.
If still not reset, follow the instructions carefully in this article found in the Lexmark website. Just click on this link: Hope this helps. If you need more assistance, leave a comment and I'll get back to it. Thanks.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

  • youngforgood Jun 05, 2011

    How simple!


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You have to hold the "Cancel" and "Continue" buttons simultaneously while the front doo is open to get this to work.

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