My Acculasor was bought 2 years ago. It has needed a new photoconductor unit, and I replaced it with a reconditioned one. After two months, my documents are now pale and several vertical white lines appear on the page. Can anyone offer a solution?
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Re: Pale, unreadable print
Make a copy and stop it in the middle of the procedure...take out your drum unit and check if all the image is there(on the drum and on your sheet)....if so, put everything back in position and make another copy and this time stop it just before it goes out....if you see your white line there you might have a fuser problem !
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that is possible. The transfer belt contains four transfer rollers, one for each toner. However, if the printer is dirty inside then it is also possible that the black scanner is polluted. A damaged contact can cause this issue so I would check all the contacts that cartridges and drums seat against to make sure one is not stuck before going the route of a transfer belt which is likely more than the printer is worth.
84 replace photoconductor on the display indicates that the photoconductor has reached its expected life rating. You may continue to print but will be at risk for developing print quality issues. It is recommended that photoconductor unit be replaced. After replacing a photoconductor unit, you will also need to manually reset the PC counter,
There are several "doors" on the C1100. You need to open the door on the top. You will see an orange handle on top of the photoconductor, to lift it out. You can't lift it out, until you've pulled the orange handle on the far right up first. You then need to buy a new photoconductor - these are £150 - £180 ish. There are cheaper solutions, such as just replacing the "killer chip", which tells the printer how many sheets you've printed, but in my experience, the replacement chips soon become faulty, and render the printer useless. I know it sounds a lot of money to replace the photoconductor, but you need to do a lot of printing before it's time to replace it.
According to Lexmark E450DN service manual; 1. Turn off the printer. 2. Press and hold Checkmark and Right Arrow buttons. 3. Turn on the printer. 4. Release the buttons when 'Performing Self Test' displays. The message CONFIG MENU displays on top line of operator panel. 5. Scroll down and select 'Reset PC Cnt.'
Turn printer off and remove photoconductor unit, close covers and turn printer back on without photoconductor, error will appear that you need to install photoconductor, install photoconductor and wait til it calibrates, if same error appears photoconductor is a consumable part you will have to replace it then.