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I am getting an error message: replace PCU: color soon and my printer is not working at all. What does this mean?

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You must replace all 3 color Priter Cartrige units, approx. $600 cost; slide in from left side of machine

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Could the message have been "Replace color PCU (Type A)"? In that case, you need to replace all three color photoconductor units (order Printer Maintenance Kit Type 7100A).

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On a ricoh aficio 3500n color laser printer getting a replace black cpu error after changing the black cartridge. How do i take care of this?


replace the black pcu(drum unit).
the life of the pcu(s) are 15k each(blk & col) .
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replacing the cartridge has nothing to do with this error.

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Hi there the following is the description from the service manual hope this helps you Thanks J

441 PCU (CMY) motor error
The drive motor of the CMY
PCU is not locked.
• Defective gear
• Voltage between pins 2 and 14 (CN12 on engine
control board) abnormal (not +24V), or pin 12
(CN12 on engine control board) unable to send
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I would try replacing the CMY PCU (Drums (Photo Conductor Units) first before any of the others.

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Do I really Have to Replace the Photoconductor Unit


no, im with you let it go bad first! when it starts to go bad the print will go bad
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  2. Press the [Menu] key on the Operation Panel.
  3. Scroll to display [Menu: Maintenance].
  4. Press the [Enter] key.
  5. Scroll to display [Maint. Reset: PCU] and press the [Enter] key.
  6. Press the [Enter] key when [PCU Press # to Start] is displayed.
  7. Press the [Enter] key when [Counter is Reset] is displayed.
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Ran the "adjust color regist" without results. It would just finish and pop back up with the same error.

Color test page printed no color, just BW

I reseated everything, and even replaced the PCU without positive results.

A couple hours later I went back, took everything out (be sure to keep the pcus out of the light!), and vaccuumed the heck outta that printer.

For whatever reason- maybe there was a chunk of toner hanging out, maybe I knocked something loose or back in place, whatever- but when I put all the parts in and turned it on, the error was gone and color printed great!

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