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Aficio CL3500N Photo Conductor Unit

Hi,

I just replaced the Black Type 165 Photo Conductor Unit for our Aficio CL3500N. I keep getting a message asking me to replace the Black PCU. I have turned the machine off and on and still get the same message.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help.

Emma

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    I have the same problem, can anyone help?

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If your print outs are clear and the PCU is surely new.

Press Menu
Scroll to Maintenance <Press Enter>
Scroll to Replacmnt Alert <Press Enter>\
Scroll to PCU <Press Enter>
Select Notify Later <Press Enter>

Good luck.

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I have the same problem with my cl2000n. Piece of expensive garbage...

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IS THERE A TRICK TO INSTALLING THE PCU ON THE CL3500N? IT SEEMS AS THOUGH IT SHOULD BE A SIMPLE PROCESS HOWEVER IT IS NOT LOCKING INTO PLACE. THANK YOU


Photo Conductor Unit Color

A Turn off the power, and then unplug the power cable.

B Open the right cover.

C Pull out the green levers on the left and right that are securing the inner

cover.Replacing

D Lift the inner cover until it stays up.

E Remove the photo conductor unit.

F Pinch the

green lever to unlock the unit.

G Pull out the photo conductor unit carefully.

H Pinch the green lever to unlock the unit.

I Pull out the photo conductor unit carefully until it stops.

J Pinch the green part to release the unit

.K Pull out the photo conductor unit carefully. Be sure to hold the unit with both hands, and pull it out carefully.

L Take out the new photo conductor unit.

M Remove the cap attached to the photo conductor unit. The cap is no longer needed and can be disposed of.

N Remove the tape from around Photo Conductor Unit by peeling it down-ward, and then remove the unit

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Hi, thin black lines are most likely (but not definitely) caused by something in the black PCU (photoconductor unit), either the drum or the charger. Replacing the black PCU will likely get rid of your lines. The Ricoh code for a black PCU if you don't already have one is 402448.

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What is a pcu?


The drum unit... PCU stands for Photo Conductor Unit.

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I believe its asking you to change the photo conductor unit. From what I can tell there are 2. Theres a black photo conductor and a color photo conductor. If its not telling you which one you should be able to print a supplies status page and you can see which one needs to be replaced. I'm not totally familiar with the machine but the PCU's should be located in the cartridge area. I just checked out our supply catalog and you should be able to order them from any office supply store or Ricoh dealer. Just a heads up..from what I'm looking at the black pcu is pretty reasonable, but the color one is $300 plus! For your sake I hope its the black one that needs replacement! You should be able to verify the error message in your user manual and more than likely find the part number for ordering.

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I found the manual for your laser printer courtesy of Ricoh:

http://www.ricoh-usa.com/downloads/manuals/printers/cl2000.pdf

Page 5 of the PDF manual talks about the black photo conductor and where its located at.


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I changed out our black photoconductor unit #165 and it solved the problem. Even though the error message did not say that the photoconductor needed changed out, it had been eight months since the last replacement. I hope this helps!

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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
motor clock
• Defective CMY PCU drive motor
1. Replace the CMY PCU.
2. Replace the engine control board.
3. Replace the main drive unit assembly.

I would try replacing the CMY PCU (Drums (Photo Conductor Units) first before any of the others.

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HI there it would need a PCU (Photo Condustor Unit) or drum unit which ever you prefer.

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