Question about Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

2 Answers

Ricoh 3500N - Photoconductor Problems

I have several 3500's that continue to give SC441 errors. I call for service and the tech says change the color photoconductor. I just changed it a month ago. It has approximately 100 copies on it. I run into this problem with the CL2000 model as well. Are these just poorly designed printers? My users are very upset with the supply cost. Any suggestions as to how to get rid of the SC441 and the power off/on message?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • kperkins Sep 17, 2008

    SC 441 Error

  • ladesign08 Sep 30, 2008

    I also have two CL3500N printers that were purchased at the same time. Both of them have given me the SC 441 error message. One of the printers won't print any more because of the error message. The other one I was able to turn on and off to get rid of the message. The problem is, the colored ink prints with a rainbow effect (the black ink is fine). I have plenty of ink. What is this problem and how do I fix it?

  • ghsmithvp Apr 01, 2009

    CL3500 Alert light is on and will not print

    Says error SC441 shut power off and on

    call service

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Guru:

    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 1,049 Answers

I thought the SC441 error was a "Drum Peripheral Component Motor Lock", have you tried cleaning in and around the drum. Maybe the motor is going bad or there's some kind of obstruction.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

Unfortunately, this seems to be an inherent problem with the CL3500n. The toner waste tube on the PCU is plugging up with rock hard toner. You can free it up. You have to open the swivel door on the end of the waste toner tube, tape it open, then hold that end down to the ground and tap gently but firmly. The worm auger is plugged and the motor can't turn the auger. So yep, shows a 411 code. You can sometimes see which one is plugged, as there will be toner on the roller. Be careful not to hit the roller, as they damage easily. Be patient and when you see tiner start coming out more freely, you should be back in business. It unfortunately is a design problem. How many copies do you have total?

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I have several of these ricoh 1515 copiers all working fine and then posting a need photocunductor error. Is this some preset error that comes after so many copies like HP got sued for or is the...


Hi, the "Replace Photoconductor" message does come up after a preset number of copies, typically about 60,000. The photoconductor will still continue to work fine, and even with the message displayed the copier should run like normal. The message will keep flashing until you replace the photoconductor, and then it will automatically detect the new unit and the message will disappear.

Jan 21, 2011 | Ricoh Aficio 1515MF All-In-One Laser...

1 Answer

My RICOH AFICIO CL3000 give me an error message SC441, what to do ?


Did you just replace your color PCUs (photoconductor units)? If so, one of the new units may be defective. Try reinstalling the old units to see if the problem goes away (after resetting the machine). If it does, you can replace the PCUs one by one to see which one is bad.

If you still get the sc441 even with the old PCUs (or if you don't have them anymore) install a set of new PCUs and that should fix the problem. On the off chance the problem doesn't go away even with new PCUs, contact your local service company because you may have a bad circuit board, motor, or gear.

Nov 15, 2010 | Ricoh Aficio CL3000 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Ricoh CL3000 error sc441


sc441 is a drum motor error. It could be caused by anything from a faulty circuit board to a bad motor, but the most likely fix (and the easiest) is to replace the color PCUs (photoconductor units) which I believe all come as one set.

Turn the machine off and unplug it from the wall, then install the new PCUs, plug it back in and turn it on. There's a good chance your printer will work fine. If the sc441 error comes back, you should contact your local service company and have them take a look at it, because the problem is either electrical or mechanical.

Hope that helps!

Nov 09, 2010 | Ricoh Aficio CL3000 Laser Printer

1 Answer

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) .
the machine will work but copy quality will reduce and the error will be there.
replacing the cartridge has nothing to do with this error.

Jan 14, 2010 | Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

1 Answer

My ricoh printer is showinf an error of sc440-2


sc440 on the CL7000 is a drum motor error. sc440-2 is specific to the color drum motor. The problem is either the motor itself, the drum gear position sensor, or one or more of the color photoconductor units. The photoconductor units you can replace yourself if you have extras -- see if that will clear up the problem.

If they don't, you'll need to contact a service technician to inspect (and replace if need be) the motor and sensor.

Please rate this solution if it was helpful. Thanks!

Dec 13, 2009 | Ricoh Aficio CL7000 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Error message on a Ricoh 2000 SC441. What does


SC441 mean scanner or laser unite problem.Open it and clean laser mirror,or clean scanner door sensor.

Dec 09, 2009 | Ricoh Aficio CL2000N Laser Printer

1 Answer

Won't turn on....


Have you recently replaced the colour PCU? It may not be seated properly, otherwise there is likely a problem with it, and it's not turning (ie: a broken gear). It could also be the PCU drive motor, or control board. Sounds like you may need a tech to get to the root cause unless you have a spare PCU to try?? This also explains the colour registration problem.

Feb 23, 2009 | Ricoh Aficio CL2000N Laser Printer

2 Answers

Ricoh aficio 3500


sc441 error means one or more of the developer unit(PCU) isnt rotating. you have to take the PCU out to see which color isnt rotating. there maybe one of the doctor blade is flipped, usually caused by lack of toner in the PCU.

May 05, 2008 | Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer Logo

1,859 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ricoh Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

quennie732

Level 2 Expert

393 Answers

OfficeServiceAjnc
OfficeServiceAjnc

Level 2 Expert

183 Answers

Bernard D'Souza

Level 2 Expert

161 Answers

Are you a Ricoh Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...