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Reset after changing the drum

I have installed a new drum cartridge after getting a printout that says the old one had used up its usefullness. The error light still comes on and the unit won't print.

Isn't there a procedure to reset the drum counter?

Thanks,
Mike (972) 713-9999
mike@ricksteins.com

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  • leeluv96 Oct 07, 2008

    I had to same problem when I changed my toner. I tried the cancel button solution and it worked, but my printer has also been printing a dense black strip allong the left side of all my papers. I have tried taking the unit apart and cleaning everything. But, I still have the strip. The longer it continues the darker the strip gets, even after I changed the cartridge.

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To reset the photoconductor kit, open the front door, press the cancel button for 3 seconds, all lights will cycle, close front cover. The counter is now reset

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