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My magicolor 2350 printer states that cyan is empty and will not print. However, it is set to print even when empty. Also replacing it with a new cartridge does not solve the problem. I can get it to print test pages by asking it to print them at the printer and then forcing a complete reset from the web page. However, it still will not print from a normal driver or from it's direct print interface. The driver state that it is out of toner.

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  • tonydb Sep 28, 2010

    I did that and then it said the magenta and then the yellow were out. So I knobbled all three.

    So now it thinks it has three new cartridges and a fairly full black.

    However, now it says the OPC drum is out. However, the statistics page indicates the OPC drum should still have some life left and in any case the printer is set to continue with OPC drum out.

    It still wil not print apart from internal pages on restart up sometimes.



    Any ideas? Can I knobble the OPC drum? It seems to have a broken spiggot that is turned by the gears and forces a break perhaps when new?

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The printer uses an "eye" to check the level of toner. You can override this. Open the front door of the printer and take out the cartridge. There is a small round "window" (less than 1/4" in diameter) about halfway along on the right hand side of the cartridge. Stick a small bit of black insulation tape (or scotch tape colored black with a permanent marker) over the window and pop back into the printer. When you turn the printer on, it won't even give that "Cyan toner low" message!

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    Is the problem fixed now.

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Here is an answer from "fixyourownprinter.com":
My magicolor 2350 printer states - 85.gif Re: Minolta Magicolor 2300 by future.child (12/9/04 10:46 PM) reply + / - there is no menu option to reset the cartrige.
If you take a look at the cartrige a look at the cartrige there should be s small metal tab sticking out, if you move this tab back into the cartrige the printer thinks it's new.
have a look at the following link (in german)
"www.express"
Don't know about these tabs, but maybe it will work. Here is another suggestion to try:
0.gif Re: Re: Minolta Magicolor 2300 by Lynn Voyles (edited 6/23/06 7:02 AM) reply +1 + / - To reset cartridge to read full. Also check out this link. Step 1 and Step 2 explain how to get to the new cartridge sensor and do the reset. Just remesh the gears on the small black plastic sensor with the white gear. Be carefull on reassembly to ensure the tab on the black sensor is properly fitted into its end cap slot. During or after reassembly, do not turn any gear after the two set of gears are properly meshed. Otherwise, the cartridge will not register as new upon installation.

http://www.futuregraphicsllc.com/lit/tg/minolta_2300_dl.pdf

This also works with the Epson Aculaser C900/1900 cartridges. Same cartridges.
And here is the link:
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/laser/25521
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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