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HI I am getting an error on Ricoh 1232c sc440 any help will be appreciated to get this resolved quickly. Thanks

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  • Ayub Ali Oct 18, 2010

    Hi Thanks for your reply error code is SC440 Main Motor Lock/Drum Mo tor Lock. Can you please guide me to resolve this error ?

  • Ayub Ali Oct 18, 2010

    Hi Thanks for your reply error code is SC440 Main Motor Lock/Drum Mo tor Lock. Can you please guide me to resolve this error ?

  • Ayub Ali Oct 18, 2010

    Hi Avril the error code is : SC440 Main Motor Lock/Drum Mo tor Lock Can you please guide me to resolve this ? Thanks

  • Ayub Ali Oct 18, 2010

    SC440 Main Motor Lock/Drum Motor Lock

  • Ayub Ali Oct 18, 2010

    The error code on ricoh 1232c is sc440 please help to get this resolved. THanks

  • Ayub Ali Oct 18, 2010

    Hi i have removed the unit but couldnt find any belts on the PCU unit. do i have to open pcu unit as well to find the belts ?

  • Ayub Ali Oct 18, 2010

    Hi I am not able to locate any belts in the pcu unit, where excatly are they located ?

  • Ayub Ali Oct 19, 2010

    HI I havent worked on this photocopier before any guidance as to what and where should be changed / lubricated will be appreciated. Do you have a service manual i can refer to ? Thanks

  • Ayub Ali Oct 19, 2010

    Hi I have been trying to get sc440 error on ricoh 1232c fixed. Can anyone guide me on this else we will have to call the service people as the machine is down for the last two days. Please Help

  • Ayub Ali Oct 20, 2010

    Unfortunately entering into service mode does not remove the error by itself.

  • Ayub Ali Oct 20, 2010

    Hi thanks for your answer. where exactly is the main motor located is it at the back of the machine ? Is there any place i can download the service manual from ? Thank

  • Ayub Ali Oct 23, 2010

    Hi, Thank you all for trying to help. We have called in the service people who are looking at it tomorow. Will update once the issue is resolved so that next time anyone has the issue they can follow this. Thanks

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An error code is necessary to resolve the problem so you should reply me with that .
Meanwhile i give here a list of common error codes and how to rectify them
Click here for link


Thank

Posted on Oct 18, 2010

  • Aviral Saxena
    Aviral Saxena Oct 19, 2010

    This code shows main motor locked . that means that you are using your machine since a long time you did the service.
    probably lubrication or changing of bearings will do the trick.

    Regards......

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The error is the main drive motor. But is not always the actual motor itself. The main motor drives the flywheel. The PCU is inside the front cover, is large and has 3 screws. Remove the waste containers and main charge corona assembly first then pull the handle. It is on a drawer slider. Maybe the transfer belt is torn on the PCU and is locking up the drive. Check the PCU first.

Posted on Oct 20, 2010

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That is a jam related error. Kindly check that there is no paper jams. Otherwise, the main drive motor could be faulty. Check that you can turn the motor freely by hand first and if not, replace. there is also a possibility that it could be too much load. If the above doesn't, then replace the pcu .


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Posted on Oct 20, 2010

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Hello

Press the "Clear Modes" button. This button will be on the main panel of the Ricoh copier.

Press the "1,0,7" keys in succession. You do not have to hold the buttons down at the same time but need to press and release them in this exact order.

Press and hold the "Stop" key. You will need to hold this button down until the Ricoh copier enters into service mode. The touch screen display will read "service mode" and three soft keys will appear.

Press the "exit" button. This button will be on the touch screen display in the upper right hand corner. Once pressed, the copier will return to normal operation mode.

Turn off the main power. The main power button will be located on the side or front of the copier

Turn the power back on. Once the copier is powered back up, the service code will be cleared.

Posted on Oct 19, 2010

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It is normally the PCU that is causing these problems. If it is over 12,000 prints, I suggest to replace the PCU. Check the firmware, make sure it is updated. After that you can inspect the main drive assembly. Turn it with your finger to see if it turns ok.

The PCU is located in the front cover of the machine. If you open the front and side covers there a 3 large silver screws located 2 at the top and 1 at the bottom of the PCU assembly. They are quite hidden but BIG so you can't miss them. Remove the 3 screws and pull on the big handle in the middle and the whole unit should slide out. There is another handle on top for carrying. The PCU unit comes out complete with both TCB's and the Charge grid. Check that the 2 belts on the PCU unit are not ripped or torn and that they turn smoothly.

Posted on Oct 18, 2010

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    Jose Cada Oct 18, 2010

    Yes please. Inspect it.

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