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Alarm/data button on

My alarm and data button stays on continuously after I've changed the toner. How can I reset this?

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  • sirjames22 Jul 01, 2008

    That did the trick; thanks!

  • ureichman Jul 04, 2008

    Alarm and Data are on continuously. I did shake the toner (not a new toner) but it did not help. What can I do?

  • weija09 Aug 28, 2008

    Alarm/Data lights are on constantly and printer will not print. I know there is an optical sensor that reads the amount of toner left in the cartridge. Where is this sensor located, and where on the drum/cartridge does it view? also what is the procedure to reset the printer alarm light(s).



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    Weija

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Try shaking the toner side to side. It reads the toner level with a photo sensor. If there is no toner in the window then it will read empty.

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