Question about Canon imageCLASS MF8170C All-In-One Laser Printer
The MF8170C keeps alternating between "insert Y cartridge" and insert all 4 c,m,y,k cartridge.
The cartridges are in the printer. Does this mean that all four toners are low or out?
SOURCE: cartridge jammed
Cartridges are usually simple click into place.
Refer to your manual.
I suspect none of us here can help further without actually examining your printer.
you could also try - www,fixyourownprinter.com
type your printer model in the field.
Also Canon customer support will may be able to point a way
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
The problem is with the paper tray not the toner, believe it or not. Take all of the paper out of the tray and then reinsert the paper into the tray. It should then work fine.
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
I found that everytime my mf8170 would print only half the page it was because I was printing on the wrong size paper... try checking your properties and making sure that you are printing on the same size paper as what is in the tray you are pulling from.
Posted on Apr 22, 2008
If you are lucky you can just clean the contacts on the cartridges themselves and the "crum reader" and the printer will recognize the toner again.
The weakest part of this printer's design is the crum reader(part name "pushbutton switch" part number "4139630602").It isn't robust and you can easily bend the spring loaded contact through trying to clean it or with normal usage. Once bent or stuck it will no longer make contact.
The part is located in a white housing on the left hand side of the printer below the drum. To get at the part, remove two toner cartridges. Rotate the toner cartridge assembly around (push the recessed release button in the beige plastic right hand side under the main door) until the empty slots are by the crum reader (black piece with three spring loaded copper wires extending fromthe flat surface). You can now access the crum reader. It is held in by two clips one on the left and one on the right. Use a small screwdriver to pop it out, disconnect the ribbon cable and replace it. The hardest part is putting the ribbon cable back on the new part. The whole procedure takes about 5 minutes. Order extra crum readers so you have them on hand.
The normal Konica Minolta parts line can’t order this part. In Aug. 07, I called 800-622-5546   (orderadministration section) and ordered the part. It was $5.
Posted on Aug 02, 2008
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