The office Ricoh was displaying a message today: "Replace Maintenance Kit." We had a kit on hand. The kit comes in 2 boxes, Box A (development unit) and Box B (fusing unit & transfer unit).
I found that the part in Box A had already been installed. I proceeded to install the parts included in Box B hoping to clear the message. The parts are now installed as per the instructions but the "Replace Maintenance Kit" message (with accompanying red light) remains.
Printer experts, how do I clear this message and return the machine to working order?
Hi, This message is for Box A, which is consist of Developer and Drum. If your copy quality is good keep using it. but if you don't like the red light then you have to replace the Kit A. New kit will reset the light. regards
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Clearing the Maintenance Count and Service Message: HP LaserJets
If the display panel on your HP LaserJet reads "Perform Printer Maintenance", "Perform User Maintenance", "Maintenance Kit Low", "Maintenance Kit Very Low", or anything along those lines it means your printer needs a preventative maintenance kit, which includes a fuser and various rollers. Once you have installed the maintenance kit the message will only go away if you clear the maintenance count.
Ricoh SP8300 SP mode (Service Mode) To Enter SP Mode (Service Mode)
Do one of the following:
If the power is already ON, press the "Home" and
"Simple screen" keys at the same time for more
than 3 seconds, and then press the "User tool"
If the printer is OFF Press the "Home" and "Suspend" keys at the
same time while turning the main switch on.
Reset for Maintenance Kit A or Maintenance Kit B So the "Replace Maintenance Kit A" or Replace Maintenance B" message will go away.
Once in SP Mode (Service Mode) press the following:
In service mode: SP7804
7804 1 Paper
7804 2 Transfer Roller
7804 3 Paper Feed Roller
7804 4 Fusing Unit
Take note: SP5930 001 Meter Click Charge [0: No] default This setting is for machines where the operator is responsible for replacing the Maintenance Kit.
(PM counter resets automatically after the user replaces the fusing unit.) [1: Yes] This setting is for machines where the service technician has responsibility for servicing the machine. The service technician must reset the PM counter after completing machine maintenance.
On most similar Ricoh models, the "replace PM kit" message will keep flashing until the PM kit is replaced, but this shouldn't hinder operation at all. The machine will keep running until one of the parts breaks down, which depends on how old everything is and how hard it is worked.
Basically, the flashing message is a reminder to replace the maintenance kit as a preventative measure, but it does not NEED to be done until something actually breaks.
First of all make sure it is the right kit. The part numbers for teh 8550 and 2424 are very close, one ends in 675 the other in 657, so they have been known to be mixed up.
then here is the documentation..
The machine displays the Replace MaintenanceKit after the MaintenanceKit has been replaced.
There may two causes for this issue.
The machine does not recognize that the MaintenanceKit was removed. This would likely be caused by a defective Drum Maintenance Pivot Plate.
The machine corrupts the CRUM on the new MaintenanceKit.This may be caused by a defective Drum Maintenance Pivot Plate or IO Board.
This will require servicing:
The maintenance kit contains a maintenance roller that keeps the surface of the Imaging Drum clean and oiled. NOTE: Order a new maintenance kit when the Display Screen displays a message that the maintenance kit is low. Replace the kit when the Display Screen prompts you to replace the maintenance kit.
Both a Standard Maintenance Kit and an Extended Maintenance Kit are available for the Phaser 8550 and 8560; however, only a Standard Maintenance Kit is available for the Phaser 8500. An Extended Maintenance Kit will not be functional with the Phaser 8500.
WARNING: The printer's interior may be hot! Do not touch the hot surfaces.
Once you have the part: instructions:
Open the door on the right side of the printer.
Grasp the maintenance kit (labeled A) from the maintenance kit slot and pull the kit completely out of the printer.
Insert a new maintenance kit and push the kit completely into the maintenance kit slot. Follow the illustrated instructions included with the maintenance kit for full installation and disposal information.
Close the door.
This will be on the right side of the printer.
This will need to be replace every 10,000 sheets of paper.