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Imaging unit missing - Minolta Magicolor 3300 Color Printer

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  • heidi204 Apr 03, 2011

    I have cleaned everything.

    what is the PWB-B? I cannot figure out how to take the side of the printer off to get at the gear.

    Please HELP!

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Welcome to Fixya

Its the contact sensor, find it on the imaging unit, then clean the corresponding on inside the printer (its easier to find it outside of the printer if you don't know where it is) if this fails then you may need to replace PWB-B. You might need to adjust it. The gear might have jumped not letting the plug come in contact with the unit.

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Posted on Apr 02, 2011

  • Jose Cada
    Jose Cada Apr 03, 2011

    remove the topcover (after removing the colour catridges )and. remove the left hand side panel. You will see a nylon gear mechanism. Sqeeze together the nylon clip inthe centre of the gear wheel, and pull the gear about halfway off. This should allow you to move the vertical geared bar up 1 notch. .Push the gear wheel back on and try the machine to see if it works ok. All covers will need to be closed and if it works ok , reassemle the machine. Job done -about 10 to 15 mins.

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