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Try to reset the hardware maybe will work.god bless

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Code of error SC 441 (Ricoh Aficio mp 6500 i know what is the problem's about?

SC441: Development motor lock
-Definition- [D]
The development motor lock signal remains low for 2 seconds while the
development motor is on.
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My RICOH AFICIO CL3000 give me an error message SC441, what to do ?

Did you just replace your color PCUs (photoconductor units)? If so, one of the new units may be defective. Try reinstalling the old units to see if the problem goes away (after resetting the machine). If it does, you can replace the PCUs one by one to see which one is bad.

If you still get the sc441 even with the old PCUs (or if you don't have them anymore) install a set of new PCUs and that should fix the problem. On the off chance the problem doesn't go away even with new PCUs, contact your local service company because you may have a bad circuit board, motor, or gear.

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Ricoh CL3000 error sc441

sc441 is a drum motor error. It could be caused by anything from a faulty circuit board to a bad motor, but the most likely fix (and the easiest) is to replace the color PCUs (photoconductor units) which I believe all come as one set.

Turn the machine off and unplug it from the wall, then install the new PCUs, plug it back in and turn it on. There's a good chance your printer will work fine. If the sc441 error comes back, you should contact your local service company and have them take a look at it, because the problem is either electrical or mechanical.

Hope that helps!

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Error Code ''SC441'' on Ricoh MP4000 Copier

The machine have problem with the transfer roller or the motor which drives the transfer is overloaded,
see do the right door is closed good if this not help it will need to be checked by a technician

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From Service Manual:

SC441: PCU (CMY) motor error
The drive motor of the CMY PCU is not locked.
• Defective gear
• Voltage between pins 2 and 14 (CN12 on engine control board) abnormal (not +24V), or pin 12 (CN12 on engine control board) unable to send motor clock
• Defective CMY PCU drive motor
1. Replace the CMY PCU.
2. Replace the engine control board.
3. Replace the main drive unit assembly.

It would seem that any way you look at this, it's going to be a pricey fix. Of the possible fixes, the easiest would be to replace the Color PCU (drum unit), but is not guaranteed to be the correct fix.

If the Color and/or Black PCUs have never been replaced, this could very well be the solution to your problem. Both the color and black drum units are rated for 15,000 copies, so if you are close or over, this is the route I would take....

You can check your print count by:
1) Pressing MENU on the control panel of the printer
2) Press the down-arrow key until you get to "List/Test Print", then press the ENTER key
3) Press the down-arrow key until you get to "Config. Page", the press the ENTER key
4) A configuration page will print out, and on that page near the top you should find "Pages Printed"...

Hope this helps!

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SC441 mean scanner or laser unite problem.Open it and clean laser mirror,or clean scanner door sensor.

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On power up displays SC441

SC441 indicates Development Motor Lock / Drum Peripheral Component Motor Lock.the code indicated one of four things. It could be either the Color PCU, the gears that drive the PCU, the motor or control board. The easiest of course is to replace the color PCU, but that runs around $300, but the other parts required a bit of disassembly to examine.

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Ricoh CL2000N Error SC441

It means the PCU (CMY) motor error.
Try removing and reinserting properly the CMY PCU drum or replace it with a new one.

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I thought the SC441 error was a "Drum Peripheral Component Motor Lock", have you tried cleaning in and around the drum. Maybe the motor is going bad or there's some kind of obstruction.

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