Phaser 8560 was working fine yesterday on my first print job. Later, I went to print and all power was off. Today, I unplugged the cord, let it sit for 2 hours+ and then tried to power on again -- nothing. No lights, no hum, no click. Nothing. I purchased a new power cable at nearby Radio Shack. Tried above again -- still nothing. I tried a third time using another outlet that I was sure was working properly. Still nothing. I've had it just over 7 weeks now and have printed about 2500 pages. The maintenance kit seems a little soiled but still mostly white. I dumped the collected ink in the try, just in case. There is nothing on the display screen. No LED lights are lit. Any suggestions? PF in California
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If the ink shapes are wrong on an 8560, it probably means that it was in the managed print version of Xerox - Someone was paying for prints, not for ink and the ink technically belonged to Xerox. Normal ink should fit fine and you should get your money back from the person who sold the ink (you will see the word "metered" on the box.
I suffered from the same problem for a long time. We got Xerox Phaser 8550 and 8560 here. I choose on computer "tray 2" but the printer just print from tray 1 which is empty.
Today i figured it out! It's some configuration at the printer. So go to "Paper tray setp" -> "Tray 1 mode" and "Tray 2 mode" -> change to "static".
I figure it's like this. Before it was "dynamic", it probably means the printer decides it's better to use tray 1 even though you choose tray 2 - and this decision is stupid. Changing it to "static" fixes this.
First off on your screen access troubleshooting, and perform the remove light strips and also remove smears and skips.
Next go to Xerox.com, under support and drivers enter 8560 in the search box. then go to the support page.
You want to look up the procedures for TEC color correction. And follow those steps.
If you are using a generic ink then, all bets are off in getting true color reproduction.
They sell a lot of maintenance kits that way.I worked for a major Tampa are copier company for 10 years and they used every part until it just quit.However, you should line up a maintenance kit at the ready.Sometimes a counter will shut down the copier when it gets to the point where they want it to stop.
Although I agree totally, the anwer is no. Althought it appears black, take a piece of it an use it like a crayon. It is a combination of all the color inks combined. So if you take and rub it on a piece of paper it will be a purple color. So threfore would not create proper colors.
Now to save ink, Do not turn the printer off at all. Just let it use its own sleep mode. The power consumption is intermittent to keep the print head warm and uses about the same ammount of electricity as your refridgerator light bulb. The reason being, when you turn off a solid ink printer, it purges the print head of ALL old ink and dumps it into the waste tray. That is part of those weird noises you hear when you cycle up the machine, one is a compressor emptying the print head.
Also, honestly, althogh I am not sure what you are using the machine for. But you would be wise to put that product on a pay per page maintenance agreement. That includes all ink and all service. Some of the parts for those printers are super expensive.
I will say one thing you can do with that waste ink, if you know anyone who has children, they can use them as purple crayons..
What you can try is making sure the ink sticks are fully in the loaded position. They may be keeping that cover from closing totally.
The other thing is the actuator on that cover, may have briken off and is not properly actuating the sensor that tells the machine the cover is closed. Make sure the ink is fully forward, and look at the covers for some area of beoken plastic.