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Is the photoconductor, and the drum the same thing?

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Yes the photoconductor is also referred as drum

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Photoconductor kit? Dell 1700 printer


The photoconductor kit is another word for the drum or imaging drum. All three words refer to the same part.

Here is a link from the Dell site for this model.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/PopupProductDetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=dhs&sku=310-5404

Once you replace the drum, the printer has to be manually reset. If this is not done, the printer will continue to give this print out. By resetting it, the counter is set back to zero. The drum is good for around 30k prints.

From the Online Manual for the 1700, to reset the counter:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/1700n/en/index.htm#online_documentation

To reset the counter, press and hold the Cancel button until all lights flash in sequence.

NOTICE: Resetting the imaging drum's counter without replacing the imaging drum may damage your printer and void your warranty.

Jun 18, 2010 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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I have a new photoconductor unit in my epson CX11N aculaser printer and now it is printing anything in colour with a white stripe down the left hand side about 4cm in


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Try taking out all toners and reinstall them. Turn on unit, without Photoconductor, wait till you get error install photoconductor. Insert photoconductor and try printing again.

Hope this helps

Mar 26, 2010 | Epson AcuLaser CX11N All-In-One Printer

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What is a photoconductor?


Otherwise known as the drum kit. Quite often the laser printer will tell you (on the LCD display) that you need to replace the photoconductor, but the price list will have no such thing. It will however usually list a Drum Kit.

Feb 01, 2010 | Dell 1710 Laser Printer

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Install photoconductor


the photoconductor is commenly refered to as the "drum" .. its the cylindrical part that picks up and transfers the toner to the paper .. the error message might be telling you its time to replace the drum (they do wear out) or perhaps its not detecting the fact that it is in place .. the photo conductor drum is user replacable so it comes out without too much trouble .. sometimes its part of the replacable toner tank .. it would get automatically replaced when you change toner in that case .. be very careful with the photoconductor drum .. any scratches, finger prints or other damage will show up in the printed output .. dont expose it to bright light ...

Oct 01, 2009 | Epson AcuLaser C4100 Printer

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4 colour dots on printout but not 150mm apart


Measure the distance between two of the same coloured dots down the page, if it is just over 150mm then it is caused by scratches on the photoconductor drum (this is the only thing that has a 15.4mm circumference). Try printing a black and white only document, only the black dots should appear. Removing the photoconductor and gently polishing the blue drum with a soft cloth can help if the scratches are not too deep, otherwise a new photoconductor is the only route.

Sep 06, 2009 | Epson Aculaser C1100 Printer

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The photoconductor has nothing to do with the toner. Photoconductor unit (Drum) is on a 45,000 copy cycle, and comes on when the count is reached. You don't have to replace the drum until the copy quality deteriorates. The machine will continue to work

May 11, 2009 | Gestetner DSm415pf Digital Imaging Sytem

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Is my Dell 1700 Laser Printer photoconductor drum truly fried?


The drum collects used toner for apprx. 30,000 pages. After that, the printer recommends that it be changed to prevent used toner from spilling internally into the printer's mechanisms. The whole photoconducter/drum can be replaced. The new part from Dell is apprx. $50.00 US. 
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Printer_Accessories/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=310-8710#Overview

You might have reset the "counter" for the photoconducter. Ever  have a water  fillter with an electronic timer? You replace the filter, then you reset the timer? Perhaps you reset the timer without actually replacing the filter. So to speak. :)
The question you should ask yourself is: would I like to spend $30 - $60 [it's cheaper for refurbished parts- Google it] replacing the drum head on a 7 year old printer, or would I rather invest that in a new printer?

Feb 23, 2009 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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Replace Photoconductor


There are several "doors" on the C1100. You need to open the door on the top. You will see an orange handle on top of the photoconductor, to lift it out. You can't lift it out, until you've pulled the orange handle on the far right up first. You then need to buy a new photoconductor - these are £150 - £180 ish. There are cheaper solutions, such as just replacing the "killer chip", which tells the printer how many sheets you've printed, but in my experience, the replacement chips soon become faulty, and render the printer useless. I know it sounds a lot of money to replace the photoconductor, but you need to do a lot of printing before it's time to replace it.

Nov 03, 2008 | Epson Aculaser C1100 Printer

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