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5100cn Get error message 006-370 any suggestions on resetting the printer to get rid of error

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  • bmich1964 Aug 24, 2008

    I have cleaned the entire machine and when I go to print out reports it comes back with this error code everytime. I looked up the error code and it states that there may be moisture somewhere basically...and clues???

    Thanks for the help

  • rhslaven Aug 28, 2008

    Same problem here. Printer hasn't been hooked up for several months. Go to pannel and print a report i get message 006-370 Restart printer. Any suggestion would be helpful.

  • Randall Stoots May 11, 2010

    if you could supply me with a little more information regarding the error code and what exactly you are trying to do with your printer would help me pin point that error more precisely .... ok



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The exact meaning of this error code ( 006-370 ) is <IOT ROS Motor Failure>. The SOS signal does not come from the ROS ASSEMBLY. What this means is the printhead, also know as Raster Output Scanner - laser unit. failed to generate a "start-of-scan" or SOS signal.

There is a humidity and temperature sensor in this printer that is designed to prevent the laser from being used in extreamly high humidity situations to prevent damage to the printer. This sensor rarely fails, and that is why it is the least likely cause of a true failure.

If in Fact you are in a high humidity situation. There is nothing wrong with the printer, and it will function normally when taken out of the humidity. Possibly running a dehumidifier in these cases will help. If this is not the case and are certain this is not the problem, then a true hardware failure has occured.

There are 3 possible causes for this failure, and they are listed in the most likely to least likely.

1) the ROS Assembly ( printhead, laser unit )
2) the PWBA MCU ( printed wiring board assembly - Machine control unit ).
3) Sensor assembly. ( humidity and temperature sensor )

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

  • David M. Haines Sep 12, 2013

    righton cory

  • David M. Haines Sep 12, 2013

    in fact when you press the next button it will show IOT 000003 or something like it , which "should" point you in the right direction of the failed component, allthough i have not personally mapped these failures.



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