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Lexmark E232 photoconductor

Last week my printer's error light came on and it stopped printing. The last page it printed was a page saying I needed a new photoconductor. I purchases a lexmark photoconductor. I put it in with my toner cartridge and the light is still on and the printer will not work. I have reset the printer, tried shutting it down for a bit and turning it back one. I don't really know what else to try.

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Make sure to install the new photoconductor 1st.

1) Power off the printer using the switch in the back.
2) Open the front cover.
3) Press and hold the Continue button (Big silver button with Diamond shape symbol) and power the printer On (turn the switch back to ON).
4) When you see the last light i.e. error light on solid, release the Continue button and close the front cover.
5) When you close the cover you will see all the top 3 lights on solid.
6) Press the cancel button with X symbol for 4 times very slowly till you see toner low light (i.e. second light from top) on solid.
7) Press the continue button and wait until you see the light sequence.
8) Press the cancel button and wait until you see the light sequence.
9) Finally power off the printer using the switch in the back (IMPORTANT= wait 1 minute) and power it back on to exit the configuration mode.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009


Use the management software to reset the photo conductor count. There is a cd that came with it that has a management tool. This software is how you setup and manage your printer. check the lexmark website if you have trouble I am sure there is an explanation on how to reset the count

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This light sequence means that the photoconductor kit's drum is almost full and will need replacing soon. For more information on how to replace photoconductor, click on the link

For additional assistance, please contact Lexmark Technical support

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Click on the link to see instructions on to replace photoconductor.

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If the main problem is just the toner light on then what you could do after installing the new toner is resetting the printer. You could do that by powering the printer off, open the front cover (as if you were to replace the toner) with the front cover open and the printer off push and hold the two buttons on the printer and turn the printer on while holding down the buttons then once the bottom light stays on solid, release the two buttons and that should reset the printer.
Now if the toner light is blinking that means that you have reached the 30,000 page mark and the Photoconductor needs to be replaced. If that is not the case you can follow this link to a procedure where it will explain how to reset the Photoconductor.

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How do I replace the photoconductor where is the menu button to reset PC CNT appears after it is replaced?

Power the printer on and get it to the Ready state. With the printer on and in the Ready state, open the front cover.
Press and hold the Cancel button until all of the lights begin flashing up and down.
Release the Cancel button and close the door. The photoconductor count should now be reset.
To confirm that the photoconductor page count has been reset, it is recommended that you print a menu settings page and check the photoconductor level. Do the following:
With the printer at the Ready status, press the Continue button once. The Ready light will begin flashing and one or two pages will print out.
Look for a section labeled Cartridge Information and locate the word Photoconductor under this heading.
Confirm that the photoconductor level reading is either OK or close to 100%.
If the reading is low, try printing 10 - 20 pages. Print the menu settings page(s) again.
Confirm that the photoconductor level reading is OK or close to 100%.
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