Question about Xerox Phaser 8500N Printer
How do I keep my Phaser 8500 from printing the cleaner page (unless I want to clean)? It wastes so much of my ink. I have used the control panel to try to stop the cleaning or put it on manual.
You can't. Just simply stated. It is the way it's designed.
Per Xerox below
NOTE: The automatic printhead cleaning cycle cannot be disabled.
The printer performs automatic printhead cleaning cycles to remove air bubbles or foreign matter that can cause a printhead jet to malfunction. An automatic printhead cleaning cycle is performed when the printer is first powered ON, or if the ink has cooled to the point that a cleaning cycle is required.
Powering OFF the printer longer than 3 or 4 minutes will also cause the printer to perform a printhead cleaning cycle when the printer is powered back ON, which uses ink. To minimize ink consumption, keep the printer powered ON at all times.
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
Hello Phaser 8500 owners,
I found a way to restrict the wasting ink problem of excessive cleaning cycles:
Just unplug the connector of the ink pump. One can find this pump behind the left plastic cover. Unplug the connector of the pump during the excessive cycles and put it back on again after.
To my experience the cleaning cycles come too soon or too often.
Posted on May 09, 2011
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