On our AL 1631 the light will not travel to the right beneath the glass. Everything else seems to work. When the button is pressed to start copy the light acts as if it wants to move, but for some reason it will not travel.
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To reset the drum light press the following key's in sequence and as quickly as possible (with 4 seconds for the first 4 keys) Press "C" then the far left key (exposure mode) then the "C" key then the far left again. So in other words C, far left, C, far left
If done correctly the display should go blank. Then key in 24 as if you were going to make 24 copies. Now press the "print" button Now key in 7 as if you were making 7 copies Now press the print button again. You should now be getting flashing zero's on the display. Turn the machine off then on again and your drum light should be gone!
You can reset this indicator by pressing these keys in sequence: Press "C" then press "Exposure Mode" then "C" again then "Exposure Mode" again. Note that the Exposure Mode key is the far left key on the panel. One you press these 4 keys in sequence the display should go blank. Then key in 24 as if to make 24 copies. Then press Print (Green Button) Then key in 7 as if to make 7 copies. Press print again. You should now get flashing 000. Turn machine off then back on and the light should be gone. Here it is in a short version: C, far left, C, far left, 24, print, 7, print, then power off and back on.
This might refer to your scanner assy being locked. The scanner assy is the unit under the glass that scans your document prior to copying it. Look inside the cavity where you pick up your completed copies. Look at the upper left corner and see if there is a knob there. If there is, make sure it is in the completely unlocked position.
If it only happens when using the document feeder (if fitted), then the small glass on the right hand side needs a clean ( normally tippex), if it occurs when copying from the glass and doc feed then your charge corna needs cleaning
Your unit definetly needs a new drum. The usual yield for this consumable is upt ot 15,000 pages, so at the stated rate, the unit yielded more than average. AL-1000 series share the same toner and drum, so finding remanufactured (or recycled) drum units should be no problem. In Puerto Rico, they are sold for about $79.00.