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If your drum is not recognizing in the printer, there may be an issue with the gold chip on the end of the toner cartridge. This chip communicates with the printer to create a print and if it is not reading properly, the toner / drum unit will not work. Sometimes fingerprint oil or dust can cause this error.
The size of the paper loaded in the tray indicated by the error may be different from that specified for printing. Or, the orientation (portrait/landscape) of the paper loaded in the tray may be incorrect. Load paper of the size specified for printing into the device.
“DRUM LIFE” or “REPLACE DRUM” is a rough indicator that the image drum cartridge has reached the end of its life. If there are no problems with print quality even if this message appears, continue to use until there is no toner left. When out of toner, replace the image drum cartridge and toner cartridge together.
Drum Error typically appears when the corona wire on the drum unit needs to be cleaned or when the drum unit needs to be replaced. If you replaced the drum and the message appeared or continued to appear immediately after installing the replacement drum, click here. 1. Clean the corona wire inside the drum unit.
Use an activated toner cloth, stretched tautly, and carefully wipe down the drum exterior to remove loose toner. Then use a cotton ball saturated with 99% pure isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. Clean any patches of stubborn toner still attached to the drum. Use toner cloth or lint-free microfiber to clean the print rollers.
Why do I need a drum? Without a drum unit, the toner powder in the cartridge cannot be transferred onto the page. The two parts work together to create a print! You can`t have one without the other and expect the printer to work properly.
A paper jam has occurred around the front cover. When the error code 401 is displayed, paper may have automatically ejected. In this case, open and close the front cover to clear the error.
A degraded drum unit can cause streaks, smudges, and blank spots on your printed page even if you just inserted a new printer toner. While a broken drum unit won`t break your printer, it will just fail to stop printing at a certain point.
The image drum can print approximately 50,000 sheets of A4-sized paper (for simplex printing), but the actual printable number of sheets may vary with the usage condition. The above number is based on the general usage condition (three sheets at a time).

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RESET OKIDATA TONER DRUM
ANSWER : HI there, oki image drums contain a fuse. You can reset them if they are working/printing ok by replacing the fuse. Hope this helps. The fuse is located inside the unit so is a bit fiddly.

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RESET OKIDATA TONER DRUM
ANSWER : Hi guys

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Drum reset
ANSWER : This forum thread covers the reset procedure

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image drum message
ANSWER : You don’t have to replace it until it wears enough to affect the print quality. You’ll get spots or stripes. Here you go on a free reset. If you read the thread, someone says the procedure also works on your model. http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/posts/33634

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reset toners and image drum life
ANSWER : They both have chips that need to be replaced. There are videos on YouTube that show how to refill the toners and how to replace the chips.

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Paper won't advance on Okidata 320 Turbo
ANSWER : Check the top and rear paper sensors to make sure they are not obstructed, stuck, or bad.

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oki c511 drum reset, toner reset, turkey chip reset
ANSWER : If you switch off toner control, you should keep an eye on your prints, and we aware of ink quality, so filling colours as they’re emptying. Nevertheless, it’s an small disturb for the a,ount of money you’re saving ┬┐isn’t it?

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toner cartrigdes and drums
ANSWER : You can, but there are good knock-offs and bad ones. I’ve run into ones that come totally empty. Ones that don’t have the chips installed that identify themselves to the printer. Ones that have sat on a shelf for years and fail on installation. I could go on, but I’m sure you get the idea. I use http://directpreciseimaging.com/ Mostly because I set him up in business and he’s local to me. I have very few problems with his products.

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