Thursday, April 16, 2015

How to Reset the Counter for Brother DR420?

Brother DR420 drum unit is the standard drum for many Brother MFC and HL printers. The counter needs to be reset every time when the drum cartridge has been changed, especially when the printer couldn’t recognize the new drum being installed.

Below is the instruction on how to reset the counter for Brother DR420:



1. Open the front cover when the printer is still on

2. Press the “Clear” button on the control panel

3. Press “1” or the “Up Arrow” depend on the printer model

4. The screen should display a message indicating the new drum has been accepted

5. Close the front cover and restart the printer

If using HL series printer model:

1. Open the front cover when the printer is still on

2. Press and hold the “Go” button till the LED light indicators are all lit up

3. Release the button so the printer can initiate the resetting procedure

4. Wait till the printer returns to its standby mode then close the front cover

5. Restart the printer

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Ricoh Aficio SP C320DN Printer – Intermediate Transfer Unit Replacement

In a previous post, we talked about how to change the toner waste bottle. This time, let us show you the step by step instruction on how to replace the intermediate transfer unit for Ricoh Aficio SP C320DN printer.

Replacing the intermediate transfer unit is a little more complicating compared to switching the waste toner bottle. As a result, some pictures were included in this article to provide a better idea to guide you through the process without the need of calling a technician for help.

1. Disconnect the power plug and wait for at least 30 minutes till the machine cools down.

2. Pull the front cover open lever and open the cover


3. Push the left and right side levers on the front cover outward

4. Hold both ends of the paper transfer unit and lift it up 


5. Hold the center of the waste toner bottle then pull it out horizontally

6. Carefully take out the waste toner bottle and make sure not to tilt it during the process

7. Loosen the finger screws on both ends of the intermediate transfer unit


8. Hold both the left and right side of the sliders. Pull out the intermediate transfer unit till it stops

9. Hold the green squares at both ends of the intermediate transfer unit. Carefully lift the unit and pull it out


10. Take out the new intermediate transfer unit and make sure not to touch the belt area during the process

11. Make sure not to tilt the new intermediate transfer unit and pull the side tab outwards then upwards to remove the attachment


12. Hold the unit green parts on the sides with both hands and push straight into the printer 

13. Tighten the four finger screws back on both ends of the intermediate transfer unit

14. Remove the transfer belt cover


15. Insert the waste toner bottle back into the printer body

16. Place the paper transfer unit back by aligning the triangle mark on the paper transfer unit with the triangle mark on the front cover

17. Push on the green “PUSH” marks till the paper transfer unit clicks into place


18. Close the front cover

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ricoh Aficio SP C320DN Printer - Toner Waste Bottle Replacement

The Ricoh Aficio SP C320DN printer is a well designed unit for medium usage home and office users. This machine is capable of printing high quality presentations with resolutions up to 1,200 dpi. In addition, print speed can reach up to 26 pages per minute for both color and monochrome documents.

Removing the waste toner from on the Ricoh Aficio SP C320DN is probably one of the few servicing tasks you can do yourself easily without calling a technician. The process is fairly simple and do not require any additional tools to perform the task. The machine will warn you on the control panel when the waste toner bottle is getting full, and will eventually stop working if the toner isn't removed.

Below are the steps on how to swap out the waste toner bottle for Ricoh Aficio SP C320DN printer:

1. Pull the front cover open lever and open the cover


2. Push the left and right side levers on the front cover outward

3. Hold both ends of the paper transfer unit and lift it up


4. Hold the center of the waste toner bottle then pull it out horizontally

5. Carefully take out the waste toner bottle and make sure not to tilt it during the process

6. Close the cap on the bottle


7. Insert the new waste toner bottle and make sure not to tilt it and touch the printer body. Make sure to leave the cap open

8. The waste toner bottle should click into place

9. Place the paper transfer unit back to position. Push the green push marks till the paper transfer unit clicks into place


 10. Close the front cover

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We offer high quality units with defective rate for this particular model at less than 1%.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Troubleshooting for Sharp AL-1631 AL-1641CS Laser Copier Print Streaky or Blotchy Issue

Everyone probably have encountered some type of printing issue and the most common printer issues are paper jam, streaky prints, and blotchy prints. However, do you know that sometimes bad print quality is not always caused by toner, drum, or other printer parts? Before you rush to spend money to change out a perfectly working part, some standard maintenance and cleaning may very well solve the print quality issue at hand. The printer and parts maintenance are equally important as using good quality OEM/remanufactured cartridges to achieve clean prints every time.

As for Sharp AL-1631 and AL-1641CS laser copier models, if the cartridges are in good condition but still producing dirty prints, try below instruction on how to clean the transfer charger:

1. Switch off the power


2. Make sure that the multi-purpose tray is open. Press the side cover open button to open the side cover

3. Take the charger cleaner out by holding the tab


4. Move the charger cleaner to the right then gently slide it to the left end then remove it. Repeat this step two to three times


5. Return the charger cleaner to its original position. Close the side-cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button

6. Turn the power switch back on

Print out a testing page and see if streaky or blotchy issue has been fixed. You may want to repeat the simple cleaning technique a few times to achieve optimal results.






Monday, January 5, 2015

Printer Recognition Issue with Brother TN221 and TN225 Toner Cartridges

One of the more common issues for some Brother printers is that the machine cannot recognize remanufactured toner cartridges. The new drive shaft configuration might have resistance to recognize aftermarket flag gears, in which the gears tell the printer that an aftermarket toner has been installed and printer will not recognize the toner.


Resetting the page counter for Brother TN221 and TN225 toner models is the most efficient way to get an aftermarket unit working immediately. Without having to go through the hassle of multiple installing and turning the printer on and off, a few simple steps will get your printer up and running. Below are the resetting steps that can be a life safer especially when printing out documents and reports cannot be delayed any longer:

Printer Models: HL-3140CW and HL-3170CDW

1. Open the front cover of the printer to access cartridges
2. With the front cover open, simultaneously press the Secure and Cancel buttons
3. The reset menu will now appear on the LCD display
5. Scroll through the menu to select a color and yield to reset
5. The LCD will read "Accepted" once the reset is complete

Printer Model: MFC-9130CW, MFC-9330CDW, and MFC-9340CDW

1. Press the Cancel (X) button to show the main menu if an error message appears on the LCD display
2. Press the Fax button to make the numeric keypad visible
3. Locate and the Asterisk (Star) button on the numeric keypad. It is important to remember its location as it will not be lit up later when needed
4. Press the Home button to return to the main menu
5. Open the front cover of the printer to access cartridges
6. With the front cover open, press and hold the unlit Asterisk (Star) button for 5 seconds
7. The reset menu will now appear on the LCD display
8. Scroll through the menu to select a color and yield to reset
9. The LCD will read "Accepted" once the reset is complete

The troubleshooting steps will not alter the toner yield nor print quality.

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