Last week, our SPARCprinter gave a flashing F4 error code. According to
the printer doco, this meant that the "drum cartridge is nearing the end
of its service life". About a day later, a non-flashing F4 error code
appeared and the printer wouldn't print (F4=="Drum cartridge service life
has expired"). New cartridges are quite expensive.
I read the doco on how to change the drum and at the end it said to turn
the printer on whilst pressing a button to reset the drum-low counter. I
tried this (without replacing the drum) and the printer works fine.
My questions are thus: why does the printer tell me that the drum needs
replacing when it seems to work ok ? Is there any harm in running the printer
until there is a noticable degregation in the print quality ?
Phil Watson (an ozzie in exile) | _--_|\ | CLUWRR |
| \_.--._/ | Uni of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne |
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