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Having problems getting an Oki B431 to reset after replacing…

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Having problems getting an...

Having problems getting an Oki B431 to reset after replacing the drum

Technician's Assistant: Is this the first time you've had to change the ink for your B431?

Ink, no. The drum yes

Technician's Assistant: Are you getting any error messages? Are you able to open the lid that covers the cartridges on your printer?

After replacing the drum & cartridge, the window still says replace image drum

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Printer Expert to know before I connect you?

That should do it

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Printers
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Any idea what to do?
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1/3/2018
Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago
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Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago

With the printer powered on, remove the power cord from the back.

Wait 2 minutes

Plug back in the power cord and power it on

Do you still have the error?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I will check that in the am, it is a printer at work. I will try that and log back in tomorrow.
Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago

OK take your time

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you
Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago

You're welcome

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Unplugged this morning for 3-4 minutes. Plugged back in, no change. Still shows replace image drum message.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
This is a printer that is used for about 100 or so copied a day. Any ideas? I know we are small company but not having this printer up is an inconvenience. Any help you can provide would be great.
Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago

Press the "Online" button near the display panel on the top of the printer to take the unit offline.

Step 2

Press the "Menu" button a few times until the Maintenance Menu option appears on the display panel's LCD screen.

Step 3

Press the "Select" button, and then press "Item" repeatedly until the Drum Count Reset menu option appears. Press the "Select" button to reset the counter.

Step 4

Press the "Online" button again to return the OKI Data printer to normal printing mode.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It will not allow me to change the message showing regardless of which buttons I press.
Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago

With the printer powered on, remove the power cord from the back.

Wait 2 minutes

Plug back in the power cord and power it on

Now try

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Will do
Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago

Thank you

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Plugged back in, still shows 563 drum life, replace image drum
Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago

And you replaced the image drum correct?

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Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago

How old is the printer?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
2 - 3 years old
Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago

Did you try the reset options again after plugging it back in?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Once it comes back on, won’t show any message other than 563 drum life. Doesn’t matter what buttons I push, still shows same message.
Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago

Remove the drum again and insert it back in

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Unplugged, removed drum and reinserted the drum, left it unplugged for 2 minutes. Plugged back in, have same screen 562 drum life
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
563 drum life
Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago

1. Turn machine on while pushing and holding the TWO up/down menu buttons at same time.
2. Menu window will show "OKI USER"
3. Scroll to " Engine Dialog Mode" is indicated. Push Enter button.
4. "Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx S-Mode is indicated.
5. Scroll to "NV-Ram initial" is indicated. Push ENTER.
6. Window shows "NV-Ram- Initial Table 1".
7. Push ONLINE and ENTER Buttons simultaneously and HOLD for 10 seconds after you see "Executing Reset" appear in menu window.
8. Restart printer.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I did all of that last night. I googled that before I contacted your service. My display does not show S-Mode, it shows F-Mode. When I hit select when it shows the F-Mode window, it does nothing to change the screen. If I go to NVRAM Parameter screen and hit select, it just shows clear. Don’t know whether that or a for a B431 to reset. Could not get to a window in that menu list to reset
Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago

Did you press the ONLINE and ENTER buttons after that?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Harry, I am not going to rate the service good or bad. I had googled many of the things you mentioned before i contacted you. I contacted the manufacturer Okidata. They told me the problem was with the printer itself. The sensor that resets the drum count was the problem. It was verified when i put the new drum in my other printer. The drum life reset to 99% after installing it. I know you get many questions on many different products. Don't want to be unfair to you by giving a poor review.
Technician: Harry, Engineer replied 3 months ago

I appreciate it.

If you wish to rate as 3-5 stars, I will get paid for our time together. Thank you and Happy New Year!

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