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    Ricoh LD325 copying blank pages after drum replacement


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    Re: Ricoh LD325 copying blank pages after drum replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by r00tb33r View Post
    Yep. Probably the culprit.

    Do I have to take it (it, the drum unit) apart to load it up with developer?
    I am afraid so. And you will have to run developer initialization after to set it up and clear the replace photoconductor message.

    really much easier and cheaper to use the Type 1027 PCU in these.


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    Ricoh LD325 copying blank pages after drum replacement

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    Re: Ricoh LD325 copying blank pages after drum replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    If you do not know how to enter SP mode, you should not be working on the machine. Call an authorized dealer.
    May sound elitist to you, but pretty good advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by r00tb33r View Post
    Yep. Do I have to take it (it, the drum unit) apart to load it up with developer?
    Sigh. Even master technicians have to refer to the service manual sometimes. Sounds like you may need to invest in one given your unwillingness to contact your local Ricoh service provider.

    NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING

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    Re: Ricoh LD325 copying blank pages after drum replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by copyaction View Post
    I am afraid so. And you will have to run developer initialization after to set it up and clear the replace photoconductor message.

    really much easier and cheaper to use the Type 1027 PCU in these.
    Will do next time.

    Given our volume it will be within a year probably.


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    Re: Ricoh LD325 copying blank pages after drum replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by r00tb33r View Post
    I agree with above posted logic that blank pages mean no charge on drum to pull toner particles.
    Incorrect. Laser systems use a write to no charge system. If there was no charge on the drum the pages would come out all black. Actually they would jam at fusing exit because there would be no lead edge void. Blank pages can mean either no developer on the development roller, no toner in the developer that is on the development roller or no laser exposure. The first two conditions can be the result of stripped or rounded out gears at the back of the development unit or a missing or rounded out development drive coupling. I have also seen the pin that the idler gear on the development unit turns on broken.

    No laser exposure can happen if the laser shield glass is coated with dust or toner. An actual problem with the laser unit itself would result in an error code.


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    Re: Ricoh LD325 copying blank pages after drum replacement

    Happy ending. Bought and received developer, took apart the drum unit and poured it in around the delivery screws. Did not need the service manual. Reset the counter and initialized developer successfully. Machine makes good, clean prints now.

    Thanks for all the help, and please don't just tell people to contact an authorized service provider. Share the info!


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    Re: Ricoh LD325 copying blank pages after drum replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by r00tb33r View Post
    please don't just tell people to contact an authorized service provider. Share the info!
    There are times when it requires eyes on by a tech with experience with the particular model. There are also times when not knowing exactly what to do, such as firmware updates, can cause damage that will cost you hundreds of dollars.


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    Re: Ricoh LD325 copying blank pages after drum replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by r00tb33r View Post
    Yep. Probably the culprit.

    Do I have to take it (it, the drum unit) apart to load it up with developer?
    yes. where are you going to get the developer? are you a tech?


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    Ricoh LD325 copying blank pages after drum replacement


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    Re: Ricoh LD325 copying blank pages after drum replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by r00tb33r View Post
    Happy ending. Bought and received developer, took apart the drum unit and poured it in around the delivery screws. Did not need the service manual. Reset the counter and initialized developer successfully. Machine makes good, clean prints now.

    Thanks for all the help, and please don't just tell people to contact an authorized service provider. Share the info!
    I knew it the second I read it, You are welcome


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