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    ProC 5100S code

    I am getting an error code on my Ricoh ProC 5100S machine that reads: replace cleaning unit for photoconductor (yellow) unit. I am told there is a way to get in and override this code so I can get a bit more life out of the drums. Can someone share that process with me?

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    Re: ProC 5100S code

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Arnold View Post
    I am getting an error code on my Ricoh ProC 5100S machine that reads: replace cleaning unit for photoconductor (yellow) unit. I am told there is a way to get in and override this code so I can get a bit more life out of the drums. Can someone share that process with me?
    You can clear the PM counter however I would not recommended it, you will have issues further down the line.

    The secret to reliability on this pro series machine is replace parts when they hit PM life trying to cut corners/save money not a good idea.
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    Re: ProC 5100S code

    No need to replace the drums. When you have the message, "replace cleaning unit for photoconductor " you just need to rebuild the drum cleaning units. It probably needs all four units done. It's easy to do and not very costly.

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    Re: ProC 5100S code

    Are there any instructions available to show me how to re-build the cleaning units?

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    Re: ProC 5100S code

    Do you have the TCRU kits? The TCRU units can be relaced by a trained customer, but the units can not be rebuilt by a customer.

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    Re: ProC 5100S code

    Part replacement instructions are in the service manual, if you are not a tech get one.

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    Re: ProC 5100S code

    you can replace just the lube bar. but the next time it comes up you will need to rebuild the cleaning unit. not hard just a little time consuming. if its one of the colors with message you need to do them all. otherwise you will be back shortly...

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    Re: ProC 5100S code

    If it is the lube bar warn to where the end/near end sensor(s) have tripped, you can reset all you wany but it will not remain cleared more than about 100 prints.

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    Re: ProC 5100S code

    i dont know but you can afford a listed price 55,000 color machine but not want to pay a tech or change parts????

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    Re: ProC 5100S code

    it would be safe to call a trained Ricoh Service Man, to look and replace it for you than do it your self.
    fix the customer first then fix the machine... its simple and makes life more easy.

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