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    Re: MPC 307 Can't print test pages or do copies

    Quote Originally Posted by JayPaul View Post
    Magenta toner..... Magenta toner!! That is unbelievable. Massive thanks to you guys for saying it, I thought you were nuts haha
    Of all the problems i've seen to do with toner and id chips on the damn 305 (mainly) then 306 and 307 I have never seen an SC code pointing only towards controller and bicu turn out to be a measly toner.
    Lesson learned today. Great thing about this forum, having faith in other guys around the world who have the same day to day struggles as yourself. You are the only reason I sent out an engineer with a set of toner as I never would have thought of it. Thanks again
    One of our service guys recently told me that Ricoh UK's recommendation with any fault on these boxes is to now replace all the toners first before doing anything else.

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    Re: MPC 307 Can't print test pages or do copies

    If that is advise from Ricoh then that's pretty much admitting that this is a poorly made machine. Set of toner isn't exactly cheap, especially when they come half full and 'run out' with about 15% still in the bottle

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    Re: MPC 307 Can't print test pages or do copies

    Quote Originally Posted by JayPaul View Post
    If that is advise from Ricoh then that's pretty much admitting that this is a poorly made machine. Set of toner isn't exactly cheap, especially when they come half full and 'run out' with about 15% still in the bottle
    With most Ricoh color machines 15% to 17% toner remaining is the warning level. That is the level that the machine displays the toner us almost out. It is an alert to order more toner not to replace it.

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    Re: MPC 307 Can't print test pages or do copies

    My dealership is so small if we replaced them at warnings we would be out of business in a year. We put stickers on every toner that goes out that says 'Only replace the toner when it is empty, not when it is displaying low toner' but the smaller machines ofter say empty and stops working, when you take it out it still has some in there. Ricoh toner as well not compatible crap.

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    Re: MPC 307 Can't print test pages or do copies

    Quote Originally Posted by JayPaul View Post
    My dealership is so small if we replaced them at warnings we would be out of business in a year. We put stickers on every toner that goes out that says 'Only replace the toner when it is empty, not when it is displaying low toner' but the smaller machines ofter say empty and stops working, when you take it out it still has some in there. Ricoh toner as well not compatible crap.
    There are some SP modes you can change to ensure the bottles are empty before the message pops up.

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    Re: MPC 307 Can't print test pages or do copies

    Quote Originally Posted by copier tech View Post
    There are some SP modes you can change to ensure the bottles are empty before the message pops up.

    plus these crappy machines barely give you toner in a new bottle,,
    crazy..........
    Lucky I CAN STILL get mpc401 and mpc300 for now.............
    I had one at the leasing company i buy from wth 672 code,told the guy who
    checks them in to pull toners and repower,no more 672..
    he swapped a set from a scrap unit and it worked..
    Dont like giving these guys too much info but i will NEVER be buying anymore
    mpc305,mpc306 and mpc307.........

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    Re: MPC 307 Can't print test pages or do copies

    Quote Originally Posted by fshead View Post
    plus these crappy machines barely give you toner in a new bottle,,
    crazy..........
    Lucky I CAN STILL get mpc401 and mpc300 for now.............
    I had one at the leasing company i buy from wth 672 code,told the guy who
    checks them in to pull toners and repower,no more 672..
    he swapped a set from a scrap unit and it worked..
    Dont like giving these guys too much info but i will NEVER be buying anymore
    mpc305,mpc306 and mpc307.........
    This is very true a new bottle comes less than a quarter full.

    Toner by weight is more expensive than gold!

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    Re: MPC 307 Can't print test pages or do copies

    Quote Originally Posted by copier tech View Post
    This is very true a new bottle comes less than a quarter full.

    Toner by weight is more expensive than gold!

    Especially if you store then standing up. The toner all compacts down in the bottle. That is why you have to shake them.

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    Re: MPC 307 Can't print test pages or do copies

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    Especially if you store then standing up. The toner all compacts down in the bottle. That is why you have to shake them.
    Ricoh have the storage issue covered Slim!

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    Re: MPC 307 Can't print test pages or do copies

    Quote Originally Posted by copier tech View Post
    Ricoh have the storage issue covered Slim!

    mp-c406-set.jpg
    I have still seen end users stand the boxes up on end.

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