RTINSC

asked Nov 17, 2005 at 10:34am
Oki Okidata OkiPage 10

RESET OKIDATA TONER DRUM

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.

All toner, drum, fuser and transfer figures return to 100\%.
Well done RTINSC!!! Your instructions worked wonderfully!!! I'll write my experience and link to this post at my small business blog. (http://www.soky.biz) I've been googling this for days and tried many of the solutions but this one worked GREAT!!!

Thanks man!

David Francis
Bowling Green KY USA
www.soky.biz
by Anonymous on Mar 30, 2006 at 11:01am Add comment
Why would you want to reset your toner to 100\%? Wouldn't that mess up the printer telling you when it's almost empty? Is there a way to reset everything but the toner?
I replace toner on a varying rate depending on which colors I'm using most on my fliers. Does the reset affect all colors at the same time?
Doesn't the drum need to be replaced when it's 0\% or is it a company scam to sell parts? What about the fuser?

Thanks
by burlsink on May 10, 2006 at 4:16pm Add comment
IT'S A SCAM .......... OKIDATA WANTS TO SELL YOU DRUMS AND TONER IF YOU NEED THEM, OR NOT. - Anonymous
Any one know how to reset c5500n?
by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2006 at 1:57pm Add comment
If you still haven't recieved any help 4 the C5500 Drum reset email me. If you are a little handy you can do it. [email protected] I'm not charging, just helping.I feel we should all know how to get one over on these little Nippon technosadists. - Anonymous
Does anyoone have instructions how to turn off the toner sensor on the c5500.
After going into the OKIUSER then into the toner sensor menu, changing from enable to disable, I have tried pressing the online, Cancel & - at the same time(as suggested earlier in this thread for the 5400), starting with online, and it will not accept the command and continues to default to enable.
Thanks
by unknown on Jul 17, 2008 at 9:27am Add comment
I'm not sure, but in my machine (C5950) it's pressing the "enter" buttin during some seconds.

By the say: Does anyone know how to reset drums or NVRAM in this machine (C5950)?

Thank you very much in advance. - unknown
Can anyone tell if this also works for the C3200n?
by Anonymous on Dec 4, 2005 at 1:46pm Add comment
I just tried it on my 3200 and it worked. I needed to print just a few pages in black and white, but the yellow was out. SO now I am printing with no problem after resetting. - Anonymous
Yes, this worked on an Okidata C3200.
The up and down referred to will be the + and - buttons to the
left of the enter button. - Anonymous
This reset's the toner levels but the belt and drums are still the same. But do you need the reset fuses for the drums and belt..

Anyone got the free instructions and rs no for the fuses
by unknown on Jan 9, 2006 at 11:19am Add comment
After much internet research I found a part number for the fuse used on the drums. I can be purchased at any electronics store. I found them at one store for about $3.50 each. The littlefuse number is 251.062 or 251 062. It is a green fuse with a wire on each end with 1/16A written on it. It probaply can be found on the internet for less. I hope this helps. - Anonymous
Used the procedure up top on my OKI 5100 and it reset the drum and belt remaining life to 100\%. Thanks for the info!
by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2006 at 6:24pm Add comment
I have an OKI C5200 and have gone thru 7 drums ( in 10 week). after 120 copies they streak and print faded 2.5 in on right and 3in on left, the center is ok. I have been printing post card 100lb coated card stock Zerox 3r11462 could this cause them to print this way. it's not all colors- mostly black & cyan. OKI says they don't know why. Worst color laser for quality of the product itself
by gerryM on Jul 8, 2006 at 4:10pm Add comment
We've had that problem. There was toner on the strips that hang from the lid (LED arrays?) wiping the toner off seemed to solve the streaking/bleeding - Anonymous
Sounds like your toner is not being dispersed evenly in the cartridge. Try shaking the toner cartridges. THis can happen if you have heavy color in card center. I print thousands of full color docs without problem.. - RTINSC
Laser dirty. take out and clean with windex. If you can't figure how to take it out, try taking a q-tip and cleaning the glass part that you see in the back of your printer. The black and cyan are getting the most dirt because they face down. - Anonymous
YES THIS RESET WORKS FOR THE C3200 AND 3200N.. WORKED FABBY ON MINE WITH THE INITIAL CARTRIDGES REFILLED !!

RESET OKIDATA TONER DRUM by RTINSC (11/17/05 10:34 AM) reply + / -
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.

All toner, drum, fuser and transfer figures return to 100\%.
by unknown on Sep 4, 2006 at 3:59pm Add comment
Thanks for the help. I use an oki c3200 daily and this was a tremendous help for me.

I appreciate the help! - jc2293009193
I tried it on a c5200n and it worked fantastic

Thanks a whole bunch - Anonymous
HI, THIS PROCEDURE WORK ON OKI C3400 ????
THANKS, - Anonymous
Thanks for the advice just picked one up for $20 at a thrift shop for my church with full toner cartriages but had the drum settings flashing eventhough the print outs are fantastic. Any other advice for the oki c3200. - Sundshine
OKI5100 I tried all the resets several times. Same ol message. I'll try to locate the fuse and replace that. Thanks for the info on where to find it and the part#. Now, where to locate it on the machine....
by unknown on Sep 25, 2006 at 2:53pm Add comment
I saw this message for a Oki 9300 and I have a Oki5200 and tried it and ola it worked my toner drum counts went to 0.

1 - Power ON printer while holding both the + & - buttons until “OKIUSER” message apear in LCD.
2) Press + or – button until “ENGINE DIAG MODE” is displayed;
3) Press "ENTER", will be displayed "DIAGNOSTIC MODE XX.XX.XX S-MODE"
4) Press + or – button until “NV-RAM INITIAL” is displayed
5) Press "ENTER" again;
6) Will appear "TABLE 1" message;
7) Press "ENTER" until "EXECUTING RESET" message appear. the "NV-RAM INITIAL" message will BLINK...
This procedure reset TONER, DRUM, FUSER and BELT...
8) power OFF printer, wait 10 sec, and power ON again... =)

To access Service Mode in C9300 power ON printer with 0, 1, 6, 7 at same time... - Dmanley
I just reset my C5150 and it works perfect. God bless you and may you be rewarded a 1000 times for your generosity.

Thank you and God bless you.
by Anonymous on Feb 6, 2007 at 11:45am Add comment
Can you give me the instructions to reset my C5150. I can't find it anywhere. Thanks. - Anonymous
thanks for all the info. Reset my 5150n and it worked awesome. anyone know how long the drum CAN be used b4 you have to replace it? Already spent like 500 bucks replacing them all. I'd like to get more life out of them...
by NicoleM on Mar 14, 2007 at 2:30pm Add comment
If no hole on starter cartridge, open cartidge with blue knob and see where waste tank is, it is different on black/color cartridges. Heat a sharp knife on stove and cut a hole about size of nickel or larger on side of cartridge where tank is located. Vacuum out or shake into a bag or box. Close the hole with duct tape. Usually a lot of waste toner.

The waste toner is put back into the waste part by a "wiper". Not important..just be sure to empty it periodically or drum gear will jam.

Gerrym..all your questions were answered 6-7 months ago. The posts are there to see.

My time zone is probably 6 hours different thanyours. But thank you for your concern about my friendships and family.
by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2007 at 11:58am Add comment
I think GERRYM was referring to me. Obviously, there are more than one "Anonymous" responders. - Anonymous
I see lots f talk about "waste toner" that needs to be removed or it will jam the gears. That it is put into the waste area by a "wiper." Someone said not to try to use it because it was "burned."

ARE WE TALKING ABOUT WASTE TONER IN THE "TONER CARTRIDGE" OR IN THE "DRUM SECTION???"

If it is in the toner cartridge, please explain how it gets there from a "wiper" or why it has been burned. The toner cartridge is nothing more than a hopper filled with toner. it is gravity fed into the "drum section" below. That is where a "wiper" could be located and that is where "burning" could take place.

If anyone can explain how "wiped" toner (wiped from the drum, I presume), or "burned toner," could ever go back up to the toner "cartridge" I would like to hear the explanation of how this could happen.

My e-mail is [email protected]
Thank you. - Anonymous
Worked PERFECTLY for my C5100.

MUCH APPRECIATED.

Audrey
by unknown on Nov 1, 2007 at 12:17pm Add comment
anyone knows what is the password for OKI C5850 maintenance menu ?
by mosquido on Apr 23, 2009 at 1:59am Add comment
guys how can i enter the "eng diag level 2" menu oki c5950 ?

EDIT!

I managed to get to the "Ready" state by pressing while in DIAGNOSTIC MODE xx.xx.xx the 4 buttons at once ( back,+,-,enter)

But even if in ready mode am stuck.I can't figure out the way to the toners reset :(
by geocha on May 24, 2009 at 12:13am Add comment
Is dos not work on a C5650!
Is there another way to do it?
I have starter cartridges.
Thanks.
by conec on Jun 19, 2009 at 10:46pm Add comment
Hy,
I have a OKI C110 and I don't know how to reset the black & color toner cartridge chip.
Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

Thank's a lot !
by cosmin_l on Dec 21, 2009 at 2:47am Add comment
Hi,

Does anyone know what the procedure is to reset OKI C710 toners/image drums/fusers and transfer belt back to 100\%? They expire way to quick when there is still plenty of use in them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
by unknown on Jan 13, 2010 at 11:01am Add comment
Hi,

Does anyone know what the procedure is to reset OKI C710 toners/image drums/fusers and transfer belt back to 100\%? They expire way to quick when there is still plenty of use in them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
by unknown on Jan 16, 2010 at 6:30am Add comment
The top procedure worked perfectly on my Okidata C5200ne to reset it after refilling the toner. Thank you very much.
by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2006 at 10:28am Add comment
help me reset y toner
- Anonymous
YOU ARE UNBELIEVABLE! This totally worked. THANKS!!!!
by unknown on Apr 3, 2006 at 4:48pm Add comment
RTINSC speaks the truth. Worked like a charm on all of my C5150n's. Saved my small business much $$$ Where do I send the case of heinekens?
by ottodoc on Apr 13, 2006 at 10:59am Add comment
thank you so much for the instructions - you saved my life and I am so grateful!!!!!
by jajas on May 17, 2006 at 2:32pm Add comment
Thank you so much for the step by step, "user friendly", instructions! This worked perfectly on our office OKI C5100 printer. It worked the first time through & took all of approximately 3 minutes to reset.
by Anonymous on Jun 13, 2006 at 1:04pm Add comment
thanks much
it is working.
by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2006 at 6:15am Add comment
GerryM...Are you refilling toner cartidges? If so, are you removing the waste toner in the toner cartridge before refilling? When waste toner fills up the waste "holder" in the toner cartridge, it will overflow and cause streaking and jam the gears in the image drum..

On the end of the toner cartridge opposite blue knob is a "hole" that leads to the waste holder. Get a small vacuum like a Shark and push open the hole cover and vacuum out waste toner. There will be a lot of toner there. Shake the cartridge too to make sure you clean it out. Refill by holding the toner cartridge upside down and turn the blue knob to ope the slot. Fill it up with toner and go back to work. After market toner is cheap and works fine.
by RTINSC on Jul 8, 2006 at 4:41pm Add comment
thanks, that makes sense. I have refilled and just could not understand why that was happening. I went out and bought 2 HP 2600n and Friday and was looking to replace this one today, but I will certainly try what you say---THANKS
by gerryM on Jul 8, 2006 at 4:48pm Add comment
It didn't help. Emptied the waste chamber and dumped all the good toner and refilled and it still does the samething with the streak have printed about 25 test pages now and all the same HELP? - Anonymous
do these drums have the metalic powder in them like the older versions did. thats what it looks like (they have been consumed in 250 pages ANY IDEAS.....
by unknown on Jul 9, 2006 at 1:47pm Add comment
does anyone know how to stop the streaking, these drums were used for 125 & 250 copies each and we have done everything stated above emty used toner reload new and clean laser lense. I will receive a new drum today with a new toner cartridge. if we can't find out what causes this, we will get rid of OKI for good
by gerryM on Jul 11, 2006 at 7:02am Add comment
Have you tried re-coating your drums -- There is a cream which is sold by www.uninetimaging.com it is #501 OPC drum coating cream, the website gives instructions on using it --
Clean drum with 90-99\% isoprophol alcohol, use a cotton ball to coat the drum, set it up for a few minutes to harden, use the dry side of the cotton ball to wipe the drum clean.... It will fill scratches and prevent friction so your drums will last and last. Their phone number is 310 280-9620, I believe this is Culver City, California. - Anonymous
Same drum problem with my new OKI C5200.
After refilling the starter cartride it started to streek. black does not cover much and is only gray. Oki send me new printer (had to use the old drums)and same thing. had to buy 4 new drums and after the orig. toner was used up and the refilled toner entered the drum, same problem.
I am at this point 100\% sure it is bad toner from tonerking (on ebay).
Tonerking tells me there is a way to take appart the drums and clean? any idea?

Thanks
Stephan - stephan949
Re: OKIDATA Streaking and banding problem
Did you ever figure out what was causing your streaking problem?
I put in a new drum and cleaned out the overflow on the toner cartridge and still getting massive vertal streaking on 3 of 4 of the colors. Only Magenta looks OK. I have an Okidata C5400DN.
Question: Are the LED heads the 4 horizontal strips that lift up when you raise the cover? If so, they are clean. - Anonymous
MY OKI C5100 LCD SCREEN IS BLANK. JUST LOOK GREEN BUT HAS NO MENU(NOTTHING). ANYONE KNOW PLEASE HELP ME.

MT
by unknown on Aug 15, 2006 at 11:22am Add comment
Here is a detailed instruction of how to repair the LCD screen your OKI 5100. This is a super easy task and can be done in 10 min with simple tools.

http://www.officialassawards.com/oki

Good Luck!
If you have any questions, email to:
[email protected] - unknown
Thank you so much...it works perfectly on the C3200
Cheers
tim
by Anonymous on Aug 18, 2006 at 1:23pm Add comment
I just put in the new fuse for the drum and now I am getting a 543K Toner Sensor Error and don't know what to do. Anybody encountered this? I have pulled out the drum and toner cartridge and reinserted both of them. My printer is a C5150N.
by unknown on Aug 20, 2006 at 3:30pm Add comment
I am getting the "543:K TONER SENSOR ERROR" it says
"CHECK TONER CARTRIGE" then the error on two different C3200's. Any success on this problem?

I have tried the reset on the NVRAM but still get this problem. - Anonymous
A friend has one of these - you can cut a small piece of white paper and tape it over the toner sensor opening. Then it will work like a champ. Background: When you get a new cartridge the toner sensor is white, then when you take the toner out or off the white recessed indicator slides away leaving an opening. If the sensor on the printer sees the white indicator - all is cool - if it sees an opening it issues the 543 error. Hope this helps as it is a very frustrating error caused becuase you took out the tomer to redistribute the toner by shaking it. - Anonymous
Since all the toner cartridges don't go empty at one time, what do you do once you have performed this 'global' reset? Just watch print quality?
by photoimprints on Sep 15, 2006 at 12:01pm Add comment
very good
precious information, thanks a lot
my okidata is a 5250N
i'm from italy
by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2006 at 8:48am Add comment
DO NOT DO THIS NV_RAM TABLE 1 CLEAR. IF YOUR PRINTER HIS A EHTERNET CONNECTION IT WILL ERASE ALL THE MAC ID PREVENTING IT FROM WORKING AGAIN. I did the above and now im screwed. After talking with tech support they not provide help on how to do a high level maintence reset to get my darn network port to work again. I tried to do searchs to find this information and nothing comes up.... IM SO FREAKING ANGRY OVER THIS.... BEAWARE and DONT BE SURPRISED IF THE UNIT FACTORY DEFAULTS EVERYTHING TO A STOCK PRINTER .
by unknown on Sep 22, 2006 at 8:51pm Add comment
Ya well your wrong. I have done this a hundred times and never had a MAC reset. All NIC connections have to have a STATIC MAC and cannot be reset thru any tech codes. If it's lost it was a failure within the NIC. Just put an optional card on the printer and it'll be fine. - Anonymous
John, you need to re input your printers servers Ip address and it's gateway address, these details can be found on computer it is connected to, it is done via keypad scroll till you find network settings/ip address, i think it is under another menu, enter in the values ie 196.123.12.01 and 255.255.255.000 (look in LPR? program on computer) - Anonymous
John - Did it mess up your printer or did it ruin your ethernet connection on the computer. I am hooked up through a USB 2.0 port. Do you think it would be safe to try the clear, Or should I disconnect the printer from the computer to be safe? And would it then be safe to go ahead and reset my counters? I ahave a c3200n - Anonymous
Same has happened to me, no "network" option any more!
Have you fixed it yet?
Been looking around around on the net for ages, can't find any info. - unknown
it worked for a day. now i just get processing messages. i have tried to reset it, now my computer won't recognize it. any help out there? - Anonymous
In response to John Sanders and the problem with the ETHERNET CONNECTION, yes... this is a problem because the LAN is is controlled by on-board software that can be updated, or even erased. If your not careful you will erase the LAN software and your LAN will not work. The only way to get it working again is if you are an OKI tech and have access to the LAN software and use the OKI MuWin tool to reprogram the LAN. - unknown
Responding to a message from a long time ago, but if you have inadvertantly cleared NV table 1 you need to initialize your network card.

1. Turn the printer off.
2. Disconnect printer from the network.
3. Hold in the "Test" button on the network card.
4. Turn the printer on, keeping the "Test" button depressed.
5. Continue holding down the "Test" button until the display shows "Network Initalizing" and "Wait A Moment" shows on the display . . . then release the "Test" button.
6. When "ONLINE" status shows on the display your network card should be re-registered in the NV RAM.

Celeborn - Anonymous
I have changed belt unit, but red light still blink
help me model c3200
by valter on Sep 23, 2006 at 5:14am Add comment
When going under the menu settings on the printer, there is not more network config menu. ITS GONE. I have reset everything I could and still get no network connection only through the USB ports on this thing. According to Okidate I will need to take this machine in and either pay to havea high level maintence reset done or pay someone to install another controller board.

any one know of a way to reinput a mac address under the maintence menu.

John
by Anonymous on Oct 6, 2006 at 9:02pm Add comment
Save your money, the voodoo cures do not work. If it did work, there still wouldn't be a photoconductive layer in that area the cream fills. You wouldn't get any print in that area.
by moe on Oct 14, 2006 at 8:31pm Add comment
here's a little bit of info i've posted in another thread aswell... you'll find it useful.


How to turn off toner page counting on the OKI C5400n


1) Turn off printer.
2) Turn on printer, while holding the + and - buttons.
3) The LCD Shows 'OKI User', Scroll to "Engine Diag Mode", hit enter. The display shows "Diag Mode 01.02.02 S-Mode"
4) Scroll to Eng Param Set 2, Hit Enter.
5) Scroll to Toner Sensor(it may be the first one), hit enter, Change setting to "Disable"
6) To set the "Disable" setting you need to press the ONLINE, CANCEL and - Buttons at the same time, pressing ONLINE first.
7) Press the Back Button.
8) Turn off the Printer, Leave for 10 seconds, and Turn back on, as normal.



No more toner warnings... :)


C7200 maintenance Menu's


1) Turn on Printer while holding the 1 & 2 buttons.

2) Using button #1 scroll down untill you see "Diagnostic Mode 00.22.00", then hold down buttons 2 & 3.

3) You now have "Engine Diag Mode Level 4" showing on the display.

4) Use Buttons 1 & 5 to scroll between menu's. Scroll down to "Counter Set".

5) Use Buttons 2 & 6 to scroll between menu items. Use buttons 3 & 7 to change the value you wish to alter.

6) The Flashing number is the value you have highlighted. Use Buttons 2 & 6 to change that value.

7) When you have made any changes you need to, hold down buttons 1, 3, and 5. The screen will flash 3 times, then an * will appear at the end of the screen. The Value has been set.

8) The "ID" unit appears to be the drums, setting these values changes the drum usage according to the printer.
The Toner counts are in percentages, and can be changed from 000\% to 999\%, where 0\% is no use, and 100\% is totally used.
The "Dot Count"s set how many times each colour has been used, in the life of that toner(?).
The "Total Dot Count" is the same as the above, but for the entire life of the printer.
The "Replace" values for belt, fuser, drums, and toners show how many times each of those units have been replaced.
The Printer life limit seems like an odd one... its there to make you replace the printer after x(600000) number of prints?
There are also life limits for toners, drums, fuser units, belts etc, which can be changed from the default values.
The (cmyk) "ID Unit" shows how many pages have been printed that include that colour since that item has been installed.
The (cnyk) toner percentages can be changed here manually, but is no use if you've turned off toner counting in the below step.

9) To turn off Toner counting:

After getting into Eng Diag level 4, scroll down to "Engine Parameter Set 2".

Use the 2 & 6 buttons to scroll between options. Scroll to "Toner Sensor".

By Default, this is "Enable".

Change the values by using the 3 & 7 buttons. When you've changed the value to "Disable" press both the 3 & 7 buttons together, and the * will appear, showing that you've set the value correctly.

You can also apply the above change to the "ID Unit"s aswell, being the image drums, to stop any counting of the drum units, allowing them to be used untill image quality suffers.

The above change can also be made to the "Belt Unit" and i'm guessing Fuser unit aswell.








Hope this helps a few of you :)
by unknown on Oct 17, 2006 at 6:38pm Add comment
I used the reset advice from Caelum to reset a toner & drum in my OKI C7500 and it worked a treat.

It's more effort than a global reset that returns everything back to zero, but more useful because you know when to carefully watch the printer output -- to prevent a reset toner runs out part way through a job without you realizing (and inadvertently printing 500 pages missing a colour!).

I'll add a couple of observations:
1) The toner count shows percentage life remaining (not life used). I increased the black toner from 0\% back up to 20\% and a colour toner showing 1\% back up to 21\%. I've recorded the changes in a notebook and will watch how much extra toner life I get. I'll then know how much to reset toners in the future.
2) My black drum is at 25,000 pages and still has a perfect output. Super crisp text and no banding. The drums are rated at 20,000 pages, so if you look after them they should last two or three times longer than that. I reset the "life limit" on the drums (ID units) from 20,000 to 40,000 pages. The printer will now wait until 40,000 pages before warning me.
3) Regarding the imaging drums, the biggest killer of these is sunlight. Make sure the printer NEVER has direct sunlight shining on it. Move it into a different part of the room if the sun is going to reach it. When you raise the lid to clear a jamb or change consumables make sure you do it as quickly as possible, and keep the illumination from indoor lights turned down low.


I've taken the liberty of writing a slightly edited version Caelum's reset procedure.

Reseting the consumables on a C7200, C7300 and C7500

1) Turn on Printer while holding the 1 & 2 buttons.

2) Using button 1 scroll down untill you see "Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx" (the value of the x's varies according to the printer model), then hold down buttons 2 & 3.

3) You now have "Engine Diag Mode Level 4" showing on the display.

4) Use Buttons 1 & 5 to scroll between menu's. Scroll down to "Counter Set".

5) Use Buttons 2 & 6 to scroll between menu items. Use buttons 3 & 7 to change the value you wish to alter.

6) The Flashing number is the value you have highlighted. Use Buttons 2 & 6 to change that value.

7) When you have made any changes you need to, hold down buttons 1, 3, and 5. The screen will flash 3 times, then an * will appear at the end of the screen. The Value has been set.

8) The "ID" unit is an imaging drum. The life used (shown as pages) doesn't need to be changed. Instead you change the life limit to get more use out of the drum.
> The Toner counts are life remaining in percentages, and can be changed from 000\% to 100\%, where 0\% is no life remaining, and 100\% is a full toner.
> The "Dot Count" shows how much of each colour has been used in the life of that toner. The OKI printer literally counts how many dots of each colour toner it applies to each page.
> The "Total Dot Count" is the same as the above, but for the entire life of the printer
> The "Replace" values for belt, fuser, drums, and toners show how many times each of those units have been replaced.
> The Printer life limit is 600,000 and will likely require you to service the printer when it is reached.
> The life limits for toners, drums, fuser units, belts etc, can be changed from the default values.
> The (cmyk) "ID Unit" shows how many pages have been printed that include that colour since that item has been installed.

Running an OKI printer has suddenly become a lot cheaper.
Cheers, Neale. - kereru
We were getting problems with our c5100 (toner sensor error) but there was no obvious problem. I tried the usual fixes but didn't realise the sensor could be turned off until I read your posting. I worked around your instructions and the problem looks like it has now gone away!
Many thanks. - Anonymous
It would have been nice if someone had mentioned that the toner sensor in the c3200 is the spot in the stub with the spring on it, that holds the end of the toner cartridge opposite the blue latch. Anyway, the info on disabling the toner sensor gets to the correct menu, but the instructions for setting don't work (yes, this is not the model for which they were given, but the version number shown on the screen is the same.) I didn't try this technique "Re: RESET OKIDATA TONER DRUM by Dons (9/4/06 3:59 PM)". Taping the sensor works, but you have to use duct tape or equivalent to hold the white spot. I didn't try putting white-out over the spot. The problem appears to be a sloppy fit of the generic toner cartridges I bought; every one of the toner wells is full of color. I haven't refilled these yet, and I won't be. - Anonymous
For the c3200n (maybe c3200) users you might to look at my post on this other thread:
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/laser/23029#86

You can set any/all consumables to the level you want. Don't know it it works on all revision of the bios dough - its a litle complicated. Let us know.

Nono.
by unknown on Oct 19, 2006 at 4:22pm Add comment
Works on the 5200. Thanks!
by Anonymous on Nov 7, 2006 at 7:40am Add comment
As you read about my problems: same people TonerKing
Jane says same and has us send drums and toner to her. BUT no help or reply. They sell bad toner and don't stand behind it.
by Anonymous on Nov 27, 2006 at 2:27pm Add comment
I got a error saying my black drum was finished, and the printer wouldn't print any more.

So, I took the drum out ... and put it back in again!

The warning is still on, but I've printed about 500 pages since and it's still going. Probably safer than resetting the NV or poking about in the drum's innerds.

Just a thought.

Darren
by unknown on Feb 6, 2007 at 5:24pm Add comment
I have an OKI C5150n that i access via NIC, and I just ran the NV-RAM reset, and the printer came back up just fine, connected via NIC automagically, low toner warnings all gone.

So running the NVRAM reset routine at the top of this page will not necessarily hose your NIC connectivity.

I am connecting to a Mac if this makes any difference--and if my experience with Windows is any guide, it just might.

Hope this helps--and thanks for the tip!

-G
by unknown on Feb 8, 2007 at 6:55am Add comment
The 8 steps procedure also works in my okidata c5100. Thanks a lot. I saved a lot of money.
Regards
Raúl
by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2007 at 5:42pm Add comment
It worked like a charm on my OkiData C5200
Thanks,
by JDS on Mar 13, 2007 at 2:59pm Add comment
I dumped the OKI C5200, tossed it, sht canned it. I got the toner people to pay for the last 2 orders of toner I placed with them and got Staples to give me 100\% refund after 12 months of headaches. and got Oki to get me a special price on a c5800with duplexing for less than I paid for the 5200. It's a wonderful machine and no problems
by unknown on Mar 21, 2007 at 6:29am Add comment
If you are referring to original post, you can perform this procedure limitless times. - Anonymous
you will find the generic toner destroys the drums and your cost to replace is very high. Its not worth your while to do this as your down time and replacement cost just don't add up
by unknown on Mar 21, 2007 at 9:25am Add comment
Generic toner will not destroy or injure your OKI drums. I have used aftermarket toner for years on my OKI's and never have had a problem. Be sure to empty the "waste" toner from your cartridges or after a few reloads, the developer drum gears will lock because of toner in the gears.
by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2007 at 11:32am Add comment
If you get some streaks on prints, wipe the "lenses" in the machine cover. Toner sometimes gets on the lenses. Keep it clean.
by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2007 at 11:37am Add comment
not to disagree, BUT it does destroy the drums. we have cleaned the waste chamber and almost the very first 2-3 pages with the tone from toner king the drums went bad. I had the drums inspected and was told a drum that had 15 copies on it was no longer viable//// so I got rid of the printer and went with an uperend one and only use OEM and have never had a problem since
by unknown on Mar 21, 2007 at 11:42am Add comment
The c5800 you have uses identical technology as your previous machine. Most after market toner is from the same source and thousands of users use this after market toner with no problems. Perhaps you will be disappointed when you realize you cannot reset the 5800 as with the others. Paying retail for toner when it is available at one tenth that cost is simply wasting money, IMO. I suspect operator error is the problem.
by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2007 at 1:50pm Add comment
I am replying to the topic of aftermarket toner used in Okidata laser printers and fax machines. I have been in the toner business since 1991 and am in a unique qualified position to reply accurately about the subject. Genuine Okidata toner has a very high transfer rate, resulting in very little waste toner entering the waste bin. Since it is extremely efficient, it will produce more printed pages than most aftermarket toners. An aftermarket toner with a low transfer rate can prematurely fill up the waste bin, resulting in broken gears and a huge toner spill in the printer. Each printer has a specific chemical composition toner that is required for optimum performance, both in quality and yield. For example, you cannot put toner qualified for use in one manufacturer's printer into a different manufacturer's printer. Since toner is patented, the aftermarket companies cannot exactly copy its composition, and because of that, most aftermarket toners are not of the same grade and quality to that of the OEM. According to my years of experience in this industry, I would recommend Genuine Okidata brand toner if you want to receive top notch quality and yield out of your cartridges. The extra money is well spent. - Anonymous
I thought that my C5150 had died for sure. And it was only 2 and a half years old. When I would start it up, after initialization, it would display "FATAL ERROR #161."

I called Okidata tech support and they told me that it was saying that there was nsomething wrong with the magenta toner cartridge. They told me to swap toner cartridge positions but this did not change the error message.

I have refilled all of the toner cartridges many times, so many times in fact, that I would always get messages about the drums being at the end of their life, etc.

I thought that the printer was dead so I ordered a factory refirbished on from Tech for Less at a cost of $313. Have not even received it yet.

So today I tried your reset sequence... and guess what? The printer is good as new! WOW!

Thanks for the help.

By the way, I had asked Okidata if there was a way to turn off the messages about dead drums, etc... and they said there was no way to do that.

Thanks again.
by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2007 at 2:50pm Add comment
no one has addressed the fact that these drums steak and are permanently disabled. I have sent new drums to techs and they say the drum itself gets destroyed by the toner, What I don't understand is if you clean the toner cartridge of used toner and really clean it , why will it still cause the problems (Bad generic Toner from the suppliers)

Well, were happy and you could have gotten a free printer from me if you had a name instead of Anonymous. Oh, well that's life. thanks for your input 6 months later
by unknown on Mar 21, 2007 at 2:59pm Add comment
The toner cartridge has two "tanks". One for fresh toner and one for waste. On the end of the toner cartridge opposite the blue knob, is a "hole" in middle. If you take a paper clip or nail and push into the hole, you can hold the closure open and use a small vacuum or shake the cartridge to empty the waste toner. Or you can cut a hole in the side of the cartridge where the waste tank is and vacuum out toner. Reclose hole with duct tape. There is a lot of waste toner that ends up in these tanks. If you don't clear it after several refills, the toner will come out the hole and jam the gears of the drum cartridge.

Note: Remove the toner part from the drum part before doing this. Leave the drum part in machine as it is light sensitive.
by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2007 at 6:55am Add comment
we have had all the printed instructions to do so and did exactly that.

As I mentioned before the problem was after our 2nd order of toner and continued for 4 orders and 14 drums.

But the subject is closed, it doesn't matter anymore.

thanks
by unknown on Mar 22, 2007 at 7:01am Add comment
To empty the waste toner from a toner cartridge you'll need some inch & a half wide tape (I like Blue painters tape from the hardware store)Remove the cartridge & turn it upside down & tape the mouth closed. Open the blue handle, there is a small locking dimple to push in, and turn the cartridge right side up. The waste toner opening is opposite the blue handle and is now open. Hold the cartridge over a trash can & shack it until no more toner comes out. Don't try reusing this it's burned. Close the blue handle, remove the tape,clean the cartridge,reinstall.Your done,5 minutes tops. Bruce.
by KiwiBruce on Mar 22, 2007 at 7:09am Add comment
gerrym..sounds like your issue was with toner king, not the OKI 5200. I have three 5200's plus five others. All work well with after market toner (not Toner King).
by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2007 at 7:11am Add comment
I have an OKI C5500. I've replaced the starter toner cartridges and now want to refill the replacement cartridges with "bulk" toner. I am unable to reset the cartridges for printing. I have tried some of the fixes for other models and can get 10+- copies to print at a time but that's it.

Is there a way to reset the printer to "think" the cartridge is full? Is it necessary to replace a chip each time you fill a cartridge? If so, where can you get the chips for the C5500?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
by smiller on Mar 23, 2007 at 10:44am Add comment
I know according to your date on this post you may already have this information but I will send it anyway.

http://printerdoctor.com/c5500chip.htm

This company sells toner and chips...

God Bless,
Tom - tmckinney
Re: OKI 5500: I don't think you can reset the 5500 using the reset procedure. Don't have a solution for that model. Try

http://www.uninetimaging.com/

they wholesale the aftermarket toner, chips, etc.
by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2007 at 12:12pm Add comment
i also have a C5500 and found out the UNINET has chips for the standard cartriges but not for the high capacity, however does any one know of any retailers for these chips, UNINET will only sell in bulk probably more that i will ever need in this printer's life time.

Thank in advance for any help. - Torres
Do you yet have a reset procedure for the C5500? - Arthur Yunker
"........can get 10+- copies to print at a time but that's it.

You may have a memory problem, not enough, especially if you are doing merge from programs such as Publisher or others.
by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2007 at 12:17pm Add comment
It's not a memory issue. The low toner warning turns into an empty toner warning and shuts the printer down. I then start the printer while holding the + & -, wait for OKI USER, then get into the disable toner, change it to enable, then back to disable, re-initialize then I'm good for about 10 more copies. I have a sense that if I would have refilled the new cartridge prior to the low toner warning, I may have been able to avoid this mess.

The other problem I'm having is that the reset chips aren't expected to be available until June.

The printer's great but the cost of toner is eating me alive. - Anonymous
[email protected]...


How toner gets into the waste tank is not important. Open the "hole" on end of cartridge opposite blue knob and waste toner will come out, or...cut a hole in side of cartridge where waste tank is and you will see waste toner. Lots of it. Toner does not go into the developer unit. When the waste tank is full, toner will exit the hole on the end opposite the blue knob and jam the gears in the developer (where the cartridge connects). It is designed that way to inhibit reloading toner.
by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2007 at 5:35pm Add comment
The toner you put into the cartridge (top part) is circulated by a screw type mechanism (open the toner part and look inside with light). In some way and for some reason, this screw device "pushes" some toner into the waste tank part of the toner cartridge. It may be that the screw device is there to keep toner evenly spread within the cartridge. The "waste" toner may be usable toner but problem is getting it out without mess. Toner is only burned at end of print process, not by developer.
by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2007 at 6:02pm Add comment
Has anyone had experience replacing the drum in the drum mechanism? Uninet sells the replacement drums for about $22 and you also need to replace a fuse which costs about $3.00.

Is it worth the mess???
by HSB on Mar 23, 2007 at 8:12pm Add comment
Re: OKIDATA Streaking and banding problem

I put in a new drum and wiper and fuse from www.uninetimaging.com and cleaned out the overflow on the toner cartridge and am still getting massive vertal streaking and horizontal banding on 3 of 4 of the colors. Only Magenta looks OK. I have an Okidata C5400DN.

I am fairly mechanically inclined and it took hours for me to do the first one and it was very messy. I worked in the shaded entrance of the garage with the door open. Use a good thick dust mask, low pressure air and lots of handi wipes.

Please let me know if you find out what is causing the Streaking and banding.

Thanks, Rick - Anonymous
I haven't seen all your posts so I don't know which printer you have, but ......

I have a 5150 with 17,000 copies on it and the original starter cartridges which I have been refilling.

After so many copies and the warnings about empty cartridges and drums that needed replacement I found that I could only print about 17 copies and then the printer would stop. If I would open the top of the printer and then close it I could print about another 17 copies.

Since I have reset the counters with the procedure stated at the beginning of this thread I have had no more problems.

If you are using a 5150 you should try it.

Good luck.
by HSB on Mar 23, 2007 at 8:21pm Add comment
I have a 5150 with 17,000 copies and the original cartridges and drums... except for the black drum.

I replaced the black drum about 8 months ago and have not used it that much since. Probably no more that 1,000 copies. But the drum died and I just bought a new one (for $90).

I use toner from Uninet. Has anyone had experience with premature failure of black drums???

The other drums are still going strong.
by HSB on Mar 23, 2007 at 8:26pm Add comment
HSB...How did the black drum fail? Have you cleaned out the "waste" toner from the toner cartridge? Black toner is used more than the color toner. - Anonymous
The black drum will lose it's usefulness before the color drums, generally. Here is a way to test your drums to see which needs to be replaced.

In Word, make a page will all zeroes on the page.

Change the color of the zeros to a color close to each of the toner colors. i.e. a page of zeros in cyan or light blue, black, magenta, yellow.

Print a page in each color.

If you see streaking or faded characters in the colors, you can tell which color drum needs to be replaced.
by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2007 at 5:55am Add comment
The black drum failed by being able to only print black as a shade of gray. If you printed an Okidata test page the black rectangle would be gray. All the other colors are fine.

I have ordered a replacement drum (and fuse)from Uninet and I will attempt to replace that part in the drum assembly. Wish me luck!
by HSB on Mar 24, 2007 at 10:39am Add comment
Let us know what procedures you do to replace the drum part of the image drum. Thanks..RT
by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2007 at 7:03pm Add comment
I have been having same problems with greytone printing. I have been reading forums and tend to think our problem is aftermarket toner. I am very intrested in replacing drum only in my drum units. Let us know about how it goes. But i am still concerned that aftermarket toner will destroy this drum in a few prints. I would be interested in knowing where aftermarket toner is bought that would work with machine without having this problem. It seems that there are several places that sell this toner that is just not working. Probably all produced at the same place.
by h2osnipe on Mar 25, 2007 at 8:43am Add comment
I buy my aftermarket toners from Uninet and have had no problems. Another good source is Static Control.
by fsm on Mar 25, 2007 at 11:37am Add comment
I ordered all the parts to accomplish the drum replacement, the drum, 10 fuses & bottle of drum cream.
by HSB on Mar 25, 2007 at 6:12pm Add comment
So I thought I would do a dry run and disassemble and reassemble the drum as practice before the new drum arrived.

Finally managed to get the drum assembly back together again (still for practice). I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT ANYONE WHO WANTS REPLACE A DRUM SHOULD PRACTICE TAKING ONE APART AND REASSEMBLING IT AGAIN... SEVERAL TIMES. PAY ATTENTION TO THE SMALL PARTS THAT CAN FALL oOUT WHEN THE CARTRIDGE IS OPEN AND WHERE THEY BELONG.

As soon as my order of replacement drums arrives I will try it for real!
by HSB on Mar 25, 2007 at 6:17pm Add comment
Anybody have any insight as to why I get a
"black toner sensor error" on my C9400 after I refilled the cartridge.I refilled them all but error on the black
I've cleaned the contacts. vacumed ay loose toner fron around the area.
Printer does print..but still the error reading
by unknown on Mar 26, 2007 at 6:11pm Add comment
I think that Uninet is a prime source for toner. I have used their toner for about 2 years with good results. I have used my colored drums for over 16,000 pages so far and they are still going strong. That was all with Uninet toner.

Now I am going to try and replace a drum. I will let you know how it goes.
by HSB on Mar 28, 2007 at 1:35pm Add comment
I AM ALSO USING A 5150. What's going on?
by HSB on Mar 28, 2007 at 9:49pm Add comment
I have had numerous problems with drums gonig bad after only a few 100 prints. It will print faded in areas that are heavily printed on the sheet. I think it is caused by bad toner. First i bought toner(from KLE,then Toner King) in bulk and filled cartridges myself. Emptied waste toner. Cleaned LED ect... Then i tried buying Cartridge refilled(from The Supplys Guys).Replacing drums @ $90 a pop each time, still same problems existed. I have 3 of these machines.
by h2osnipe on Mar 29, 2007 at 6:02am Add comment
Well, I bought a new black drum unit and after about 100 pages it is begining to show "graying." We'll see what happens.

Perhaps I need to use the new "gloss" black toner that Uninet is selling. Maybe that would eliminate the problem.

If this drum goes bad I intend to send it to Uninet for their comments. Their's is the only toner that I have used.
by HSB on Mar 30, 2007 at 6:00pm Add comment
Ever wonder how the burned "waste toner" gets into the toner cartridge? I did. Now I know. It gets conveyed from the green drum section up the left side of the drum unit and is deposited into the toner cartridge through the center of the section with the large spring onto which the toner cartridge is mounted when you install or change the toner cartridge. Believe it or not there is a small augar insite that inch ling spindle with the spring wraped around it.

To see all of this for yourself go to: www.futuregraphicsllc.com/articles.php and scroll down to the September 2005 artle by Chris Howard entitled, "Remanufacturing the Okidata C5400 Toner Cartridge." This applies to the C5150 toner cartridge as well.

It explains all with great pictures and goes into much more detail than the Uninet instructions for changing the drum in the toner cartridge.

The bottom line? The waste toner is continuously being pumped by a small conveyor belt and an auger into the toner cartridge. If you will be refilling these cartridges it is imperative that the waste toner be removed regularly or jamming will result.

On starter cartridges the easiest way to remove waste toner is to burn a 1/2 inch hole on the top of the cartridge about 1-3/4 incles from the left side as viewed from the top. Use a cartridge hole burner sold by after-market toner suppliers; cost is about $7). Vacuum out the waste toner and cover the hole with blue painter's masking tape. On replacement cartridges there is a plate on the right end under the blue locking knob. Pry the plate off and vacuum the waste toner out of the two holes that are exposed. Then replace the plate. It is held in place by pressure sensitive material.

by HSB on Apr 1, 2007 at 1:28pm Add comment
Dear hhssbb!

You are right about the toner in the cartridge, but wrong about your statement!

I have changed the OPC unit in my OKIDATA C7100N and have disassembled the drum unit in order to do same.

The toner is wiped off the OPC after the nehative of the page has been transferred to the paper. This "burned" toner is then transported via a transport-spring to the left end of the cartridge and grabbed by a transport-ribbon (placed in the left arm of the cartridge) into the waste toner "tank" in the toner cartridge itself. Next time i change the OPC, I will make some photos and post them, if anyone should be interested.

By the way, I can also tell you how to reste the drum units. The fuse, as stated before, is placed in the right arm of the drum unit. you need to take it apart and replace same. When you replace it, it is shot by the printer and the printer resets the count o 100\%. That's all.
by oki_fred on Apr 8, 2007 at 10:26pm Add comment
You don't have to take any photos.

Go to www.futuregraphicsllc.com

They have the complete instructions about how to rebuild the drum unit. See my post for more details.

As far as the fuse is concerned... why not just reset everything back to 100\%???
by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2007 at 5:04pm Add comment
The statement of "burned toner". It is not "burned. No should and could. In the cartridge the toner, as you stated, falls onto the OPC and is magnetically charged, in order to build the "negative" of the page to be printed. Nothing is "burned", only "charged". Due to this fact, the toner should not be re-used. It cannot be charged twice, it won't hold position on the OPC anymore. That is my personal oppinion and let say knowledge. Any one knows better, fine. let me know. I am eager to learn.
by oki_fred on Apr 10, 2007 at 1:25am Add comment
I think that when people say "burned toner" they really mean "used toner" that cannot be reused. - unknown
Hey Opus,

so far as I know, you can only reset the drums via replacing the fuse. I cannot tell for sure how to do this via software-reset. Get on eBay and place for "reset + oki 9600" and you should get some results.

Regards

Fred.
by oki_fred on Apr 10, 2007 at 5:25am Add comment
@hhssbb:

Please accept my apologies. "burned" is "burned" and "used" is used" in my way of thinking.

@ALL:
By the way, I have bought an OKI C7200:

After turning on the printer, it states "initializing", then suddenly makes a loud "CRACK" (such as if one of the cogwheels of the drum unit or transfer belt are blocked). It schowed Error Code 142 (Magenta Drum Lift/Transport Problem). Before you say that something is blocked with the Magenta Drum Unit or the Transfer belt: NO! THEY WORK PERFECTLY!!!!

Now anybody some ideas about this problem?!?

In advance many thanks to whom it may concern for any constructive posts/replies.
by oki_fred on Apr 10, 2007 at 1:00pm Add comment
oki fred,

How can you tell that they work perfectly?

Is the magenta drum unit new or has it been used and if so has the magenta toner cartridge been refilled??

If it has been refilled, has the waste toner been removed? I had a similar situation where the waste toner had not been removed and the waste toner spring mechanism along the bottom of the drum unit had actually snapped because the waste toner had backed up.

Perhaps the waste toner is getting blocked up in the transport mechanism in the left end piece of the drum unit. The end plate is a thin piece of black plastic and can easily be pried open and off with a small thin screw driver.

Curious to know what you find. Good luck. - unknown
Hallo hhssbb!

a) The drum unit is used!
b) I will dismantle the drum unit and check (but i don't think it will help that much)!
c) Keep on thinking, please!

I am not very keen of dismatling this beast, not before knowing what to look for. I can't tell what is wrong and what is working, due to the fact, that I have no second comparism to this (new) OKI C7200.

My Oki C7100 is working fine. I'll do hell and touch it....you know what I mean. I need this printer every day.

PLEASE HELP!
by oki_fred on Apr 10, 2007 at 4:27pm Add comment
Try swapping the magenta drum (with toner cartridge attached) with the cyan drum and see what error message you get. - unknown
Had some similar problems with the back print being light and a light streak down the center of the page. After replacing the after market toner with an approved cartridge the color was better but the black still printed light and the streak became more pronounced. As I kept playing around with it the insidious ink was gradually spreading everywhere. Finally risking banishment from the house I took the cartridges of ink out, and removed the drums to the garage where I emptied all of ink out of the hopper that the cartridges fit into making sure that the slot was clear at the bottom of the curved hopper. I wiped down the entire drum construction including the shiney drum itself with Isopropyl rubbing alcohol and a cotton pad. I think I probably had some of the drums out in dim florescent light for slightly more than 10 minutes. Then one by one I reinstalled the drums and cartridges in the C5200n Okidata laser printer.

As a result my black print is restored the glossy effect of the color print for digital photos is back and I have better printing quality. All is not perfect however more yellow and blue ink is apparently getting out on the left side and leaving a more pronounced green band to the left side of the digital prints. It is good enough however that I am sending out an 80 page commercial appraisal report full of maps, photos and black print to a client whereas before I would not have done that.

Thank you for relating your trials and tribulations before, it saved me from running out and buying new drums to try and work this out. I may still do that eventually but now I feel that I have some time before making the additional purchases.

Thank you again,

An appraiser in Jacksonville, Fl. (Neptune Beach, Fl.)

by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2007 at 1:21pm Add comment
When you get light streaking on a page, it may be that the chemical on developer drum is depleted (i.e., if you print large numbers of prints with a small color photo in same spot like in left corner). If so, rotate your document in your program so it prints upside down, printing the photo on the right instead of left..
by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2007 at 6:26am Add comment
Can you replenish the chemical with somthing like the drum cream that they sell? Also has anyone used this cream with success? - h2osnipe
Might be simpler to buy a new drum from uninet.com and install it. I have no experience with creams - you would probably have to disassemble the drum anyway.
by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2007 at 7:18am Add comment
How dit you reset the counter c5540? I have a 5540 but i was not able to reset the Counter....
by winifree on Apr 24, 2007 at 8:43pm Add comment
this ist the way... to reset 5540 counter:

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.

All toner, drum, fuser and transfer figures return to 99\%.
by winifree on Apr 26, 2007 at 8:51pm Add comment
I replaced a drum on a black unit and kept getting graying and banding. I sent the entire drum unitm to Uninet and they told me that the "doctor blade" was the cause.

They do not sell replacement doctor blades so I wrote off that drum unit.
by HSB on May 2, 2007 at 5:53pm Add comment
I have never been successful in replacing a worn out drum. I have tried several times and in never works. in my latest attempt the first 2 inches of the page printed but the trailing 9 inches were a mess. too light and mottled.

Has anyone been successful in replacing a worn or damaged drum???
by unknown on May 3, 2007 at 10:55am Add comment
I was able to replace the 1 drum on my Epson AcuLaser CX11NF. It was easy and quick and worked prefectly.

I was not able to successfully replace the Cyan drum on my Okidata C5400DN it took hours and was very messy and the output was streaked and banded. I had to clean up and replace the old drum cartridge which works OK now.

Both drums were obtained from www.uninetimaging.com

Rick Laney - Anonymous
In other words... you trashed the old drum unit and bought a new one??? I totally understand. That is exactly what I did. n Trying to replace the worn or damaged drum simply did not work.
by Anonymous on May 7, 2007 at 6:27pm Add comment
I rebuilt the black drum on my Okidata C5400DN and it still shows a lighter streak on the left about 1.25" and 3/8" on the right side. Replacing the drum and wiper doesn't work. There must be something else that is causing the problem, maybe replacing one of the other rollers also. The Doctor Blade on both drums looked like it was in perfect condition. I previoulsy rebuilt the Cyan drum and replaced the wiper and it didn't work either - still had vertical streaks and banding. I got a 4 drum set and wipers from www.uninetimaging.com. Is there anywhere to get a charge roller for replacement also?
Rick Laney
by Anonymous on May 8, 2007 at 2:01pm Add comment
Try www.futuregraphicsllc.com and also see their article about rebuilding the C5400 drum unit: Go to

http://209.85.165.104

and scroll down to September 2005 for the article.
by Anonymous on May 8, 2007 at 7:26pm Add comment
Do you know how to do the OKI c9800 reset ?
by Anonymous on May 11, 2007 at 11:21am Add comment

I don't, but I found this on link on another fixyourownprinter forum thread.

**********
Re: Service Manual for Xante Ilumina & OKI c9000 by illuminati (3/29/07 10:57 PM) reply + / -
I don't have the service manual, but I have found out how to get into the service mode and reset the consumables (drums, transfer belt, fuser)
email me: [email protected] and I'll forward it to you
***********

Back to me --- I have a factory maintenance manual for my C7500, but it didn't include the info for getting into the reset menus -- it only listed the global NV-RAM reset (best avoided from reading of other forum threads).

The C9000 series factory manuals are probably the same. Please post the key sequence for entering the reset menus if you have any luck with the email link.

Ouch. Those C9000 consumables are expensive.

Cheers, Neale. - kereru
this works like a charm, have saved thousands in toner costs!
Thank you
by Anonymous on May 21, 2007 at 6:51am Add comment
Where is the toner sensor opening, and what does it look like? Sorry for the "dumb" questions, but I'm a newby at this sort of thing.

thanks for the info.
by callandor on May 21, 2007 at 8:50am Add comment
Hi! I have a c5150, I followed the instructions to reset the toner drum, made sure the lever was all the way back, took the cartridge out, then put back in rebooted my computer and the printer to no avail. Any other suggestions? Debbie
by dajones29 on May 31, 2007 at 6:20pm Add comment
I have replaced my toner cartridge (black) with a new one in my C5150 and I am getting light gray printing instead of black. Any ideas on what my problem is?
by unknown on Jun 3, 2007 at 3:57pm Add comment
if you refilled your toner and did not empty the waste area, it destroyed your drum and you need to purchase a new one. no way around that
by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2007 at 11:10am Add comment
Will this procedure also clear the ORDER K TONER message I've been getting for months?
by unknown on Jun 4, 2007 at 9:27pm Add comment
the new toner cartridge should have fixed the K error.But the grey is a bad drum. be careful when you buy toner.

I have had great success from Waukegan, Illinois. I had my system crash and lost the address, if I find it I'll let you know,,, found it The print doctor at www.printerdoctor.com

he was helpful when I had problems with C5200 and now I have a C5800 and he was really great to work with...stay away from the people in New Jersey Toner king // toner queen , Bad toner

Gerry Mueller
by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2007 at 9:48pm Add comment
I am having a problem with my OKIC7200 and the Magenta toner or drum????? not sure. When printing something that has red in it, the red will only print on the left side of the page not the right side..........does anyone have an idea what the problem might be? Thanks!
by unknown on Jun 5, 2007 at 5:34pm Add comment
Each drum unit is shifted up and down by a small motor to keep it exactly the right distance above the paper that passes underneath. If the drum unit is not seated properly it will be high on one side and the toner will not transfer onto the paper on that side. Try lifting out the drum & toner unit and reseating it. If that doesn't work check that there's no debris or bits of paper etc. that might be causing it to not seat properly. Cheers. - kereru
are you refilling the toner cartridge with after market toner? If so you didn't empty the waste toner and your drum is contaminated (shot) buy a new one. try the printersdoctor that I recomended. I am a customer of his and I had the same problems you are having
by unknown on Jun 5, 2007 at 8:57pm Add comment
Thanks I will do that..............Printersdoctor.......is that a website? - Anonymous
Has any one tried or had any luck with the drum "rebuild" kits. Not just the new fuse but contains a new roller too. They run $54 at 123ink but I would like to know if anyone's had success with it before I buy one.
by unknown on Jun 6, 2007 at 6:10am Add comment
No success at all. And I haven't seen anyone else on this site that has been successful.

I say: Be greatful that we can purchase toner at the right price, clean out the waste toner area, and go on printing.

The drum should last a long time if you clean out the waste toner area on a regular basis. I've gotten over 16,000 pages, and still going strong, on the drums. Forget about replacing the drum.... unless Uninet or someone else can come up with a workable wayn to rebuild with those drums that they sell to us.

I tried it. I have good mechanical skills. I practiced beforehand by disassembling and reassembling the drum units... and IT STILL DIDN'T WORK in the end.

Forget about "rebuilding" the drum. It is asimply not worth the trouble and the "mess." The amount of money that you might save is simply not worth it!!! - Anonymous
Hey I have a OKI C5500n, I used the procedure but my menu does not have a nv-ram option. everything worked as described to this point, I am trying to override the low toner warning, there is still toner in the cartridge and I want to get all I can out of it, also I would like to be able to refill it myself, any help anyone could give would be appreciated
by unknown on Jun 6, 2007 at 6:15am Add comment
just buy the new drum. because you will get real dirty and the drum won't alaighn correctly and it will print shadowed a new drum cost about 80.00
by Anonymous on Jun 6, 2007 at 6:56am Add comment
Thank problem is it is not drum, the printer is still fairly new, it is the toner cartridge (yellow) sorry I didnt spell that out better
by unknown on Jun 6, 2007 at 7:03am Add comment
Instructions 1-4 work on my Oki C5500 but there is no option for "NV-Ram initial". Does anyone know what the procedure is for the C5500? to reset the drums? It shows how many times they have been over ridden so i am sure it can be done i just don't know how. Please HELP!! Thanks
by unknown on Jun 6, 2007 at 7:32am Add comment
NV-Ram Initial available on 5150, 5200 and 3200 series. Don't think reset procedure works on 5500 series or newer machines. RT
by Anonymous on Jun 6, 2007 at 10:29am Add comment
I rebuilt the black drum on my Okidata C5400DN and it still shows a lighter streak on the left about 1.25" and 3/8" on the right side. Replacing the drum and wiper didn't work. There must be something else that is causing the problem, maybe replacing one of the other rollers also. The Doctor Blade on both drums looked like it was in perfect condition. I previoulsy rebuilt the Cyan drum and replaced the wiper and it didn't work either - still had vertical streaks and banding. I got a 4 drum set and wipers from www.uninetimaging.com. Is there anywhere to get a charge roller and doctor blade for replacement also?
I still have 2 new drums and 8 new wiper blades plus 2 Okidata C5400DN printers w/ duplexer I would like to sell now that I can't rebuild the drums. They work great with new drums.
Rick Laney
by RickLaney on Jun 6, 2007 at 2:56pm Add comment
I have a c9600 printer and when I print on cover paper it prints like shadowes but only with cover paper. All supliers i`m using are original.
Do anybody knows hoy to resolve it??
by unknown on Jun 6, 2007 at 5:05pm Add comment
Thanks for your help.............They are sending me a new drum and toner, because they think they are defective!
by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2007 at 6:34am Add comment
YOUR INSTRUCTIONS ON RESETING OKIDATA TONER DRUM WORKED PERFECTLY

YOUR FIX CLEARED ALL ERROR CODES ON MY C5200N

AFTER I INSTALLED NEW TONERS,ERROR CODES CAME UP FOR ALL TONERS.

THE OWNERS MANUAL INFORMED ME TO CONTACT THE NEAREST SERVICE DEALER. IN WEST TEXAS THE NEAREST SERVICE DEALER IS IN DALLAS (400 MILES AWAY)

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

P.S IF YOU NEED SOME HELPFUL HINTS ON HEAVY DUTY TRUCK AIR BRAKES, CONTACT ME. THOUGH NOT MUCH OF A COMPUTER GURU, I DO KNOW TRUCKS
by Anonymous on Jun 11, 2007 at 2:20pm Add comment

I rebuilt ctgs for a living.

What usually happened was the doctor blade got
slightly out of line during rebuilds.

We used to put a couple shims on each side of the drum
between drum and blade to assure proper gap.
It is CRITICAL and quite small. Then remove shims after
tightening down blade.

The blade can LOOK new and still be worn on the very edge,
like a windshield wiper blade.

I'm interested in BULK 5 lbs or less for OKI C5300
GLOSSY or Regular.

Drum creams supposedly work by putting extra hard shine
on drum like shoeshine... poly blend like plastic.
In practice, never worked quite well, they make
replacement super drums for hp, not sure about oki.

by unknown on Jun 12, 2007 at 7:34am Add comment
Try www.Dubber-Toner.com ebay userid:blueraven318 for your toner. I've had nothing but good results from them. Very helpful people. - Anonymous
Somebody posted this question earlier but I did not see a response. I am trying to figure out how to reset everything excluding the Toner, either that or be able to choose what color drum I want to reset. The printers we are using are C5150n's.

We use reman toner, and have been replacing the drums when we get the replace drum errors, this was cutting way into our budget. I would still like to be able to monitor how much toner is left with the web interface - the first post works, but resets everything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tim

by TD on Jun 13, 2007 at 11:35am Add comment
As far as the drum goes, that's easy:

a 1/16 A or even a 1/10 A fuse as shown on the
rebuilding pdf link, left side of the ctg between
two lugs or the little glass fuse.

You put in the new fuse and then put the unit back in,
the fuse blows, telling the machine it's "new".

I'm thinking of using a tiny strip of aluminum foil and tape,
but I mean TINY, 1/10 A is NOT MUCH!!! think human hair wire.

by unknown on Jun 13, 2007 at 12:43pm Add comment
"
Re: RESET OKIDATA TONER DRUM by techoncd.com (6/13/07 12:43 PM) reply + / -
As far as the drum goes, that's easy:

a 1/16 A or even a 1/10 A fuse as shown on the
rebuilding pdf link, left side of the ctg between
two lugs or the little glass fuse.

You put in the new fuse and then put the unit back in,
the fuse blows, telling the machine it's "new".

I'm thinking of using a tiny strip of aluminum foil and tape,
but I mean TINY, 1/10 A is NOT MUCH!!! think human hair wire.

"

Could anyone tell which voltage the fuse is? 250V or 125V ? - Anonymous
Just to say thanks for this. Some muppet is selling this info on ebay. Google found this page with one click and my c5250 was reset and printing perfectly in under two minutes! If the shops were open right now I'd have bought a set of oki drums for £300 (more than I paid for the printer). Thanks again! Ant
by Anonymous on Jun 25, 2007 at 4:43pm Add comment
reset worked fine on my okidata c5100 but now blue or green does not print everything blue or green prints red even pictures print red i tried repositioning the toner cartridges nothing i know works please help me.
by unknown on Jul 9, 2007 at 3:04pm Add comment
I just bought an OKI C7500, and I’m having a hard time resetting the drums units and toner.
All the suggestions at the site doesn’t seem to work.

Does it depend on firmware version, or is it because it's an European model?

I would be very great full for a workaround.


by unknown on Jul 10, 2007 at 4:13am Add comment
Hi SwinG. I've included again the reset instructions below. How far are you getting in the various steps? Are you doing the final step 7 to confirm the changes?

Cheers, Kereru. (Neale from New Zealand)


Reseting the consumables on a C7200, C7300 and C7500

1) Turn on Printer while holding the 1 & 2 buttons.

2) Using button 1 scroll down untill you see "Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx" (the value of the x's varies according to the printer model), then hold down buttons 2 & 3.

3) You now have "Engine Diag Mode Level 4" showing on the display.

4) Use Buttons 1 & 5 to scroll between menus. Scroll down to "Counter Set".

5) Use Buttons 2 & 6 to scroll between menu items. Use buttons 3 & 7 to change the value you wish to alter.

6) The Flashing number is the value you have highlighted. Use Buttons 2 & 6 to change that value.

7) When you have made any changes you need to, hold down buttons 1, 3, and 5. The screen will flash 3 times, then an * will appear at the end of the screen. The Value has been set.

NOTES:
The "ID" unit is an imaging drum. The life used (shown as pages) doesn't need to be changed. Instead you change the life limit to get more use out of the drum.

The Toner counts are life remaining in percentages, and can be changed from 000\% to 100\%, where 0\% is no life remaining, and 100\% is a full toner.

The "Dot Count" shows how much of each colour has been used in the life of that toner. The OKI printer literally counts how many dots of each colour toner it applies to each page.

The "Total Dot Count" is the same as the above, but for the entire life of the printer

The "Replace" values for belt, fuser, drums, and toners show how many times each of those units have been replaced.

The Printer life limit is 600,000 and will likely require you to service the printer when it is reached.

The life limits for toners, drums, fuser units, belts etc, can be changed from the default values.

The (cmyk) "ID Unit" shows how many pages have been printed in that colour since that ID unit was installed. - kereru
Betty, try doing reset again, sounds like you got caught mid-data stream into the reset. Also it should go through a self calibrate.
What happens is your optical sensors get gummed up and when you reset I suppose it re reads the sensors which are now dirty of course over time. So get a black bag, carefully put toners&drum assemblies into bag(s), then blow out everything UNDER< 40 lbs pressure, gently. wipe with 91 percent alcohol on optical looking
places if they look dirty. DO NOT TOUCH the DRUMS! Don't let the drums get light! Basically clean things, as fast as you can to get the drums back in there quickly. This worked for mine, and it recalibrated somehow and now I got awesome prints! Try a demo print, it should put out a color test picture. I have a c5300 or n, I dunno which. It's networked, is that the "n"? It used to be on HP's. ANYWAY, I liked the diag 4 screen for the 7300, you could set individual things instead of a full memory wipe, as we did.
Is there such a menu for the 5300? Somebody explain the firmware changes over models? That's what we're missing here, a model specific firmware/menu chart. I'd pay $5 for such a chart of the hidden oki codes, full listing. So would a lot of people. Paid Project, anyone? Anyone here inside the Oki company we can pick your brain? PS check out my windows tips cd at my username.
by unknown on Jul 10, 2007 at 7:42am Add comment
C5800 reset toner.

I have refilled and now it says y toner missing any reset info available
by unknown on Jul 10, 2007 at 4:30pm Add comment
Hi I asked this a little while back, and was told mine was too new, but anyone got reset instructions on the c5500n?

Any help would be great
by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2007 at 6:14pm Add comment
Hi kereru, thanks for your reply. Appreciate a lot !!

Well, how far I get? Nowhere ;)

It doesn't seem to react to the initial instruction.
When I press button 1&2 when turning on the power, nothing happens.
When I press the buttons 1&5 under startup, I get into administration menu, but not service menu. In administration menu I can activate/deactivate menus and do other stuff, but not reset any counters.
We agree on that there are 8 buttons total on the C7500, right?

I don't know if it because of a firmware issue, or maybe it's because the C7500 comes in two versions. A 'regular' and a version 2.
I have noticed that the display plate color on my C7500 is purple. On the image on CNet, the display plate color is white. Don't know if it's because its a European version.
by Anonymous on Jul 11, 2007 at 12:15am Add comment
Doh!

That should be buttons 1 and 5 pressed while starting. See the corrected instructions below. Dunno how I managed to get it to work before...

Cheers, Neale.


Reseting the consumables on a C7200, C7300 and C7500

1) Turn on Printer while holding the 1 & 5 buttons.

2) Using button 1 scroll down untill you see "Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx" (the value of the x's varies according to the printer model), then hold down buttons 2 & 3.

3) You now have "Engine Diag Mode Level 4" showing on the display.

4) Use Buttons 1 & 5 to scroll between menus. Scroll down to "Counter Set".

5) Use Buttons 2 & 6 to scroll between menu items. Use buttons 3 & 7 to change the value you wish to alter.

6) The Flashing number is the value you have highlighted. Use Buttons 2 & 6 to change that value.

7) When you have made any changes you need to, hold down buttons 1, 3, and 5. The screen will flash 3 times, then an * will appear at the end of the screen. The Value has been set.
by kereru on Jul 11, 2007 at 6:43pm Add comment
Doh! again.

Yep. Still not working. I'll have another play later today.

Cheers, Neale.
by kereru on Jul 11, 2007 at 6:52pm Add comment

Hmmmmmmmm. I originally used the info posted by "Caelum" October last year in this forum.

When I used the 1 & 2 button push on startup it took me straight to the menu for finding the Diagnostic Mode. But a now that I've gone back to my printer to try again (a couple of months later) that button selection no longer works. Now the printer just does a normal startup. I swear it worked before. My C7500 has a purple front panel like yours.

I found this web-page below (when I replied to you just before), but when I later tried the button pushes (1 & 5 on startup) it only took me to the same place you ended up (the OP MENU).

http://bpx.okidata.com

I'm perplexed. Neale.

by kereru on Jul 12, 2007 at 1:12am Add comment
Hi again kereru,

Strange days, my friend :)

Sounds very odd.

Do you remember if you have done any firmware updates resently?

I actually bought the printer on the basis of your post :)
No bad feelings though. I know what game I'm playing.

Atleast I got a super color laser, with network card and duplex unit for US$130,-
All the color drums are at 3\% and the black is at 0\% life time. Do you know if the printer will stop printing, or just continue to display the warning?

Thanks for the link. But not much usefull at this point.
Any idea about the service manual. Would that help anything?

Cheers
SwinG
by unknown on Jul 12, 2007 at 2:48am Add comment
Well, well, well...
Kereru - Looks like your link was VERY usefull despite my first dissapointment.

I loaded the list of service update reports, and began to search for C7500. And after ½ hour, BINGO !!!

The button combination for the C7500 is buttons 0, 1, 6 & 7. Press all four buttons simutaneously, while turning on the printer ( take use of your nose, if nessesary:) ).
Press (0) five times until "ENGINE DIAG MODE XX.XX" is displayed. Then hold down buttons 2 & 3.

Carry on from task 3 in kereru's modified listing.

I now got a C7500 with network card and duplex unit, with no error warnings. I don't think the guy would let me have it for US$130,-, if he knew about this wonderful site.
Thanks a lot!!

By the way. I initially bought a C3200 two years ago, but without any LCD, there is no way of resetting the counters. But I got a lot of toner for it. Is there any problem in using that toner for the C7500. Would it ruin it?

I'm happy to contribute a bit.

Cheers
SwinG
by unknown on Jul 12, 2007 at 3:25pm Add comment
Update
Same procedure for the models: C7300, C9300 & C9500

Cheers
SwinG
by unknown on Jul 12, 2007 at 3:30pm Add comment
Hi SwinG.

Bingo!

I had a look at my OKI Maintenance Manual and discovered a key sequence for getting into the diagnostic mode. After that point the original key sequences I gave will do the trick. Please re-read the notes section, because I had it back-to-front about the toner percentage life values.

I haven't done any firmware updates on my OKI. although it does seem to have a mind of its own sometimes. Last month the duplex stopped working: it would print print one side and show a paper jamb warning (with the sheet of paper sitting all innocent in the duplex unit). After much head scratching I just turned it off for 30 seconds and turned back on. Problem solved.

Regarding your question on what happens when the drums reach their life limit, my C7500 just warned me but kept on printing. The C5000 series mechanically locks up the image drum, but I don't think the C7000 series do this.

Cheers, Neale. (in New Zealand; just up from the Antarctic)


NEW INSTRUCTIONS:
Resetting consumables for OKI C7500 printer (and other C7000 series).

1. Hold buttons 0 + 1 + 6 + 7 on startup.

2. Press button 0 several times until "DIAGNOSTIC MODE xx.xx.xx" shows.

3. Hold buttons 2 + 3 until "ENGINE DIAG LEVEL 4" shows.

4. Press button 1 to scroll to "COUNTER SET".

5. Press button 2 to scroll through menu items (button 6 scrolls backwards)

6. To alter the value of an item, first press button 3 to select the digit to be altered. The selected digit will slowly flash. (Button 3 moves to the right through the digits. Button 7 takes you to the left.)

7. Then press button 2 to increase the value of the selected digit. Press button 6 to decrease the value.

8. When the changes have been made hold buttons 1 + 3 + 5. The screen will flash three times and then an * will appear on the right of the screen. The new value is set.

9. To leave the counter set menus, turn the printer off.

NOTES:
An "ID" unit is an imaging drum. The life used (shown as pages) doesn't need to be changed. Instead you change the "life limit" to get more use out of the drum. The default figure is 20,000 pages. If you are careful with your drums and keep light away from them they should easily last to 40,000 pages and beyond

Each colour toner counter shows life as percentage used. So a toner showing 30\% has used up 30\% of its toner. 100\% would indicate a near empty toner. This is the reverse of the toner life shown from the "usage menu" when the printer is in normal operation, which shows the toners as a percentage life remaining.

The toner life limit default is set at 100\%. Another option to use, instead of changing each toner's percentage life used (i.e. cranking back from 97\% down to 87\%), would be to increase the toner life limit above 100\%. For example, increasing it up to 110\%. In practice the OKI printers seem to fairly accurately record the amount of toner used, so an extra 10\% might be all you get out of a toner. What feedback can other people offer on how much extra life they get?

If you are swapping over toners or drums from another secondhand printer into your printer, it will not know they are "new" and your printer will still show the existing life values for the old units. If you know the life used in these "new" units you can go into the printer's counter set menu and reset the values so they are more accurate.

When I tried changing the the fuser life limit it refused to increase above 65535. Each time I increased the value it would go reset to the original value when I pressed 1 + 3 + 5. My fuser is at 59379 pages, so changed the fuser life value instead.

The "Dot Count" shows how much of each toner colour has been used in the life of that toner. The OKI printer literally counts how many dots of each colour toner it applies to each page.

The "Total Dot Count" is the same as the above, but for the entire life of the printer

The "Replace" values for belt, fuser, drums, and toners show how many times each of those units have been replaced.

The Printer life limit is 600,000 and will likely require you to service the printer when it is reached.

The (cmyk) "ID Unit" shows how many pages have been printed in that colour since that ID unit was installed.

by kereru on Jul 12, 2007 at 5:10pm Add comment
I have the C5510 MFP model which is based on the C5100 range with the MFP unit added on top.

Does andbody know which buttons to hold down on startup to get this model into Diagnostic Mode.

There is also additional problem of separate power switches for the printer and the MPF unit.

regards

Paul Bullas - Anonymous
Hi kereru,

Thank you very much for these instructions!
I "renewed" the transfer belt of my OKI C7300 successfully. :-)

Greetings from Austria
Franz - drucknix
Hi gem20.

I found this on the Consumable Cafe website.

Please let us know if it works.

Cheers, Neale.

RESETTING THE DRUM UNITS ON AN OKI C5300
How to reset all consumables (drums, transfer belt, & fuser; excluding toner cartridges) using only the printer menu. Thus, NO FUSES will be required and will reset all four drums on C5300n machines
1) Power on printer while holding both the + & - buttons simultaneously; release when OKIUSER is displayed.
2) Press either the + or - button until ENGINE DIAG MODE is displayed; press the Enter button and DIAGNOSTIC MODE xx.xx.xx will be displayed.
3) Press and hold both the - & On-line buttons simultaneously until ENG DIAG LEVEL2 is displayed.
4) Press either the + or - button until CONSUMABLE COUNTER SET is displayed, press the Enter button; you are now in the menu to set various consumables.
5) Press either the + or - buttons to scroll through the various consumables, at the desired consumable (ie. K-ID UNIT... for the Black Image Drum Unit) press the Enter button and the last digit of the count will start flashing.
6) Press the Cancel button to decrease the digit amount or press the On-line button to increase the digit amount; press the + or - buttons to move along individual digits in the count.
7) Once the count is at the level you desire (we reset ours to 50), press and hold the On-line, Cancel, & Back buttons (yes, it’s 3 of them this time) simultaneously until the * reappears next to the count; you have reset that consumable’s count to the number you specified.
8) Press the + or - buttons to move to the next consumable and repeat at step 5.
9) Once all consumable counts have been set to desired amounts that are below their end-of-life thresholds, you can use the Back, +, & - buttons to exit through the menus (reverse of steps 2 through 4) until INITIALIZING is displayed.
10) You're finished! Now log in to the web interface with your browser and check to see the remaining life of your
by kereru on Jul 12, 2007 at 11:16pm Add comment
when we refilled the 2nd time we got a y toner missing error?

Any ideas C5800.

Thanks for the info about the c5300. I'll keep it for future reference
by unknown on Jul 13, 2007 at 7:11am Add comment
You obviously didn't look very hard. It took me all of 5 seconds and a simple search of the forum to find this http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/laser/23029#36
by moe on Jul 17, 2007 at 6:10pm Add comment
I tried this on my Okidata C5200n. Worked like a charm!
Thanks!
by unknown on Jul 20, 2007 at 8:37am Add comment
Some success with GLOSSY black toner from Uninet.

This toner seems to work without destroying the drum unit. So far I have made about 1000 pages and everything still looks good.

Hopefully this will be the solution tom the "bad toner problem."
by Anonymous on Jul 23, 2007 at 7:45pm Add comment
Hey I have asked this a couple of times, the new C5500 does not reset with the instructions provided, specifically there is no NV table, does anyone know a way to reset the C5500, I still have toner in the units, but it says they are empty
Thanks
by Anonymous on Jul 23, 2007 at 8:50pm Add comment
Well i followed the process and now my toner error is gone, but now the red led light flashes and the display says "Service Call:
173: Fatal Error"
What can I do to fix this???
Thank You
by Anonymous on Aug 8, 2007 at 6:42pm Add comment
For those trying to remanufacture your drum units and are suffering vertical streaking down the page, you need to remove the doctor blade (silver blade which sits ontop of the rubber developer roller) and clean with isopropanol and a cotton swab.

The streaking will be caused by:

a) A damaged doctor blade (most likely bent on reinstalling)
b) Residual toner build up on the blade

Does anyone have toner reset procedures for a C9400?
by unknown on Aug 11, 2007 at 7:37am Add comment
Hi. The reset procedure for the C9400 should be the same as for the C7000 series. See my earlier post: Reset OKI C7500 drums and toners by kereru (7/12/07 5:10 PM)

Cheers, Neale.
by kereru on Aug 11, 2007 at 2:18pm Add comment
Thanks Neale, however this doesn't appear to work for the C9400 (unless anyone has found different?)

The display and buttons are different to the C5100 range. - Anonymous
I have noticed previously that this 'hard reset' will erase the network settings. I did perform the reset and the network still operates, even the IP address remains!!!
by unknown on Aug 12, 2007 at 4:45pm Add comment
Re Refill for Xante Ilumina and Oki 9600

We print on 15 PT Coated card stoke every day a lot for business use.
we have bought refill toner on ebay that worked great again and again and then from one supplier on ebay (tonerking) we got I believe toner from china that ruined all 4 images drums in BOTH of our printers and they were new at the time in the OKI. We had to replace all image drums and toner cartridges in both the Xante and Oki 9600 The problem with refill toner is that the market is now flooded with toner made in china and the rest is known to all who have ruined the image drums if anyone knows of seller seller that is selling toner made by manufacturer that is ISO 9100 or 9200 certified product please post it here.

We have NOT used refill toner since this happened. We spend about $ 2000.00 in consumable for our OKI and Xante per month and we could use some relief but the risk it high if the same ting happens again. We are also extreemly discontent when we found out the the 400 GSM (the heavy stock switch the we now call the joke button) on the Xante does NOT seem to do ANYTHING

We can run the same card stock through the OKI the only difference seem to be that the image drums are different slots so the pinout is not the same so yellow pin-out of the 9600 may be magenta in xante if I remember correctly but that des not really matter but that way YOU CAN NOY yse the 9600 cartridges in the Xandi and therefor the higher price .

I hope this post may save one person from buying Xante. Check out the waste toner for 9600 price at www.xante.com and the at www.superwarehouse.com and this is the same part of course and we CAN alt lease save few dollars by only using 9600 waste toner cartridge in the Xante.
by unknown on Aug 28, 2007 at 7:43pm Add comment
I'm so happy to have found your post! I've been reading for hours to find out why an Ilumina can print heavier stock than an Okidata when they seem to be essentially the same machine. Your post indicates that the Okidata can also print 15 pt. coated. Excellent! I'm afraid I don't understand the part about "pinouts", but hopefully it's not too important to me. Thanks for posting your experiences. - mrmunroe


Man, that fix worked GREAT! My 5150 kept bugging me with those "REPLACE C, Y, M, and K" nags even though the factory cartridges were loaded with toner! It was printing with a weak black and magenta only - now all colors are bright and good as new! Many thanks to whomever began this post with that info, it worked flawlessly.

What are you waiting for? Enjoy your life!
by unknown on Sep 4, 2007 at 7:20pm Add comment

Original Question from Drita:
"Also i have C5200 and the paper keeps getting jammed...it printed 10 pgs and then would print 2 and jam...i cleaned the rollers, but it does the same thing...the media settings are changed in the computer and printer program too...any ideas? :)"


Answer:
It sounds like the paper thickness sensor is acting up. Either the sensor is faulty or else it needs recalibrating. You'll need a factory manual to recalibrate or test the sensor. The OKI printers are very fussy about paper thickness, as this determines the image drum ride height. If the printer is expecting paper of a certain thickness, and some other thickness then feeds through, the printer will jam.

Feed a known thickness of paper and carefully watch the printer to see what thickness it detects. Does it correctly sense the thickness on the first sheet, but on later sheets detect the wrong thickness?

Cheers, Neale (aka Kereru)


Original Question from estouve:
"I have a C5500 - looking to reset toner drum. Any suggestions???
This does not offer the "NV-Ram Initial" as shown for resetting other models. Help!"

Answer:
The "NV-Ram Initial" option is best avoided, as everything gets set to zero and you will have no idea what the expired lives of your consumables are. Plus other people have had problems with loosing their printer's network address and settings.

Did you try the key sequence from this forum post?
"Re: RESET C5800 by kereru (7/12/07 11:16 PM)"

Cheers, Neale (aka Kereru)


Original Question from pkemp:
"Does this procedure work on the C9600? (resetting the image drums)"

Answer:
Which procedure????? Please quote the relevant forum posting (quote date and time).

Take a look at my earlier posting below:
"Reset OKI C7500 drums and toners by kereru (7/12/07 5:10 PM)"
This reset for the OKI 7000 series printers seems to work for the 9000 series as well.

Cheers, Neale (aka Kereru)


And finally, could people who post questions on this forum please be more explicit about exactly which maintence menu sequence they are refering to, or have tried using.

Mr Grumpy.
by unknown on Sep 10, 2007 at 3:09pm Add comment
Thank you so much!
by pkemp on Sep 11, 2007 at 10:17am Add comment
>>>> Hi i have tried this and got in to the consumable menu... jaysonlee (9/26/07 9:27 AM)

Hello Jason. What is "this" is?

I assume you are referring to the post by Caelum (10/17/06 6:38 PM)

OKI laser printers do not calculate toner use with a physical sensor. Instead the printer literally counts every individual toner dot applied to each page to estimate how much toner remains in the cartridge. The low toner warning does use a physical sensor, but does not contribute to calculating the toner used.

Even though you have turned off the toner counting, the printer still thinks the toner cartridge is empty. Go into the Maintenance Menu and reset the toner to 00\% (ie. zero toner used, equivalent to a full cartridge). All will be happiness and light.

Important note: the percentage toner figure shown in the Maintenance Menu is opposite to the User Menu.

The Maintenance Menu shows toner used, while the User Menu shows toner remaining. So 00\% in Maintenance Menu equals 100\% in User Menu.

Cheers, Neale
New Zealand (just to the right of Australia)
by kereru on Sep 26, 2007 at 1:08pm Add comment
Hey everyone...saw a few posts with the question about resetting C5500 units. Any ideas? I have tried the procedures on a few of the other models and nothing works. Do you have to replace chips everytime? I only have the "Check C toner" message right now.

Thanks!
Brittan
by unknown on Sep 27, 2007 at 9:35pm Add comment
Brittan Hi,Important note ! Always turn the 5500 printers off before removing the toner cartridges, you can burn out the toner chip if you don't.The nice people at OKI put a code in the user menu that locks the 5500 users out of the reset menus.To my knowledge no one has come up with this code. There are replacement chips for the toner & fuses for the drums, if you want to go that route Email me at [email protected]
by KiwiBruce on Oct 1, 2007 at 1:06pm Add comment
oki c5500 I print 3 address lines on postcards and have tried every which way to reset fuser to no avail. bought oki for cardstock in high quantities. my printing costs tripled with this new 5500 versus the my c5200. I curse these okinazis and want to reset or throw out this garbage and buy another brand. since they count 3 lines as full page i have double life left on drums and fuser. Any help on this problem as lt seems like everybody is trying to get info with no luck. u can get fuses at http://stores.ebay.com/Dubber-Toner as the other fuses for 5200 will work with the 5500 and he sells chips with toner
by unknown on Oct 4, 2007 at 11:25am Add comment
After reading this thread, I bought a "defective" 5150 that kept displaying empty drum messages! Paid all of $35, followed this reset procedure and all is working great! Thanks to all.
by nctalkinghead on Oct 13, 2007 at 6:09pm Add comment
reply to: tmckinney (10/17/07 9:04 AM)

Check out
https://www.manualsparadise.com/MainSearch.do
for a electronic PDF version of the manual you are after. I purchased a C7500 factory maintenance manual from them in January 2007.

As you are probably aware (see post: KiwiBruce (10/1/07 1:06 PM), OKI have intentionally locked users out of the maintanance menus from their model C5500 onwards. This will include the C5600 and C5800. The likely reason is to stop users refilling their toner cartridges, and to force them into spending lots of money replacing drums which have plenty of useable life remaining.

Maybe you could chew on the ear of your printer supplier and make them supply free replacement K drums until OKI relents and supplies the "secret" code to get into the maintenance reset menus. They will probably say the printer is faulty (not the drums) and it's not their responsibilty. You can reply --- "give me the code and I'll stop bugging you every day..."

Cheers, Neale
by Anonymous on Oct 17, 2007 at 2:34pm Add comment
My OKI3200 is printing magenta where yellow should be and yellow where magenta should be? Toner cartridges are full. I dont understand why this is happening... Can anyone help?
by unknown on Oct 17, 2007 at 5:35pm Add comment
Check to make sure you haven't swapped the positions of the toner drums. If you're standing in front of the printer, the positions should be black closest to you, yellow next, magenta after that, then cyan farthest away from you. It should also be labeled down the right-hand side when you open the lid. If that's not the problem, then make sure you have the cartidges attached to the right drums. - Anonymous
The reset worked fine (no NIC loss) on my C5150N which are at PU Firmware: 01.02.07
CU Firmware: K2.10.
by Anonymous on Oct 22, 2007 at 11:11am Add comment
I don’t know if you can help, but, I have an Oki c5100 and the black does not print. I can move the black drum/cartridge to another slot and it will print – but when I move any of the other cartridges to the black slot it does not work.

Can you provide any advice?

Thank you,
Phil
by philo on Nov 8, 2007 at 1:13pm Add comment
This took a lot of button gymnastics to figure out, but I hope it is helpful to everyone with a C5500 (and it might work on the C5800 since it takes the same consumables, but not sure)...

To get the OKI C5500 to keep going (without opening and closing the lid constantly) in spite of toner cartridge & drum life messages:

1) Turn off printer.
2) Hold down "+" and "-" buttons at the same time, and keep them held down while turning printer back on... continue to hold until the word "OKIUSER" appears.
3) Use "-" button to scroll down to "FUSE KEEP MODE".
4) Press "Enter" button, hold for approx. 10 seconds, then release.
5) Press "Enter" button again, followed by rapid release and repress with hold for approx. 10 seconds.
6) Release "Enter" button, then press and let up one more time quickly.
7) You will see "INITIALING" and then "ONLINE" messages.

If you currently have an error message for toner cartridge life, the message will continue to be shown until after you've sent one print job, and then it will usually disappear for awhile. It will stay gone for longer if you have your printer set up so the toner sensor is turned off.

If you currently have a error message for drum life, it will continue to appear, but you will still be able to print.

Beware that you will have to keep a closer eye on print quality (since you are no longer relying on error message to tell you when your toner cartridges are in need of a replacement or refill, or the drum truly needs to be changed or refurbished).
by Anonymous on Nov 12, 2007 at 11:37am Add comment
I REPLACED THE TONER IN MY C5800. AND THEN THE CHIP ON THE CARTRAGE LOCKED ME OUT WHEN IT THOUGHT IT WAS EMPTY. YOUR FIX WORKED.
THANK YOU - Anonymous
If you would want, I can put this online in a private directory and have it available for what ever length of time needed.
feel free to contact me via email and I'll forward you my phone numbers and we can see if you wish to do this.
by Anonymous on Nov 13, 2007 at 2:04pm Add comment
It is ok with me...of course I live in Belize so it is best to talk via e-mail.

God Bless,
Tom McKinney
[email protected]
by tmckinney on Nov 13, 2007 at 2:11pm Add comment
"Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx S-Mode is indicated.
Am seeing up to here but not the rest of the information on the printer to conclude the restting of the toners for the okidatta c5500N

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

I need help please
by unknown on Nov 16, 2007 at 9:49am Add comment
thanks but that did not work am still unable to see the line which shows
"NV-Ram initial" is indicated.
so i can not proceed any futher any other help please
by vrc on Nov 21, 2007 at 4:32am Add comment
reset OKIDATA C5500

Hello,

Have been on board looking I am in hopes you can help me
tried to rest as Yellow is out Okidata C5500
keeps say " Printer off line or busy " have turned off tried resetting again
turned off comp
still same issues

would appreciate any help yo can give me as I am in a bad PINCH since I didnt order any to come in anytime soon

Tiffany
by Perky on Nov 26, 2007 at 12:23am Add comment
Perky, If printer says offline you need to go to start>control panel>double click the printers and faxes icon>choose the Okidata printer by bringing the mouse over it and right click> go down to about the 5th line were it says "use printer online> and click once with the left mouse button. That should now show the Okidata printer with the word ready under it. Your printer is now ready to print.
by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2007 at 11:00am Add comment
Just joining the chorus here. I used the instructions at top of this page on my C5150 and all numbers reset as it said they would. FYI: the black was giving the warning sign of impending drum doom at every print and required a "continue" click to print. I suspect my copies were limited before artificial drum death. Now we're back in business. Also appreciated the advice elsewhere in this forum about how to evaluate your drum (print a page full of "0"s and look for inconsistent printing).
by unknown on Dec 8, 2007 at 11:53am Add comment
Hi - I just tried this procedure to correct some color misalignment (Cyan was off doing its own thing after I replaced the black toner drum) and so far so good. Things are looking much clearer now!
by Anonymous on Dec 11, 2007 at 1:48pm Add comment
purchased refill from www.Dubber-Toner instructions stated to replace the chip - well I have the C 5500 and on the cartridge there is not a chip or I am totally blind....... anyone know?


by Perky on Jan 11, 2008 at 9:57pm Add comment
Reply to Perky 1/11,The starter toners don't have a chip port, on the others it's located facing the front of the printer opposite the blue handle. Remember! turn the printer off before removing the toners, you could fry the chip. - Anonymous
OMG I did the reset for the 5500 and now when I go to print it says
Could not connect printer to usb port - I tested with my other printers cable which is fine & still same thing so it was something in the reset of the 5500 - can ANYONE please help ?
by Perky on Jan 12, 2008 at 8:28am Add comment
wow, I bought a new drum 6 months ago and it already said I needed another. I tried ur method and it worked great. does this also work when it tells me I am low on ink?

by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2008 at 4:46pm Add comment
I cannot find step 5 then step 6 listed below from a previous thread to fix the toner sensor error. HELP!!

. 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.

All toner, drum, fuser and transfer figures return to 100\%.

THANK YOU!
by IN BH on Feb 12, 2008 at 8:39am Add comment
Nobody is replying to the posts regarding resetting the oki9600 fuser, drum etc when you can't get past stage 5 of the reset proceedure. Has OKI changed the software to prevent tampering???
by unknown on Feb 17, 2008 at 2:26pm Add comment
I did the fix posted by:
Re: RESET OKIDATA TONER DRUM by Anonymous (11/12/07 11:37 AM)
That is, for my C5500n and it worked.
All error and empty toner messages are gone and the display says ONLINE
I will transcribe the post so you don’t have to look for it ant at the end look for fore instructions and troubleshooting extra fix steps.
ORIGINALLY POSTED BY ANONYMUS AT 11/12/07 11:37 AM:
“…This took a lot of button gymnastics to figure out, but I hope it is helpful to everyone with a C5500 (and it might work on the C5800 since it takes the same consumables, but not sure)...

To get the OKI C5500 to keep going (without opening and closing the lid constantly) in spite of toner cartridge & drum life messages:

1) Turn off printer.
2) Hold down "+" and "-" buttons at the same time, and keep them held down while turning printer back on... continue to hold until the word "OKIUSER" appears.
3) Use "-" button to scroll down to "FUSE KEEP MODE".
4) Press "Enter" button, hold for approx. 10 seconds, then release.
5) Press "Enter" button again, followed by rapid release and repress with hold for approx. 10 seconds.
6) Release "Enter" button, then press and let up one more time quickly.
7) You will see "INITIALING" and then "ONLINE" messages.

If you currently have an error message for toner cartridge life, the message will continue to be shown until after you've sent one print job, and then it will usually disappear for awhile. It will stay gone for longer if you have your printer set up so the toner sensor is turned off.

If you currently have a error message for drum life, it will continue to appear, but you will still be able to print.

Beware that you will have to keep a closer eye on print quality (since you are no longer relying on error message to tell you when your toner cartridges are in need of a replacement or refill, or the drum truly needs to be changed or refurbished)…”
EXTRA STEPS.- Just one thing you have to look for is that after doing the procedure, at the end of it (step 7), you will get the INITIALIZING message as the instructions say, but after a few seconds the error messages might show again instead of the ONLINE message.
Don’t get discouraged because, if this happens, all that you have to do is:
1.- Send a print page, preferably with a color image or picture.
IMPORTANT NOTE.- The printer will not print but do not cancel the print you sent, and do the following:
2.- Open and reclose the cover, and the print you sent will come out and the display will finally read ONLINE.
That’s How it worked for me.

Hope this is helps
by unknown on Feb 24, 2008 at 1:06pm Add comment
I pulled the end off of a starter toner cartridge that came with a 9300dxn just to see what was inside. I just spread the tabs and pulled it off. I did that on the end that doesn't have the blue handle.

There's actually two compartments inside the cartridge. The new toner goes in the front half, and the other compartment behind it holds used toner, that somehow travels up from the image drum.

After I was finished poking around, I just snapped it back together. I had to be careful because there's a metal rod on the new toner side, that seems to stir up the toner. This thin rod has to be put back in place in the center of a small white gear in the end piece that I pryed off.

In the used toner compartment there's an auger (screw) that I guess moves the toner along to fill up that compartment.
__________

Question: Since there's no chip on a starter cartridge, I was wondering if I could just fill it up with new toner and use it again? I don't understand what device determines when a cartridge is empty.
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
_________

I also found, and subsequently lost, a site where you can download Oki service manuals for free.
At least I downloaded the 9300/9500 manual before I lost the site. So I have that if anyone needs it.
It's pretty big. 198 pages in PDF format (7 megs).
by mrmunroe on Feb 24, 2008 at 4:59pm Add comment
Reply to mrmunroe 2/24/08

Hi. I have a C7500 which is very similar to the C9000 series printers.

With both these series of OKI printers they DO NOT directly sense the toner level to work out when the toner empty. Instead the printer calculates the amount of toner used when printing every page, and then estimates when the toner cartridge empty. This means there is usually plenty of toner left inside the cartridge (sometimes 10\% or better), and you can continue printing if you reset the printer to think there is more toner left. Another good way to get more life is to take out the toner cartridge and give it some gentle taps to dislodge the toner hung up inside so it drops into the bottom.

These cartridges also have a sensor system that detects the motion of the toner stirring rod, and will cause the printer to give a 'low toner' warning, but it does not directly influence the printer in calculating the estimated toner level. On my printer this sensor system often generates error warnings, but I just ignore them.

To detect when a new toner cartridge is inserted (and reset the toner counter to 100\%) the printer somehow detects slack in the stirrer drive mechanism when the fresh cartridge is inserted. But if you know how to get into the maintenance menus you can reset the toner from there.

Refilling your toner cartridges is probably best avoided, as other people on this forum and others have had their imaging drums destroyed by bad toner. Some toner on the market is (or was) OK. Feel lucky....

Cheers, Neale.
New Zealand. (Take a left turn past Australia. Ya can't miss it...)
- kereru
When I turn on my OKI 7350 holding the 1 and 2 buttons, it initializes just the same as normal. I am assuming that the 1 and 2 are the numbers imprinted on the buttons for + ITEM and +VALUE.

Am I misreading what you are saying??
by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2008 at 10:03am Add comment
Reply to Anonymous 2/27/08

Resetting consumables for OKI C7500 printer (and some other C7000 series and C9000 series).

1. Hold buttons 0 + 1 + 6 + 7 on startup ("menu" + "item+" + "value-" + "cancel" buttons). For C7400 printer press 1 + 5 on startup. Other models may have another button sequence.

2. Press button 0 several times until "DIAGNOSTIC MODE xx.xx.xx" shows.

3. Hold buttons 2 + 3 until "ENGINE DIAG LEVEL 4" shows.

4. Press button 1 to scroll to "COUNTER SET".

5. Press button 2 to scroll through menu items. (Button 6 scrolls backwards)

6. To alter the value of an item, first press button 3 to select the digit to be altered. The selected digit will slowly flash. (Button 3 moves to the right through the digits. Button 7 takes you to the left.)

7. Then press button 2 to increase the value of the selected digit. Press button 6 to decrease the value.

8. When the changes have been made, hold buttons 1 + 3 + 5 together. The screen will flash three times and then an * will appear on the right of the screen. The new value is set.

9. To leave the counter set menus, turn the printer off.

NOTES:
An "ID" unit is an imaging drum. The life used (shown as pages) doesn't need to be changed. Instead you change the "life limit" to get more use out of the drum. The default figure is 20,000 pages. If you are careful with your drums and keep light away from them they should easily last to 40,000 pages and beyond. When replacing toners or clearing jambs, have the lid open for the minimum time possible. And NEVER allow direct sunlight onto the printer.

In Diagnostic Mode the toner counter shows the life as a percentage used. A toner showing 30\% has used up 30\% of its toner, and 100\% shows 100\% of the toner is used (a near empty toner). But the printer only estimates the amount of toner used, so an “empty” toner will still have a reasonable amount of toner inside. I suggest re-setting a 100\% (empty) toner back down to 90\% (rather than zero), and then writing the reset details in felt-tip marker on the toner cartridge. You’ll learn how much extra life can be gained from the toners, and have some idea of when the toner will actually run out. It will also remind you weeks later that you have already reset the toner.

Another way of getting more life is to remove the toner and give it some taps on the side. Any toner hung up on the sides of the cartridge will drop down into the bottom. It also spreads the toner evenly along the cartridge, as the toner tends to run out on one part of a page first. Hold a finger over the stirrer port on the left of the cartridge to stop toner dropping on you clothing.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: The toner life shown in Diagnostic Mode is opposite to that shown in the Usage Menu when the printer is in normal operation. The usage menu shows the toners as a percentage life remaining, so 100\% means a full toner. In Diagnostic mode 100\% means an empty toner. Very confusing....

Neale Blaymires
New Zealand
by kereru on Feb 27, 2008 at 12:31pm Add comment
OKI 9300dxn Experiment:

My goal was to find out if aftermarket toner gave the same results as OEM toner without destroying the Image drums and/or the machine. I got really confused after reading various posts about aftermarket toner. Some says it's fine, and others say it's the Devil hisself.

I printed 3500 tabloid size brochures printed on both sides, mostly in reflex blue (Cyan and Magenta) at about 25\% coverage. 3500 tabloid size printed both sides equals 14000 letter size copies printed on 1 side.

I started with everything in the machine OEM. Then, when the Oki Cyan cartridge said it was empty, I refilled it with Dubber's toner that I bought on EBay. I then ran the job until the Dubber toner ran out and replaced the Cyan cartridge with another genuine Oki cartridge with Oki toner.

The Dubber toner looked and worked fine, and so far I haven't seen any problems with the Cyan image drum. The only difference I noticed between the Dubber toner and the Oki toner is that the Dubber toner isn't quite as glossy. For the amount of money saved, I can live with that.

Refilling the cartridges:
I took a Cyan starter cartridge from a 9300 and emptied out the toner that was left in it after the machine said it was empty. There was 62 grams of toner left.

Since a full cartridge holds about 450 grams, I figure they put half that (225 grams) in the starter cartridge. If I'm right, that means that about 13\% of the toner was left in the cartridge when the machine said it was empty.

I pulled the non-handle end off of the cartridge and dumped the waste toner from the compartment, in the back half of the cartridge, in a trash barrel. That end of the cartridge has four little tabs that you just spread apart and then pull the end off. It just snaps back into place. You have to be careful to put the stirring rod that is in the new toner compartment, in the front half of the cartridge, into the center of the white plastic gear in the end piece before snapping it back together.

I bought a set of CMYK compatible toners from Dubber Toner on Ebay for $250.00 including shipping. The toner arrived fast! The labels on the bottles said that the toner was for Oki 9000, 9200, 9400 series printers. I called Dubber and told them I had ordered toner for a 9300. The girl said it's no problem. "That toner will work in your printer". Naturally, I asked why 9300 wasn't listed on the label. She put me on hold for a couple of minutes, came back on and said that some people won't buy toner unless their specific model is named on the label. I guess that means that they use the same toner, and put different labels on it to satisfy the marketplace!

I took my 500 gram bottle of Cyan toner and squirted as much as I could into the bottom of the cartridge. There was still a little left in the bottle, so I figure I got about 450 grams into the starter cartridge. It's easy to fill these cartridges. Just turn them upside down, press in a white plastic button on the blue handle, then move the handle until it opens the blue plastic door on the bottom of the cartridge and pour in the toner.

The last thing I did was to reset all the consumables back to "0" with Kereru's instructions.

Waste Toner Note:
It's very important to empty the waste toner compartment when refilling. The waste toner compartment is actually the back half of the cartridge. If it doesn't get emptied, it will eventually clog up and stop various plastic gears from turning and cause error messages concerning the transfer belt. I'm not totally sure where waste toner comes from, but I think it's toner that's left on the image drum after the paper gets its toner. It seems to travel back to the cartridge via an auger (screw) device inside the stud that you push the cartridge onto when you insert the cartridge into the image drum. So far, I'm aware of 3 methods for emptying the waste toner. The simplest, and least effective is to stick something like a pencil into the hole on the non-bluehandle end to open the hole a little bit and then bang the cartridge against a trash barrel to knock the waste toner out. The second method I read about was to cut or melt a hole in the back of the cartridge, shake out the waste toner, then cover up the hole with duct tape. The method I used was to take the whole end of the toner cartridge off. This works fine if the new toner compartment is totally empty, but if it's not, you'll probably lose some good toner. I'm working on that.


Bulk toner - my next adventure:
I really like these machines and intend to keep using them, and it follows that I want to pay as little for toner as possible. So far, I've learned that you can buy 10 kg (22 lb) bags of toner from various suppliers, and cut the cost of toner to about $35 per pound vs. about $60 per pound on Ebay, and probably more than $100 per pound buying it in Oki cartridges.

The obvious questions that arise are - will the stuff kill the image drums, will it print well, is it glossy? (I've gotten addicted to the glossy look on the finished piece).
So far, I don't have many answers, except that it seems the non-glossy toner is more readily available than the glossy. Since it means an outlay of several thousand dollars for four 22 pound bags of CMYK toner, I need to know I'm buying from the right supplier.
I continue to Google. Any input would be appreciated.
by mrmunroe on Mar 9, 2008 at 5:53pm Add comment
I have three 5150 printers. You can buy glossy toner from Uninet in Culver City, CA. Telephone is (310) 280-9620. The glossy toner is a little more expensive but in my opinion it is worth the extra cost.

I found that the glossy toner seems to give longer drum life, especially the black. I have had a black drum fail in as little as 1000 copies. Since switching to glossy black I have not had to replace a drum. - Anonymous
You can buy bulk toner in 22 lb bags from Uninet Company. They have both glossy and nonglossy toner.

Their phone number is 310-280-9620. - Anonymous
The system given for the C5500 works for the C5600 too. Thanks guys!
by unknown on Mar 10, 2008 at 6:04am Add comment
THANK YOU. OKI C5100 WORKED GREAT!! I WOULD BUY ANOTHER CARTRIDGE OR DRUM TO KEEP AS A BACK UP JUST INCASE. THANKS AGAIN.
by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2008 at 6:42am Add comment
RTINSC --
Your eight instructions worked like a charm on my OKI C5150. Many thanks!
-- Ken
by unknown on Apr 14, 2008 at 6:54pm Add comment
It worked thanks,
by Anonymous on May 9, 2008 at 10:49am Add comment
C5700
I have tried reset of drum by using the old set up.

1 Turn Machine on...
2 ....OKI USER
3 ....Engine Dialog Mode.....
4 Diagnostic Mode .......
5 There is no NV-Ram Initial ????????

Any one hwo know how to reset this printer.

How ever the information dated 11-12-07 for C5500 also works for C5700.

But I still have the message Order K Image Drum as indicated.

by unknown on May 19, 2008 at 7:26am Add comment
Hi,

Can anyone help me I have a c5900n and has belf life error. How can i reset the belt life counter?

thanks
by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2008 at 11:18pm Add comment
I have a C5150n and used the below to re-set my transfer belt. I would try it and see if it works for yours as well.

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.

All toner, drum, fuser and transfer figures return to 100\%. - Anonymous
I am so glad this thread was still posted. I purchased refills online for my C5200. After refilling the cartridges, I could not clear the
by Onul8tr on Jul 4, 2008 at 12:49pm Add comment
Reset the NV-RAM, went to print... nothing happened.
unplugged the PRINTSERVER power supply for 10 seconds.
plugged printserver back in, worked FINE.
Dont jump the gun and reinstall your printserver
software. You rock RTINSC
by unknown on Jul 5, 2008 at 11:40am Add comment
how can i reset a oki c5800?

plz tell me
by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2008 at 8:03am Add comment
Try this: Turn off the printer
Turn the printer on whilst holding down Menu button. (Display says user maintenance.)
Press the menu button three times. (The display will say drum counter reset.)
Press enter key. The system should go back on line, if not press on-line key.
If this does not work You can find drum reset FUSES on Ebay,
which are fairly cheap. Hope this helps.
- Anonymous
Hi,

Thanks for sharing all this information, saved me a fortune on my C5200 and C5250 printers. Now I have a C5650 as well and its flying through toner but the above button sequences do not work with it.

Oki seem to have made the drums more sensibly priced for the 5650s but the toner price is ludicrous and I am having to replace nearly every week and I am sure there is more in each cartridge.

Alternatively, has anyone successfully refilled these toners yet?
by sculptex on Jul 11, 2008 at 3:54am Add comment
my solution was. to open the message in the printer. And to to write down. " dont give me reply or something like. I dont know it, at the moment because i dont have the message, but I am sure you will find that - unknown
Please help me get the network menu to return on the Okidata C5500N.

We use networked printing.

Hawkeye-X
by unknown on Jul 11, 2008 at 12:00pm Add comment
Anyone know how to reset the drum and film counters on an OKI C9500?
by unknown on Jul 18, 2008 at 9:38am Add comment
sculptex question!

I refilled the demo toners succesfully.

But you need to refill them @ \%20 or more( ex. \%30)

Then you have to check toners. because they can get empty and below \%20 and than you cant refill again.

All this works on my c5900n.

The better way is to check weight of cartgidge properly.
I recommend check your cartgidges weight @ \%30 and take not the number and check properly.
You need a digital one to cehck correctly :)
by unknown on Jul 24, 2008 at 10:03am Add comment
I had the streaking/faded printing problem on my c5300n. Okidata support told me it was a black drum problem after I sent them sample prints. I bought the new drum, installed it, but then got the "K toner is empty" message and heart sunk like a rock. Total disappointment. Then, while shopping online for a new black toner cartridge, I saw the fixyourownprinter site and the eight step method Caelum posted and it worked like MAGIC (w/no network problems either). So far so good and I hope it lasts. Whew! THANKS TO CAELUM!!!
by mydogpilot on Jul 28, 2008 at 12:54pm Add comment
That worked great for my C5150n - Reset everything to 100\%

Does anyone know how to get 3Rd Party Ram to be seen in these printers?

I saw a option FLASH Reset or something in that special menu. Is that it? It was next to HDD format.

Thanks!
by unknown on Aug 1, 2008 at 7:09am Add comment
Re Oki C5510. the base printer is actually a c3200 and has no buttons on the actual printer. I have reset drums using the fuse but have not been able to reset anything else. I am going to cheat and put the scanner unit onto a C5200 which I have reset thanks to the posts on here. The MFP then decides it is a C5530 which i have never heard of, but it works fine.
by mikey14 on Aug 2, 2008 at 6:43am Add comment
I have an Oki c5100 and we just replaced the belts, fuser, drums and all the ink. pretty much a system makeover. I have original oki name brand black toner and it still won't print black. all the other colors work. When i print in full color everything prints except black. when i print in black, blank pages print. I tried the 7 step reset and it didn't work for this issue. Any suggestions?
by Anonymous on Sep 1, 2008 at 2:23am Add comment
I have the same problem on 2 of my c5200's. Please help because I want to pitch them both. Streaky black printing on the left side of the page!!!! Can anyone help??? - Anonymous
your drums are bad. you refilled your toner and didn't empty the wast container and it killed your drums. if you buy new drums and use the contaminated toner, you will kill the new ones.

next time be carefull when doing it.I traded out of my 5200 and bought the c58 last year and no problems.
by Anonymous on Sep 25, 2008 at 8:43pm Add comment
You have no idea how pleased I am about this help!!! All the better to get more good quality output from a great printer without having to pay through the nose for the Oki business model!
by Anonymous on Nov 8, 2008 at 12:53pm Add comment
I did this reset and immediately after my printer started to make a terrible clanking noise and not it will not feed paper. Now every time I try to print it starts and then gives a paper jam error. Up till I did the reset I only had a toner sensor error which has now been cleared. Any ideas.
by JDBaierl on Nov 9, 2008 at 4:43pm Add comment
If you have been refilling your cartridges without emptying the waste toner the drum willo eventually jam. - Anonymous
how did you clear the TONER SENSOR ERROR..black!
by unknown on Nov 9, 2008 at 4:55pm Add comment
I cleared it all by doing the executive reset at the top of this thread.
by JDBaierl on Nov 9, 2008 at 4:57pm Add comment
ty JD Baier!
will print out the reset.. - unknown
which thread...unless its under one of the other reply names? - unknown
Clean the pickup rollers with a toothbrush and alcohol! Or buy a new set of roller from a local wholesaler. I am experiencing two sheets of paper following each other which is what is causing paper jams..I am assuming its caused by the separator roller being worn.
by unknown on Nov 9, 2008 at 4:59pm Add comment
Does anyone know the system maintenance password for the Oki C5650. Thanks
by Eagle7 on Nov 22, 2008 at 10:20pm Add comment
I have an Oki c5500 with a 131 error. Can some lead me in the right direction.

Thanks
by tubeaday on Nov 24, 2008 at 8:50am Add comment
Oki Data Errors | Slayo.com127 Fuser Unit Fan Error An error has been detected in your printer’s Fuser Unit Fan Error. 131 LED Head Missing, Color: Yellow When yellow LED head ...
slayo.com/oki-data-errors.html - 48k - Cached - Similar pages -
by unknown on Nov 24, 2008 at 8:54am Add comment
I check the connection to the LED and actually swapped with another LED head and the code still popped up. Any suggestions?
by tubeaday on Nov 24, 2008 at 9:16am Add comment
it's the fuser & fan i believe. go to that link in the email and see if they can give better info
by unknown on Nov 24, 2008 at 9:19am Add comment
Does anyone know the system maintenance password for the Oki C5650. Thanks
by Anonymous on Nov 24, 2008 at 9:37pm Add comment
Yes mate it is aaaaaa - Anonymous
Just discovered this site, and I'm hoping that one of you experts can help me. I have an OKI c5150n. Last night we had a bad jam in the fuser unit. I got all of the paper out by using tweezers, but in doing so, the black "grate" broke off. I put the fuser unit back in, and have run a few copies successfully, but have had many jams, too. Any advice on what might have caused the initial jam.....is it okay to use the fuser unit without that black guard in place.....and why is it continuing to jam????

by unknown on Dec 12, 2008 at 4:10am Add comment
having reset my drums - i have the message power cord or printr cable may not be connected - or the printer may be turn off - I have not used the printer for 9 months could it be it has gone to sleep?

how do i reboot it?
by broadbean on Dec 14, 2008 at 12:52am Add comment
system maintenance password for the Oki C5650 is : 000000
by unknown on Dec 29, 2008 at 4:28am Add comment
I Have changed the toner sensor to DISABLE, after printer restart this option is 'DISABLE', but the printer still asking me to change the toner.

please help :)
by unknown on Dec 29, 2008 at 4:38am Add comment
This also works for the OKI C5650 ............................................................



This took a lot of button gymnastics to figure out, but I hope it is helpful to everyone with a C5500 (and it might work on the C5800 since it takes the same consumables, but not sure)...

To get the OKI C5500 to keep going (without opening and closing the lid constantly) in spite of toner cartridge & drum life messages:

1) Turn off printer.
2) Hold down "+" and "-" buttons at the same time, and keep them held down while turning printer back on... continue to hold until the word "OKIUSER" appears.
3) Use "-" button to scroll down to "FUSE KEEP MODE".
4) Press "Enter" button, hold for approx. 10 seconds, then release.
5) Press "Enter" button again, followed by rapid release and repress with hold for approx. 10 seconds.
6) Release "Enter" button, then press and let up one more time quickly.
7) You will see "INITIALING" and then "ONLINE" messages.

If you currently have an error message for toner cartridge life, the message will continue to be shown until after you've sent one print job, and then it will usually disappear for awhile. It will stay gone for longer if you have your printer set up so the toner sensor is turned off.

If you currently have a error message for drum life, it will continue to appear, but you will still be able to print.

Beware that you will have to keep a closer eye on print quality (since you are no longer relying on error message to tell you when your toner cartridges are in need of a replacement or refill, or the drum truly needs to be changed or refurbished). - Eagle7
Man, you are a life saver. Thank you for this wonderful information. I give you a 10!!! It worked beautifully!

I recommend this procedure to everyone. It will save you lots of that green stuff called money.

by unknown on Jan 22, 2009 at 2:36pm Add comment
I own an okidata c5800 and I have been having problems with toner
residue on the back side of my pages. Another problem I am having is sprinkles of cyan toner on the right side of my printed page.

Anyone know how to fix these 2 problems. I print stationery on cardstock so I need each page to be clean.
thanks in advance for your help.
by unknown on Jan 25, 2009 at 4:33pm Add comment
Both problems can be caused by toner cartridges. Try replacing them. You can always use them later if they don't fix the problem.
by moe on Jan 25, 2009 at 5:09pm Add comment
Hi,

We have a customer who has a Oki C7350 that has started showing Cyan Toner Low/Empty even after replacing for a new toner.

The toners are all original toners and are not refilled yet the message still occurs. This has been coupled with the Fatal Error 142 message.

After checking past messages on here i can see that the two must be linked as the 142 error is the cyan sensor. I tried popping up the sensor and checked the springs and they seemed fine.

I have seen that you can do the menu procedure to clear the toner levels etc but i dont want to do this as the fatal error will still happen.

Can anybody tell me what i need to do to get rid of the error and if this will also stop the Toner empty messages??

Thanks,
Nick
by Nick London on Jan 27, 2009 at 2:18am Add comment
Is the printer still printing from the cyan, even though the error message appears?
by kereru on Jan 27, 2009 at 11:01am Add comment
Yes for a while but then the toner out message appears. Then if the printer is powered off and on again the message goes back to cyan toner near end
by Nick London on Jan 28, 2009 at 12:45am Add comment
From my OKI Maintenance Manual, an error code 142 is listed as "Error detected at proper ID position" (cyan), so the problem will be with the imaging drum (ID unit) rather than with the toner cartridge. The most likely cause is poor contact with the electrical pins which communicate with the imaging drum. Remove the drum and wipe the pins & contacts both on the drum unit and inside the printer body. There are two sets of pins on the left and right of the printer. Fine toner powder floats all through the printer and can foul up electrical contacts. Be careful when doing this to keep light exposure to the imaging drum to a minimum.

If the 142 error code has now gone away, the next issue is resetting the counter for the cyan toner cartridge. When a new toner cartridge is fitted into C7000 series printers, the printer detects the toner is new by a temporary slackness in the drive mechanism when the toner stirrer first engages (I've never been able to work out exactly how). When it detects the toner is new, the printer re-sets the toner counter back to 100\% (i.e. a full toner). If the counter doesn't re-set when the toner is first fitted you will have to have to go into the diagnostic menu to reset it. See my instructions earlier on in this forum: Reset C7350 by kereru (2/27/08 12:31 PM)

One important note. In the maintenance menu the new toner is set at 00\%, however in the usage menu the new toner will show as 100\%. Very confusing. While you are in the maintenance menu, I would suggest changing the life limits for the ID units (imaging drums) to 40,000 pages, rather than the standard 20,000 pages. They will easily last double the rated life.

Another note. When the printer says the toners are empty it has a 'limp home mode', where powering the printer off and back on allows the user to print a few more pages.

And another note. The OKI printer literally counts every dot of toner used to estimate how much toner is used, rather than physically sensing the toner level, to calculate the percentage of toner given in the usage menu. An 'empty' toner (showing 0\% in the usage menu) will often have up to 10\% of its toner remaining because the printer only estimates the amount used. However... the C7000 series printers also have a physical toner level sensor which is used to give a low toner warning, but as far as I've been able to work out this sensor has no impact on the toner percentage shown in the usage menu. These physical sensors often act up, and my printer is always showing low toner warnings or toner sensor errors. They can be ignored.

Hope this helps.
Cheers, Neale Blaymires
New Zealand (swing a left past Tasmania. You can't miss us)

by kereru on Jan 28, 2009 at 9:21pm Add comment
Thanks for this Neale.

That has made this a whole load clearer for me now. Very clear instructions which are easy to understand (unlike these Oki's!!).

Thanks again,
Nick
by Nick London on Jan 29, 2009 at 1:36am Add comment
For the OKI C9800 replace the chip under the toner colour sticker on the top of the toner cartdrige....also dont let the toner run out completly then the chip won't go.
by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2009 at 2:49am Add comment
I found out a long time ago that Tektronix/Xerox 1235 cartridges and drums are almost identical to Okidata C7000 series. All you have to do is pull the plastic locaters on the sides and bottom and rotate or move the tabs to match what the Okidata had orignally. The down side is they don't include the fuse to reset the counter; you are stuck in limp mode. Does anyone have a counter reset for the C7400?

Second question; I am on my second C7400. I have a very small problem that is driving me nuts: One of the two blue hold-downs for the back of the drum broke. Paper misfeads without it. I was able to jam a piece of plastic on the side to run, but I want to fix it. I pulled out my old C7400 parts machine, but I can't figure out how to take the hold-down out; it looks like you have to gut the machine. Any suggestions are welcome.

Larry Elie
by Larry Elie on Feb 11, 2009 at 1:55pm Add comment
Hi. See the following Maintenance Menu instructions:

Cheers, Neale.


Resetting consumables for OKI C7500 printer (and some other C7000 series and C9000 series).

1. Hold buttons 0 + 1 + 6 + 7 on startup ("menu" + "item+" + "value-" + "cancel" buttons). For C7400 printer press 1 + 5 on startup. Other models may have another button sequence.

2. Press button 0 several times until "DIAGNOSTIC MODE xx.xx.xx" shows.

3. Hold buttons 2 + 3 until "ENGINE DIAG LEVEL 4" shows.

4. Press button 1 to scroll to "COUNTER SET".

5. Press button 2 to scroll through menu items. (Button 6 scrolls backwards)

6. To alter the value of an item, first press button 3 to select the digit to be altered. The selected digit will slowly flash. (Button 3 moves to the right through the digits. Button 7 takes you to the left.)

7. Then press button 2 to increase the value of the selected digit. Press button 6 to decrease the value.

8. When the changes have been made, hold buttons 1 + 3 + 5 together. The screen will flash three times and then an * will appear on the right of the screen. The new value is set.

9. To leave the counter set menus, turn the printer off.

NOTES:
An "ID" unit is an imaging drum. The life used (shown as pages) doesn't need to be changed. Instead you change the "life limit" to get more use out of the drum. The default figure is 20,000 pages. If you are careful with your drums and keep light away from them they should easily last to 40,000 pages and beyond. When replacing toners or clearing jambs, have the lid open for the minimum time possible. And NEVER allow direct sunlight onto the printer.

In Diagnostic Mode the toner counter shows the life as a percentage used. A toner showing 30\% has used up 30\% of its toner, and 100\% shows 100\% of the toner is used (a near empty toner). But the printer only estimates the amount of toner used, so an “empty” toner will still have a reasonable amount of toner inside. I suggest re-setting a 100\% (empty) toner back down to 90\% (rather than zero), and then writing the reset details in felt-tip marker on the toner cartridge. You’ll learn how much extra life can be gained from the toners, and have some idea of when the toner will actually run out. It will also remind you weeks later that you have already reset the toner.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: The toner life shown in Diagnostic Mode is opposite to that shown in the Usage Menu when the printer is in normal operation. The usage menu shows the toners as a percentage life remaining, so 100\% means a full toner. In Diagnostic mode 100\% means an empty toner. Very confusing....
by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2009 at 2:28pm Add comment
Thanks for the info. Wow! I wasted an hour trying to figure that out. Great job!!!
by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2009 at 12:02pm Add comment
I have A C7400 and need to know if I can get a new drum working? This drum has been seating around for a number of years. I try to use it but something is wrong and it prints to much magente. Is there a way to fix?

Joe - Joe Arthaud
Anyone know how to reset the drum counter on a C3100?? There's no LED display so I guess it's a manual thing.
by warrigal on Apr 15, 2009 at 4:56pm Add comment
What about C5850. Anyone know how to reset?
by mosquido on Apr 16, 2009 at 5:06am Add comment
I tried to order aftermarket toner for c5500n. It worked but the print seemed to spear. Can anyone suggest an after market toner that works. Thanks
by sprwarfare on Apr 17, 2009 at 1:40pm Add comment
you have to be kidding!
by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2009 at 6:20pm Add comment
anyone knows how to get rid of the streaking after changing the toner?
by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2009 at 1:50pm Add comment
I tried the sequence of holding down the + and - keys while starting the printer and all I get is a SYSTEM MAINTE message, which asks for a 12-digit password, and nothing I enter seems to work for this.

Also, when I hold the Enter key while starting I get ADMIN MENU which also asks for a 12-digit password, and none of the passwords suggested here work there either.

How can I get to the OKIUSER option? Am I not holding the keys long enough (I've held them for what seemed like forever, but nothing changes).

Am I doing something wrong, or do I need a password I don't have to get to this option on my printer?
by HankScott on Apr 29, 2009 at 11:00pm Add comment
system maintenance password for the Oki C5650 is : 000000
by unknown on Apr 29, 2009 at 11:14pm Add comment
Okay, I finally got the password to work.

But, when I tried the following sequence, I get everything but the final ONLINE message, and still cannot print due to 411:M TONER EMPTY message:

1) Turn off printer.
2) Hold down "+" and "-" buttons at the same time, and keep them held down while turning printer back on... continue to hold until the word "OKIUSER" appears.
3) Use "-" button to scroll down to "FUSE KEEP MODE".
4) Press "Enter" button, hold for approx. 10 seconds, then release.
5) Press "Enter" button again, followed by rapid release and repress with hold for approx. 10 seconds.
6) Release "Enter" button, then press and let up one more time quickly.
7) You will see "INITIALING" and then "ONLINE" messages.

Any suggestions as to what I might be doing wrong? Or is this not the way to do this on my printer after all?
by HankScott on Apr 29, 2009 at 11:50pm Add comment
Did you got the solution?
I trie to reset my C5650.
Regards - conec
Hi Anonymous.

I have an Oki C3200 Laser Printer with no digital screen on the front.Just 4 lights and online and cancel buttons.
The print box on the computer screen is showing drum life black.
And the other three colours are coming up drum near life.

Can you please give instructions on how to reset the drums to zero,and how to get at the fuses if they need replacing.

Regards and thanks
imapop.
by imapop on May 1, 2009 at 4:50am Add comment
any one can help me...

i have a oki c8800 and i do not how to reset the drum..

please help..

best regards..
by hggc8800 on May 1, 2009 at 10:56am Add comment
I have tried all the combinations with an OKI C5750, to reset toner counter to 0, and none worked, I can not get to the DIAG 4 section, no key combination does it. I thought 5650 instructions would work but they don't

I was able to disable toner sensor with the Oki maintenance utility (I got it from this web page on another thread).
I did it when 20\% toner was left on all four colors (with the cartridges that came with the machine and no error messages yet), and it didn't keep the message from coming up.

I tried with a chip for the C5700 and it didn't work, I tried with a chip for the 5650 and it worked fine (mine is a 5750).

By the way, in case it helps anyone I didn't need to buy a new cartridge, yes the original ones don't have chip or a chip holder, but I just put the chip on top of the toner just laying there, right below the white square chip reader on the cover of the machine and it worked perfectly, now the machine shows 100\% black and 20\% for the rest.

Could anyone further help me?

Thanks everyone, great site and great help.
by Antuanix on May 2, 2009 at 7:19am Add comment
What about OKI C3520MFP. Anyone know how to reset OKIDATA TONER DRUM ?

by XENOFON on May 4, 2009 at 4:19am Add comment
Hi,i have a printer oki b430dn and i change the toner but on the printer screen i have toner empty and i dont know how to reset,can somebody help me?thanks
by unknown on May 6, 2009 at 7:32am Add comment
Unfortunately, my c5200 does not proceed below "step3".
So, I cannot see "ENG DIAG LEVEL2" on LCD.

=================================
RESETTING THE DRUM UNITS ON AN OKI C5300
How to reset all consumables (drums, transfer belt, & fuser; excluding toner cartridges) using only the printer menu. Thus, NO FUSES will be required and will reset all four drums on C5300n machines
1) Power on printer while holding both the + & - buttons simultaneously; release when OKIUSER is displayed.
2) Press either the + or - button until ENGINE DIAG MODE is displayed; press the Enter button and DIAGNOSTIC MODE xx.xx.xx will be displayed.
3) Press and hold both the - & On-line buttons simultaneously until ENG DIAG LEVEL2 is displayed.
4) Press ...
=================================

Does anyone know the method which makes c5200 indicate "ENG DIAG LEVEL2" ?
by ChimNB on May 7, 2009 at 9:32am Add comment

which can implement the process for resetting the printer c5650. I could not do with operations on the site by. Thank you can mail a friend who knows. [email protected]
by Anonymous on May 16, 2009 at 6:55am Add comment
I have an oki 5500n and bought some toner refill. I was wondering if anyone had some GOOD instructions (with pictures) to tell how to exactly fill the cartridges. Some say just remove the end cap and pour in, some instructions I've found says to empty the waste toner out (but doesn't exactly tell you where that toner is) and I am confused.

Any GOOD instructions would be appreciated.

Thanks.

by rosiemattie on May 26, 2009 at 8:26am Add comment
Just download this ;)
http://tinyurl.com/pd3dug
by geocha on May 26, 2009 at 8:57am Add comment
I am planning to purchase a 5650. Can anybody confirm the RESET works with the 5650?
by edavin on May 28, 2009 at 8:31pm Add comment
I did not found solution for resetting this printer, alsow this articul is not helping :/
by unknown on May 28, 2009 at 11:51pm Add comment
Hi toplek,

Is it the c5650n you have? I am planning to buy one buy am worried that I may not be able to reset it. - edavin
guys,just use the "factory mode" or use the "disable toner sensor" or buy refilled chiped cartridges.Then refill them
by geocha on May 29, 2009 at 9:08am Add comment
Hi geocha,
That's what we are trying to do. But I need to know if these instructions work with the c5650n.

Also in "factory mode" or "disable toner sensor" I think you need to enter the "System Maintenance Password". I've seen two posted here "aaaaaa" and "000000". Do these passwords work for the c5650n?
by edavin on May 29, 2009 at 9:18am Add comment
i tried the factory mode and and the sensor disable at my c5950 and work fine.The password is 000000
by geocha on May 29, 2009 at 10:07am Add comment
Thanks. Is there someone that can confirm a c5650? Please help. I plan to buy this printer and really need to know if I can refill it (without the chip problems) or not.
by edavin on May 29, 2009 at 11:38am Add comment
HI Edavin!

Yes I have c5650n.
The password (000000) is correct for System Maintenance Password.

I did not found working instruction to reset counters on this forum and also on google :)

New chips are working OK.

If someone have any idea how to reset counters on this printer, I can check it ;)

best regards
Piotr Polok - unknown
ok,here's something you don't see every day!I have the black toner cartridge level freeze up at 20\%.I don't know what happened...The drum is almost empty and the level stuck at 20\%.Drum also won't go down.The other colors are ok.I removed all toners and drums and put them back again but nothing changed....
Y and C goes down ok...Drums seems to be stuck too Any suggestions?
by geocha on May 30, 2009 at 7:12am Add comment
It sounds more like a mechanical problem. And besides what you're describing does not apply to the current Okidata models. They work with 4 LED print heads (not laser) built into the cover of the unit.
by edavin on Jun 8, 2009 at 8:28am Add comment
ok,it's back again and now 0\% and empty!The printer won't print anymore even if i disable the toner sensor and change the shipping mode to factory mode....I just can't get it,what is the purpose of "toner sensor disable"?It won't print at all!DAMN!I thought that if i disable the sensor it could print endlessly,even with no toner in the cartridge and drum!
If someone knows how to freeze or reset the consumables please let us know!!!
by geocha on Jun 8, 2009 at 9:20am Add comment
How about a C5600! How can I reset the drum it will not go past
) Power on printer while holding both the + & - buttons simultaneously; release when OKIUSER is displayed.
2) Press either the + or - button until ENGINE DIAG MODE is displayed; press the Enter button and DIAGNOSTIC MODE xx.xx.xx will be displayed.

Then nothing Please help
by MORDAF on Jun 11, 2009 at 10:14am Add comment
HELLO CAN EVERYONE TELL HOW CAN I RESET THE DRUM ON OKI MFP 5510 ??
THANK YOU GUYS
by Anonymous on Jun 19, 2009 at 10:47am Add comment
-I have a new C5650 with starter cartridges.
-Printer is blocked after a few prints with message: to replace the black toner.
-I did refill the starter black cartridge but still get this message.
-Can I reset with starter cartridge and how?

In advance, thanks for your help!
by conec on Jun 19, 2009 at 11:25pm Add comment
The only way seems to be the chip.Buy a chip and put it on the top of the cartridge where the original chip should be.
by Anonymous on Jun 19, 2009 at 11:49pm Add comment
My findings with my 5650 but a lot applies to ALL OKI COLOUR LASER PRINTERS.

I am successfully refilling my 5650 toners with refill kits (from ebay), I am having to also get the reset chips for each toner cartridge.

If you have some used 5650 toners left around, don't send them off to receycle, particularly if yours have the removable translucent end cap. Recent ones have fixed black end caps and you have to 'burn' a hole in the side to refill those.

I also did the following which I was advised when I contacted their support (My colour toner use has halved and my black toner use has also fallen as a result. It really does make that much difference):-

From control panel > Printers and Faxes > (your 5650 printer), Go into driver settings (printing preferences) > JOB OPTIONS tab > Select print quality > Normal (600*600) and also check Toner Save. Then select Advanced > check Always create 100\% black (K) toner. You need to do this on each computer if you are networked.

If you go into printer preferences through application, it may only save setttings for this application/document. In the instance you want best possible quality, you can the go through application and change settings but check does not change default settings.

Alternatively, you might want to install second copy of same printer and have one with best quality settings saved as default and one with economy settings and name them appropriately. (not tried this myself but should work).

Additionally, to access Administrator Login, you enter root for password and the last 6 digits of mac code as password. This will not enable you to bypass toner/drum change warnings but just gives full consumable details and other useful information.
by sculptex on Jun 22, 2009 at 3:42am Add comment
I have a C5700 which prints perfectly fine.

However it always displays
"C Drum Life"

I tried following the many instructions but to no avail how do I reset this printer.

I can get as far as:

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.

But It will not allow me to get into NV-Ram initial

When I press enter "Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx S-Mode" is displayed nothing happens ??


Thanks

Essam
by PsychoE on Jul 13, 2009 at 9:46am Add comment
There should be an option that when the drum reaches the "end" of its life which can select "stop" or "continuance".At least my c5950 has it...
It should be there " Engine Dialog Mode" somewhere
by geocha on Jul 13, 2009 at 11:36am Add comment
While we are talking about the Oki 3200n, can anyone help with a recurring problem of "Toner Sensor Error"? I have been removing the toner carts and putting them back in, but that only helps for a short while. Thanks, Bill.
by Bill2009 on Jul 15, 2009 at 7:10am Add comment
I have a OKI C9800 networked to both PCs and Macs. I need to replace some toner cartridges and Cyan & Magenta image drums. Does the reset procedure work on the C9800? Can I safely use toner refills on the old cartridges? Id so, do I need the smart chips?

Robert
by Robert Scott on Jul 27, 2009 at 7:34am Add comment
Still confused what instructions do i use for a C5600
by Anonymous on Aug 1, 2009 at 7:21am Add comment
he tratado de resetear la okidata c 5650 con los metodos indicados, y solo puedo llegar a Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx S-Mode" is displayed nothing happens
me puede solucionar el problema
Gracias
by patriciocav on Aug 1, 2009 at 2:54pm Add comment
Well im still confused on the C5600 but here is what i did.
Followed the C5500 instructions and did the fuser mode procedure.
In my case the printer was saying Y,C,M drum error and K was
at the stage it would not let me print again.
After doing the fuser mode change it would not let me print at all
so i had to replace the K drum and of course it works after that.
My question is how do i confirm i have done the fuser mode change correctly??
Also i logged on using root, and last 6 numbers of mac address
and could not find it in there( i didnt think i would find it but i tried anyway)
it now only says y,C,M drum but lets me print

Thanks in advance from Australia
by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2009 at 7:36pm Add comment
RESET OKI c5850 ???

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.

No problems so far...


not work c5850,
""""Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx S-Mode"""" menu does not enter
do not press enter...

help me pls..
by murat on Aug 15, 2009 at 12:31pm Add comment
OKI c5200 Worked like a charm!! Reset all the life! Thanks!

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.

All toner, drum, fuser and transfer figures return to 100\%.
by mikedeni on Aug 16, 2009 at 12:42pm Add comment
This works great! - Anonymous
The c3200 has a blank display - How can I do anything with this printer? How to reset drums, fusers, toners, belt.

Thanks
by copy24 on Aug 27, 2009 at 5:15pm Add comment
Hi!

How can I reset toner counter on my Oki C810?
It ask me for password, when I'm going to run maintenance menu.

Thanks!
by unknown on Aug 30, 2009 at 1:09am Add comment
After I get to Diagnostic Mode, there is no NV-Ram Initial. Is there anything else I can do?
by Anonymous on Sep 12, 2009 at 5:24pm Add comment
Hi - thanks to whomever started this line of conversation - it is very interesting - I was looking for a solution to banding problems - mine was in the reds mostly along the vertical - this conversation gave me some things and ideas...

However I found my solution to my banding problems was so simple it blew me away - alcohol on a clean Qtip - clean each of the LED heads (hanging off the top of the cover) AND VIOLA! no more banding !!!

My Qtips showed just a little black? toner - probably from me touching these with my fingers when I get a toner cartridge error ...

Anyway - you want to get rid of banding on an OKI - try this out!

Me, I'm going be keeping these led puppies clean in the future.

Cheers!
by unknown on Sep 12, 2009 at 8:48pm Add comment
I have a 5200 Oki. I just tried the reset instruction above and it worked perfectly. Thank you, Thank You, Thank You, I was just about to go out and purchase new drums for a huge print job I have this week. Thanks a MILLION!!!!!!!!!!!!

carolyn
Laurel,Maryland
by Anonymous on Sep 14, 2009 at 7:15pm Add comment
Hello,do you use third party cartridges?Can you please tell me if the black text you print is really balck or gray? - geocha
I managed to reset back to 100\% the toners of the c5950n twice!
Here is what you should do EXACTLY!

1.With the printer turned off,remove the chips from the cartridges
1a.The cartridges should be in the printer but withOUT chips
2.Turn-on it while you press the (+)&(-) buttons,enter the maint.menu
3.You have to:
3a.Set FACTORY MODE
3b.Disable the toner,id check sensors (you must DOIT everytime is write it because the printer in every mine passage will re-enable it!!!
3c.Execute the FUSE-KEEP mode by tapping TWICE the enter button in the fuse-keep mode menu (EXECUTE)

---------------------------------------------------------------
The printer will turn on and after the adjustment cycles he performs you should see all the toners at 0\% but the printer will be ON-LINE!
NOW:
4.With the printer ON install the chips and close the lid
Values should be at 100\% (but in a kind of safe mode)
5.Turn the printer off
6.Open the lid,DON'T CLOSE IT!
7.Enter the maintanance menu (WITH THE LID OPEN)
8.Set shipping mode again
9.Disable again the toner and ID sensors
10.Turn off the printer
----the lid always open----

11.LID ALWAYS OPEN , turn on the printer and enter the maintenance menu
12.Double check the shipping mode and the TONER-ID SENSOR DISABLE
13.If ok until here turn off the printer
13.a Close the lid and turn him on normally

Toner levels should be at 100\%


I tried it twice and worked.If you get the "replace toner" error triple check the toner sensor

Let me know guys!
by geocha on Sep 15, 2009 at 6:50am Add comment
RESET OKI c5850 ???

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.

No problems so far...


not work c5850,
""""Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx S-Mode"""" menu does not enter
do not press enter...

help me pls..
by Anonymous on Sep 15, 2009 at 1:33pm Add comment
Hi Anonymus
do You get eny answer to Your question?
I have the same Problem!!! and need HELP
RESET OKI c5850 ???

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.

No problems so far...


not work c5850,
""""Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx S-Mode"""" menu does not enter
do not press enter... - fairytale
read me previous post man!Just above yours
by geocha on Sep 15, 2009 at 1:57pm Add comment
Hello! I have a printer C3450 (analogue C3400). Tell me please as it is possible to reset toner drum? Whether it is possible to make it by means of Maintenance Utility? Thanks.
by John Silver on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:26pm Add comment
WOW guys,this is something really WEIRD!I have issues with a 3rd party black toner,actually is kinda a gray,washed out!I tried everything but nothing changed!Yesterday i changed back to "factory mode" and magically the black was BLACK and the text well formed!I double checked it (went back to shipping mode and retried it).Also noticed that the printer has faster calibrating cycles (5 seconds!)What's going on?If i insert new chips,will they be recognized by the printer like in shipping mode?
by geocha on Sep 16, 2009 at 10:42am Add comment
I think yes...if it isn't my printer's problem only
by geocha on Sep 16, 2009 at 2:37pm Add comment
THANKS FOR YOUR MESSAGE;
FOR OKI C5500 AND C5650, ANY IDEA ???
THANKS,
by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2009 at 2:44pm Add comment
Tell, that it is necessary to make, that the printer OKI C3450 (3400) has passed in "factory mode". And how to dump counters of toners?
by John Silver on Sep 16, 2009 at 9:38pm Add comment
1.With the printer turned off,remove the chips from the cartridges
1a.The cartridges should be in the printer but withOUT chips
2.Turn-on it while you press the (+)&(-) buttons,enter the maint.menu
3.You have to:
3a.Set FACTORY MODE
3b.Disable the toner,id check sensors (you must DOIT everytime is write it because the printer in every mine passage will re-enable it!!!
3c.Execute the FUSE-KEEP mode by tapping TWICE the enter button in the fuse-keep mode menu (EXECUTE)

---------------------------------------------------------------
The printer will turn on and after the adjustment cycles he performs you should see all the toners at 0\% but the printer will be ON-LINE!
NOW:
4.With the printer ON install the chips and close the lid
Values should be at 100\% (but in a kind of safe mode)
5.Turn the printer off
6.Open the lid,DON'T CLOSE IT!
7.Enter the maintanance menu (WITH THE LID OPEN)
8.Set shipping mode again
9.Disable again the toner and ID sensors
10.Turn off the printer
----the lid always open----

11.LID ALWAYS OPEN , turn on the printer and enter the maintenance menu
12.Double check the shipping mode and the TONER-ID SENSOR DISABLE
13.If ok until here turn off the printer
13.a Close the lid and turn him on normally
by geocha on Sep 17, 2009 at 12:40am Add comment
This worked perfectly for me! Thanks!
by Anonymous on Oct 4, 2009 at 9:16am Add comment
undortunately the c5950 seems to be an "unstable" printer.I have issues with the black density and get an error when,in maintenance menu, i execute and autodensity.It pops out a density sensor error with no details.The sensors seems to work ok because in normal mode it calibrates ok.In factory mode the printer works really good, with good black and NO auto -density, -registration.In shipping mode black isn't black anymore.I can't figure out what the hell is going on with this printer...
by geocha on Oct 5, 2009 at 6:07am Add comment
Sould I buy C5650n or C5750n? Until now I could't see a solution for reseting toner/drum for neither.

Please advice. Thanks
by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2009 at 9:46am Add comment
if you want to buy an oki, buy the c5750.If speed isn't your problem GO for the epson c1100n!A wonderful printer, easy to refill and excellent quality! - Anonymous
I have a Oki c9500 how do I reset drums Belt & Fuser
by Anonymous on Oct 9, 2009 at 1:43pm Add comment
Hi all,
I have a C5600 , seems like all the fixes dont work for this model.
Is that right?? i have the replace all my drums and the price in Australia is killing me.
Does anybody have a fix for the drums
by Anonymous on Oct 15, 2009 at 12:42am Add comment
The reset for the C7000 series printers will work for the C9000 series as well. See my earlier post: Reset C7350 by kereru (2/27/08 12:31 PM)
by kereru on Oct 15, 2009 at 10:25pm Add comment
I've read and tried to reset the consumable counts, but can't even get past step 1? Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong. I turn the machine while holding the 1 & 2 buttons and the machine turns on as usual.

Thanks,

DGM
by unknown on Oct 16, 2009 at 3:09pm Add comment
Hi try the button sequences below. If they don't work try other combinations:
From (2/27/08 12:31 PM) post
OKI C7500 printer: Hold buttons 0 + 1 + 6 + 7 on startup ("menu" + "item+" + "value-" + "cancel" buttons).
OKI C7400 printer: press 1 + 5 on startup. Other models may have another button sequence.

by kereru on Oct 16, 2009 at 5:28pm Add comment
HELP ON RESET 5650 Please...
by Anonymous on Oct 16, 2009 at 6:14pm Add comment
To Whomever responded to my previous request. Thanks! I was able to reset the counts on my 7350 using the sequence below but the screen still shows that the magenta/cyan and yellow drums need to be replaced. I know that's not the case as they were brand new drums that have less then 100 prints on them and now the counters have been reset. Is there anything else that needs to be done.

Thanks Again,

David M.


1. Hold buttons 0 + 1 + 6 + 7 on startup ("menu" + "item+" + "value-" + "cancel" buttons). For C7400 printer press 1 + 5 on startup. Other models may have another button sequence.

2. Press button 0 several times until "DIAGNOSTIC MODE xx.xx.xx" shows.

3. Hold buttons 2 + 3 until "ENGINE DIAG LEVEL 4" shows.

4. Press button 1 to scroll to "COUNTER SET".

5. Press button 2 to scroll through menu items. (Button 6 scrolls backwards)

6. To alter the value of an item, first press button 3 to select the digit to be altered. The selected digit will slowly flash. (Button 3 moves to the right through the digits. Button 7 takes you to the left.)

7. Then press button 2 to increase the value of the selected digit. Press button 6 to decrease the value.

8. When the changes have been made, hold buttons 1 + 3 + 5 together. The screen will flash three times and then an * will appear on the right of the screen. The new value is set.

9. To leave the counter set menus, turn the printer off.
by mealeydc on Oct 19, 2009 at 4:39pm Add comment
I have an Oki C5500 Color Laser and I hear a lot of squeaking noise when it prints sometimes. Does anyone know what that is?

Thanks in advance for your input!
by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 at 5:25am Add comment
must be the fuser.Not big deal
by geocha on Oct 20, 2009 at 10:14am Add comment
I read through this topic and it seems I messed up while refilling my yellow toner. I did it the same way as with the black one and that one works fine. I opened the cartridge on the oposite side of the blue lever and vacuumed out all the remaining toner. Then I filled it up to the top with yellow. In the same opening. After a few copies, maybe 100 or so, the print started to fade and get worse. Now the yellow prints as about 20\% with streaks etc.
My question is, if I replace the drum, the toner will still ruin the new one right? Could anyone please show me proper filling instructions to the OKI C9800?
by hdprint on Oct 24, 2009 at 5:58am Add comment
are your black prints even-good or faided?I have to print in factory mode to get some decent text :( , if i run a calibration density cycle, the prints become light and faded again.Must be the sensor :(
by geocha on Oct 24, 2009 at 7:53am Add comment
Are you filling it with the same toner as before? If it is different, it could be the toner. The old mixing with the new. I had the same problem but fixed it by totally cleaning out the drums. I opened the drums completely, and then used an air compressor (with tank) to air blast the toner.
by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2009 at 10:53am Add comment
Unfortunately it is the sensor.I cleaned the drum and when i choose factory mode, it prints perfect black because it won't use the sensor (no calibrations at all).
In the maintenance menu i get a density sensor error when i run a cycle....:(
by geocha on Oct 24, 2009 at 11:36am Add comment
I'm not sure who's replying to who here. Anyway if geaocha is replying to me, my black prints look very good. The yellow drum must have jammed and now I'm not sure what to do. I probably need to throw away all the yellow toner in the cartridge before I replace the drum right?
by hdprint on Oct 26, 2009 at 12:48am Add comment
Yes i replies to hpprint.My problem is that in b/w mode black is black (always in factory mode not shipping) but when i print in color, black is a bit light.It seems like the black powder sticks on the other 3 drums and gets collected partially removing a \% of the black's thickness.
Anyway, i think that there is a hardware issue here,maybe the belt...but i don't think i'll buy another oki again :(
by geocha on Oct 26, 2009 at 5:46am Add comment
hmm, maybe you're printing the black from the other colors when doing CMYK? Have you tried the pure black option for text/graphics?

as to my question. Does anyone have pictured instructions how to fill up toners with the powder? I must have done something wrong, unless it's simply a case of bad toner from the supplier.
also I would be grateful if someone could tell me if I should throw away the toner left in the cartridge? I'm pretty sure this is the case, but maybe it could be used again after shaking it out and filling up correctly? This is pretty new to me :)
by hdprint on Oct 26, 2009 at 9:49am Add comment
I love the epson's quality and the refills are xtremly easy and 100\% functional.You don't even need to empty the cartridges and clean them before filling them...This is the first and last oki i get :)
by geocha on Oct 26, 2009 at 2:50pm Add comment
Just to be clear. Are these instructions to reset the OKI C3400 toner, drum fuser & transfer figures so that one can actually use the printer until the cartridge is completely out of toner and print quality suffers?
I know we go through toner like crazy according to the usage provided by the printer. I have often wondered how much toner we actually throw away.
by Anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 at 7:05am Add comment
I happen to have an Oki C5800 and an Oki C5500. The C5800 displays a message:

REPLACE TONER
411:M Toner Empty

I swapped the Magenta cartridge and drum but I still have the same message. I have tried the reset procedures from the forum with no success.

What's more, the C5500 prints a few pages with the cartridge from the C5800 then indicates that the Magenta is low.

Any suggestions?
by BRuff53 on Oct 28, 2009 at 4:05pm Add comment
This method specifically was applied to OKI C5500 with STARTER CARTRDIGES, yes I said it STARTER CARTRIDGES

Ok, so after reading about 300+ thousand posts everyone is posting here, I realized that the problem is that you guys are looking at the problem from the wrong angle - this is what I mean.

Now, it appears that everyone looked at attempting to reprogram the system even though fooling it appears such an easier method - so why don't we just fool the sucker into believing it has a full toner.

One thing we know but appears to have passed everyone's mind is that we are dealing with chips. BUT, the good thing about these chips is that they are RFI chips which mean there is no direct contact, they do not need direct power or signal connection to the toner cartridge.

So this is what you do, I have gotten regular refills along with 4 RFI chips that will handle all four colors. I do not care about how you refill the cartridge; there are more than enough tutorials out there on how to do that.

Once you are done refilling your cartridges, put them all back into the appropriate slots. Now take a look at the cover of your printer, you will see 4 LED Laser heads that look something like this

http://img408.imageshack.us/i/img0021k.jpg/

Behind it you will see little white squares; those serve the purpose of picking up reset functions that are stored on the RFI chips.

Take some double sided tape and place it on the smooth side of the RFI chip, now place that chip on that little white square and make sure to press firm, not too firm - you don't want to break it. Make sure you do this with all other chips, there are 4 little squares and there are 4 RFI chips.

YOU ARE DONE, close the printer cover, all your cartridges are automatically reset!!!!

GALLERY: http://img177.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=c5500resetpage.jpg

NOTE: Since these chips lead your printer to believe that you have placed HIGH-YIELD cartridges in your printer, the printer will not help you in advising when to replace each color!!!
by quetivity on Oct 29, 2009 at 8:49am Add comment
Thanks for the tip, quetivity.

Do you have to change chips each time you replace drum/toner?

Thank you in advance - Anonymous
Ofcourse this method works perfectly ( i am using it right now) but you need to do 2 things (choose) when you plug your NEW CHIPS.
1.You MUST refill before activate the chips
2.If you won't refill you MUST disable the toner sensor.If not,when the sensor kicks in (drum = empty) it zeros your chip :(

The problem here, is that noone wants to buy 4 damn chips (40 $)...I actually run the printer in factory mode and fuse keep mode, so nothing gets consumed! (everything freeze,even the page counter :)) - geocha
Yes, you would need to do that but CHIPS are provided at no extra charge in most refill kits.

I got mine from Dubber Toner
by quetivity on Oct 29, 2009 at 9:58am Add comment
so there's one thing I don't get with reseting the toners.
The instructions say you need to get rid of all the waste toner before filling up the cartridge. But then often in the same instructions it says that you can avoid replacing the chip by filling up the toner when it shows 10\%. That way it won't block. Can someone explain this?:)
It seems I ruined my yellow drum and I have to think of a way to replace it without ruining the new one. I got to toner from dubber toner, so I guess it should be ok?
by hdprint on Oct 30, 2009 at 7:56am Add comment
Hi,
Can the method in the first post be applied to OKI C810. we cannot find "NB-RAM Initial" message on the menu.
what shall we do?
please help
by unknown on Nov 3, 2009 at 8:35am Add comment
How do you empty the transfer belt waste container in a C5800
by unknown on Nov 10, 2009 at 12:55pm Add comment
I have a oki c7500 that I have been using for several years, replacing parts as needed etc.
I can no longer use my printer. At start up I have a service call 125 fatal error. I believe this has something to do with the multi purpose tray. Does anyone know what I can do to fix this? The service manual says for this error if restarting the printer does not help to contact service repair. I rather fix myself if possible.
Anyone have any idea, thank you in advance.
by ntap on Nov 11, 2009 at 9:24am Add comment
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by Anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 at 11:48am Add comment
Hi. The problem is probably with the entrance sensor for the multipurpose tray. It's hidden behind the multipurpose tray feed roller.

It should be OFF when the printer starts (i.e. no paper present)

To do a switch scan test, enter DIAGNOSTIC MODE (see earlier postings), Press 1 or 5 key until SWITCH SCAN shows. Press 2 or 6 until SWITCH SCAN 00 shows in top row. In the bottom row it should show 1=H 2=L 3=H 4=L. Number 4 is the Multipurpose tray entrance switch and L means Low, which is equivalent to OFF. If 4=H then the switch is faulty.

If faulty, open the top of the printer and remove the toner/drum carrier. Keep it covered to stop light damaging the drums.

Remove the screws holding the plastic housing immediately above the feed roller. I don't know what else you will have to remove, but eventually you'll will find a switch assembly comprising four different sensors. One of those is for the paper feed sensor. The switches comprise a plastic blade that interrupts an LED opto-coupler beam. The opto-couplers get toner inside them. Try blowing some compressed air in the opto-couplers to clear them. You could also tray disconnecting and reconnecting the cable to the switch mounting board.

Cheers, Neale.
by Anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 at 1:32pm Add comment
Hello,
Thank you so much for replying to me. I really appreciate it.
My SWITCH SCAN 00 says
1=L 2=H 3=H 4=H
The only one that appears to be right is 3=H according to your post to me. - Anonymous
All those sensors are mounted on the same board. 1= paper end sensor (at the paper feeder entrance). 2= paper near end sensor. 3= Entrance cassette sensor (from the lower paper cassette).

My manual doesn't show what all the default switch states should be. The example switch states I gave above came from the page in the manual which shows how to get into the SWITCH SCAN menu, so they may not be correct. After doing some more reading, I've worked out switches 3 and 4 should be OFF at start up, i.e. L for Low.

I would say it's time for the screwdriver.

Cheers, Neale.
by Anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 at 3:28pm Add comment
Thank you again for replying. Wish me luck. I'll post my results. - Anonymous
How do you empty the transfer belt waste container in a C5800

Do I cut a hole in it or don't you know???
by unknown on Nov 11, 2009 at 3:35pm Add comment

Good time of day! Guys help please! Need instructions to reset counters cartridge for 3450n. Please send a mail to piksel.z @ ya.ru Thank you!
by Anonymous on Nov 12, 2009 at 6:19am Add comment
Great!!!
thank you very much.
works in oki C5100
by unknown on Nov 18, 2009 at 1:50am Add comment
After a lot of searching I have finally found the Maintenance Utility.

Not only it have a lot of functions, also in help it explains lots of options we have seen in the hidden menus of our machines.

You can find it at:

http://www.okisa.co.za

** CAUTION **
This tool is very powerful. I think we can brick our printers with it, so be careful.

I hope we can find how to use this tool properly.
by unknown on Nov 18, 2009 at 5:03am Add comment
You can download the Oki Tech manual HERE - OldSkoolVinyl
Hi,
I bought OKI MB 260. Could anyone tell me, if I can refill toner by myself with powder?

Is there any chip, which I have to reset?
I don't kno what to do. Original toner is too expensive for me. If I can't refill it by myself, I'll probably sell the printer as soon as possible.

by unknown on Nov 20, 2009 at 4:39am Add comment
Can anyone help me to reset toner drum for Oki C3600N? I have entered to System Maintenance but I do not have password, PLs share me password.

Regards,
Dat
by daithanhphat on Nov 22, 2009 at 1:14am Add comment
Can anyone help me to reset toner drum for Oki C3600N? I have entered to System Maintenance but I do not have password, PLs share me password.

Regards,
Dat
by daithanhphat on Nov 22, 2009 at 1:15am Add comment
the password is 000000 ( 6 zeros )
by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2009 at 1:34am Add comment
Hi Rtinsc,

I have read your instruction it is great but when I apply on Oki C3600N, I can not roll to "NV-Ram Initial" to reset the drum, WIll you have any suggestion to reset C3600N?

Appreciated with your soon reply.

Regards,
Dat
by daithanhphat on Nov 22, 2009 at 2:16am Add comment
after System Maintenance press 'cancel' and 'enter' for 3 sec.
:) - Anonymous
Hi - first time Oki user. I have a C5250. Have just changed the Yellow drum and Toner. I got Y Sensor error. Reset it as per the directions above. Now I have "Check image Drum. 340: Y Drum missing" Does anyone now how to work with this? Thanks SJ
by Sundance09 on Nov 22, 2009 at 5:38pm Add comment
Any solution for OKI B2200?
by unknown on Nov 24, 2009 at 7:20am Add comment
Please tell me how to reset the toner on the B2500?
by Boki on Nov 25, 2009 at 5:48pm Add comment
Has anyone been able to reset Oki B2500 MFP cartridge? - Anonymous
I have gone one steped forward in the oki c5850dn.

After de 4. "Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx S-Mode" is indicated. if you press the Back + - enter buttoms and you get the READY.

I have tried the next sequence:
) The buttons release sequence is important. So, read this before letting go your five fingers: Release the "Enter" button first and THEN the four others. LCD is still showing "READY".

) Press the "Online" and "Cancel" button at the same time BRIEFLY. Don’t wait before pressing them after the five fingers sequence otherwise you will miss your time slot.

But i cant get it ok.

I have posted incase some else is more lucky. Thanks


RESET OKI c5850 ???

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.

No problems so far...


not work c5850,
""""Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx S-Mode"""" menu does not enter
do not press enter...

by unknown on Nov 30, 2009 at 8:54am Add comment
Hi. Could some one please help. I printed on paper for printing on T shirt using C5750 but paper was upside down so I got fatal erroe 980 message. Three days later found out paper was stuck on fuser so fuser unit was replaced but after fuser unit was replaced I am now getting 543K sensor error message we replaced the drum but error message is still on. Does anyone out there use C5750 and have encountered this problem and willing to help and also show where the sensors are, because I am suspecting sensor could be dirty or something has happened to it if the system is intergrated.
by dsimwawa on Nov 30, 2009 at 2:47pm Add comment
How to fix Oki c810:
1) Turn off printer.
2) Hold down "+" and "-" and "enter" and "cancel" buttons at the same time, and keep them held down while turning printer back on... continue to hold until the word "SYSTEM MAINTE" appears.
Than press ENTER, and enter password "000000". you will see OKIUSER
3) Use "-" button to scroll down to "FUSE KEEP MODE".
4) Press "Enter" button, hold for approx. 10 seconds, then release.
5) Press "Enter" button again, followed by rapid release and repress with hold for approx. 10 seconds.
6) Release "Enter" button, then press and let up one more time quickly.
7) You will see "INITIALING" and then "ONLINE" messages.

If you currently have an error message for toner cartridge life, the message will continue to be shown until after you've sent one print job, and then it will usually disappear for awhile. It will stay gone for longer if you have your printer set up so the toner sensor is turned off.

If you currently have a error message for drum life, it will continue to appear, but you will still be able to print.

Any Thanks you can send to Yandex-Money account 41001482449872

Good luck!
by unknown on Dec 10, 2009 at 7:40pm Add comment
Hi

Trying to reset toner drum message for 5600.

I have tried all of above but with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks
by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2009 at 7:38am Add comment
I have a 5500n and have also lost the Network menu. Did anyone ever find a solution to recovering it? Thanks!
by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2009 at 10:22am Add comment
On the streaking toner...
I kept getting a section of my prints that appeared to have too much cyan in them. I created blocks of 100\% cyan, 100\% yellow, and 100\% magenta spanning the width of a letter sized page and printed it and sure enough, a darker band appeared through the center of the cyan rectangle. I deleted the yellow and magenta (no issues) and made the block as big as the page. Printed, dark band through the center.

Took the cartridge out and in the drum, the toner appeared unevenly distributed, lumpy in the center. Took a bunched paper towel and lightly went across, leveling the toner. Ran the large cyan print again - less of a dark streak. The next time I ran it, the problem was solved.

I use remanufactured high yield toner cartridges from 123inkjets.com in my 5500n.
by unknown on Dec 18, 2009 at 7:56pm Add comment
After running it a few more times did it seem to appear again? Or was it fixed? - Anonymous
Everyone, there is a much easier way to get through the different diagnostic levels.

1. get into 'OKIUSER' screen by powering up while holding the up and down buttons (+ & -). Let go of the buttons when the 'Okiuser' shows up.
2. use the + & -= buttons to scroll to the 'Engine Diag Mode', press Enter. Diag mose 1,2,3,s should now display.
3. now here's where everyone started getting too complicated.
To reach each mode, hold down the Online button and:
3a. press and hold '+' to get to 'switch Scan'
3b. press and hold '-' to get to level 2
3c. press and hold 'Enter' to get to level 3
3d. press and hold 'back' to get to level 4
Once the level is shown, let go of the buttons.

Now the menus pretty much work the same way it does in normal operations: use + & minus to scroll through the options, hit enter to select the option, +/- to scroll through the option values, hit enter to select the option value.

To get out of a mode, hit 'back' button when the 'diagnostics' option that you saw initially in the beginning of step 3 or the diagnostics level is displayed. This will bring you back to selecting the diagnostics mode (back to beginning of step 3).

If you are in a option value setting mode that has multiple fields, such as a multi-digit option (page counters, drum count, waste count, etc), here's how to set them (assuming you are already in value edit mode (digit is blinking):
+/- selects digit/character
Online/cancel moves character/digit up and down value respectively, ex. Online increases 0 to 1, Cancel from 0 to 9.
Now here's the tricky part: to lock in your new settings, hold down the Online and immediately after hold down cancel. The entire value will start blinking. Keep holding online-cancel until it stops blinking and your new value has a '*' to the right of it.

Indeed it is the Counter set in level 4 that everyone is looking for.
When I set the waste toner counts to 0, then my new toner cartridges showed 100\%. I only saw counts for C and M though.
Not sure if I should clear the impressions to correspond with toner life, or keep them to correspond with the drums.

I tried to translate Calum's post that seemed to be from the service manual that designated the buttons in numerical sequence, but I couldn't get them to line up with what I've come up with, although the general ideas did follow.
by unknown on Dec 30, 2009 at 9:16pm Add comment
Thank everyone who has contributed to helping make the resetting of OKI drums possible. You are appreciated!
by pgspears on Jan 4, 2010 at 10:07am Add comment
I just got my hands on a C5100n.

I tried to reset, but after three attemts, still no luck. It looked OK when the printer was restarted, but as soon as the initialization and color adjustment had finished, the emty toner messages resurfaced.

What did the trick in the end was to open to printer, take out the toner cartridges and shake them gently.

After an additional reset, everything returned to "normal".

Maybe this info could help others in same situation.
by unknown on Jan 5, 2010 at 4:47am Add comment
Reply to the message of Eagle7 from 1/11/09

Hi Eagle7. I have OKI C5650n and tried to follow your procedure without success...

On the second step, holdind down "+" and "-" before turning printer back on, "OKIUSER" message never appears...

I get the following messages, in this order...

Please wait
Initializing
Ram check
System Mainte

and then machine stops the turning on noise and nothing happends... any idea why?
by Anonymous on Jan 5, 2010 at 12:05pm Add comment
System Maintenance may be the same mode, or close to it as the thread mentions. See if you can maneuver around and get in sync with the rest of the suggestions in this thread.
Honestly, 'OKIUSER' didn't quite make as much sense as 'System Maint' does.
by unknown on Jan 10, 2010 at 2:53pm Add comment
I got a copy of an official OKI Maintenance Manual. It has on every page "Oki Data CONFINDENTIAL". So they obveiously don't want anyone other than teck to know this info. The MAINETANCE program has two levels, i.e. the first is number 1 and the second level is number 0. Quirky engineering thing I guess. here is level 1:
POWER ON:Hold down [MENU+] and [MENU-], until the system mantenance menu is displayed. Then select ENGINE DIAG MODE and press [ENTER]. The following tree is diplayed by pressing the [MENU+] key:
SWITCH SCAN
MOTOR & CLUTCH TEST
TEST PRINT
REG ADJUST TEST
DENS ADJ TEST
CONSUMABLE STATUS
PRINTER STATUS
FACTORY MODE SET, this will lead you to FUSE INTACT, if they are all blown (i.e. belt, fuse, K-ID, Y-ID, etc. Then you must replace the drum or fuse inside the drum... What a PAIN
SENSOR SETTING, this will lead you to DRUM OVER LIFE, cange to CONTINUANCE
LED HEAD DATA
by traffic_engr on Jan 15, 2010 at 6:59am Add comment
Huge thanks to everyone for allowing me get my 5650n running after fighting those freakin' "toner empty" issues..

Does anyone (eg Neale?) know of a good source in New Zealand of toner to refill 5650 drum cartridges?

Cheers,
Andrew
Wellington, NZ
by unknown on Jan 15, 2010 at 4:35pm Add comment
Hi ubernaut, what was the procedure to reset the toners?
I buy toners from 2 sites.

1. farbtoner_com: has excellent products (i buy only the color toners from here because the black was glossy and didn't like it.) They have an awesome support and never had problems...

2. refilltoner_com: excellent products ( i buy only the black toner, it is the blackest powder i've ever seen) but they don't have a good support and they won't always answer your mails (if only for infos)

Give them a try and you won't regret it! Besides, drums cost is very low in oki's. Til now i had no issues. - geocha
Hy ubernaut,

Can you identify the procedure you used for C5650n that worked? Thanks. - Anonymous
Hi Andrew. You should proceed with caution when using non-oki toner. It can destroy your imaging drums if poor quality. From reading this forum and others, some toner is good, and some is bad. Don't know of any sources in New Zealand. Someone is selling refilled toners on Trademe. Could be just as easy to import from an overseas supplier if you find a non-oki toner recommended by other people. Cheers, Neale.
by kereru on Jan 15, 2010 at 10:56pm Add comment
Thanks Geocha, I'll check them out.

I didn't manage to actually reset the toners (as far as I can tell from above, that would need either resetting or replacing the RFID chips within the toner units), so I just disabled the lockout so that the printer continues to print even though it thinks the toner is out. I guess I'll just have to keep an eye on the print quality to see when the units need refilling.

As an ex electronics engineer, it pains me that there's no way to reprogram the old chips.. I can't believe they work the same way as a fuse. I'd guess that if there was a way to change the chip unique ID, the printer would assume it had a new toner installed.. unfortunately I don't don't know if that's possible (or where/how to get it done).

cheers, Andrew
by unknown on Jan 17, 2010 at 10:42am Add comment
what do you mean by lock out?Disable the toner sensor?
I did it in my c5950 but after x pages it pops up the empty toner. The only way is to execute the "keep fuse mode"....did you mean this? - geocha
Any help for B2500 series?
by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2010 at 1:23pm Add comment
OKI C55750 - After reset the flash memory katy lost the ability to configure the network - it simply does not have an option on the menu! In addition, please advice how to reset the drum counter - I tried your advice and somehow it all does not go. I apologize for my English - are from the translator. Martin
by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2010 at 10:48am Add comment
Can anyone tell me how to print a colot test page on a C5150? I can print a mono one but not color?

Thanks a lot!!
by unknown on Feb 1, 2010 at 1:31pm Add comment
Hi. Just make up your own test page.

Your test page will have a horizontal band for each CMYK colour. Draw four boxes about 12mm (1/2 inch) high right across the page for each colour. Set the colour of each box at 50\% density. For example the Cyan will be set at C = 50\%. If a drum is on the way out, or a LED head is dirty, you will see vertical banding across the particular colour. It's also handy for working out which colour is running out if you are running reset toner counters. The yellow test band can be a bit hard to see, so you might want to set it at a higher density.

I made my test page in Adobe Indesign. If you are using Word, you will need to change to CMYK sliders in the Colour Palette.

Cheers, Neale (New Zealand).
by kereru on Feb 1, 2010 at 2:11pm Add comment
My dad has the newer OKi that requires the RFID to be changed in order to detect a toner change.

A couple of ideas I have about this.
1. The original RFID has to be stored somewhere in the printer, so it may be possible to alter or clear it so that the current toner appears as a new one. This could be tricky though, as the printer may have a checksum involved or multiple copies so that it has a way to double check.
2. Have 2 sets of RFID chips, and swap them back and forth for each refill. In other words, when you replace the toners with new RFIDs, keep the old ones for the next refill. On the next refill, put the old ones back. It would be silly for Oki to store all RFIDs every used in the printer, though it could store a certain set of them.
by unknown on Feb 1, 2010 at 9:37pm Add comment
Are you sure that the 2. works? I think that RFID chips store the values in them and are useless when ... old-used.
Can you 100\% confirm it? - geocha
I would really like to know how to reset the life drum on my c55oo Oki Data. Can you email the instructions? Thanks.
by Anonymous on Feb 6, 2010 at 4:13pm Add comment
Thank you for your prompt response. Forgive the ignorance; I have heard of the RFID chips, but I am unfamiliar with them. The life drum is still working, but the display on the printer says to replace it. Thanks again.
by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2010 at 4:50am Add comment
My printer is C5600, would appreciate any help with resetting the drum count on that, also have C5510 MFP with same problem.

Thanks
by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2010 at 2:33am Add comment
Help...I have a C5800 with Fatal Error 142. I saw a previous post to clean off the metal contacts on the cyan so I have dry wiped them but alas...still have the 142 fatal error message...I need to print! THANKS in advance.
by ccgates on Feb 17, 2010 at 4:04pm Add comment
Pls help me.
I cant do it like in c810. It has different menu.
Pls write how to reset it by steps.
Its really help to my business ;)
Thanks.
by unknown on Feb 27, 2010 at 8:13am Add comment
I am having problems when I print color copy .The page prints and them halfway through the page a ghost image prints of the copy above. Anyone had this problem? Any solutions?
by unknown on Mar 2, 2010 at 9:15am Add comment
I had the same problem and the technician said it might be a fusor damage, due to forced paper jam release. There is a blue bottow on the right that unjam the paper for it to come out easily. Generally only first copies get the ghost image and in my case it it not substancially big area, so I keep using the same fusor. But it is a pain in the arse...
by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2010 at 9:47am Add comment
I am getting a streak of little dots and blotches (black) abut 3.75 inches in from one edge going all the way across the 8.5" width of the sheet. It is very obvious on coated stock, and not so obvious on standard bond paper. Is this correctable or do I need a new black drum. Does the reset method correct the problem?

Thanks,

Wayne
by wemertz on Mar 7, 2010 at 11:02am Add comment
I can't really confirm, but usually RFIDs like this are read-only that send out a serial number when called. It is possible though that it is read/write and can be cleared, though I really doubt Oki would go that far. We're not talking about needing high security here, these are simply consumables, no copy protected media!
One other form of RFID is one that sends out a psudo-random code each time it is called. This is how modern garage door and car remotes work. The receiver (the garage door opener or car) learns the first code or two, and from that has an matched mathmatical formula to predict the next code. That's why it is PSUDO-random. To the naked human mind it is random, but not when you know how it is generated! In case of missed codes due to the RFID being out of range when triggered, the reciever will accept the next x (x usually being about 200 or so) codes before being considered an incorrect code. In the case of OKI, if it were using this technique, it would have to re-learn the code sequence. But as I said before, we're not dealing with any security needs, so it would be unusual for OKI to go this far.

So, my guess is that the RFIDs send out fixed serial numbers, and the printer remembers the last ID. If the same ID is returned, or no ID (RFID missing), then you get a fault. They could possibly store 2 or so sequences but I doubt they would.

But my original comment were ideas, not something I have looked into yet.
by Anonymous on Mar 7, 2010 at 5:43pm Add comment
The menu is different for this model. Can anyone tell me how to do it for the C7300?

Thank you
by tech505 on Mar 8, 2010 at 9:10am Add comment
The menu is different for this model. Can anyone tell me how to do it for the C7300?

Thank you

Sorry, clicked the the submit button twice.
by tech505 on Mar 8, 2010 at 9:11am Add comment
What model do you have tech505?
by kereru on Mar 8, 2010 at 10:09am Add comment
I have the C5150 and the horizontal line of dots & spots across the 8.5 width. - unknown
Sorry tech505. Meant to ask how far you got with the menu.
by kereru on Mar 8, 2010 at 11:12am Add comment
I haven't tried anything yet.
I do not want to mess up anything.
I'd rather replace one drum than to mess up the machine.
I would think they would have a cleaning cycle on this machine.
However, mine doesn't appear to have one.

Wayne
by unknown on Mar 8, 2010 at 12:27pm Add comment
Hi Wayne. If the marks repeat every 3 or 4 inches (the circumference of the drum) then the drum may be damaged. If the marks are more irregular it may be a fault with the mechanism that removes excess unused toner from the drum. Have you been using refilled toner cartridges?
by kereru on Mar 8, 2010 at 12:51pm Add comment
It is only one line about 3.75" from edge and running across the 8.5" width.
I have not been using refilled toner cartridges.

Wayne
by unknown on Mar 8, 2010 at 1:17pm Add comment
Just one line each A4 page?
by kereru on Mar 8, 2010 at 2:57pm Add comment
Just one!
by unknown on Mar 8, 2010 at 4:16pm Add comment
It worked on my 5100C. I had messages - Y,M,C drum life.
I bought a drum rebuild kit for all 4 drums for about $100.
I started with the Y drum. Instructions were kinda vague but everything worked out OK, I had to put in the fuse which came with the kit. VERY messy job! The old drum which I took out looked to be just fine and I never had any print quality issues so I tried this reset above, it worked fine all messages are gone and all works like it's supposed to,... so far.
by unknown on Mar 9, 2010 at 11:53am Add comment
It worked on my 5100C. I had messages - Y,M,C drum life.
I bought a drum rebuild kit for all 4 drums for about $100.
I started with the Y drum. Instructions were kinda vague but everything worked out OK, I had to put in the fuse which came with the kit. VERY messy job! The old drum which I took out looked to be just fine and I never had any print quality issues so I didn't do the other 2 and tried this reset above, it worked fine all messages are gone and all works like it's supposed to,... so far.
by unknown on Mar 9, 2010 at 11:56am Add comment
This totally worked for me!
I was not able to print because I was out of color ink but I still had 75\% of black ink. My printer would not go online because of this so I did a reset and now I am getting 100\% level on all the ink :/

I know my black ink had 75\% before reset now it is saying 100\% :/
so, bottom line! the percentage of ink i actually have is all wrong now but at least I am able to print :D
by unknown on Mar 12, 2010 at 7:15pm Add comment
I've reset my printer OKI C5650N and now I have a problem, I can not access the network menu.

I need help.

by fjanula on Mar 13, 2010 at 9:45am Add comment
Wheres the best place to buy drum rebuild kits for the oki's paticularly the oki 5300 and how hard are they to fit ?

Never do a flash format by the way does not do what you think it would its just for clearing firmware.

Cheers
by unknown on Mar 15, 2010 at 12:51am Add comment
Re: Resetting Oki C5150n:

I am connected to Oki via ETHERNET, via a Trendnet Router, small local inhouse network, with Comcast highspeed fiber-optic cable.

I use an Apple laptop, white iBook, OS 10.4.11, with Oki.

Problem: Oki constantly shows message "K IMAGE DRUM" even though a new one was put in just a few month's ago.

Print out an Oki Menu first.

I logged in to the printer from my iBook via the web (put printer IP address in the URL window).

When the site comes up, log in as:
NAME: root
PASSWORD: (last six digits and/or characters of the "MAC Address" as shown on the Oki Menu print-out, page 2 on my Menu).

Once you are logged in, click on MAINTENANCE tab.

Under Maintenance tab, in the left column you'll see RESET/RESTORE. Click on that.

A new page opens with ALL four (4) of the options for RESET/RESTORE (see below).

Scary.

Which one of these four options matches the list at the top of this forum page describing how to do it from the Oki front panel?

Which of these should I choose?

Which one of the below 4 options will specficially RESET the "K IMAGE DRUM," since that's the incessant error message on the Oki LED screen.


[...]
RESET / RESTORE:

(OPTION 1):
o Reset Printer.
Print jobs in printer memory will be lost.
Check the radio button and press the Submit button to reset printer.


(OPTION 2):
o Reset Network Card.
Current Web server connection will be terminated.
Check the radio button and press the Submit button to reset Network Card.


(OPTION 3):
o Restore Printer to Factory Default Settings.
Check the radio button and press the Submit button to restore factory settings.


(OPTION 4):
Restore Network Card to Factory Defaults
o Restore printer's network interface to factory default settings.
Current settings will be replaced by factory defaults.
The TCP/IP address will change and current Web server connection will be terminated.
Check the radio button and press the Submit button to restore factory settings.
[...]


I hope someone out there much wiser than me will give an opinion on which of those above 4 options will "reset" the "K IMAGE DRUM" error messages and make them go away!

A NEW "K IMAGE DRUM" was installed not that long ago. How many printed pages are IMAGE DRUMS supposed to be good for?

This Oki hardly EVER gets used at all. And I mean hardly ever. I never print anything but every few months. There probably have not been 500 pages max printed on that drum, if even that, probably more like 200-300 or less.

So I know there's no way that NEW "K IMAGE DRUM" could be worn out already, which is why I wanted to try resetting.

Thanks for any assistance!
by unknown on Mar 15, 2010 at 3:28am Add comment
One more question: Should Oki be TURNED OFF or ON (or does it even matter) while I am accessing the printer via the web/browser page described in my post above?

Thanks! - unknown
OK, a few hours later now... Here's what I did:

First I simply "Reset Printer" from the Printer Utility App. All that did was erase all the files I had waiting to be printed. LOL. But Oki's incessant "K IMAGE DRUM" message was still on the LED.

So then I went ahead and used the directions at the top of this thread, on the front panel of Oki (vs. doing anything via web browser from my iBook as described above, since I didn't know which of the four options to choose).

Result: Success! I printed out another Oki Menu and compared it to the one I had printed out last night, and all drums are now showing 99\% !! (Last night three drums were saying 16\% and the one problem drum that kept saying "K IMAGE DRUM" incessantly on the LED, even though it's a fairly new drum, was showing 0\% in the Menu last night, but it now says 99\% ! :).

Belt Life now says 99\% whereas last night it said 68\%.

Fuser Life now says 100\% whereas last night it said 77\%.

All four Toners now say 100\% whereas last night they had various amounts ranging from 81\% to 93\%.

My only question is: How will I know when the Drums (or Belts or Fusers, etc.) REALLY ARE in need of changing?

(I'm not worried about the Toners as I figure when the ink gets low, your printed page will look shabby, same way you tell you need more ink on any other printer.)

The only "problem" I encountered from doing this Resetting process was I had to re-add the printer to my iBook's Print & Fax/Printer Utility as it did wipe out all that. But after I did that, Oki printed JUST FINE! Very Happy! :D Thank you!

I was willing to take the chance because one poster said they use Mac computers and they had no problems.

-----
My "Specs":
-OKI C5150n
-Connected via ETHERNET, via a Trendnet Router, small local inhouse network, with Comcast highspeed fiber-optic cable.
-Apple laptop, white iBook, OS 10.4.11. - unknown
PS:

The first two options say RESET.

The last two options say RESTORE.

Not sure I understand the difference.... Anyone?

Thanks.
by unknown on Mar 15, 2010 at 3:39am Add comment
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

The reset worked great and saved a whole bunch of money. I was going to resign to buying a new laser Printer, because of the cost of buying new drums(4).
by Caplingerdon on Mar 22, 2010 at 12:07pm Add comment
Can anyone give me some advice on resetting the oki cx2032
by help me on Mar 29, 2010 at 7:08pm Add comment
Does anyone know where I can get muwin_winnt.zip? All the links I can find here and elsewhere appear to be dead.

I want to turn off the toner counter on my C5950. My plan is to use genuine OKI toners but from the far east (where I spend alot of time). I'll bring them back to the UK and swap the RFID tags over. Any comments about this, gratefully received.

Thanks
by unknown on Apr 3, 2010 at 8:16am Add comment
Factory installed toner is used up according printer display and therefore stops printing, but it would still print nicely with remaining toner.

"MuWin" worked on OKI C3520MFP

Start “OKI maintenance utility” (MuWin 1.18.1.zip)

Printer discovery: >select local

-> Printer Diagnosis
-> Engine Parameter Setting
-> Toner sensor: select disable
-> ID unit: select disable (helps if e.g. cyan toner is 100\% used up and it still prints nicely)
-> Execute
-> Restart Printer manually

=========readme.txt=========================
3. Support Printer
===========================================
3-1.Monochrome Printer
-B2000 series
-B4100, B4200 series, B4300 series
-B44000 series, B4500 series, B46000 series
-MICROLINE 18 series
-MICROLINE 22 series
-B410, B420, B430, B440

3-2.Color Printer
-C5100, C5300 series
-MICROLINE 5100, MICROLINE 5300 series
-C3100, C3200, C5000, C5150, C5200, C5400, C5450, C5510(MFP), C5540(MFP) series, ES1624(MFP)
-MICROLINE 3100, MICROLINE 5200, MICROLINE 5400 series
-C7100, C7300, C7500, C9300, C9500, C9150dn series
-MICROLINE 7300, MICROLINE 9300, MICROLINE 9500 series
-MICROLINE 9600 series, MICROLINE Pro 9800 series, ES3640 series, C9600 series, C9800 series, CX3641 MFP, CX2640 MFP, C9750 MFP
-C5500 series, C5600 series, C5700 series, C5800 series, C5900 series, C6000 series, C6100 series, ES2032 series, ES2632 series, ES2232
-C5550 MFP(MFP), CX2032 MFP(MFP)
-C3300, C3400 series, C3500 series
-C8600, C8800 series
-C710
-C3600 series

Good luck, hope it helps saving cost and environment.
by Anonymous on Apr 7, 2010 at 12:21pm Add comment
some printer such as 410 430 do not display Printer Diagnosis or Engine Parameter . - Anonymous
Thanks to all for your help in getting rid of only printing in grayscale.I have gotten 2 oki 6100cs from a friend at radio shack.
I had to put them on a network - after that everything worked fine after approving user in print management.Thanks again
by kor0311 on Apr 13, 2010 at 2:23pm Add comment
I think only muwin.exe can't reset consumables . who can give us the manual£¿ i find this site have the manual :http://124.106.125.72/DATALIST/S-PDF/813.txt but can't download from that site.

U:\\SERVICE MANUAL VOL.7\\printers\\OKI\\OKI\\maintdrv\\OP8-newWinXP\\Maintenance Utility Ver2.0.21 Operation Manual.zip

by wke on Apr 20, 2010 at 7:39am Add comment
I tried to follow the steps listed to reset the toners Oki C5600, but can not reach the step "NV-Ram initial". You know how I can make the reset otherwise.
Thanks
P: D: Sorry for my English, is an on-line translator
by Anonymous on Apr 20, 2010 at 9:03am Add comment
you may need chips , that is easy to buy .
by Anonymous on Apr 20, 2010 at 7:18pm Add comment
I somehow managed to reset toner message on my C5800 but lost my network portion of readout. Also, have problem with Magenta (Oki says I need new drum). Have 39\% use left - no message. Problem is streaking in 1st inch on left of page down the whole page.
3rd problem with this monster machine, I no longer can print greeting cards. After it prints the first side and flips for duplex printing, it 'paper jams'. "Open front cover" and paper is laying right there but hasn't printed 2nd side. Oki talks in circles with all problems and I can't seem to solve them. Any help will be extremely appreciated. Alternative is to put Oki at the curb and buy something else. Expensive throw-away.
by jokono on Apr 23, 2010 at 7:21am Add comment
jokono (4/23/10 7:21 AM)
How did you reset toner message on C5800? - Anonymous
Hi. I had exactly the same problem with duplex on my C7500 last year. The duplex unit has two paper position sensor units in its bed. One of those units will be acted up. Eventually I fixed mine by completely removing both sensors and reinstalling them.
by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2010 at 4:05am Add comment
We have replaced the belt in our OKI C5800 printer and the warning light is still on and displaying "Order Belt". HELP PLEASE!! Is there anyway to reset this warning?
by unknown on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:20am Add comment
Hi, My Photocopier Model MC560.
I turned on it then dislayed a message: INPUT PIN ID at the Copy Mode function. Then It locked this function and not allowed to do photocopy.
I was suprised, because I never put in any the PIN ID to this machine. Now it is checking me and required INPUT PIN ID.
So what can I do now? Because I never have PIN ID.

I thinked have to reset the machine back to default of mamuafactory, but I don't know how to reset it.
Anyone know how to solve this problem, then advise me please!... or do by other way else better...!
Sincerly
Xuyen Tr.
by unknown on May 3, 2010 at 3:50am Add comment
I basically used the steps at the beginning of this post by Kereku but the one step never appeared (as with others who have reported same problem). From there I played with it and all the suggestions I read and read and read. Eventually, I got rid of empty toner message but lost network portion of Menu print out. As a novice, I am befuddled like most of us would-be technos. I'm really not much help here but do sympathize with you. I'm still trying to get back network menu.
by Anonymous on May 3, 2010 at 6:23am Add comment
Anonymous (5/3/10 6:23 AM) jokono I'm guessing?
You can use "muwin", an OKI maintenance utility to reflash your
oki network server. it's an 8300e (you need the firmware file)
Both are available at okitraining ftp site.
I'm still looking to reset my C5800 drum counters so any hints as to how you accessed the C5800 consumables menu could/would be very helpful.
Thanks
-DC
by Anonymous on May 3, 2010 at 9:17am Add comment
I don't have a server, just a second computer that runs printer through router. I have no idea how to get file you mention or how to 'flash' it. I am a simpleton I guess and wish I could give y ou more info on fixing your problem. I'm not sure what the hell I did to fix mine - I think it was an accident I stumbled on. Thanks for your communication and sorry I'm not more help. - Anonymous
jokono,
The network server firmware file is Called: PJL_734_NIC005_p0406_w0405.bin .
-DC

PS I mean consumables maintenance menu.
by Anonymous on May 3, 2010 at 9:27am Add comment
jokono,
Can you turn off and unplug the printer.
Can you open the cover and clean the four led lenses with a lens cleaner cloth.
After plugging in the printer while holding the little black button in (near where the network wire goes into the back of the printer) and turning on the printer-keep holding the little black button for thirty seconds.
This may clean up the streaking and repair your network issue.

This maybe a little clearer explanation of my earlier post:
You can use "muwin", an OKI maintenance utility (A Program) to reflash (Put Software into) your oki network server (The Networking Hardware Inside The Printer)so other computers can talk to it.
ftp sites can have files you can copy to your computer to use.
Luck
-DC
by Anonymous on May 3, 2010 at 5:51pm Add comment
DC - Everywhere I find the muwin you mention is a site requiring buying their program to download this file. Such as "Driver Fetch". I have spent way too much time on this and still have gotten nowhere. Appreciate your help but it's not working.
by unknown on May 4, 2010 at 7:30am Add comment
muwin is totally no use for you ,unless you have manual. and if you want to upgrade f/w, you need f/w file too, but oki ctrl these files , you have no way to get
by Anonymous on May 4, 2010 at 8:46pm Add comment
I give up. I try to follow other users info and get nowhere. Think I will dump my Oki and buy something else. Most advice on this forum is invalid. Thanks to those of you who know what you are talking about but you are the exception.
by Anonymous on May 5, 2010 at 7:44am Add comment
Oki Maintenance Utility (MuWin).

Try here:

http://www.okisa.co.za

I answered several days ago, but it was not published... :-?
by unknown on May 5, 2010 at 10:57pm Add comment
I downloaded file you directed to me. It is unzipped. Now what do I do with it? And how?
by unknown on May 6, 2010 at 6:35am Add comment
Search in this forums for instructions on how to recover network menu.

I don't know very well how to use it, but is the program that many people mention, but many was unable to found.

Also, if you search a bit around the same link, you will be able to find a couple of interesting utilities:

- Consumable Reset Utility (End User)
- Incompatible Toner Utility (End User)

How to use them is unkown for me, but we can experiment and share results here. - unknown
Search in this forums for instructions on how to recover network menu.

I don't know very well how to use it, but is the program that many people mention, but many was unable to found.

Also, if you search a bit around the same link, you will be able to find a couple of interesting utilities:

- Consumable Reset Utility (End User)
- Incompatible Toner Utility (End User)

How to use them is unkown for me, but we can experiment and share results here. - unknown
I found my downloaded file under "Programs" in window Start menu. One part of the newly downloaded program asks for IP Address and then attempts to find it (no success). If I choose "Local Printer" it finds make & model immediately. I am trying to run second computer wirelessly through router. I am not set up as a network, only share internet connection and printer with laptop in another room. Not an actual network I don't believe. I thought it worked before but rarely used it. Since resetting toner life (don't ask me how I managed that) I lost network specs on MenuMap printout. Oki is no help, says someone messed with my printer (yeah, it was me) and they won't help or don't know how. Keep in touch as will I if ever I find solution. My other bigger problem is they tell me I need new Magenta drum as it streaks. Don't quite believe them but may have to spring for buying new drum ($85 to $100 bucks)
by Anonymous on May 6, 2010 at 7:34am Add comment
magenta drum streaking...
did you try cleaning the led heads - the black strips on the bottom of the four things hanging from the cover?
by Anonymous on May 6, 2010 at 8:15pm Add comment
Yes, more than once. According to Oki, I need to replace drum but all I read on this forum tells me that Oki is full of it. I hardly use my printer and hate to spend $85-$100 for a drum if that's not the problem.
by unknown on May 7, 2010 at 6:48am Add comment
All needed files available at http://www.okitraining.com.br

Repair C5800 network:
Connect computer to printer with USB Cable.
Run MuWin.exe (discover printer)
In MuWin Go to:
- "Printer maintenance"
- "Send to file"
- click "Browse" to firmware file (PJL_734_NIC005_p0406_w0405.bin)
- click "Execute"
wait.. maybe a minute
turn off printer for 10 seconds
turn on printer
your network menu should be back, if not
turn off printer again for 10 seconds and turn back on.
by Anonymous on May 7, 2010 at 10:04am Add comment
What are you trying to pull? The site you say has files needed, asks for Social Security number. Site is in Spanish or whatever but translated to English. - Anonymous
I Put up 2 posts about repairing C5800 Networking.
The Instructions work as I have done it to figure out how to write them.
They have been flagged for review.
Please Be Patient.
by Anonymous on May 7, 2010 at 10:08am Add comment
I Put up 2 posts about repairing C5800 Networking.
The Instructions work as I have done it today (killed and repaired networ menu...) to figure out how to write them.
They have been flagged for review.
Please Be Patient.
by Anonymous on May 7, 2010 at 10:11am Add comment
http://www.kudesnik.net/rus/prncon.htm

this site give prncon.exe a utility reset some oki printer
by Anonymous on May 8, 2010 at 10:55pm Add comment
Hi all-

I tried to reset my oki c6100 using the instructions above and now my NIC card does not work on the printer.

I called OKI and they told me that I would have to send it in for repair!

Does anyone have info on fixing this glitch? PLEASE HELP!!!

Thanks
by ciro392 on May 9, 2010 at 1:40pm Add comment
Thank you so much I almost had to buy all the drums which could have cost me $400 thank you this reset my machine I followed your directions step by step ansd it worked. you are awesome
by Anonymous on May 9, 2010 at 5:44pm Add comment
I have made a FLASH FORMAT on my printer oki B430dn and deleted the "Network menu" from it's firmware. I desperately need the firmware and the soft which can perform the flash for my printer.
Can anyone send me the files at this email : [email protected]

PLSSS>>>> Thank you very much.
by unknown on May 9, 2010 at 11:56pm Add comment
Hello,

were you successful in getting the firmware for OKI B430dn? I've got the same problem and could find the MuWin-Software (1.18.1), but not the Firmware for the printer.

Thanks in advance
Werner - BroeselW
by Anonymous on May 10, 2010 at 7:32pm Add comment
do you know where i can find the firmware for B430dn ? - unknown
For the OKI C6100, if it has the 8300e network, the same instructions for the C5300 might work.
by Anonymous on May 10, 2010 at 7:50pm Add comment
Sorry, I meant C5800n, not C5300
by Anonymous on May 10, 2010 at 7:56pm Add comment
I believe the c6100 does-

What files should I use from the link you are sending?

Thanks - Anonymous
I get a screen asking for a password when i try to reset the toner error. any thoughts?
by kcguuy on May 18, 2010 at 8:23am Add comment
Does anyone have a good method?
by unknown on May 18, 2010 at 2:18pm Add comment
Hi,

I have a Oki c5150. I had a low toner warning and changed the cyan out. I really havent had to do this much as I don't use this printer that much day to day.

Being kind of nervous about changing it out, I looked at the new cartridge box, and tried to follow the picture instructions... they were wrong, the old cartridge got stuck coming out...and I ended up getting blue dust all over a ton of stuff. Finally I got the old one out, and put the new one in... there was a ton of dust in the film belt.

I printed out a page...and I had tiny blue lines going down the page. I would call it streaking, but it is a consistant width and number of lines going down the page.

I called Oki, and they couldn't have been nicer. I cleaned stuff up with a swiffer sheet, and it seemed to grab most of the dust. I have cleaned the gears on the toner drum (there still is a bit left, but it won't come off) and some on the gear on the right where the drum gear meets the belt gear. Again I cleaned most of it off, not much of it left now, and then at their direction, cleaned as best I could inside the belt with condensed air and a swiffer cloth. Again still some blue dust remained and I could not get it all. So I ordered a new belt, and it arrived today. I cleaned up the gears again just for good measure and tried to print... With the new belt, I am yet again getting blue lines. They are about 1 mm apart and maybe less than a mm wide each.

What else can I clean to try to make this go away?

Is it my drum? I saw some notes from earlier postings talking about a waste area overflowing... I don't refill my toner cartridge, I just buy a new one... I really am not that daring to do that on my own... but should I replace the drum? and if I do replace the drum, do I need to get a new color cartridge at the same time? I seem to remember the tech at oki said that that is the right way to replace a drum...

Any help would be great!!!
by rourri on May 18, 2010 at 5:00pm Add comment
The toner drum fuse is a fast blowing PICA fuse 1/16 amp. The printer has to blow this fuse to reset the chip in the drum. They are cheap, look an line 15X should be less than $10.00 Foil won't blow so the drum chip can't reset.
by unknown on May 19, 2010 at 6:34am Add comment
I have 4 rinters OKI B2200 i want to refill the toners any one can tell me which powder can i use
by unknown on May 20, 2010 at 4:49am Add comment
Hi
This site is great but . . . .
I need to reset the belt & drums on our OKI 7300v2.
Tried the nearest to it 7300 + 7350 no help ?
Cant find the OKI user bit . . . .
Help please, we are a childrens charity and we are skint, thanks to the government taking £12million to fund world cup from the Lottery. Cheers
by unknown on May 21, 2010 at 10:22am Add comment
Sorry about the earlier message.
TYPO: its OKI 7300v2 I need help with resetting drums and belt.
Kind regards
Storminxx
by unknown on May 21, 2010 at 10:24am Add comment
Hi. What stage are you getting to? Are you getting to the Diagnostic Mode menu?

I've pasted in below an earlier post of mine.

Cheers, Neale.

Reset C7350 by kereru (2/27/08 12:31 PM) reply + / -
Reply to Anonymous 2/27/08

Resetting consumables for OKI C7500 printer (and some other C7000 series and C9000 series).

1. Hold buttons 0 + 1 + 6 + 7 on startup ("menu" + "item+" + "value-" + "cancel" buttons). For C7400 printer press 1 + 5 on startup. Other models may have another button sequence.

2. Press button 0 several times until "DIAGNOSTIC MODE xx.xx.xx" shows.

3. Hold buttons 2 + 3 until "ENGINE DIAG LEVEL 4" shows.

4. Press button 1 to scroll to "COUNTER SET".

5. Press button 2 to scroll through menu items. (Button 6 scrolls backwards)

6. To alter the value of an item, first press button 3 to select the digit to be altered. The selected digit will slowly flash. (Button 3 moves to the right through the digits. Button 7 takes you to the left.)

7. Then press button 2 to increase the value of the selected digit. Press button 6 to decrease the value.

8. When the changes have been made, hold buttons 1 + 3 + 5 together. The screen will flash three times and then an * will appear on the right of the screen. The new value is set.

9. To leave the counter set menus, turn the printer off.
by Anonymous on May 21, 2010 at 2:10pm Add comment
Anonymous,
Your a grade "A" star!
It worked a treat, however it took forever.
Pressing 0+1+6+7 needs a lot of pressure to get OKI USER up.
Was there a reason why you didnt direct me to NV-Intial etc ?
Thanks again, may luck stay with you forever.
Storminxx - Anonymous
You don't need to go through all that mess of replacing the fuse. The tone gets everywhere and getting the Drum unit back together with all the gears and shafts lining up is a real pain.

The Drum reset system is very simple. When the printer powers up and runs through its system check, one of the tests energizes the erase LED array built into the Drum unit. The reset fuse routes a small amount of low voltage current off this LED array. There is a contact on the end of the Drum unit that the printer senses. It there is voltage there (ie the fuse is good), the printer resets that Drums counter to 100\%. If there is no voltage (ie the fuse is blown), the printer continues on its way.

All you have to do it act like fuse at the instant the printer sends power to the LED array.

There's no soldering, no screws to undo, and no toner all over the place.

The best thing is it takes about 3 minutes start to finish and cost $0.00!

Here's what you need:

• A simple volt/amp meter (an analog one works best, but digital is fine also)
• Two pieces of thin wire about 300mm long. I used old telco wire. With insulation, its about 1mm wide.
• A pair of scissors to strip the wire ends
• X-acto or thin razor knife


1) Strip about 4-5mm off the one end of each wire and 25mm off the other end. Bend the 5mm end at a 90 degree angle right at the base of the stripped part.
2) Pull out the Drum unit (leave the toner cartridge attached to the Drum unit)
3) On the right end of the Drum unit (DU) there are three square brass contacts about 3mm wide. The right end is the end with the blue handle. Looking at the end of the DU, you are interested in the 1st and 2nd contacts from the left (they are the two closest to the screws on a c5800 cartridge)
4) Use the X-acto knife to lift the contact metal and slide the 90 bent end of the wire under the contact. Do this with the other wire on contact #2.
5) Put a little vertical tension on the wires and route them around the blue toner release handle.
6) Gently insert the DU/toner cartridge into the printer. Keep slight tension on the wires until the unit is seated.
7) Wrap the 25mm stripped end of the wires around the volt meter leads. Wrap one so it makes electrical contact, but you could pull it apart instantly at the right time.
8) Set your voltmeter to the lowest amp setting. I put mine on 200micro amps. Also make sure your voltmeter leads are in the correct holes of the voltmeter. You want the amperage or milliAmp holes not the voltage holes. Don't forget to turn the meter on.
9) Get prepared to pull one of the leads off of the one of the thin wires and turn on the printer. Don't be afraid to touch the metal of the wire; the voltage/amperage supplied to the LED array is very low and will not hurt you. A 9 volt flashlight battery is more dangerous.
10) About 10 seconds into the startup routine, you will see you voltmeter display a reading. Instantly pull the leads apart.

Congratulations, you are now officially a 1/16amp fuse.

Your printer will reset the Drum Unit counter and you have another 20K impressions (if the image quality is acceptable to you)

If you have any question, just respond to this post. I'll get the email and answer you.

Good Luck.

Paul
by unknown on May 21, 2010 at 5:59pm Add comment
Hi Paul
My problem is resetting the BELT code on a 7300v2.
Ive tried the config for 7300 & 7350, they do not open up OKI User - HELP HELP HELP - Storminxx
by Anonymous on May 22, 2010 at 12:09am Add comment
I've got a couple c5800's and while I havenn't tried the voltmeter reset method on the transfer belt, the service manual says the same theory applies. A voltage is applied across the transfer belt fuse. If the fuse is intact, the printer knows its a new belt and resets the counter.

You should be able to run small wires to the belt fuse and use the voltmeter to detect when the printer is testing the circuit.

The transfer belt may be a bit harder to run the wires to, but I think it could be done.

There would be no harm in trying.

Paul
by unknown on May 22, 2010 at 6:34am Add comment
Thank you RTINSC .... for the reset instructions ... !! ... specific, clear and better sitll: WORKED PERFECTLY ...!!


Isn't the internet incredible for sharing information?

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by Anonymous on May 22, 2010 at 6:45am Add comment
Paul,
It pays to be patient, have been waiting a long time for a reset for my C5600, your routine for C5800 worked perfectly, only variation I used fuses instead of voltmeter. Had bought fuses but I could not locate the fuse in an old drum, so for those who dont have volt meters, get a few fuses, available for very little on ebay, and follow Paul's routine using the fuse in place of the meter.
Thanks Paul

william
by Anonymous on May 22, 2010 at 7:36am Add comment
Hi Storminxx

The NV-Initial is best avoided as you will lose all the usage information for your consumables, plus many people have lost their printer's network connection after using that reset method.

Cheers, Neale (aka Kereru)
by kereru on May 22, 2010 at 2:41pm Add comment
Thanks Neale.
It pays to ask.
Also be patient and press the 4 keys (0-1-6-7) down hard on the 7300v2 to obtain OKI USER.
It took me 5 attempts.
GREAT PRINTER FORUM
regards
Stormin - Anonymous
For the OKI C6100 network repair:
http://www.okitraining.com.br/downloads/
Softwares/MaintenaceUtility1_23.zip
Firmwares/C5500_C6100 FW NIC.zip
by Anonymous on May 23, 2010 at 7:41pm Add comment
Thank you! for the c6100 link!!!!!

Could I impose on you for instructions on the order to install the 2 different downloads.

Thanks - ciro392
A friend has one of these - you can cut a small piece of white paper and tape it over the toner sensor opening. Then it will work like a champ. Background: When you get a new cartridge the toner sensor is white, then when you take the toner out or off the white recessed indicator slides away leaving an opening. If the sensor on the printer sees the white indicator - all is cool - if it sees an opening it issues the 543 error. Hope this helps as it is a very frustrating error caused becuase you took out the tomer to redistribute the toner by shaking it.
by april_luv on May 24, 2010 at 12:49am Add comment
Hi April,
Many thanks for the info.
Regarding resetting the 7300v2 belt.
When you get into changing values, remember there are 2 files regarding the belt which need setting to: 0000000001
Hope this helps all V2 owners.
Stormin
by unknown on May 24, 2010 at 3:07am Add comment
Oki C5600 toner to remove the new toner M. I set the alarm again M empty, I just have to ask the how,
Thanks!
by Anonymous on May 24, 2010 at 7:25pm Add comment
Oki C5600 toner to remove the new toner M. I set the alarm again M empty, I just have to ask the how,
Thanks!
by lehoangnam on May 24, 2010 at 7:34pm Add comment
For the OKI C6100 network repair:
Install the maintenance utility and use it to
upload the firmware to the printer.

FROM EARLIER POST-
Repair C5800 network:
Connect computer to printer with USB Cable.
Run MuWin.exe (discover printer)
In MuWin Go to:
- "Printer maintenance"
- "Send to file"
- click "Browse" to firmware file (PJL_734_NIC005_p0406_w0405.bin)
- click "Execute"
wait.. maybe a minute
turn off printer for 10 seconds
turn on printer
your network menu should be back, if not
turn off printer again for 10 seconds and turn back on.
by Anonymous on May 27, 2010 at 7:29am Add comment
Thanks Anonymous, repair network worked perfectly on my C5600
This website has saved me a fortune
William - Anonymous
Argggh!

Well the procedure on the c6100 nic works fine until I try to "execute" and then the printer says writing-failed!!!

I just dont know what to do!

Please any ideas????

Thanks so much! - ciro392
Have B410 which need to reset Drum Count.
Await your advice
by unknown on May 27, 2010 at 1:57pm Add comment
For the OKI C6100 network repair:
I don't have a C6100, so I can't know.
Maybe try restarting the printer first (turn off, unplug power and USB cables, wait a minute or three or OKI says 10 seconds, plug in the power cable, turn on the printer, wait until printers ready, plug in USB cable) then retry maybe more than once:
Run MuWin.exe (discover printer)
In MuWin Go to:
- "Printer maintenance"
- "Send to file"
- click "Browse" to firmware file (PJL_734_NIC005_p0406_w0405.bin)
- click "Execute"
wait.. maybe a minute
turn off printer for 10 seconds
turn on printer
your network menu should be back, if not
turn off printer again for 10 seconds and turn back on.
-Just an idea.
It worked on my C5800ldn and someone elses' C5600.
My C5150 and C5300 didn't lose the network so I didn't try this on those.
-Just another idea:
You could try the "HostIF" program that you got with the firmware file from the oki download website. It's in the HostIF zip file. Unzip/Extract the files and read the instructional document called update-soft1_t. Use section 2, just replace your firmware file with the one in the instructions. The pictures in the help are foreign to me, but the text is english and the program is in english.
Please post any results, good or bad I'll keep looking.
-luck
by Anonymous on May 28, 2010 at 8:29pm Add comment
I finally used compressed air to blow out the sensors and the printer at least worked, now i have a red streak across the printed page. the printer is only 4 or 5 months old. what a zoo
- kcguuy
thanks to the collaboration of the forum.

I found these url with manuals MAINTENANCE
http://printelogy.net/
by unknown on Jun 1, 2010 at 10:44am Add comment
Best POST ever!!!
4 Years looking for this.

Know something for reset B4545 or B2520 series?

Thanks to all!!!
by Anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 at 11:41am Add comment
Hi there... I have a OKI C5650dn and am having this problem too. I followed your instructions but came unstuck at step 5 as there was no "NV-Ram initial" option. Help if you can please. In case it's relevant, I'm using a reconditioned cartridge and have a new imaging drum fitted.

Thanks
Frances
by business-angel on Jun 8, 2010 at 1:04pm Add comment
hi tried this on my oki C9600 and it worked so thank you so much you saved my bacon
by sappoo21 on Jun 14, 2010 at 2:28am Add comment
Reset Drum Oki c8800?
by unknown on Jun 14, 2010 at 7:12am Add comment
Arthur-Contact me "Kiwi Bruce" the reset procedure for the C5500 are quite long.
by unknown on Jun 21, 2010 at 5:20am Add comment
I used the toner drum reset for the Oki 5200 featured in this thread and it reset everything perfectly, but now I can't print...i get a print error?

Any suggestions on what to do now?



by unknown on Jul 12, 2010 at 12:45pm Add comment
Oki 5500 - I am getting 231: Fatal Error 03 when I install new toner cartridges in my daughter's 5500. If I remove the chip from the cartridge, I do not get the error but naturally cartridges are reported as empty. If I put these cartridges in my 5800, the work great. I did a procedure that I got from the forum on my 5800 so it is quite possible that it no longer addresses the chips on the cartridges. Is it possible that the chips are wrong? I tried turning them around in the slot but no change. Ideas?
by unknown on Jul 19, 2010 at 8:51pm Add comment
Look on the back of chips, if it says 5800/5900 then you have the chips for the next models up. As the 5500 is phased out the chip will be harder to get. I believe the "Fatal Error" message is a communication message check your router and/or call the OKI 800# - unknown
I have a Oki C3400. I was wondering if there is any way to reset the toner drum. The company tells me the drum has a fuse in it and the only way the drum can be reset is to install a new toner drum which will blow the fuse and reset the drum counter.

BUT I am still wondering if there isn't some way around this. I have read a few messages regarding this however they confuse me and wonder if the messages are for a different model.

How do I get to the maintenance menu for instance? Where is this fuse and is there any way to replace it?
Appreciate your replies/Lee
by unknown on Jul 28, 2010 at 2:44pm Add comment
The toner drums are meant to self destruct after so many usages. The only way if this happens is to replace the fuse (they can be purchased on eBay for 5.00 each) or buy a new drum.

If your printer is still printing well and before the toner drum fuse blows, use the reset instructions above. It will save you all kinds of time, money and aggravation.
by unknown on Jul 29, 2010 at 6:16am Add comment
Thanks to anonymous for the extra kick to helping with my printers
by kcguuy on Jul 30, 2010 at 8:54pm Add comment
Sounds like my drum is making a clicking noise. Oki says I need to replace the drum... any suggestions?
by unknown on Aug 10, 2010 at 10:44am Add comment
I am a technician working for a school district. We have 2 C3400 colour printers in the system and any info on how to extend the life of the consumables, such as the toner and drum units, would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
by Chris Bradley on Aug 12, 2010 at 9:23am Add comment
What is the procedure to reset the toner cartridges on the oki c9600?

I've used the same toner cartridges for several years. They showed 10\% full and I've just kept refilling them. (they always showed 10\% full even when they were 100\% full.)

But, I guess that this time I waited too long. When I got the message "cyan toner empty" I refilled it, but too late, I guess.

The message didn't go away and after a while the machine stopped.

I tried to hold the up and down buttons at start-up, but that didn't work.

Help.
by jkromko on Aug 16, 2010 at 12:07am Add comment
I have a Oki c610
reset toner Pls help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by diky18 on Aug 26, 2010 at 8:58pm Add comment
HI, FROM SPAIN.

What about OKI C3100? I need to reset Fuser (1 \%) and Belt (20\%). This machine has no screen, only two push buttons (online and cancel) and four led lights.

Traying to remedy this situation, we bought a used OKI C3100 to substitute the fuser, but we think there's a electronic chip and don't recognised the "new used" fuse. Machine works, but we can't reset it.

Finally, I have adopted the bought machine and retired mine.

¿Any solution?

Thaaaaaaanks.
by maktub on Sep 1, 2010 at 9:50am Add comment
¿NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING OF THIS MACHINE, C3100? GOSH... - maktub
I have an OKI C5750dn and would like to reset all the levels

I have tried the 1 and 2 button and kept pressed but it comes up with maintenance and nothing else?

Help please?
by stevetton on Sep 3, 2010 at 5:34am Add comment
Hi,

If anyone has a lead into this I would appreciate it.

I've tried starting the printer with -+ keys pressed, scrolling to "Fuse Keep Mode", pressing the enter key for 10 secs, 1 sec, 10 secs, 1 sec; it din't work

My printing is mainly small labels, very little color per page, and the replacement of drums is very expensive.

I also have a C5650, would like to know if the resetting would work for that printer as well.

Thanks,

Gazo
by Gazo on Sep 3, 2010 at 12:16pm Add comment
I have a C5650 and tried all soft setting for my drums without success. Come across some resets on ebay very inexpensive compared to buying new drums. I reset each drum and it was easy and not messy at all. Worth a try
http://shop.ebay.co.uk
by banno on Sep 8, 2010 at 12:22pm Add comment
I have a C5650 that I purchased in the UK. I just purchased a new toner cartridge and drum in Canada for the printer. I am getting the 543K error after installing it. I have tried the white paper on the side of the sensor, I have also tried cleaning the sensor, but no luck. I have tried to reset holding down the +/- key but I get stuck at the maintenance menu which requires a password and it isn't accepting the standard password (last 6 MAC address digits), presumably because I changed it previously and can't remember anymore (ugh). Any suggestions? :-/
by ambivy on Sep 14, 2010 at 12:35am Add comment
Try password "000000" (without quotes)
by unknown on Sep 14, 2010 at 1:03am Add comment
I have 2 oki c5900.

Step 1: When the toner counters get low (about 20\%) I put the drums and tonerCartridges of the first printer into the second printer, and the drums and tonerCartridges of the second printer into de fist printer.
... and Toner counters rise (not always).

Step 2: repeat step 1.
That is, put the drums and tonerCartridges of the first printer into the second printer, and the drums and tonerCartridges of the second printer into de fist printer...
... and Toner counters rise more.

Step 3: repeat step 1 again.
That is, put the drums and tonerCartridges of the first printer into the second printer, and the drums and tonerCartridges of the second printer into de fist printer...
... and Toner counters RISE TO 100\% !!!!!

Step 4: repeat step 1 again to let the printers have its original drums & toner cartridges. Now, just be sure to full refill the toner cartridges.


Can't say wether this procedure works on another oki models, but works fine in my c5900 printers.
by unknown on Sep 29, 2010 at 10:59am Add comment
I have tried to go to the 'USER OKI' menu but to no avail. I pressed the '+' and '-' buttons while turning the printer on. When i do this the LCD shows 'SYSTEM MAINTE' and stays on that. I have a c5750 and i want to reset the toner as i have refilled it. After how long will the 'USER OKI' menu will show after pressing the buttons ??.
thanks
by ..... on Oct 7, 2010 at 9:16am Add comment
I follow your instructions
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.
but when I get to Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx S-Mode and scroll NV-Ram initial never appears I have a c5500
by unknown on Oct 17, 2010 at 6:16pm Add comment
"NV-Ram- Initial Table 1" method to reset toner and drum counters works only for oki c5100 to c5400, but not for c5500 to c5950.

For c5500 to c5950, the only method to reset toner counters is the one I have post above.

by unknown on Oct 17, 2010 at 9:43pm Add comment
Hi All,

As subject states, looking for instruction on how to reset the 3400 if you can, that is... The instructions listed in prior posts refer to following prompts on a lcd screen, which the 3400 lacks...

Any help would be greatly appreciated... no matter what I do the Exclamation point continues to blink. According to manual, and I love this, reasoning, toner lever not locked, toner empty, drum life end/cover open... Well that covers just about the guts of the unit... They should have included paper empty.

Any case, if anyone has a idea, I'm all ears. In the past, I just change what I thought was the lowest toner, no problem... This time, I actually tried replacing all toners as I happened to have spares. I do not have a spare drum.

Thanks Murph...
by unknown on Oct 18, 2010 at 4:41pm Add comment
I have the same problema with c3400. My verson doesn´t have a display, so I can´t follow the instructions on the forum.
Please, could any one help? - jburso
I need to reset my Drum on the OKI 5650.

Didn't found the final solution.

Thanks for your help, with the detail of the procedure.

URGENT
by unknown on Oct 20, 2010 at 7:37am Add comment
Reset Drum/Fuser etc on C5550MFP or CX2033
OR C5510MFP

We have all three and will need to be resetting VERY SOON!
Any one figure these MFP's out yet???? for the reset
by unknown on Oct 20, 2010 at 4:52pm Add comment
Need help with C3400n.

Replaced my Yellow toner, the printer is not operating. Can somebody help in resetting the printer.

Thanks
by unknown on Oct 29, 2010 at 4:36am Add comment
Hi,
I have an OKI 5250N. When printing in black, there are some grey/white blotches at the bottom of each page - in the same place. This does not happen when printing in other colours. I have replaced the black drum and the black toner cartridge and neither has made any difference. Does anyone have any suggestions how to fix this.

thanks please.
Graham
by unknown on Nov 20, 2010 at 12:38pm Add comment
Just wanted to say that I have an OKI C5150. I used the same exact directions as outlined in the very first post of this thread, which I will copy and paste here:

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.

All toner, drum, fuser and transfer figures return to 100\%.


IT WORKED! THANK YOU!
by mtnmedic on Nov 30, 2010 at 1:57pm Add comment
"NV-Ram- Initial Table 1" method to reset toner and drum counters works only for oki c5100 to c5400, but not for c5500 to c5950.
by jonec on Nov 30, 2010 at 3:35pm Add comment
Hello!

I've read a lot of these posts - seems like people are really getting help! I just ran into a problem with my OKI c110 (I know, not very fancy)...

The printer is only about 3 months old. When I try to print, a message shows up saying that I have a non-OKI toner, or a used toner installed. However, I haven't replaced the toner. It's the same as when I bought the printer.

Any suggestions on how to fix this problem? Anyone know how to re-set the toner on the c110?

Any help will be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
by I need help c110 on Dec 5, 2010 at 8:24pm Add comment
Another user here looking for service or reset infos for C3100

also, is there anything odd about the spec of the SODIMMs for RAm upgrade? I've tried a couple of Pc100 sticks to no avail...

cheers!
by unknown on Dec 8, 2010 at 4:21am Add comment
I tried the reset on an okidata c9600 but could not get window oki user to come up any ideas
by cmac on Dec 9, 2010 at 6:03am Add comment
I purchased an Oki C5650dn in New Zealand.

I now live in Brazil. I have purchased OKI toner and drums from Brazil. They are not compatible.

How do I reprogram the chips ? I have put the NZ chip into the Brazilian toner and it worked for a few pages - which confirms that the toners are (as they look) exactly the same !

It now reads that the black toner is empty and needs to be placed and will not come back online...

What a rort ! What is the reasoning or rationale behind it ?

Have read his entire thread - Jonec, not keen on buing ANOTHER OKI.
Paul L - Not that keen on my abiliaty to be able to scrape wires etc

Any other ideas ?
by Geraldao on Dec 15, 2010 at 10:28am Add comment
It has cost me a day.... But check out this.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/37852023/SM-C5650-5750-5850-5950

Page 155 is useful.
by Geraldao on Dec 16, 2010 at 9:55am Add comment
Geraldao, I can't read your link.
Can you tell us what does "useful" mean?
Thanks
by jonec on Dec 16, 2010 at 10:51am Add comment
I need to reset my OKI C5150 Imaging Transfer belt Fus
by unknown on Jan 7, 2011 at 1:49am Add comment
To: Jonec
In the document Geraldao mention (service manual) come this information:

Functions of keys when depressed at power-on
The different keys provide the following functions when the power is turned on to the printer. The
following keys turn effective when pressed and held down, until "RAM CHECK" is displayed in the
upper line of the LCD, and three to four asterisks "*" in the lower line.
(1) MENU+ key & MENU- key & ENTER key
These keys start the printer in the CU program update mode. When the printer is started in this
mode, the network does not work, since the DLM function turns ineffective.
(2) BACK key & ONLINE key & CANCEL key
These keys launch the CU program without activating the objects which were added in the
download mode, etc.
(3) MENU+ key & MENU- key
These keys launch the system maintenance menu.
(4) BACK key & MENU key & ENTER key
These keys start the printer in the mode in which it remains permanently ONLINE, in disregard
of warnings/errors (Factory-support function).
(5) ONLINE key
This key starts the printer in the dedicated mode in which objects, such as network, USB, etc.,
are downloaded.
(6) ENTER key
This key launches the Admin menu.
by unknown on Jan 7, 2011 at 2:26am Add comment
Hi,
I have a C5650. Have used it succesfully for over a year with pattern cartridges as opposed to genuine OKI. Recently other than seeming to rocket through C and Y toner (I have now changed to 100\% black and toner save on the settings) my machine now tells me 'replace y toner' which I have but even with a new one in it tells me the same.
I have no idea why, or what if anything would cause this.
Help please!!!!!!!!!!!!
by unknown on Jan 10, 2011 at 12:14pm Add comment
OKI TONER DRUM RESET HOWTO

OKI C5750

in german
in Deutsch

http://nec.homedns.org/oki/OKI-C5750-Reset.pdf
by OKIReset on Jan 18, 2011 at 7:36am Add comment
I have an Okidata C5150 laser printer and did the procedure exactly as described - it worked perfectly! Very Very Happy with this; it has saved me enough for a night out and saved me from a messy job with bruised fingers. WELL DONE! 6164JULIET
by unknown on Jan 18, 2011 at 9:14am Add comment
Does anyone have any hints of resetting a B410d
by Johnny H on Jan 19, 2011 at 6:39pm Add comment
@kereu & @SwinG

Thanx guys - that three year posts could help me so much ... :-)
the 'NEW INSTRUCTIONS' worked perfectly!
by unknown on Jan 21, 2011 at 12:17am Add comment
Please anyone help me how to reset OKI C9800 drums life, they are on 0\%, i have tried to follow instructions on the C5400 but they are not working for me. I cant get the OKI USER screen
Please help
by unknown on Jan 21, 2011 at 5:41am Add comment
In your step by step procedure I could not find step 5 "NV-Ram initial". Is there any other way to do this on my CX2032MFP or am I spending money for new drums?

Help.
by Ramzi on Jan 23, 2011 at 12:32pm Add comment
is anyone know reset chip or clone chip in oki c5650.
thanks.
by unknown on Feb 2, 2011 at 5:58am Add comment
does anyone know how to reset the okidata c6100? I have a c5150n and it reset just fine. But the c6100 I cant reset it the same way. needs an admin # help please
by pb2158 on Feb 3, 2011 at 10:28pm Add comment
@serlogo

try

http://nec.homedns.org/oki/OKI-C5750-Reset.pdf

it reset the tonerdrum.
I'm not sure if the toner cartridge chip is also reset.
But I think that it works.

If it works, please post it.
by unknown on Feb 10, 2011 at 8:37am Add comment
Please help.....When I press menu up and down. The printer asks for a password. Anyone have suggestions. Obviously, I don't know the password.

Thx,

David
by davcarpy on Feb 23, 2011 at 7:43am Add comment
I have a Xerox 7300, but it's the same print engine as used in the Oki C9000 series printers. The drums are reset by blowing a fuse at boot. I've produced an illustrated method to do this which can be seen / downloaded on my web page:

http://michelsplace.weebly.com

Do take a look.
Cheers.
by michel_musique on Feb 23, 2011 at 10:24am Add comment
DOes anyone have any tricks for tricking the Oki c9650 into thinking we changed the colors? We are using A LOT oft hem and the best price we can find is $170/piece for each one. The printer is about 1 1/2yrs old and it costing us a fortune.

Thanks!
by unknown on Feb 23, 2011 at 10:30am Add comment
I have an Oki 6000, does anyone know how to reset the drums.

also need the instructions to reset my cx 2032.

any help would be appreciated.
by help me on Feb 26, 2011 at 7:52pm Add comment
I have oki c3530n and tried reset toner drum but when a start the print and push the button up and down the same time still the same
(black image drum near life)please help me.
by loui on Mar 2, 2011 at 11:38am Add comment
High capacity toner chips for the C5500n are available from Fillserv.com one chip at a time.
by ttbptb on Mar 8, 2011 at 3:49pm Add comment
Hi,

Great information on this topic but can anyone help me with my C3100 drum reset please? There are only 2 buttons on this machine and no menu. Is there anyway I can reset the imaging drums. It will make my bank manager very happy if there is (and me!!) Thanks in advance.
by BazzaH on Mar 15, 2011 at 1:40am Add comment
i also have the same issue as BazzaH

Great information on this topic but can anyone help me with my C3100 drum reset please? There are only 2 buttons on this machine and no menu. Is there anyway I can reset the imaging drums. It will make my bank manager very happy if there is (and me!!) Thanks in advance.
- curleww
Can I get the reset procedures for the c5500.

Thanks in advance
by tubeaday on Mar 22, 2011 at 8:27am Add comment
will tis work for okidata es3640emfp to reset toner cartridges and it doesn't work
by bgarrett1 on Mar 26, 2011 at 4:41pm Add comment
I have a OKI C5150 Printer. I have reset the toner drum, but it did not solve my problem.

My problem is when I print something like a MS Word Document, it will stretch several lines of text and compresses others. It does this throughout the document going from several stretched lines of text to several lines of compressed text and so on.

There have also been times when I print a flyer with an image at the top of the paper and the colors don't match up. For example, if a star with a black outline were at the top of the page, the yellow shading of the star and the black outline would overlap when printed.

Any ideas what may be causing this and solutions?

Thanks!!
by unknown on Mar 29, 2011 at 9:56am Add comment
I had similar problems with other oki printer (some years ago, so I forgot model). Anyway, it had problems only when I print from linux and only if I make some change to the default options.
Without any change (duplex, quality, and so on) under linux worked ok. Also under windows.

You didn't mention wich operating system you are using. Anyway: have you tryed to update the drivers?
Did you check if there is a firmware update for your printer. Does it fails only with word documents or also if you try with a PDF or a JPG image? - unknown
Hi everibody....please help me...
I have an Oki C810, does anyone know how to reset the drums??
help...help...help...

by polpy66 on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:46am Add comment
hi..

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.

No problems so far...


not work c5850,
""""Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx S-Mode"""" menu does not enter
do not press enter...

how to reset c5850?
by unknown on Apr 8, 2011 at 7:23am Add comment
hi all, after flash reset lost network card settings, I tried to press the test when the printer does not work ....
printer c3600
by unknown on Apr 12, 2011 at 1:16am Add comment
As usual, I am the exception to the rule...:)
I was very excited after reading all of the rave reviews on this reset procedure but no luck for me and my Oki C6150. I turned the printer on while holding down the two up/down menu buttons and the only thing that ever showed on the screen was SYSTEM MAINTENANCE! What am I doing wrong? Anyone?
by Hennesy on Apr 13, 2011 at 12:09pm Add comment
After someone's helpful password tip I was able to get beyond the System Maintenance message and all the way through step 4. Alas, I don't have an option for "NV-Ram initial" on my C6150....
Any ideas?
by Hennesy on Apr 13, 2011 at 12:31pm Add comment
original post 22 3 11
this is a repost as so far no one seems to have answer i cant find anything on oki site or manuel to help

i also have the same issue as BazzaH

Great information on this topic but can anyone help me with my C3100 drum reset please? There are only 2 buttons on this machine and no menu. Is there anyway I can reset the imaging drums. It will make my bank manager very happy if there is (and me!!) Thanks in advance.
by curleww on May 12, 2011 at 11:47am Add comment
Hi,

1. Turn machine on while pushing and holding the TWO up/down menu buttons at same time.

I've tried this on the B6300, but i still have the replace drum / toner message. Pls help!
by unknown on May 16, 2011 at 7:37am Add comment
The B6300 toner and drum are combined together. So even if you could reset the warning, the cartridge is out of toner anyway. Replace the toner cartridge (Drum is in it) - unknown
So there with C610? Somebody has understood as to get to the factory menu?
by unknown on May 29, 2011 at 6:36am Add comment
hay there,
isn't there any suggestion for B2200n mono model?
please let us know.
by unknown on Jun 1, 2011 at 8:11am Add comment
salutes I have purchased from little oki c9655 with various procedures I don't succeed to reset the toner he/she knows someone to help me
by genny on Jun 6, 2011 at 2:21am Add comment
Have this very problem with my C5600

Following the instructions from the OP
all goes well until step 5 - I can't see: "NV-Ram initial"

Is there an alternative menu setting I should use?

by LazyCarrot on Jun 9, 2011 at 1:21pm Add comment
Okidata printer configured as MC160, toner for use without the chip? how to reset it?
by Francis Paulino Neve on Jun 11, 2011 at 4:40am Add comment
Even though this is an old forum, I'd like to give some info about how to reset your toner cartriges.

Most people complain about the instuctions as there is no "NV-RAM initial" or "Level2 diagnostic mode" in maintanance menu.

There is no need for them.

This procedure is available for starter toner cartriges also.

TAKE TONER CHIPS OUT!!! (none in starter kits)

1. Press + & - while turning on the printer.
2. System Maintenance + Enter
3. Passw: 000000 (6 zeros)
4. Press - to find Eng. Diag. Mode + Enter
5. Press - till you see Sensor Settings, Enter
6. Toner Sensor -> Press Enter till blinking, select DISABLE, press Enter till you see "*"
7. Drum Over Life --->change to Continuance
8. Red Adjust --> DISABLE
9. Id Unit Check ---> DISABLE
10. Belt Unit Check ----> DISABLE
11. Press BACK once
12. Factory Mode Set: Press Enter till blinks, change to FACTORY MODE
13. Press BACK 3 times
14. Press - for fuse keep mode; Press Enter ONCE!!!!!
15. IMPORTANT!: You will see "Execute". Wait at least 2 MINUTES! Not seconds!!!!
16. Press Enter once; you will see Initialising...
17. You will see "Toner Error"; Open, then close the printer cover.

You may need to repeat this procedure more then once.... maybe 3-4 times in order to reset Error Message.. Even though you see an Toner Error, you may print copies as you wish. After some copies error message vanishes and toner level seems full.

Notes;
1. You have to wait more than 2 MINUTES before Fuse Keep Mode initialising... don't hurry. Wait enough after "execute".
2. Don't get frustrated at the first time. I had to repeat 5 times for a successfull reset.
3. Even though you see the toner error, try printing... at some point error is gone..
5. Try not to wait "toner empty" message. If you see "Order toner" it is easy.
6. Toner levels seem wrong. But no problem. It prints.
7. Be carefull... toner sensor is out of order. You have to check your printouts for quality.
8. Sorry for bad English.
by unknown on Jun 17, 2011 at 12:35pm Add comment
I figured out the Admin Password for the new c610. It is "aaaaaa". The Admin Setup option is in the Menu. There's no trick to accessing it like the c5000 series where you used to have to turn the printer off and hold the up & down button down.

Do you know how to reset the toner after refilling the c610? I tried changing the 2 System options Near Life Status and Near Life LED to Disable and then went to Settings and Saved the new settings. I don't know if that is going to work. My toner life is showing only 1 bar left so I hope it doesn't lock up and make me have to buy a new toner cartridge just to continue using the machine. Please advise. - bamm
AWESONE!!! MY OKI 5650(WITH SARTER TONERS,NO CHIPS)HAS BEEN RESETED,NOW THE TONERS LEVEL IS FULL in each one,but now I keep an eye in the quality of copies in order to know when must refill the cartrigdes.
Thank a lot for your help (sorry for my english)
Regards From Chile - ivanfox
Hello every one, I have read the forums. We have at work (2) Oki c6000,s I have tried to rest the consumables, I have failed. does any one have the same printer, or know what one is its sister.

So far I was able to swap out the chips in the toners, I did diable to toner. I hope, but I am down to 2\% on my drums. I know from reading the forums that one should get more life out of them. We have spent a lot of money replacing them once before.
by Scooby65 on Aug 2, 2011 at 1:14pm Add comment
Worked Great, thanks a bunch. I used to buy a new printer every 2 years because it was cheaper to replace the printer than replace the drums... Thanks Again Paul. Here are the instructions I followed:

Here's what you need:

• A simple volt/amp meter (an analog one works best, but digital is fine also)
• Two pieces of thin wire about 300mm long. I used old telco wire. With insulation, its about 1mm wide.
• A pair of scissors to strip the wire ends
• X-acto or thin razor knife


1) Strip about 4-5mm off the one end of each wire and 25mm off the other end. Bend the 5mm end at a 90 degree angle right at the base of the stripped part.
2) Pull out the Drum unit (leave the toner cartridge attached to the Drum unit)
3) On the right end of the Drum unit (DU) there are three square brass contacts about 3mm wide. The right end is the end with the blue handle. Looking at the end of the DU, you are interested in the 1st and 2nd contacts from the left (they are the two closest to the screws on a c5800 cartridge)
4) Use the X-acto knife to lift the contact metal and slide the 90 bent end of the wire under the contact. Do this with the other wire on contact #2.
5) Put a little vertical tension on the wires and route them around the blue toner release handle.
6) Gently insert the DU/toner cartridge into the printer. Keep slight tension on the wires until the unit is seated.
7) Wrap the 25mm stripped end of the wires around the volt meter leads. Wrap one so it makes electrical contact, but you could pull it apart instantly at the right time.
8) Set your voltmeter to the lowest amp setting. I put mine on 200micro amps. Also make sure your voltmeter leads are in the correct holes of the voltmeter. You want the amperage or milliAmp holes not the voltage holes. Don't forget to turn the meter on.
9) Get prepared to pull one of the leads off of the one of the thin wires and turn on the printer. Don't be afraid to touch the metal of the wire; the voltage/amperage supplied to the LED array is very low and will not hurt you. A 9 volt flashlight battery is more dangerous.
10) About 10 seconds into the startup routine, you will see you voltmeter display a reading. Instantly pull the leads apart.

Congratulations, you are now officially a 1/16amp fuse.

Your printer will reset the Drum Unit counter and you have another 20K impressions (if the image quality is acceptable to you)

If you have any question, just respond to this post. I'll get the email and answer you.

Good Luck.

Paul

by traffic_pe on Aug 8, 2011 at 2:55pm Add comment
Guys I am in desperately need for an answer. I work for a large enterprise, we have bought a bunch of these oki b410 printers, some of them are starting to display error code either 413 or 613 (for which the service manual says kinda the same solution (replace)).

After testing with different cartridges the error code continues, even going from one to another. I change the whole thing and not only the toner container (drum is changed as well).

I tried the MU application but it displays me a connection error... does any1 has any idea how to get rid of this error?


any piece of advise is appreciated.

thanks.

please. help.-

PS. sorry for my grammar-spelling as English is not my primary language.
by MXM on Aug 15, 2011 at 3:11pm Add comment
Well I have had many replys, referring me to this cure, how ever I do not have "NV-Ram initial" or "NV-Ram- Initial Table 1". in the menu. If I do have have not been able to find it. so If any one has this printer please help

Oki 6000n
by Scooby65 on Aug 16, 2011 at 1:18pm Add comment
Hello,
any idea how to do that with OKI C3450 printer? The thing is - there is no display... Please send to my email or post here. Tks a lot!
by hutzli on Aug 18, 2011 at 8:14am Add comment
and still no one as replied to reset oki C3100 toners with no display
by curleww on Aug 18, 2011 at 9:26am Add comment
I have gone through about 1 fuser / month for the last 3 months. Didn't used to have this problem. Any thoughts - ready to ditch this printer!! Thanks for the tips on resetting the drums though.
by unknown on Aug 27, 2011 at 8:40am Add comment
Works like a charm on my Okidata c5200 and DID NOT reset the MAC or network address--nothing of the sort. Pure rubbish in the reply below complaining about same! Try the fix with full confidence, but follow the instructions to the letter like I did.
by ganymede on Sep 9, 2011 at 2:22pm Add comment
Does it works on B431dn? I follow the steps but only get to "NV-ram parameters" no initial nor table. Does anyone knows. Thanks - drhiramortega
I have a new method for reset all counters, drum, chip. Just send command from telnet. Its work on my oki c5650
by unknown on Sep 20, 2011 at 12:16pm Add comment
Hi,szk8. what is mean (Just send command from telnet), is this in the printer menu?(I have an oki 5650 too)
regards from Chile
by ivanfox on Sep 21, 2011 at 2:06pm Add comment
Dont know how to send comand from telnet. Can u tell me. Gracias
by unknown on Sep 21, 2011 at 6:06pm Add comment
Hi Anonymus
do You get eny answer to Your question?
I have the same Problem!!! and need HELP
RESET OKI c5850 ???

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.

No problems so far...


not work c5850,
""""Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx S-Mode"""" menu does not enter
do not press enter...
by unknown on Sep 26, 2011 at 3:57pm Add comment
You are amazing. Thank-you so much for sharing. You saved me tons of time!
by unknown on Sep 28, 2011 at 6:38pm Add comment
Hi,
Do you have any idea, how to reset toner in B710?

Regards
by unknown on Sep 29, 2011 at 3:21am Add comment
I had problem with Toner sensor and I have proceeded operation indicated in some comments.
And the " toner empty" sign was disappeared, but my C5600 does not recognize any PC, so it cannot receive any data.

I have reenstalled printer, but the result was the same.
I called to tecnical service of OKI, and they said the operation damaged PLU board of the printer, so it should be replaced.
The problem is this board costs almost the same as a new printer.

Anyone know if there's any way to slove the problem?
Printer seems to work, but data transmission is impossible.

Thank you!
by unknown on Sep 30, 2011 at 5:27am Add comment
Looking for a reset sequence for the c610 - anyone? I've tried button combos. By holding JUST enter you get a boot menu that gives you some options, but they are things like USB and print setting options. Nothing system-level.
by lorddamax on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:51pm Add comment
UGH! I cannot for the life of me find that menu on a c610. The Up/Down/Enter/Cancel does not work on it.

Enter gives a Boot Menu.

Up + Down + Enter + On Line gives some menu that appears to be for flashing the printer - it says Loader Version 00.08, then after a moment displays PU Flash Error, then it says Ready to print, PU Error, and all toners show full with a ? over them. Drum life shows 0\%. When you send a jopb it says Data Present, but makes no attempt to print. Odd.


by lorddamax on Oct 6, 2011 at 4:56pm Add comment
I have a new method to reset toner, drum . Work in my c5750 and c5600. Connect to printer with telnet on 9100 port. Next use command:

@PJL DEFAULT OKIBLACKDRUMCOUNT=0 for black drum


@PJL DEFAULT OKICYANDRUMCOUNT=0 for cyan drum

or magneta or yelow.

For reset toners use

@PJL DEFAULT OKIBLACTONERCOUNT=0 for black toner

@PJL DEFAULT OKICYANTONERCOUNT=0 for cyan toner

or magneta or yellow.

It's work 100\% or all c56xx to c59xx

YOu dont need nothing more :)
by unknown on Oct 12, 2011 at 7:47am Add comment
i connect with telnet, password 000000 but i watch only a print menu where digit only number from 0 to 99 ? where i must insert the string @jpl..? thanks - blueobsession
Holy crap. That worked. Does that turn off toner monitoring, or does it reset the counters? Any idea? - lorddamax
Oki: I tried this and all my toners reset to full, but just last night the Back jumped down to Low Toner. Every time I re-run the command, it seems to reset, but then jumps back down to low. Any idea whats going on?

Do you have a full command list I can see? - lorddamax
My printer is offline right now, so I cant try that, but, I've been working on a solution for the c610 if that does not work.

I've been screwing with the RFID chips. There was a method posted in another thread of relocating the RFID reader outside the printer, and then starting the printer with a 'full' chip on it, and then right before printing, swapping it with a 'low' chip. After it prints, it writes the new toner level (nearly full) to the low chip, thus refilling it.

Well, Oki caught on apparently and it doesnt work on the c610. It must check the chips serial # against the one in memory before writing, as I get a 231 Service Call error when I swap the RFID chip.

So I had another thought... it's not a refil, but it'd give me 4x the life out of a cartirdge... RFID is unaware of other RFID. What if I put all the readers near each other so they all read ONE chip...? I only relocated one sensor outside the printer so far, so what I did was reroute it back inside, and I sandwiched a 'full' rfid chip between it (the black sensor) and the yellow sensor, so both Yellow and Black were reading the same RFID chip.

Turned the printer on.

The printer reported there was non-genuine toner installed. I suspect this is because each chip has a serial # burned into it, and both readers reported the same serial number, something that may be expected from a 3rd party chip? On the LDC panel it showed yellow and black as full, with a big ? on top of the graphic. The alert light flashed.

But it let me print.

So if the telnet reset does not work, my plan is to relocate all 4 RFID sensors outside the printer, arrange them into a box formation, and place 1 full chip inside the box, and let all 4 toners read the same chip. IF it's thinks its non-genuine toner, and shows a ? on the toner level, it may not bother to write back to the chip, possibly giving me a full time always-full status.

I hope the telnet fix works. But this may be an ok substitute. Just requires a lot of labor tearing the printer apart.
by lorddamax on Oct 14, 2011 at 9:37am Add comment
This command reset printer count. If you have low toner in cartridge just refill it and then reset. You can also rest drum, belt, fuser. Its work. :)
by unknown on Oct 25, 2011 at 1:04am Add comment
No, I mean that when I use the reset command, the black still shows as low toner. Not that the toner in the cart is low, the printer is ignoring the command and still showing it as low.

Do you have a reference for any other PJL commands we can use on the Oki's?
by lorddamax on Oct 25, 2011 at 7:39am Add comment
Just want to confirm that my Oki c610 is ignoring the PJL commands.

When I use the command, it sets the toner to full, until the chip reports a low toner or our of toner state, then the toner level jumps from 100\% to 10\% (for low) and then to 0\% (if its "out").

I'll try refilling it, but I seriously doubt it'll do anyting. I may have to go with my other idea and hope it works.
by lorddamax on Oct 31, 2011 at 7:49am Add comment
Anybody know how to reset the drum of the oki C3520? It does not work with the formula above...

Alguien sabe cómo resetear el tambor de la oki C3520? Lo hemos intentado con la "fórmula" de arriba y no reacciona...

GRACIAS
by unknown on Oct 31, 2011 at 1:18pm Add comment
I finally found the setting to get the Service Menu on the Oki C610 (and likely other printers).

Menu + and Menu - and Help

That will get the service menu. The password is 000000
by lorddamax on Nov 1, 2011 at 7:04am Add comment
My C5600 is telling me "410 Y TONER EMPTY" but of course there's still a bit left. I tried the above (top of this thread) procedure but get stuck at "Window shows "NV-Ram- Initial Table 1"" - that option isn't there.

Any ideas how I can force it to carry on printing for a while longer?
by unknown on Nov 17, 2011 at 12:32pm Add comment
This is a great board content wise but tehnically it's tough. I posted twice it said it didn't go through but one of those times it did, I posted once it said it went through but it didn't.

The fix worked great. One place said it was the LED and offered to recycle the unit, another said the first place didn't want to order a drum in case that didn't work, but it was probalby the drum so take a chance and order one. I tried this fix it worked 100\% the printer is better than new. I'm not sure if I've ever put a drum in this machine over 10 years, THANK YOU.
by AlanB1 on Dec 15, 2011 at 9:40pm Add comment
Has any1 cracked the pro910?

I have to say I am very disappointed and frustrated with this unit. I allowed the rep to talk me into upgrading my c9650 but I find it to be of inferior quality and it is a toner guzzler!

It will be nice to be able to reset the drums since most of what print on it is envelops!
by New2Oki on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:47pm Add comment
My 3200n has started printing light, not streaky, but just a very weak image. The drum is not that old, and I did not think it would get weak that way. Do I need a new drum?
by unknown on Dec 20, 2011 at 6:09am Add comment
Hi guys,
I have an issue with OKI CX2032MFP page counter. All the methods listed here simple do not work on this printer. Any suggestions or ideas?
by unknown on Dec 30, 2011 at 7:06am Add comment
I found a site that has the C5500 maintenance manual. I haven't had time (and I'm not sure I tech savvy enough to understand) to figure out how to get my C5500 running without a new image drum but page 136 of the manual does show that the drum over life indication can be changed from STOP to CONTINUANCE. It also has the same options for the other things like toner sensor.

http://www.a2itgeek.com/service/OKIDATA/

Hope this helps so someone can explain it to me in a step by step fashion!

AG
by ageinert on Dec 30, 2011 at 6:01pm Add comment
Worked on a C5200!! Thanks!!
by unknown on Jan 5, 2012 at 6:53pm Add comment
does anyone know how to reset the belt,

ie when the screen displays order belt?
by unknown on Jan 25, 2012 at 8:56am Add comment
I tried the reset method and when I got to the Diagnostic Mode S the instructions were to scroll to "NV-Ram...could not find this area...what am I doing wrong...using a c58oo...bob
by unknown on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:09am Add comment
I have a c5800. I have tried the formula for reseting drums and transfer belt, but when I get to the part Scroll to "NV-Ram inital" I can not find this part...does this work for a c5800...bob


by valiante on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:03am Add comment
I have Oki Fax 170, I would like to reset toner chip, or buy only chip,if you have any info please send e-mail
by unknown on Feb 29, 2012 at 6:32am Add comment
Suddenly this year 2012 OKI Australia has problem with parts fuser for C3530
If anyone knows how to get to the Service Mode and reset fuser
Regards,
Mark
by Melbourne Tech on Mar 1, 2012 at 7:45pm Add comment
have done this with the fuse and it worked well except it has changed K toner cartridge from 98\% to 0\% and now i have a error message black toner empty. What can i do ?????
by joinkle on Mar 3, 2012 at 10:35am Add comment
How do I reset the imagedrum-couter on a C5900?
I've tried a lot, but nothing works :(
by John Leeuwis on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:21am Add comment
For sending print commands (@jpl...) you should telnet to port 9100 not the standard one (23 by default)
by unknown on Mar 23, 2012 at 5:56am Add comment
fazer o reset da OKI B 2540
by unknown on Apr 2, 2012 at 2:02pm Add comment
Please help!! Can someone tell me how to reset data for toner drum on an OKI C8800. Thanks.
by lexus1993 on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:21pm Add comment
our Oki MC560 printer tells us the toner is empty, but it is not. How can I reset the toner? NB I tried the suggestion made above; however, in the OKI MC560, there is no "NV-Ram initial" in the "Diagnostic Mode xx.xx.xx S-Mode. I hope someone can help me out here.

best wishes,
Johannes
by unknown on May 2, 2012 at 6:43am Add comment
I have OKI C610, and I would like refill my toner cartridges
with non original toner. I have already refilled one cartridge but
it is a problem with chip, which indicates empty cartridge even
it is full of toner now. I need help to disable reading chips of toner's level in cartridges while replacement chips not exist on market yet. Thanks in advance. Rok
by Roksy on May 15, 2012 at 6:04am Add comment
I have OKI C610, and I would like refill my toner cartridges
with non original toner. I have already refilled one cartridge but
it is a problem with chip, which indicates empty cartridge even
it is full of toner now. I need help to disable reading chips of toner's level
in cartridges while replacement chips not exist on market yet.
Thanks in advance. Rok
by Roksy on May 15, 2012 at 6:06am Add comment
I have seen people say it works on C3200 - but mine doesn't have a screen / up + down menu buttons.
What am I missing?
by unknown on May 17, 2012 at 10:40am Add comment
i need reset drum and image drum in my okidata cx3641
by unknown on May 20, 2012 at 2:19pm Add comment
Thanks soooo much! Worked perfectly for my oki c5150.
by bamm on Jul 1, 2012 at 3:09pm Add comment
hello can you help me to reset drum for oki c9655
by tengo2002 on Jul 5, 2012 at 12:03pm Add comment
HELLO, IN MY PRINTER OKI CX3641 SHOWN MESSAGE INCOMPATIBLE TONER.
HOW TO REPIR THIS ERROR?
THNAKS
by unknown on Jul 7, 2012 at 6:32am Add comment
Can someone help me reset the toner for my c5800? Thanks.........
by mikeyto on Jul 22, 2012 at 10:01am Add comment
Ha.
I also had the problem on my c5650, that the PJL reset didn't work anymore, as the toner was already reported as empty.
Then I went into the maintenance-mode and from there I disabled all the Sensors.
Didn't work at first.
Then I took the empty reported toner out and placed it back in.
Now all toners are shown to have 0\% left!
But the printer works fine now, is online and prints!!!
by unknown on Aug 1, 2012 at 2:22am Add comment
Do you have a reset procedure for the C801?

The display shows the error 410
No toner (toner is in the middle)

Very, very thank
Pawel
by unknown on Aug 7, 2012 at 1:19am Add comment
Will this work for the 5800? I don't get the NV-Ram option on my menu.

Please let me know.

Thanks
by Pigster on Sep 18, 2012 at 10:20am Add comment
Hello! I need some help please.
I have the c5650 showing message "toner empty, replace.." after only approx. 1000 pages. Printing quality is (was) still very good so i searched for a possibility to reset the toner.
I tried to reset the toner counter like discribed here by user "oki" but it didn't work. I have started a telnet session (and was surprised that there was no password request when connecting to port 9100 ??) and after typing "@PJL DEFAULT OKIBLACTONERCOUNT=0" there was no reaction. only the printer display was showing something like "invalid data or timeout"

does anybody know what's wrong?
thanks a lot!
by okidoki on Nov 18, 2012 at 6:07pm Add comment
I just bought a toner cartridge refill kit for my okidata B4100. It didn't come with instructions or a reset chip. I did not know I needed a chip. Is there any way to reset the cartridge without this chip? I am having a hard time finding them anywhere. I know when the toner gets low, the printer will only print one page and then stop until i open the cover and re-close it. Then it will print one more page and i have to keep repeating that. So Im thinking even if I refill the cartridge without re-setting it, I will have the same problem.

Any info is appreciated.
Thanks
by tangledup on Nov 20, 2012 at 7:03am Add comment
please someone help me solve a problem with a C5200n oki? to replace the black toner, gave error sensor, I decided to tape white glue. it happens that the toner is new, but only prints the center of the sheet, ie leaving a margin on both sides without printing. how to solve?
by netideia on Jan 23, 2013 at 2:39pm Add comment
I found a OKI 3641 for about $1000 dollars, it has 240,00 color prints,(dont know much about a copier) Drum left is 22cyan 16 Mag 13 yellow 60 black, belt is 0, fuser 46 comes with the scanner is this a good buy, how much or what do I need to do to bring it to specs, any info helpful,, thanks
by tonytw on May 11, 2013 at 6:25am Add comment
We have picked up an oki 3641, the fuser is at zero, and one of the Drums are at almost zero, I know little about one just some info I have seen on the forum, do we just need to replace them and that will keep us up and running, any info helpful...
by tonytw on May 26, 2013 at 12:00am Add comment
minha impressora oki b431dn esta apresentando erro, 347: DRUM LIFE, já troquei o cilindro por um novo e mesmo assim continuou apresentando o erro.
por favor preciso de ajuda para resolver esse mistério.
by unknown on Aug 26, 2013 at 11:06am Add comment
I am hoping someone can help me. I read about half of the entries and got lost in the middle.

I bought replacement toner for my MC160n from ebay seller simplyitem. When it arrived the instructions sucked. But I followed them and it seemed to work fine. The instructions site is here: http://tinyurl.com/mztrn3u . They made no mention of the waste holder.

So it worked beautifully with regular paper. I decided to try out my oki with 110 lb paper. I called OKI to see how to print on this paper and they recommended that I print it on the thick stock 2. Now my printer has marks all over the place. I want to buy OEM toner and drum and get my printer back to normal. Will that work?? Or have I ruined my husbands business printer with my cheap toner?

Thanks
by unknown on Sep 5, 2013 at 2:32pm Add comment
This will not work on OKIc5500n. Can anyone help please.
by unknown on Oct 4, 2013 at 1:03pm Add comment
Hallo all.... I have an OKI C301dn and i have to say two thinks .. First My network is lost on printer menu and second , I cannot locate anyware on internet ( well for the last 7 days that i am searching) a bin file for firmware update network of my Printer. If anyone can help here and provide the file it will be highly appreciated. Thank you
by Stelios on Oct 6, 2013 at 2:52am Add comment
Stelios, I hope this will help you, cause I haven't found nothing about this stuff of .Bin and Hostif.exe for flashing firmware on a C301. - PieterStb
Stelios, I think that this printer can not loose its network menu by flashing. But I'm not sure about that.

http://my.okidata.com

I've found a user manual of a C330 where I've readed that it is possible to disable the network menu to the user, so you should try this:

1. Turn OFF the printer.
2. Turn ON the printer while pressing the OK button.
When Admin Menu appears, take your finger off the button.
3. Press the OK button.
4. At the Enter Password prompt, enter the digit Admin
password:
(a) Using the up and down MENU buttons, scroll to the
required letter/digit.
(b) Press the OK button to input and move to the next letter/
digit.
(c) Repeat steps (a) and (b) until all letters/digits are
entered.
Enter the default password wich is aaaaaa (six letters A)
5. Press the OK button.
6. Press the up or down MENU button until the OP. MENU” option is displayed.
7. Press the OK button.
8. Press the up or down MENU button until "NETWORK MENU" is displayed.
9. Press the OK button.
10. Using the up or down MENU button, search the parameter
"ENABLED".
11. Press the Enter button to enter an asterisk (*) on the right
side.
12. Press the On Line button to switch to online. The machine
will automatically re-boot.
by PieterStb on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:57am Add comment
Hi I tried this but after Diagnostic mode I cant find NV RAM initial, it doesn't show on mine. Have Oki c5500
by Zviman on Oct 8, 2013 at 9:22am Add comment
Hi I tried this but after Diagnostic mode I cant find NV RAM initial, it doesn't show on mine. Have Oki c5500
by Zviman on Oct 8, 2013 at 9:56am Add comment
HI How do I sort this Toner Sensor Error, Color:Magenta for an OKI C830, anyone? The Toner is new and so is the drum.
by vwamz on Nov 1, 2013 at 4:30am Add comment
HYE GUYS.. CAN U DO ME AFOVER.. KINDLY SHOW ME HOR TO RESET DRUM FOR OKI MB460.. KINDLY SHOW ME IN MANUALY.. MY PRINTER ALWAYS HAD A PROBLEM EVERYTIME I PRINT OUT MY WORK.. REGARDS
by unknown on Dec 20, 2013 at 12:11pm Add comment

hi. Do you know a reset drum for the oki b411d ?

thanks
by unknown on Feb 3, 2014 at 7:25am Add comment
Hello
Does anybody know how to reset the drum OKI C801 / C821
by Gemini24 on Feb 10, 2014 at 7:11am Add comment
Sorry this is somehow off-topic, but this thread seems to be quite vivid:
I have a C531dn and hoped so with buying this printer and a high capacity cartridge set I should have no trouble until the next years (I am a private user).
Unfortunately it now happened already for the second time that the magenta cartridge level drops directly from 100\% to 10\% after a time where it might drop down to 90\%. I will get another time a replacement cartridge from the retailer, but for the last time. If this will happen again he claims that it is not a chip problem of his cartridges but a problem of my printer. As I have bought a non original OKI set I now will run into problems concerning the 3 year warranty which only holds when using original OKI consumables.
So my questions are:
- does anybody know such behavior of level drop?
- can OKI se (when replacing the third party cartridges with original OKI ones) that I have used some time third party cartridges?

Best
by wolfkil on Mar 19, 2014 at 1:07pm Add comment
Does somebody knows haow to do it for the oki c5950
by jcarvas on May 8, 2014 at 12:41pm Add comment
I HAVE MY OWN TSHIRT BUSINESS AND THANK GOD I CAME ON THIS SITE! I WAS ABLE TO RESET MY TONER BUT.......NO WHERE ON HERE DID I READ WHAT TO DO ONCE EVERYTHING IS SET TO 100\%. HOW DO YOU KNOW THE LIFE OF THE DRUM AND TONER NOW???? PLEASE RESPOND SOMEONE...LOL!
by unknown on May 13, 2014 at 6:05pm Add comment
Hello guys

I have a mc362dn from oki. Has someone a solution to reset the conter? I tried many things but not one worked...
Thanks for your help
by unknown on May 31, 2014 at 5:11am Add comment
i m looking also for a solution for a mc362.
by unknown on Jun 1, 2014 at 9:23am Add comment
I find something that could maybe help

http://www.simplyitem.com
by unknown on Jun 1, 2014 at 9:56am Add comment
The image on my printed sheets includes a lot of stray toner at the lead edge as if it is spilling out onto the sheet. Anyone know how to resolve this issue? Thanks!
by unknown on Jun 9, 2014 at 3:40pm Add comment
I read the following request for help, but could not find any response to the two inquires for help. I have the same machine Okidata C110 with the same problem. I have had the machine about two years and average only about one or two pages a day. I also use only the "Print in black only" all the time. I use an injet printer to print in color. Even so all three color toner cartridges are lite up on the printer indicating they need replacing when they have never been used. I took them all out and moved them back and forth to move the toner around but it did not help. I thought resetting might help that problem also. Listed below is the original request for help and I need the same help. Thanks very much for any help I can receive.
Hello!

I've read a lot of these posts - seems like people are really getting help! I just ran into a problem with my OKI c110 (I know, not very fancy)...

The printer is only about 3 months old. When I try to print, a message shows up saying that I have a non-OKI toner, or a used toner installed. However, I haven't replaced the toner. It's the same as when I bought the printer.

Any suggestions on how to fix this problem? Anyone know how to re-set the toner on the c110?

Any help will be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
by netennis on Jul 6, 2014 at 2:05pm Add comment
hello you have pocedimento the belt and reset the printer fuser oki9600 please if you have passes to my email: [email protected]
by unknown on Jul 16, 2014 at 9:29am Add comment
hello you have pocedimento the belt and reset the printer fuser oki9600 please if you have passes to my email: [email protected]
by unknown on Jul 16, 2014 at 9:57am Add comment
Does this reset the c711 as well. Also does anyone know how to turn the diffuser off in a c711
by simonmunday on Aug 12, 2014 at 6:21am Add comment
Is this applicable to OKI MB491?
by unknown on Aug 15, 2014 at 12:03am Add comment
HAVE PROBLEM WITH MY OKI C3400 PRINTER IT SHOWS ERROR ICON
FOR MAGENTA AND CYAN TONER DRUM IS ANYBODY KNOWS HOW TO OVERRIDE OR QUICK FIX PLEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
THANKS
by unknown on Sep 18, 2014 at 7:35pm Add comment
any body out there it may know how to override drum for an C3400 oki
any help will be greatly appreciated.
thank you
Pablo C.
by Pablo Calderon on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:04am Add comment
Would anyone know how to reset a MC560 plus back to factory default as I purchased this machine used and I can't access the password.

Thanks for your time.
by Mongoose on Sep 30, 2014 at 1:25pm Add comment
Hello! I followed the instructions to reset my drum and it seems to have worked because the message noting to replace is gone however now my printer does not seem to recognize any computes. Does anyone know what I can do to remedy this issue? Thanks so much! :-)
by knibble on Oct 8, 2014 at 10:21pm Add comment
does this work on a oki c910?
by adrianik on Oct 28, 2014 at 2:26am Add comment

Switch to: ENERGIE DIAG MODE / PARAMETER2 / Enter :

Toner Sensor Enable .

To disable Toner Sensor. ENTER + ONLINE + CANCEL

Tonersensor now disable.

Restart Printer
by unknown on Nov 2, 2014 at 6:44am Add comment
helloto all. we have OKI C5650 and its shows replace cyan drum.
i read this article and carefully followed the instruction how to reset but i stock on procedure no.5 which is " scroll to "NV-Ram initial " is indicated . push ENTER. I CAN'T LOCATE, I MEAN THERE IS NO OPTION LIKE THAT AFTER I SCROLLED THE + AND _ BUTTON. THNX FOR THE HELP
by theorobz on Nov 9, 2014 at 6:47am Add comment
helloto all. we have OKI C5650 and its shows replace cyan drum.
i read this article and carefully followed the instruction how to reset but i stock on procedure no.5 which is " scroll to "NV-Ram initial " is indicated . push ENTER. I CAN'T LOCATE, I MEAN THERE IS NO OPTION LIKE THAT AFTER I SCROLLED THE + AND _ BUTTON. THNX FOR THE HELP
by theorobz on Nov 9, 2014 at 6:48am Add comment
helloto all. we have OKI C5650 and its shows replace cyan drum.
i read this article and carefully followed the instruction how to reset but i stock on procedure no.5 which is " scroll to "NV-Ram initial " is indicated . push ENTER. I CAN'T LOCATE, I MEAN THERE IS NO OPTION LIKE THAT AFTER I SCROLLED THE + AND _ BUTTON. THNX FOR THE HELP
by theorobz on Nov 9, 2014 at 6:50am Add comment
helloto all. we have OKI C5650 and its shows replace cyan drum.
i read this article and carefully followed the instruction how to reset but i stock on procedure no.5 which is " scroll to "NV-Ram initial " is indicated . push ENTER. I CAN'T LOCATE, I MEAN THERE IS NO OPTION LIKE THAT AFTER I SCROLLED THE + AND _ BUTTON. THNX FOR THE HELP
by theorobz on Nov 9, 2014 at 6:50am Add comment
Hi Folks,

Tries all the above methods but cannot access the maintenance menu on the MC860.

Please help.

Does anyone know how to access the maintenance menu for the MC860?

Thanks
by jdh72 on Nov 24, 2014 at 5:04am Add comment
The K Drum needed replacing on our OKI C5500 printer. I tried to follow the steps on the instructions to reset the drum. After step four (5. Scroll to "NV-Ram initial" is indicated. Push ENTER) there is no "NV-Ram initial". The printer continues to read K toner empty and it is a new toner. Any help available?

Thanks,
Dave
by unknown on Jan 10, 2015 at 10:38am Add comment