stobby2asked Sep 7, 2006 at 9:26am
if so you can clean out the old drum and replace with a new chip and you can print again! as long as the drum was working fine before
First I phoned Epson (£170 for a replacemement !! - - although I've just seen a reconditioned one for £100, no idea if it's OK or not)
Then I came across Zinetic on the internet, a UK company which sell for about £20 a chip which "re-sets" the photoconductor unit. So far (after about 2 months) mine is working fine. The life of a photoconductor is not infinite but there is (apparently) an artificial time-limit in the Epson chip and this is a way round it.
Just noticed Zinetic responded already to this post, I have no connection with Zinetic but I can recommend their sales/service, they were very good in responding to my questions and all I can say is the chip seems to work.
Printer has only printed 860 pages. Is there a way I can access hardware to reset counters?
Make sure you have installed the chip properly, or have not damaged anything else within the printer while removing the PCU.
First message, 'Replace PCU' came on after changing a toner cartridge, I then changed the chip on PCU only to be met with message, 'Install PCU'.
My opinion is that Epson are on to a real con with this chipped components scam. PCU has only printed 860 pages. I also noticed when I changed the black toner cartridge, it was still full of toner.
I also have a Kyocera printer, run it for 6 years now finally have to replace the fuser. only changed toner twice on that printer.
I have removed several times and reinserted correctly but nothing happens.
The chip was correctly replaced. I followed the instructions I found at www.zinetic.co.uk (with which I am not associated)
This same video, at the end, says that, after replacing the chip you must "Remove 2 screws to empty waste toner": which are the screws? There are many more than just two!
Will the message disappear thereafter?
Any help is welcome.
The online video only shows the 1st part.
I asked my ebay seller to send me another chip without having to pay him, but, again, no success.
If anyone knows the solution then please post it keeping in mind that I already have a new chip without the instructions.
If ZINETIC AND Co (or anyone else) can help me I will be very happy and grateful.
I need help.
Ive done everything, replaced all my toners, cleaned head and the little stick think on the side ( pull 5 times to clean) and now my screen says " worn Photoconductor" UGH what should i do