How to Reset the Drum on an Oki Data Laser Printer

Written by david clair
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When the image drum cartridge reaches the 90% point of its life cycle on an Oki Data laser printer, a "Change Drum" message will display on the screen. Around this time the print typically starts to become faint or starts to deteriorate. When a new drum cartridge is installed, the drum cartridge counter needs to be reset for the printer to keep track of the life cycle of the replacement.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Turn the printer power off. Open the top cover.

  2. 2

    Press the oval switch on the operator panel. Hold the switch down. Turn the printer power on.

  3. 3

    Release the oval switch when the lights on the front panel flash twice. This indicates that the drum counter has been reset. Close the printer top cover.

Tips and warnings

  • Oki Data recommends having a replacement drum cartridge on hand so print jobs will not be interrupted for long when the cartridge needs to be replaced.

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