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Minolta 2300 2300w drum - don't replace it, reset it! Kit

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Drum reset kit for Minolta QMS 2300W

You are merrily printing along on your relatively new Minolta QMS 2300W, and suddenly, you get a message from the printer that the drum is near the end of its life! How could that be?!? The print quality is still excellent! Oh, well...

So you look up prices on a new drum. $150!!! That's over a third of the price of a new printer!!

Then you get to wondering if you can just use the drum as it is. That's when you get a really nasty surprise from Minolta! They have rigged the drum so that it somehow 'knows' that it is "near the end of its life", and just pulling the drum out and putting it back in doesn't fool the printer into thinking that you replaced the drum. You are dead in the water until you spring for a new drum.

Well, it turns out that it is relatively simple to reset the drum counter, although Minolta would much rather you did not find out how to do this (they would prefer to force you to part with $150 for a new drum).

This kit consists of the proper part to reset the drum, and a bound manual with clear illustrations showing exactly how to install it. I believe that this kit will work on all 23xx Minolta printers, but I have only tested the procedure on my own 2300W.
For a tiny fraction of the price of a new drum, you can reset the old one, and get two or three times the life that Minolta intended for you to get!

This item is a little bit unusual for me (I specialize in musical accessories), but I spent many years in electronics and engineering, and I just couldn't let this rather cheesy maneuver by Minolta just go by when it happened to me! I did the research, found the proper part, and tested the procedure on my own printer. Then I carefully documented each step and illustrated the procedure with several photographs -- and printed the document on my newly-reset printer!

Please be aware that if the print quality is not good, resetting the drum counter will not improve it. You will eventually have to get a brand new drum; just not quite as soon as Minolta would like!

Also, please be aware that any time you do 'unauthorized' maintenance on your printer, you run a risk of damaging your printer, or even hurting yourself. While I think the danger is minimal, please don't get this kit unless you think that you have the minimal mechanical skills required, which involves using a small screwdriver to pry loose some metal clips so that you can remove and replace a small part. I cannot be held responsible for any damage that you might do to your printer, or to yourself.

If you have any questions, please email me before buying!

Howard Lee Harkness

Pro-Count, Inc.
3000 Custer Rd #270 MS 353
Plano, TX 75075
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