I have a fax machine and it keeps saying "change the drum soon" what does that mean?, I know its not the toner
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
The drum is the other removable part that the toner fits into. It also has to be replace though not as often as the drum. Use your model name and number to order it just as the toner.
- vulcanLv 71 decade ago
Oh golly, ah, change the drum ! It is the hardware part that the paper wraps around during the fixing process. That is, the ink gets fixed to the paper. After a while the drums develops a large static charge and the plastic coating gets scratches. The result is the finished looks worse and worse. Now the manufacturer does not want it's product mean mouthed. So it hits you up to change the drum so that the finished item always looks pretty.
- smedrikLv 71 decade ago
The drum is and electrostatic roller which "rolls" the image onto the page. A drum is a separate consumable part and you should be able to purchase it where you purchased you printer.
Drums units can get very pricey. However you print quality will rapidly decline if the drum you are using is past it's service life.
As a rule of thumb you can continue to use the same drum unil you start to get dark streaks, blotches or faded prints.
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- SarahLv 41 decade ago
The drum should last a bit after its screaming for changing, don't rush it too much but do change it. Unfortunately an expensive repair...
If its too exp to repair have a look into the market for a new one and chuck it if you find that the drum costs as much as a new machine..Source(s): http://communication.howstuffworks.com/fax-machine... http://www.nextag.com/fax-machine-drum/search-html
- KarenLv 44 years ago
The Bible says that God is not mocked for what ever a man sows that shall he reap. I guess God doesn't get mocked as far as what our sins cause us to reap in life. I wonder if that is justice for God? I know that he never retaliated when he was mocked while on the earth. We know that he experienced it first hand though, and he still wears the scars to prove it. He kept those as a reminder of his love for us.
- 5 years ago
Would that be the reason my sent fax is coming out black at the other end?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I think you need to "Office Space" that damn thing!!!!