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I have a Ricoh Aficio MP5000 and I am having an issue, albeit an intermittent one, where you can flake the toner off of a printed page. I imagine this has something to do with an error within the fusing unit.

However, since fusing units are a fortune, even on the eBays, and it can be parted out; does anyone have an idea about what aspect of the fusing unit I should look to replacing first? Pressure roller? Holder roller? Hot roller?

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are you sure its not the toner? –  Keltari May 16 '13 at 17:12
It was replaced less than a week ago - it was my first suspicion, but, unless both containers are bad, I don't think that's the issue. Thanks for your input. –  Jasoomian May 16 '13 at 17:16
It could be multiple/various things, so replace the fuser unit. It's a "unit" for a reason. :) If it's too expensive, then replace the printer, if that's too expensive, stop printing, if you absolutely have to keep printing, then the fuser is not "too expensive". ;) Have you called Ricoh yet? –  techie007 May 16 '13 at 18:06
I figure I would have to replace the fuser, I was just hoping that I could save a few company bucks by piece-mealing the repair. I've called Ricoh, and, due to a long story involving the company that previously owned this machine, they are not an option for repair at this time. Thanks for your input. –  Jasoomian May 16 '13 at 19:40
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