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V80 style Drum Cartridge Rebuild Instructions (for: 013R00676)

V80 style Drum Cartridge Rebuild Instructions (for: 013R00676)

Technical Specifications

V80 style Drum Cartridge Rebuild Instructions

for Xerox® models: (Versant®) V80, V180, V2100, V3100


 V80 Drum Catridge Header


Xerox’s new Versant® models are awesome full color Multi-Function Copiers and the Drum Cartridges are a testament of how well built these machines are.  These cartridges are clearly designed for long lives and they’re easy to repair or rebuild.   You arre going to love these.


                The original drum cartridge part number was 13R674 (013R00674) although at the start of 2017, a new part number replaced the first one… 13R676 (013R00676).  There are 4 of these cartridges in each machine, one for each color (K,C,M,Y … R1-R4)


                The stated yield is a rather optimistic at 348K… but reports from the field say that they rarely make it anywhere near that.  I think maybe 280K is a more realistic expectation.   Usually they fail because of copy quality issues before the drum count actually comes up.   The limiting factor seems to be wearing out of the charge roller’s surface.  The yield information is also clouded a bit by the fact that the higher the number of average copies/ prints per job, the longer the yield is extended.  The stated yield is based on the machine running at least 26 pages per job on average.   If you were to run shorter average copy / print jobs, the machine would call for new cartridges a lot earlier.  


                The cartridge is pretty basic… an OPC Drum (photoreceptor) charged by a PCR (Charge Roll) which gets cleaned by a foam Cleaning Roll… and a Drum Cleaning Blade and a nice solid plastic waste auger to move the waste toner away through a waste toner shutter where the toner leaves the cartridge to drop into the waste toner system.  There is also a typical CRUM chip (Customer Replaceable Unit Monitor) which keeps track of the copy count.   


The foam Cleaning Roll is a bit different.  Earlier machines had solid foam all the way across, but these newer ones have a spiral design to them, presumably to reduce the contact surface area with the charge roll to reduce wear and increase the yield.


The parts for rebuilding these are just coming to light now and by the end of the summer a complete rebuild kit should be ready to roll.  


Rebuilding these turns out to be refreshingly straight forward.  The only tool you’ll need will be either a Philips head screwdriver or a 5.5mm nut driver.
V80 Drum Cartridge Photo #1


PROCEDURE   (to get oriented see Photo #1)

  1. Remove the Front End Cover
    (1 screw).  See Photo #2.  There is a ring shaped finger-pull which will fall right off when the end cover is removed. 

    Caution… once the end covers are off, the white plastic bushing for the front end of the waste auger is not captive, and can pop off and get lost if you don’t watch it.   
    V80 Drum Cartridge Photo #2
  2. Remove the Rear End Cover (See Photo #’s 3-5)(1 screw)  the CRUM Chip is found on the underside of the Rear End Cover.  It is held in place by a pair of clips which you’ll need to depress to slide the chip off.  Here you’ll also find a ring shaped finger catch which will now fall right off.
    V80 Drum Cartridge Photo #3-5
  3. Remove the Charge Roller (PCR) assembly (2 screws from the left side).
  4. You can now take the Charge Roller right out of its Cradle Bearings and the Cleaning Roll will also come right out
  5. Turn the cartridge on its left side and walk the Front Drum Bearing / Clip off the end of the drum.  Then walk the Rear Drum Bearing / Clip off of the rear end… Each of these Bearing / Clip pieces requires a little bit of jiggling in order to extract them straight off the ends of the cartridge.  The rear one can be particularly stubborn (jiggle it up and down to walk it off the end).
    V80 Drum Cartridge Photo #6
  6. Lift the Drum out of its cradle (see Photo #7)
    V80 Drum Cartridge Photo #7
  7. Remove the Drum Cleaning Blade (2 screws).
  8. Save some of the toner to use later as starting powder for the new Drum and Blade.  Then clean out the plastic cleaning auger (this is a huge improvement over earlier models which used metal springs as augers… very happy to see this auger being so sturdy).  Take care not to damage the mylar Recovery Blade (seal blade) while you vacuum this area. 
  9. Reassemble the cartridge… ideally with a new Drum, Charge Roll, Cleaning Roll, Blade, and CRUM chip. 
    Note 1Starting Powder - Make sure the Drum and the edge of the Cleaning Blade have starting powder on them (or use the toner you recovered in the previous step as starting powder).  After the drum and blade are back in place, rotate the drum several times by hand to make sure the drum rotates smoothely  and easily and that the blade doesn’t get hung up.  The blade should clean any starting powder off of the Drum completely.  After the drum is properly started, you can reinstall the Charge Corona Assembly. 
    Note 2Greasing the Charge Roller Bearings – Clean off any old grease from the Charge Roll Cradle Bearings and apply fresh grease sparingly.  Too much grease can migrate to other components in the cartridge and ruin the copy quality.  Conductive Grease is necessary here.  You will want to avoid getting any grease on the black ferrite bead which is spring loaded against the rear end of the Charge Roll’s shaft.  That black piece is the contact terminal for the charge. 

V80 Drum Cartridge Photo #8

That’s all there is to it!  Nice and simple.  The Versants will eventually replace the entire line of DocuColor 250 style machines… good to see they are their equal or possibly even better in some ways.  Happy cartridge rebuilding everyone!

Information Reference

Written by our own Britt Horvat and first published in the wonderful ENX Magazine (