Fault Codes: How to Look Them Up

Picture it — You are having a perfectly calm and uneventful day and then it happens…a fault code on the Xerox printer!! Your pulse quickens and your mind reels, you begin wondering what did I do? What should I do? Is the fault code my fault? Has anyone seen me here? Can I get away without anyone seeing me? Well calm down take a deep breath and let’s try to make this a little easier.

First a fault code on your Xerox printer and or multifunction device is not always as disastrous as you might imagine, no reason to slink away from the machine. The fault code is just a way for your machine to tell you there is a problem and it needs some help. Next write down the complete code and any accompanying error message, the fault code will be numbers and/or letters and may include commas, periods or hyphens. Then find a device on which you can access the internet. At the computer or smart device go to Xerox.com, select Support and then from the drop-down menu select the Support and Drivers link. Enter the model of your Xerox printer or multifunction device in the field provided and then select the machine and select Support. On the machine support page you will see the “How to Search for a Fault Code” (circled in red in image below) listed in the Featured Content section. Review the How to Search for a Fault Code solution. You can enter the fault code in the search box right above the Featured Content section and click on the magnifying glass to start the search (indicated by the red arrow in the image below).

Once you locate the code click on the link and you will be presented with solutions you can try to fix the issue causing the code. Not all codes require service. Many can be solved by the operator, that’s you. So don’t slink away and leave it to someone else just look it up and give resolving the issue yourself a try. It will get your machine up and running sooner and make you the office hero.

But as always if you can’t get it working, contact us at Xerox support (see link by the blue star in the image above) and we will do what we can to fix the error.

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24 Comments

  1. Janis November 13, 2017 - Reply

    016-573 is the fault code. We need to know what it means and how to fix it.

    • Cheryl Otstott November 29, 2017 - Reply

      Hi Janis,
      Thank you for reading the At Your Service blog. You do not mention which machine you are using. Usually the 016-??? codes indicate an issue with the network. I would suggest turning off the machine disconnecting the network cable and turn the machine on with out the network cable attached. If you get a code then search for that code on the support page for your machine. If you do not get a code then there is something not right with the networkd setup. Contact your Network Admin. for additional assistance.
      If the problem continues please consider contacting your local support centre.
      Thanks,
      CherylO-Xerox

  2. chris sandoval March 13, 2018 - Reply

    i have a fault code 012-283 and i get a “No relevant solutions were found for your search query.” please advise.

    thank you

    • Cheryl Otstott March 29, 2018 - Reply

      Hi Chris,
      Thank you for reading the blog. Unfortunately without the model number of the machine I cannot offer any potential solutions. Please consider posting your question on the Xerox Customer Support Community forum including the model number of your machine. You can also contact your local support centre for additional assistance.
      Thanks,
      CherylO-Xerox

  3. Ronald April 9, 2018 - Reply

    I have a fault code on our Xerox WorkCentre 7125
    Fault code: 047-211.
    Can you help us out please
    Thank you

  4. Maria June 22, 2018 - Reply

    We are having a Fault 012-330 on a Xerox 4110. Thank you!

  5. Moses July 25, 2018 - Reply

    Experiencing a paper jam notification on areas 3a and 3b on colorqube 9203 but there is no paper or jam?

  6. Deborah Wood September 7, 2018 - Reply

    We just recently started getting fault codes and would like to know what they mean:
    005-146
    012-132
    033-500
    033-503
    071-100
    071-105
    071-210
    075-135
    077-107

    • Cheryl Otstott September 28, 2018 - Reply

      Hi Deborah,
      Thank you for reading the blog. I am unable to look the codes up for you because you did not mention which printer you are using. Please go to the online support site, select the model of printer you are using and then search on the codes.
      Thanks,
      CherylO-Xerox

  7. Francis Treuherz October 10, 2018 - Reply

    Xerox WorkcentreD ERROR 7 FLASHING, HELP ME PLEASE. It worked like a dream for many years until this evening and tomorrow I lecture to an audience of 15o with no handouts ready!

    • Cheryl Otstott November 12, 2018 - Reply

      Hi Francis,
      Thank you for reading the At Your Service blog. I am unable to give you any suggestions with no model number of the machine you are using. Please search on the Support Page for the model printer you are using and then search on the fault code. Alternatively, you can call your local support centre for assistance.
      Thanks,
      CherylO-Xerox

  8. Keovongsone December 8, 2018 - Reply

    My collor zerox not register when printout
    I have change new fuse assembly but it’s not work

    • Cheryl Otstott December 13, 2018 - Reply

      Hi Keovongsone,
      Thank you for reading the blog. With so little information and no machine model number I can’t provide any information. I would suggest you contact your local support centre for additional assistance or post a detailed post on the Xerox Customer Support Forum.
      Thanks,
      CherylO-Xerox

  9. JimD December 18, 2018 - Reply

    I have a WorkCentre 7845. It has a status code of 22-513-04: Queued job needs resources. User intervention is required to supply resources required for one or more queued jobs; jobs will be held until resources are available. Device services are unaffected.

    It says the skill level is “untrained”–that may be so, but I have to find what the status code means first, and I have been unable to do so. Can you help?

  10. karen cameron February 1, 2019 - Reply

    Office printer Xerox work centre 3345 error code saying
    resolve tray 1 paper mismatch how to resolve this

    • Cheryl Otstott February 25, 2019 - Reply

      Hi Karen,
      Thank you for reading the blog. Please take a look at the solutions for the paper mismatch here and here. If those solutions do not help please consider contacting your local support centre.
      Thanks,
      CherylO-Xerox

  11. Jonathan Higgins March 17, 2019 - Reply

    I have a Xerox C405 it displays error 062-380. I can find that error code on your support pages or documentation for the device. What is the error and how do I fix it?

    Thanks

    • Cheryl Otstott April 12, 2019 - Reply

      Hi Jonathan,
      Thank you for reading the blog and for your comment. I found an answer for you on the Xerox Customer Support Forum. Please follow this link for the post. If you require additional assistance you can post your question on the forum or contact your local support centre.
      Thanks,
      CherylO-Xerox

  12. Joshua May 21, 2019 - Reply

    021-212 I am getting a fault error for a Xerox Versalink B600dn. How do I turn the CAC card feature off.

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