How To Reset Sharp Copier In 2 Easy Steps

While copiers have no doubt also made life easier, it could be a pain in the ass if you ever get stuck in one of those errors. If you happen to get an error on your sharp copier, the best trick out is simply to reset the copier.


Troubleshooting a sharp copier with the reset code is an easy task that requires you pushing a few buttons on your copier. In this article, you’ll learn not just how to reset sharp copier but also the causes of errors on copiers.

I happen to have used the Sharp AR-5516 copier model back in my previous workplace and often times I’ve got stuck with a common H4 error on the sharp copier. So, I’ll be showing you how to clear H4 error on Sharp AR-5516 copier.

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Before I share with you the master buttons I used in resetting the Sharp AR-5516.

… some stuff you should know.

The H4 Error is a normal error you get on the Sharp AR-5516 when;

  • The thermal fuse is out or thermostat cuts out
  • There is a low power voltage going into the mains supply.
  • The heater lamp is disconnected or burnt out.

And most especially, when the thermistor dirty.

Reset Sharp Copier – How to clear the H4 Error on Sharp Photocopier

Basically, this master code/combo is called a “Reset Code” – technicians use the reset code to clear error codes showing on the Sharp photocopier. It is the same reset code I used to clear the H4 Error code from the Sharp AR-5516 copier.

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Follow these steps to get your copier back up.

Step 1: OFF and then ON the copier again.

Step 2: Press these buttons one after the other on the copier

# – INTERRUPT – C – INTERRUPT – 14- then press the COPY Button (the usual button you press to make copies).

If you do this correctly, the copier would go OFF and then come back ON.

A technician confirmed that the error showed up because the heating temperature in the fuser unit wasn’t reached during warm-up or operation time.

So, if the AR-5516 photocopier is showing the H4 error, know that the problem could likely be from the fusing unit. You can always try the “Reset Code” when you get other error codes showing up on your copier.

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Some precaution you should keep in mind

If you don’t want the H4 Error showing up on your Sharp AR-5516 at regular intervals.

– Check the continuity of lamp, thermostat and thermal fuse and replace.
– Measure power using a voltmeter and wait till it stabilizes.

Have you tried resetting your photocopier? Did the master code to reset sharp copier work or did you face another issue? Let me know in the comments. I bet I could help.

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