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Troubleshooting Toner Leakage Problems

The primary indicator of a toner leak is loose toner particles on the finished document or light prints after replacing the toner cartridge. A few simple steps can be taken to determine the cause of the leak and even repair it temporarily. The simplest explanation is that the cartridge is not properly inserted. Remove and reinsert the cartridge first before proceeding further. The most common cause of a leak is a broken piece of plastic on the cartridge itself. To check for this ailment remove the toner cartridge as you would if replacing it. Spread old newspapers or some rags over a table or counter to prevent a lot of clean up. Gently and slowly rotate the toner cartridge above the rags and look for loose toner falling. It will move similar to light snow falling. It may be tempting to use tape to cover the leak, resist this at all costs. If the leak is miniature use a small bit of clear or black nail polish. It will act like an epoxy resin but is light weight and thin when it dries. Should the hole be a bit large use a small short screw and then glaze it with the nail polish. If the leak cannot be found using the fore mentioned method a seal leak is probably the culprit. A larger leak, such as one located in the seal of the cartridge itself, will need to be replaced. It is much more difficult to find the leak in the seal than a hole in the plastic casing. The seal is under pressure in the laser printer and when removed the leak may not present itself as the seal is at its fullest shape outside of the unit. The only choice left is to replace the cartridge entirely.

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my hp laserjet m1005mfp printer is not printing document while i replace its cartridge twicely so give me solution urgently

Checking the print cartridge
Image-formation defects are frequently the result of problems in the print cartridge. If the source of the defect is not immediately evident, always replace the print cartridge before troubleshooting image defects.
Use the following checklist to make sure that the print cartridge is still operable.
? Make sure that the print cartridge is seated properly.
? Check the print cartridge to see if it has been disassembled or refilled.
? Inspect the print cartridge to see if toner is leaking through worn seals.
? Check the surface of the photosensitive drum in the cartridge to see if it has been damaged or
scratched. Touching the drum contaminates the photosensitive surface and can cause spotting
and image defects.
? Blurred areas on printed pages indicate that the photosensitive drum in the cartridge has been
overexposed to light. Because overexposure to light causes permanent damage to the photosensitive drum, the cartridge should be replaced.
To redistribute the toner in the print cartridge
Before installing a new print cartridge or when the toner begins to run low, redistribute the toner by
rotating the cartridge back and forth five or six times.

Jul 22, 2011 | HP LaserJet M1005 Printer

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Hello, I own a Samsung Laser Printer SCX-4600. The initial toner is about to get finish. I am not sure whether to go for a replacement or to just refill the toner. Its the first time.

I would not advise you to refill a toner cartridge becausethe toner powder is very fine and you do not want to breath in this tonerpowder. When the toner cartridge is exhausted or empty then theprinter will not be able to print further documents or the prints will be veryfaint. You may be able to print a few more pages by removing thetoner cartridge and shaking the toner cartridge in a horizontal position a fewtimes and then placing it back into the printer. This will give you an opportunity to print a few more pages and giveyou time to purchase a new toner cartridge for your printer. A cheaperalternative is to purchase a re-manufactured toner cartridge for your modelprinter. A re-manufactured printer cartridge also replaces worn partsas well as refilling with toner powder.

Mar 20, 2011 | Samsung SCX 4600 multifunction Laser...

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how do i change the toner on m my HL 2040 brother printer

How to Change a Toner Cart in a Brother HL 2040

The Brother HL 2040 laser printer has a toner cartridge that supplies toner to the drum assembly so that the printer can print properly. When the LED on the front of the printer indicates you are low on toner, you will need to replace the toner cartridge to maintain good print quality. Fortunately, the toner cartridge can be replaced without any special tools.

Things You'll Need:

* Replacement toner cartridge (part number TN350 or TN360)
* Paper towel or scrap paper

Grasp the front cover of the printer and pull it toward you to open the toner door. Reach into the printer and grab the combined toner cartridge/drum assembly. Lift up slightly and pull it out of the front of the printer.

Place the cartridge and drum on a paper towel, spare sheet of paper, rag or other surface that can get dirty. Loose toner particles may spill from the cartridge.

Press the blue locking lever on the cartridge/drum unit to unlock the toner cartridge from the drum. Lift the toner cartridge up and away from the drum unit. Dispose of the old toner cartridge in accordance with your local regulations. Seal it in a plastic bag to keep loose toner from spilling.

Gently shake your new toner cartridge back and forth a few times to distribute the toner evenly across the width of the cartridge. Remove the plastic protective cover from the bottom of the cartridge.

Place the new toner cartridge onto the drum unit and press it down gently until it locks into place. The blue locking lever will automatically click into place. Verify that the toner cartridge is securely connected to the drum.

Locate the corona wire cleaner tab at the front of the drum unit. Slide it back and forth several times to improve the print quality of the drum. Set the tab back in the home position when finished.

Slide the combined toner cartridge/drum unit back into the printer and close the front cover.

Hope it helps...

Dec 02, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Magicolor 2400W error

This happens to me every few months, I have to do a VERY detailed cleaning of all toner sensors. The knowledgebase on KM's website is actually very good about walking you through which sensors to clean and pictures indicating where they are located. This has fixed me up every time. GOOD LUCK!

Jan 19, 2009 | Konica Minolta Magicolor 2530 DL Laser...

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printer is printing black line

Dirty Primary Charge roller. Change the Toner Cartridge.
Bad Toner Cartridge. Replace the Toner Cartridge.

Mar 07, 2008 | HP LaserJet 4 plus Printer

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