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Print in light

We have changed the toner, but the fax still prints very light.

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  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    Copies very light - I have a new toner and a fairly new drum. I have tried to change resolution as described in manual and copies are still too light to read easily - how do I fix this?

  • Phylmar Nov 13, 2008

    I just changed the toner and the print is still very light.

  • ccope49 Jan 23, 2009

    Have tried all these suggestions including change toner and drum and print is still VERY light! also, have a completel blank strip down the right side of the copy and/or fax. Is there some sort of kit I can buy to possibly change out certain parts (rollers, etc) that could be causing this?

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    Same issue - new toner and prints fine right down the middle but both the right and left side are super light.

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1. Check TONER SAVE setting. If this setting is programmed "ON", all
printed documents will be light.

a. Press MENU/SET, 1 (General Setup), then 6 (Toner Save).

b. Press the top or bottom navigation key (keys located above and below
the MENU/SET key) until the display reads "Toner Save: OFF".

c. Press MENU/SET.

d. Press STOP/EXIT.

2. Check the PRINT DENSITY setting. This setting allows you to adjust
the print density from light to dark.

a. Press MENU/SET, 2 (Fax), 1 (Setup Receive), then 6 (Print Density).

b. Press the up navigation key (key above MENU/SET) to make print
darkeror the down navigation key (key below MENU/SET) to make print
lighter.

c. Press MENU/SET.

d. Press STOP/EXIT.

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