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Belt is not cleaning of image

Copies coming off with latent partial image on outside edges...not cleaning off well before subsequent copies

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  • torvan Oct 28, 2008

    It is a faint image on the outside 1" edge of copies that seems not to be getting cleaned off...maybe it's the large belt that transfers the image to the paper I don't know...just want to get 'clean' copies again

  • torvan Oct 28, 2008

    All cartridges were replaced and still happening

  • torvan Oct 29, 2008

    ALL TONER REPLACED AND 'GHOST' OF ORIGINAL IMAGE STILL THERE...THE TRANSFER MEDIUM IS NOT BEING CLEANED OFF AFTER INITIAL IMAGE TRANSFER.

  • torvan Oct 29, 2008

    Copies coming off HP2600n with latent partial image on sides...not cleaning off well before subsequent copies..repeats image every couple of inches down the page

  • torvan Oct 29, 2008

    Is there one 'drum' or one built into each color?

  • torvan Oct 30, 2008

    Best answer so far..will take to HP Service depot

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When you understand how laser copiers work, the same principle works in laser printers. When you send an image to the printer it is similar to an image being scanned for copying.

How this works. When you go to print something with a laser printer the program sends an image via the printer interface (software). One of the options with laser printers is full page, full bleed (no margins on edges). This can happen by design, you formatted it that way in the printer interface dialog box. Or this happened by mistake, software not working correctly.

Once this image is charged in the printer, paper is passed under a tungsten wire that charges the paper so toner melts into the paper as charged by the printer interface.

Apparently by design or mistake, this image data is still residing as an image in your printer. This then needs to be cleared away and removed.

To clear the old image away and provide a new clear set of data apparently residing in ram you can do one of two things. 1.) remove and reinsert the ram modules. This is dependent on your skill level. When you access the panel where the Ram resides there is a way to reset the printer, usually through a jumper, but... this is not true for all printer models. And, if you cannot follow this line of thinking, or have never done this, then it is out of your area of expertise and should NOT be attempted.There are too many mistakes you can make in doing this such as not using a ground strap. Again, if you don't know what that is (I don't know what your skill level is).do not do this. 2.) you can print a blank page at full bleed, that is no margins of any kind. This blank page you print at full size with no margins (full bleed) should clear out the dirty data that you are seeing now..
If that does not work, then you have no choice but to call in a printer tech to handle this problem for you. A printer tech, by the way, will be able to resolve this for you, professionally.

If this has confused you. Or, you do not fully understand the concept of what this effort does or how it is accomplished please do not "Refuse and Repost" just yet. Ask for more clarification on this process until you do fully understand it. Other experts here besides me will understand sending a full bleed blank image to your printer to clear out the dirty data in memory, (not dirty material in machine). This has nothing to do with your drum, rollers, toner or tungsten wire.

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Worldvet

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You said in your comment that the image repeats every couple of inches.is due to the faulty pcr roller in the tonner cartridges its located in the cartridge behind the drum of the cartridge.but you also said that the cartridges were replaced .if the replaced cartridges are new then its not the problem of cartridges but if the cartridges are refilled or recycled/secondhand it too can have faulty pcr roller.
but if the cartridges r new then its not the problem of cartridges.then it could be the problem of
1)printer requires servicing (as the rollers and gears r not able to move at the required speed so the image is repeating)
2)there is also a pressure roller in printer same pressure roller problem in the printer could be faulty.
3)there is a small lens in your printer if that lest has dust on it these problem could occur. but servicing will clear that problem.

feel free for further assistance.
thanks.

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Try cleaning any toner of the drum as toner tends to stick to it and transfers to the paper

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    Andy Bathgate Oct 29, 2008

    if youve had a paper jam the self cleaner does not clean the photo receptor and usually needs cleaned manually

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    Andy Bathgate Oct 29, 2008

    there should only be one Drums as toners are charged by colour by different wave lengths of light (by the way it does use a laser as the name suggests) and are atracted to th photo receptor area of the drum and since its in the margins i'm betting printing has been interupted (probably a paper jam) and left toner on the drum in the margins area and is being repeat each cycle of the drum

  • Andy Bathgate
    Andy Bathgate Oct 29, 2008

    Sorry last comment should read "doesnt use a laser as name suggests"

  • Andy Bathgate
    Andy Bathgate Oct 30, 2008

    use the analogy that a laser printer is only a well dressed laser copier and think how much drum cleaning they require

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    Andy Bathgate Oct 30, 2008

    manual cleaning illustrated








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    HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer - Cleaning the printer

    Cleaning the printer
    During the printing process, paper, toner and dust particles can accumulate inside the printer. Over time, this buildup can cause print-quality problems such as toner specks or smearing. This printer has a cleaning mode that can correct and prevent these types of problems.

    This printer has two processes for generating cleaning pages: one is automatically generated and one is manually generated. When a new black print cartridge is installed, a cleaning page will be automatically generated prior to calibration.

    Clean the fuser using HP Toolbox






    NOTE:
    Use the following procedure to clean the fuser using the HP Toolbox. To clean the engine when the computer is running an operating system that does not support HP Toolbox, see the late-breaking Readme on the root of the CD-ROM, or visit http://www.hp.com/support/clj2600n .



    1. Make sure that the printer is turned on and in the Ready state.

    2. Open the HP Toolbox using one of the following methods.


      • On the Windows desktop, double-click the HP Toolbox icon.
      • On the Windows Start menu, click Programs (All Programs in Windows XP), click HP , click HP Color LaserJet 2600n, and then click HP Color LaserJet 2600n Toolbox .


    3. Click the Troubleshooting tab, and then Troubleshooting Tools .
    4. Click the Print button next to step 1, "Click the "Print" button to print out the Cleaning Page."

    5. Remove the Cleaning Page from the output bin, and load it printed side down in Tray 1.

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    Andy Bathgate Nov 02, 2008

    you total free-loader

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Check your ink cartriage to make that they are not low and make sure the heads of the ink cartriages are clean by printing out a test page that should clean off the heads.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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    Jazz Boyce Oct 28, 2008

    Try a test page. That should alidgn the belt and clean off the heads to make sure you have clean copies. To do a test page, go to control panel, click on the printers and faxes button and right click on your printer from the list and select properties at the bottom. On the general page, go down to the bottom and click print test page. Arter that, it should work.

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Ispect the topner cartridge, check that the toner is not defective and spreading excessive dust.

Try replacing the toner and printing few pages.

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Hmm..what belt are we referring to_..and is that image a line or an actual rendering of an image?

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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    A Womans Computer Man Oct 28, 2008

    would you mind doing a test page, first, and letting the experts here know that result?

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