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Printing black problem

When printing black it seems there is not enough ink on the paper
I allready installed new cartridge,it did not help

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  • wuhu73 Jan 21, 2009

    The same problem. Even though the print option is selected "Darker" and

    the toner is a new one.

  • rayfreer Apr 08, 2009

    The black print became lighter and lighter with the passage of time. It now is not dark enough to use in professional appearing reports. Is there a way to clean the machine to get the darker ink coloration or has the machine aged to the point it can no longer do the job?

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    I have installed New black cartridge.It makes good copy.When printing

    print comes out very dim as if low on ink

  • pardoc May 11, 2010

    I need some clarification too, the must be some "blade" on each of the colour+black rollers between the toner tank and the green roller, but I cannot locate them. Nor can I disassemble the unit to clean it.

  • wuhu73 May 11, 2010

    I opened out the front door. Check the cartridge which is full of toner. At the other side there is a green roller. Is this the developing roller. But where is the steel doctor blade at the top? Not easy by looking at the solution in words. A digital photo will help. Will you please. Thanks in advance.

  • George Shamoun
    George Shamoun Oct 25, 2013

    replace the black developer in the imaging unit

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This may be solution :

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1281660-samsung_clx_3160fn_prints

As a bonus there is a link to an illustrated cleaning procedure.

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Check whether bthe devoloping roller of black colour near the drum is full of toner or not. there is a steel doctor blade at the top of dev.roller. the edge of that roller may blocked with toner solids. clean the doctor blade.

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