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Poor quality black output

Black output is poor, grey and missing image. Colour is fine.
Installed brand new black toner but still same problem (unit did not report that toner was empty, but worth a try).
I have noted that this problem seems to be repeated by others.
Have now reported to Samsung and awaiting response.
My printer is less than 9 months old and is little used, still using the original toners that were shipped as new (apart from the now new black one!)

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  • lesbobly Nov 11, 2008

    Thank you for taking the time to read and respond... you are absolutely correct in your comments. There is indeed a defect because I called Samsung and tried the "cleaning" routine and of course it did not work - Samsung did offer to send an engineer to fix.

    I returned the unit to the store where I purchased it - Staples - and they exchanged it (at no cost) for the new Samsung 315 unit and threw in a pack of paper.

    By the way, my unit had less than 300 mono copies and less than 1000 colour copies on the counter and therefore the imaging unit is definitely dodgy.

    I believe that the response by Samsung and Staples was professional and handled without fuss... well done to them.

    Comment on the 315 - I have made limited use since collecting it. Colours are much more vibrant than the 300 but it is noisier and there are more limitations with the paper feed - eg "thick" materials have to be fed one sheet at a time through the paper tray.. not a good solution, can see the tray breaking with continually pulling in and out when printing "thick" materials (envelopes, labels, quality paper, etc)... lets hope I dont end up returning annother unit.. I would not recommend the 315 if you generally need to run different papers.

  • mossfam Nov 15, 2008

    Yes I have exactly the same problem. I don't know how to tell how many copies I have made with the printer- would appreciate it if someone comments on that. My printer has always had an electrical problem as well that dims all my lights when it gets ready to print.



    There are probably better choices out there if Samsung can't help. Any comments?

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    My unit has uneven print darkness - lighter on the left side and OK on the right.  New toner cartridge has not changed the symptoms.  Looks like  call to Samsung is on tap.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    Black printing prints in various shades of gray from very light to medium, with the occasional black word thrown in. I put in a new toner cartridge even though the old one had not run out. I have used the manual and cleaned and shook everything it told me to. I have downloaded the Samsung Dr Printer problems,
    but I still have my problem. Don't know what to do now.


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There is a defect in the Imaging Unit of these printers....if you replace the imaging unit, the problem of the faded black prints go away. If you have less than 7000 prints, you can call Samsung for a warrantied replacement. The Imaging Unit is supposed to last at least 20,000 prints.

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Canon irc4580i print dark problem


In the process used printer, will be inevitable printed page by your printer have the bad quality prints. For example: Toner specks, Light image, Vertical line, Dropouts, background, Toner smear, Vertical black line and band, Vertical white line, Background scatter, Black pages, Loose toner, Horizontal stripes, Ghost, Uneven Density, poor fusing ...
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However, we can not avoid the damage of some components of the printer when used.
In this article, I will introduce some basic errors with printing quality problems of Canon IRC-4580 printer and "How to fix it".
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1. Fix print quality problem "Vertical line" for Canon IRC-4580 printer How to fix print quality problem Vertical line
This plobrem "Vertical line" is usally error of Canon IRC-4580 printer. For this "Vertical line" error, technicians divided into two smaller error are: Vertical black line and band and Vertical white line.
Description:
- Vertical line and band: On the printed image appear some straight thin black vertical.
- Vertical white line: On the printed image appear some white vertical voids.
Error location:
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- Cleaning blade
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- Developing roller

Cause of error "Vertical line" on the printed page:

- May be surface of charge roller scratched or dirty by toner powder.
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- May be cleaning blade is damaged.
- May be LSU window or LSU lense has dirty.
- May be surface of developing roller has scratched.

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- Clean the LSU unit by soft cotton cloth and try to print. If Vertical line is not clear on the printed page you should replace LSU unit.
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2. Solve print quality problem "Poor fusing (loose toner)" for Canon IRC-4580 printer. How to fix print quality problem loose toner
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