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Ricoh CL3500N not printing black?

Color is working perfectly fine, it doesnt rub off, and and comes out clean.

The black is not printing (well), even with a new toner cart. There are occasional spots where the black will print, but it is very faint, and then is repeated down the page. For instance, the "Windows Test Page" header will show up faintly on the top, and then again a few inches down.. and then again and again at the same distance.

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  • OoteR Nov 05, 2008

    Oh,



    I forgot to mention that there are no errors or warnings being thrown by the printer.

  • OoteR Nov 18, 2008

    What exactly is a Dev unit? What do I check for these?

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Sounds like the Dev unit is about worn out. May also be a transfer issue.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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