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White stripes on pages copied from ARM 205

I recently changed the developer on my copier. After this I started getting black and white stripes on the copies. I cleaned the transfer charger and the black stripe disappeared but the white stripes persist. Any ideas?



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If you changed your developer? Or did you change the Toner Cartridge?
White stripe? Check the charge on the drum, it might have a piece of dust on it.
take the charge out, (dont take it apart) hold it up to some light, you might see some dust particles hanging in the grid. If so, rub very lightly with finger, do not use a cloth to clean. Blow it with a can of air.
Clean the transfer charge as well
Usually replace those as it is such a pain to clean on the smaller machines.
if you need any further help let me know

Posted on Nov 05, 2008


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