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Very light printing

Whether I print from the printer menu or the computer I get printing so light I can hardly see it. I installed new toner and set print density and
toner on high - no difference.
I have a HP 5100 TN

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  • rp95 Nov 17, 2008

    I have removed and looked at the transfer roller. It appears to be in good condition. It is not worn

    or damaged. How do you determine if it is bad?



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One thing you can do, and this part directly affects print darkness if bad, is to replace the Transfer Roller. It is a roller with a steel shaft, located beneath the toner cartridge, and it is part of the printer itself. easily removes if you pull up from one side it will come free of the plastic saddle clip, and the other end of the shaft is in a round hole slot. replacing this part with a new one will probably restore print darkness.


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