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Samsung CLP-550 - magenta bands

I have a CLP-500 that has been through the first set of toner cartridges and worked fine with the next set too. Now the image transfer belt and the imaging drum have both reaced end of life, so I have replaced them. However I had dark streaks on the background of all prints. So I replaced the black toner and all was fine - all dirty background disappeared. However, if I print a photographic image (for the sake of testing) it gets a band of magenta (ish) colour right down the middle. This is of varying width down the page. I have replaced all the colour cartridges one by one and now have a full new set, but to no effect. So, essentially the printer has: new black, cyan, yellow and magenta toner New imnage transfer belt New imaging drum but although I now have clean prints, the colour band down the middle is unacceptable. Any ideas? Many thanks NickBR

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  • alimurray Mar 20, 2008

    Hi, I have a very similar problem. I get perfect B/W prints, but as soon as I print, I get big fat bands from top to bottom - in my case magenta *and* yellow, after refilling. I suspected the toner cartridges - but I'm not sure now.
    What I tried to do: Open the cartridges, clean them (specially the blade), but it did not work.

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I have the same problem. Any solution?

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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I had the same problem. Its the Imaging Unit. I replaced mine the other day with a new one only to find black marks streaked down the prints.
If you ask for a replacement it should come out fine again.

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