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Black toner does not print properly....

I'm having problems printing with the Samsung CLX 2160N, the quality is low and some of the text is grey and not black. Does anyone know what can be causing this problem and how I can fix it?


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  • geral472 Nov 27, 2008

    the cartridge is new and it's an original!

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008


    I've the same problem with the original cartridge (the one that was in when I bought the printer) with 35% remaining black toner.
    I tried also to remove the cartridge, shake it and place it again in the device... This was not a solution.


  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    I have the same problem with black colour (other colours are OK). I bought the printer in December 2007 and got problems in April 2008. After that the drum was replaced under warranty. However now (November 2008) is got the same problems back. The printer shows that the black toner is filled for 75% or so.

  • FixItEd Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem identical to what is described by the other posters - is the soft cloth solution a real fix?

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    light grey strak on the printed sheet

  • glasssstar Jan 26, 2009

    i bought this printer 3 weeks ago, it worked fine the 1st time i printed, but now, the black ink is faded on the left side of the page. Like I have time to waste with printers again.

  • colin541 May 06, 2009

    The black does not print properly. About one third of the page, from top to bottom nnot be read clearly. I have put in a new black printer cartridge and wiped the green roller iside the machine and its still just as bad.



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I solved my problem taking some [u]soft[/u] stuff (i.e. absorbing paper) to wipe the green film of the imaging unit.

I have no scientific explanation, but it's back to normal quality.


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You need a new cartridge this will make it better

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