Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
I'm having a bit of bother with one of our printers. When it prints out it has big black vertical streaks right down the left side with smaller streaks on the right side with some slight horizontal marks as well. I have fully cleaned the printer with compressed air and wiped down all that could be wiped down.The streaks actually fade after several prints but then re-appear really bad again when people print after a break. I'm guessing it might be a photoconductor unit problem even though it is only halfway through it's life, but I was wondering if anyone had the same problem and how to rectify it before I fork out on a new photoconductor unit?!
I had exactly the same problem. Luckily we have 3 of these printers. Swapped the photoconductor and it solved the vertical streaking, even though the photoconductor was only half way through its life.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Printouts streaked
You have probably made sure that there are no tiny scraps of paper in the machine or no globs of inks in the cartridge slots.
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Posted on Aug 15, 2008
This is a common characteristic which arises from using improperly remanufactured toner cartridges.
Otherwise it is a bad Epson original one - which is highly unusual!
When the C2600 runs through its calibration it prints strips of each colour on the transfer belt which are sensed for density. You will get a "clean sensor message" if the reading for any of the strips drops below a certain value.
The first thing to do is to depress the clean sensor lever behind the front cover several times . If that doesn't fix it I would advise you to remove each cartridge in turn (go to reset menu and scroll down to change toner) and inspect the toner on the surface of the roller. If there is any form of "sheen" then you'll need to replace the cartridge.
It is possible to adjust the doctor blade if you know what you're doing but be careful as there are shims on each side. Loosening and moving the blade bar towards the roller slightly, refixing and then turning the side cog to rotate the roller can sometimes resolve problem. Not a good idea really unless you're in an emergency.
There are some good remanufactured cartridges and bad ones. If you want to avoid this buy genuine Epson cartridges - I know they're expensive but what does the down time cost!
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
This is a Transfer Belt Error - "Worn Out".
This is not a consumable item. Have had to contact Epson direct who have arranged for a service engineer to replace the offending item.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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