Question about Lexmark Color JetPrinter Z42 InkJet
I now have gone through 6 toner cartridges (black #70) in my Lexmark Z42 in the last four months. I put a cartridge in, do all the cleaning indicated and it prints fine for a while. The cartridge level indicates almost half full when the print begins to break up and eventually I can only print in color. Toner is expensive and this is getting way out of line. This problem began about a year ago. At first I thought the printer needed cleaning so that was done. I use the printer often but not that often. I buy only new cartridges. What's the deal? Thanks.
Your Unisys UDS 25 is actually a Lexmark Optra T612. Are you using OEM cartridges or recharges? If you're using recharges, that would explain the print quality issues. Was it light with the first cartridge as well as the second? The drum "being on its way out" is a moot point since the drum is replaced when you replace the toner, it's all one cartridge. If you have another printer of the same model, try the cartridge in it and see if the problem follows. If it does, it's the cartridge, take it back and get an OEM one. If the problem does not, then you may need a new image transfer roller. Let me know what happens!
Posted on May 29, 2007
First you might want to try and go to Start>Settings>Control Panel>
Double click Printer and Faxes
right click the printer. Then select the services tab. at the very least clean the cartridges.
Keep me posted,
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
SOURCE: Lexmark E250dn laser printer
Reinstall the drivers and see if it works.
Otherwise unplug the printer from the power and leave it without power for 10 minutes. Than plug it back in and let me know if it helped.
Posted on Aug 08, 2008
If the main problem is just the toner light on then what you could do after installing the new toner is resetting the printer. You could do that by powering the printer off, open the front cover (as if you were to replace the toner) with the front cover open and the printer off push and hold the two buttons on the printer and turn the printer on while holding down the buttons then once the bottom light stays on solid, release the two buttons and that should reset the printer.
Now if the toner light is blinking that means that you have reached the 30,000 page mark and the Photoconductor needs to be replaced. If that is not the case you can follow this link to a procedure where it will explain how to reset the Photoconductor. http://bit.ly/91SWS3
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
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Try cleaning the transfer roller.
take out the cartridge look inside at a black roller kind of spongy
clean it with a clean lint free cloth.
It could be that the toner is bad if it's a generic, did it start when you put in the new one?
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