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  • Filmer53 Dec 08, 2008

    Since I do not have any alcohol how do I get rid of smudges on printer?

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Use proper printer paper after you go in and clean EVERYthing with alcohol..especially the rollers..you likley have a mess in there now ....good luck

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  • milespeed Dec 08, 2008

    use paper towels careful to not leave bits around in there..get alcohol though..(local food market) ..nothing else will really do it

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I have a xerox workcentre XL2130. It had a bad paper jam. I cleared it - now it has an error code E4. I've turned it off and on - hit the clear button - nothing is clearing it? Help! Thanks, Stacia


YOU STILL HAVE A PROBLEM IN THE PAPER PATH...

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Clearing the Paper Path
- E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5
When a paper misfeed occurs the red misfeed indicator flashes
on the WorkCentre diagram, and an E status code will flash in
the Display Window. Paper misfeeds may occur in the areas
shown below. Follow the steps below to locate and clear the
misfeed.
Note: Ensure that the alternate paper tray is lowered
(XL2140df only).
Caution: Do not touch the shiny drum cartridge surface.
Scratches or smudges will result in poor copy quality.
Do not remove paper through the bypass. Unfused toner may
adhere in the area, resulting in smudged copies.
E-1
Steps 1-2 for XL2140df only
1. Lower the right Side Tray 2 Access Door.
2. Remove the misfed paper.
3. Close the Access Door.
If paper cannot be removed, open drawer (2) clear misfed paper.
4. Close the Side Cover.
E-2
1. Press the Release Latch to open the Side Cover.
Exit Area
Paper Feed Area
Fuser Area
Side Cover
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- E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5 (continued)
Caution: Do not touch the shiny Drum Cartridge surface.
Scratches or smudges will result in poor copy quality.
2. Carefully remove the misfed paper in the direction shown.
If paper cannot be reached, open the paper trays and remove
misfed paper.
E-3
Fuser Area
Warning: The fuser area is hot. Take care when removing
paper from the fuser area.
Note: Ensure that the Alternate Paper Tray is lowered
(XL2140df only).
1. Press the Release Lever to open the Side Cover.
2. Pull down on the fuser lever.
• This will release pressure on the paper.
Caution: Do not pull paper up through the fusing unit. Unfused toner
may adhere in the area, resulting in smudged copies.
3. Remove the sheet of paper in the direction shown.
4. Close the Side Cover.
E-4 and E-5 (2-sided Reverse Copy XL2140df only)
Exit Area
1. Pull down on the fuser lever.
• This will release pressure on the paper.
2. Gently pull the paper out through the exit area.
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- E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5 (continued)
3. If not accessible, turn the knob in the direction of the arrow
to move the paper to the exit area.
4. Gently pull the paper out through the exit area.

Feb 12, 2011 | Xerox WorkCentre XL2130f Laser Printer

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I am getting white specks on all four colors on my phaser 8500 and some black smudges. I just did a smudge clean and it helped, but it didn't clear it.


Hello.

Try a laser printer roller cleaner (paper sheets), like PathKleen or Perfect Data. You may need to run sheets through several times before the cleaning is complete. Do not use a sheet more than once.

Hope this helps.

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HP4-smudged copies of printed text are appearing lower on the page...Any ideas on the fix


Run a 1/2 test.
Put paper in the manual feed tray(tray 1).
print something. And watch the paper. As the paper gets
about 1/2 way into the printer, open the top cover, remove the toner.
Look down at the paper. If you don't see smudged text, the fuser is probably bad.
If you see the smudging, replace the toner.

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Why is there a black stripe on the backsid of the paper when I try and print?


you need to clean the bottom plate, heres how:
1 Make sure that the printer is on and then remove any paper from the Rear Tray.
2 Press the Open button to open the Paper Output Tray and extend the Output Tray Extension.
3 Fold a single sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in half widthwise, and then unfold the paper.
4 Load this and only this sheet of paper in the Rear Tray with the open side to the front.

(A) Load the paper after unfolding it.
5 Open the printer properties dialog box.

6 Click the Maintenance tab, and then Bottom Plate Cleaning.
7 Confirm the displayed message and click Execute.
The paper cleans the inside of the printer as it feeds through the printer.
Check the folded part of the ejected paper. If it is smudged with ink, perform Bottom Plate Cleaning again.
Important --
Even if the Cassette is selected as the paper source, paper will be fed from the Rear Tray.
Do not perform any other operation while the bottom plate is being cleaned.
If the problem is not resolved after performing cleaning twice, the protrusions inside the printer may be stained. Clean them according to instructions. See Cleaning the Protrusions Inside the Printer.

Apr 02, 2010 | Canon Pixma iP4500 InkJet Printer

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Bottom plate shows leaking ink


Hi there,
If the bottom plate shows leaking ink
1) Cause : Inside of the machine is dirty, printed paper may be smudged.
Action :
a) Press[ON/OFF] to turn on the machine, then remove any paper from the Autosheet Feeder and Cassette.
b) Press the Open Button to open the Paper Output Tray, and open up amd set the extension by pressing down the hollow on the front side.
c) Place the only one sheet of A4/ Letter-size plain paper in landscape, horizontally fol it in half.
d) Unfold the paper, and load the paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder with the inverted-V edge down.
e) Use right /left arrows to select <BOTTOM CLEANING< from the <MAINTENACE> and press<OK>.
The paper that is loaded in the machine will feed through the machine and be ejected.
If protrusions inside the machine are stained, wipe off the protrusions using a swab or the like.
Important: Before cleaning, be sure to turn off the machine.

3) Cause :Inapproprite media type is used.
* Check to see if the paper you are printing on is too thick or curled.
* Note that smudging may occur at the top and bootm edges of the paper when using Borderless Printing. Ensure that the paper you are using is compatible with Borderless printing.
Refer to the Printer Driver Guide.

Hope this helps. PLease rate my response.
Thanks
Have a good day.



2) Cause : Paper Feed Roller is dirty.
Action : Follow the steps to Clean the Paper Feed Rollers.
Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers consumes time , so perform this procedure only when neccessary.
A) Press[ON/OFF] to turn on the machine, then remove any paper from the Autosheet Feeder and Cassette.
b) Use [Feed Switch] to select the paper source to clean.
c) Use right and left arrow keys to select <Roller Cleaning> from tbhe <Maintainnace> and press<ok>.
The Paper Feed Roller will rotate as it cleans.
d) Repeat steps c) 2 times.
e) Press the Open button to open the Paper Output Tray, and then open up and set the Paper Output Tray Extension completely by pressing down the hollow on the front side.
f) Load three or more sheets of A4/Letter-sized plain paper lengthways in the paper source you selected in step b.
g) Repeat step c) 3 times.
The paper that is loaded in the machine will feed tthrough the machineand be ejected
If there is not signes of imporvement after performing 3 times, contact the Canon Customer Care Center.

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1 inch ink smudge down right side of paper


try going on ur computer that the printer is contected to and have the printer align itself

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Will not print


Cleaning the Interior of the Machine If the interior of the machine becomes dirty, paper printed onto by the machine may get dirty, so we recommend performing
cleaning regularly.
Note: Ensure that the Inner Cover is closed.
1. Press <ON/OFF> to turn on the machine, then remove any paper from the Auto Sheet Feeder.
2.Press the Open button to open the Paper Output Tray, and open up andset the extension by pressing down the hollow on the front side.
3.Prepare a single sheet of A4- or Letter-sized plain paper. Fold it inhalf along the long edge. Unfold the paper, then load it in the AutoSheet Feeder with the open side to the front.
insertfoldedpaper.gif 4. Start bottom plate cleaning.
  1. Press <COPY>.
  2. Press <Menu> repeatedly to select [4.MAINTENANCE].
  3. Use [left.gif ] or [right.gif ] to select [BOTTOM CLEANING], then press <OK>. The sheet of paper is automatically fed in and then out of the machine.
Ifthe printed paper is smudged, clean the inside of the machine again. Ifthe problem remains after performing cleaning again, the protrusionsinside the machine may be stained. Clean them up.
Note:Even if the Cassette is selected as the paper source, paper will be fedfrom the Auto Sheet Feeder. Do not perform any other operation whilethe bottom plate is being cleaned.
Cleaning the Protrusions inside the Machine

If protrusions inside the machine are stained, wipe ink off the protrusions using a swab or the like.
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I hope it helps!!!

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Toner being deposited on back of page


point check

1.Hallo your rollers are dirty and smudged

2.Is your fuser unit O.k (clean)

3.is your paper good quality or are you using coated paper the wrong side? thereby staining the fuser unit (the hot part of the printer)

4. Most unlikely but have u ever turned your printer upside down??? or excess sideways tilt thereby releasing waste toner from the bottom of the printer to the roof then to your paper???

if all is nay then remove all toners and give your machine a gool blowout

labatt

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CANON PIXMA MP 460: PRINTING PHOTO- COLOUR PROBLEM.


change the print cartridge for color if yhat doesn't fix it get a new print head. Bob

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