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Prints lightly and unevenly even though toner levels OK

Have had printer over 1 1/2 yrs. Replaced all toner cartridges 3 mos. ago and after another month or so print quality became poor - light and uneven. Seems to be only the black and grays that are the issue. We have cleaned printer areas as suggested in manual with no result. Manual did mention adjusting the print resolution through the help screen of the printer driver, but there is no such thing with the MAC driver. Because of the expense of replacing a newer toner cartridge, we're wondering if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks!

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  • laperuz Jan 05, 2009

    Just as described - with only RIGHT side of the page printing good, the rest - too light.

  • shop99 Jan 05, 2009

    Replaced black toner cartridge and updated all drivers to no avail. Finally, took the plunge and ordered a new imaging unit/drum online ($100). It worked! Nice crisp, even printing now, black and color. Hopefully this solution will be a long term one.

  • jmendez66 Jan 26, 2009

    I have a problem with black/grey not printing on the left-side of the page.

  • sarah81 Jan 30, 2009

    Left side of page prints VERY light in balck and grey.

  • dbmdude Feb 03, 2009

    Gosh is the drum answer ($100) the ONLY answer???

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    the same thing happen to my printer. the right side prints good but the left side fades a little.

  • rahulb001 Feb 06, 2009

    Great printer till now. Replaced black toner cartridge barely 2 months ago. It was printing fine. The toner levels are still showing about 80% yet since these past 3 days I am getting nice dark print on the right side but faded grey to almost disappearing print on the left sides of the printed documents! Help!

    I have reloaded the drivers from the cd. I do not believe there are any driver updates as I looked for them on the internet. Help------------ Rahul

  • philatiwe Feb 24, 2009

    I have had the same problem, after 6 months Samsung replaced the Black Developer Roller - fixed the problem. The installation technician told me this would fix the problem but now 5 months later the problem is beginning to emerge again. I have 1 month left on the warranty and i will have it replaced again but i suspect this will be an ongoing problem.



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Have you tried reinstalling the drivers? maybe getting updated drivers off the internet might help you out more.



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