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Ricoh FT7650 Printing LIghtly - Developer Problem?

Hello we have a  Ricoh FT7650 and it's print outs are extremely light.  We put a new toner in, cleaned the glass, and cleaned the drum but it is EXACTLY the same.  After reading up on it some I assume it is probably the Developer that has gone in it and we need to add more.  I've already purcahsed some for our machine from  BUT I have no idea how to add it to the machine.  I've looked in it but can't seem to figure it out and obviously it isn't it the manual:)  I do have the code to get into the operating controls to reset the developer and calibrate it but I just do not know how to add it.  If someone could please help me I would greatly appreciate it!  Thank you!!

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  • Erin Dec 23, 2008

    I do know how to take the toner hopper out - I started to the other day but I thought I should find out for sure first before doing that:)

  • Erin Dec 23, 2008

    Great thank you!!

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    I'll check the service guide tomorrow to see how to do it. Usually it goes in behind the toner hopper. Do you know how to take the toner hopper out?



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It isn't a broken corona wire. If that was the case, it wouldn't copy at all and you would have a few error codes as well along with a few sparks.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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    Tim Babcock Dec 23, 2008

    I'll look it up today to see how it comes out.

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    Tim Babcock Dec 23, 2008

    I went onto to see how to remove it. We didn't have that particular service manual in the shop. They give free advice on there and it's only used by other copier technicians.

    You might want to try them out the next time.


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Dear sir; I Think you go to far, I believe that not developer problem why don't check the transfer corona wire isn't broken?

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Before we start first make sure the machine is turn-off for our safety process.

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Possible cause and way to check Toner Change Problem & No more Printing:
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Maybe your glass is dirty, with alcool and a clothe clean the glass. If you can go undernit go but be carefull for the miror inside.

The Drum may need to be replace to????

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Is it only when you use the top feeder? Check by placing an original on the glass and copying if the same fault then there are three possibilities

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  2. Toner Waste and drum cleaning unit full. Open front cover and split machine as to remove jam not touching the drum (Large Cylinder ) check there is no banding on there. IF so to the left of drum there is a unit that contains the cleaning blade and fills with waste toner remove vacuum out waste toner check that cleaning blade ok and reinstall. Close and check machine if ok then great if not could be fault number 3 or that the cleaning blade is worn and need replacing.
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