Question about HP LaserJet 4730x All-In-One Printer
I was able to fix it by taking off the top of the printer. This involved taking off 4 screws on the top of the printer. I then had to disconnect the wires going to the control panel by unhooking them from the right side. I then located a thin rectangular box which I'm assuming houses the laser. I removed this with 4 more screws and turned it over. There was a little metal flap that I moved back and below was the mirror the lasers shoot on before going onto the toner.
In the same spot where I was having fading, I noticed a lot of toner on the mirror, so I cleaned it of, put it back together, and the fading was gone.
This was after I tried a new toner and maintenance kit.
Hope this helps
Posted on May 01, 2008
Your scanner lamp is dirty. Take apart the scanner glass and clean the lamp. (Look for contaminated spots on the scanner lamp).
Posted on May 23, 2008
have you found a solution to your black ink problem??? I am experiencing exactly what you describe, no error messages, I have reset the printer, alinged, cleaned etc but still not a single drop of black ink but all the colours are working fine. if you know what was wrong please let me know.
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
A faded magenta on this model is probably a dirty scanner mirror.
The printer design puts a fan in an area that blows magenta toner directly at the laser scanner.
The more toner on the mirror, the more faded the print.
You will need to remove the scanner and clean it.
Posted on Nov 03, 2010
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