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Samsung ML1640 print fading

When I put in a new toner shortly afterwards the print fades in the middle of the page

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SOURCE: faded print on one side of page

I have a SCX-4100 Samsung, replaced the tonger cartridge, it was working fine for a few hundred sheets of printing, but after that, the left side of the page was printed very light, faded.
If I run the "Clean Drum", it will print a litter better, but still faded.
What can I do to correct this problem?
Thank you
TT

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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SOURCE: faded stripe down the printed page

I found a solution that worked to eliminate the faded black stripe down the page thanks to a post by slamfix in another forum. The problem is related to ink build up on the blade edge of the black developer assembly in the imaging unit (the imaging unit contains 4 separate developers - yellow, blue, magenta, and black). The solution involves taking out the imaging unit, removing and cleaning the blade edge of the black ink developer until smooth. It took me about 15 minutes to complete and was fairly straightforward.

Detailed instructions with pictures can be found at http://losingambition.com/clp300imagefix/

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: black printing faded although toner not low

The black developer is defect, you have to call the service to solve this problem. and install FW Update V1.29.12.35

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Samsung CLX-2160, keep getting faded

Many people will tell you it is an engineering problem that Samsung won't own up to (it isn't and that's why they won't own up to it). Others will tell you that it's the Imaging Unit - happy to say that's not true. If it was the imaging unit the colors would not come out right either. I bet if you print a test page that all the colors come out fine across the page. It's only the black.

Also - if you replace the black toner cartridge, or reinstall your printer and drivers like some people will tell you - still no results.

The problem is in the black toner cartridge PATH inside the printer. Something has jammed it up a bit. Try taking out the black cartridge and blowing firmly into the small hole at the bottom of the spout that looks to have a sponge inside. Use a straw and make sure your air blown is dry. Then lightly tap the cartridge a few times. Then use the straw and once again blow very firmly inside the receiving path (inside the printer) for the spout on the cartridge. Make sure you are blowing into the spout path at the bottom - not the gear drive path in the middle - as that will not do any good.

Replace the cartridge, warm up and print another black and white page. You should see that the faded out section is gone or diminished in size. If it is not gone, simply repeat the above steps until it is gone. You will see that the faded out strip gets smaller and smaller each time until it's gone. I had to repeat five times, but eventually got it corrected. Now prints like brand new so don't get discouraged.

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Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: samsung ml1640 print quality is faded down one

try cleaning the internal top part of the printer... if the toner or dust is covering the laser unit.. you will have print out distortion.. like blur print out..
how many copies have you printed with the printer? toner that comes with the new printer is normally less than those replacement toner which you buy later..

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Samsung ml1640 print quality is faded down one side unit is only 4 months old and toner is half full


try cleaning the internal top part of the printer... if the toner or dust is covering the laser unit.. you will have print out distortion.. like blur print out..
how many copies have you printed with the printer? toner that comes with the new printer is normally less than those replacement toner which you buy later..

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Samsung CLX-2160, keep getting faded toner stripe down page. changed toner numerousof times The same problem occurred for me after only 300 pages. The black color on the all prints is faded out on the...


Everyone will tell you that it's the Imaging Unit - happy to say that's not true. If it was the imaging unit the colors would not come out right either. I bet if you print a test page that all the colors come out fine across the page. It's only the black.

Also - if you replace the black toner cartridge, or reinstall your printer and drivers like some people will tell you - still no results.

The problem is in the black toner cartridge PATH inside the printer. Something has jammed it up a bit. Try taking out the black cartridge and blowing firmly into the small hole at the bottom of the spout that looks to have a sponge inside. Use a straw and make sure your air blown is dry. Then lightly tap the cartridge a few times. Then use the straw and once again blow very firmly inside the receiving path (inside the printer) for the spout on the cartridge. Make sure you are blowing into the spout path at the bottom - not the gear drive path in the middle - as that will not do any good.

Replace the cartridge, warm up and print another black and white page. You should see that the faded out section is gone or diminished in size. If it is not gone, simply repeat the above steps until it is gone. You will see that the faded out strip gets smaller and smaller each time until it's gone. I had to repeat five times, but eventually got it corrected. Now prints like brand new so don't get discouraged.

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replace a toner. if one section of the toner is distributing the toner. redistributing the toner is not coming to correct the problem.
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get in touch with your Samsung dealer or Samsung direct it speak to the IT departement if the printer has only printed 5000 or less pages total then you could get it repaired on the warrenty the main problem that is causing this is the optical print unit is damage or faulty- mainly the latter...

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I have a SCX-4100 Samsung, replaced the tonger cartridge, it was working fine for a few hundred sheets of printing, but after that, the left side of the page was printed very light, faded.
If I run the "Clean Drum", it will print a litter better, but still faded.
What can I do to correct this problem?
Thank you
TT

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The HP site suggests replacing the toner cartridge.
This is an excellent, by the way, which has very good troubleshooting ditections
www.hp.com

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