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I have a Richoh Aficio CL3500N and noticed that their are solid black gray lines about 1/2 inch on either side of the page running the complete length of the page

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Toner cartridge is leaking, change to a new toner, and clean the pickup rollers.

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All my colored prints have 2 one inch strips of faded color. What do I need to do?


First tray printing a black and white copy to see if you get same quality problem then try each individual color. If it shows on each copy then check The transfer belt Assy . If it only shows on one color then would be a drum unit or could be toner on laser shield glass . Other thing stop it during copying process and see where it's coming from look at drums and see if that shows up on them

Jul 10, 2015 | Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

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I have a Ricoh Aficio CL3500N When I print a vertical page there are thin black lines going down the left side of the page. What causes it?? And what can I do??


Hi, thin black lines are most likely (but not definitely) caused by something in the black PCU (photoconductor unit), either the drum or the charger. Replacing the black PCU will likely get rid of your lines. The Ricoh code for a black PCU if you don't already have one is 402448.

Jan 29, 2011 | Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

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Faded streaks for only blak color on Ricoh 3500N laser printer


Your toner cartridge is probably getting low. Toner is actually a powder, and it can get settled during shipments, bringing it home, etc etc. Take out the black toner and give it a gentle side-to-side shake a few times and pop it back in.
That should help.

Apr 28, 2010 | Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

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Printer creates 2 inch diagonal lines that slightly indent the page. Color toner does not adhere to the lines (about 1/16th" wide).


Sounds like a bad fuser belt. You can check this by removing the fusing unit. Open the front door. Unplug the connector on the upper left side. Then release the 2 green clips that are next to the blue B1 levers. Pull out the fusing unit and look at the black fuser belt. If needed you can turn the belt by turning the gear one the left side of the unit. I'm sure you wull see the same "defect" in the belt that you are seeing on your printed pages.

Mar 03, 2010 | Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

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Balck and white streaks on left side of paper


Usually if there are streaks you need to change the pcu that is the same color as the lines. If the streaks are gray it also could be the fuser, but i would think it is the pcu.

May 18, 2009 | Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

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Ricoh CL3500N not printing black?


Sounds like the Dev unit is about worn out. May also be a transfer issue.

Nov 05, 2008 | Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

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Black Lines running down the right side outside of the print area


It may be the fuser. Take it out and inspect the roller on it:

  1. Switch off the device, disconnect the mains plug and wait for 30 minutes before continuing.
  2. Ensure that the bypass tray is closed, or you will not be able to open the front cover.
  3. Open the front cover by pressing the release buttons as shown.
  4. Pull the front cover down towards you.
  5. Disconnect the green plug - squeeze the sides of the plug and pull.
  6. Push the left and right levers outward to unlock the unit.
  7. Pull the unit towards you as shown and lift it clear of the device.
  8. Check the roller for wear marks, If so replace it.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe


Oct 21, 2008 | Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

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Stops Printing Entire Page After Around 50 sheets


First, check the text in your records for odd characters. It is sometimes possible in data entry to hit a ctrl-"letter" combination that embeds printer codes in your text and these are invisible in many cases to the application. The easiest way is to break up your print job to sections of records and see if a particular record consistently causes an error.

If your sure however that the printer is the problem...

Then I would check the RAM. The printer has 128MB upgradable to 512MB. Normally you can pull the ram and run jobs on the internal memory, but in this case you would need to swap it out.

Jun 05, 2008 | Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

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Black streaks


HI there it would need a PCU (Photo Condustor Unit) or drum unit which ever you prefer.

Thanks J

Dec 12, 2007 | Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

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Vetical lines printing on page


If the lines are blue, check the color PCU.

Oct 25, 2007 | Ricoh Aficio CL3500N Laser Printer

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