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Faint printing i have replace toner but still its printing faint replace all the boards and fuser unit

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Re: faint printing

I have installed brand new toners that were bad. Fortunatly it was at work so I didnt have to personally purchase a second one to find out. But it does happen, espically with reconditioned toners or off brand toners

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Also remove the fuser unit and clean the unit. Please handle it with care and never clean it when it's hot/warm. Only do this, after the printer is left turned off for about half an hour.
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A laser printer fuser assembly is the heating roller unit that melts and fuses the toner onto the paper. The fuser assembly is made up of a heating roller and a pressure roller.

The heating roller applies the heat to the toner on the printed page and the pressure roller presses and fuses the toner into the printed page. If it's bad and not heating properly, the print will be faint, which is what you describe. You may be able to remove and clean the fuser, but if the printer gets lots of use, it may just be worn out.

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This can be a bad toner cartridge or a bad fuser. Replacing the toner is an easy test, but the fuser if you need it will be expensive.

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