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Printing faint on left hand side of page

Printer started printing too faint on left hand side of page. Put new ink cartridge in. Still having the same problem. Thank you.

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  • MacLap Jan 30, 2009

    I have no solution yet but a bit of information from the Samsung support line. My problem started when I replaced the black toner cartridge. I replaced it a second time thinking I had a faulty cartridge. The faint printing on the left hand side persisted.

    On January 6th, 2009, Samsung's support tech admitted that this is a common problem that was occasionally fixed by a firmware upgrade available on their site. I installed the upgrade but it did not fix the problem.
    The technician (Greg) asked me to send him an email with the ticket number, serial number, proof of purchase etc, which I did on January 7th. he indicated that a hardware fix (parts or printer replacement) was available and that he/they would follow-up. They never did.

    I am writing this as I am waiting (20minutes now) on their support line after being transferred to "someone who knew about printers". My image of the Samsung brand was very positive... It is now going down rapidly as I wait.

  • edinbur Feb 18, 2009

    I have the same problem. Also started grinding noise on paper transport.
    Started a few days outside of 3 months toner cartridge & toner/drum unit warranty.
    Took to Office works who forwared to service agent. They told me that the black toner container was faulty and the the drum unit ($218) was also faulty. Charged me $66 for the pleasure.
    I decided to get it back and try a new black toner.
    But before this I want to try cleaning the drum. Does anyone know if this can be done. One web site mentioned a soft cloth

  • stufftoget Feb 24, 2009

    Same problem. Did the firmware help. Changed the altitude setting and the black got even lighter. I believe that if it's not a software issue, then the engineers who designed the imaging unit placed the black developer roller too low, and almost tangent, to the drum. There seems to be too great a cantilevered travel distance for the black roller and with gravity working against it function. Parts wear out over time. This was either deliberate or a foolish over-site.

  • edinbur Mar 22, 2009

    Got my printer back and tried a new black toner. Light printing solve but grinding noise remains.

  • sunrise665 Apr 04, 2009

    Same problem. I already cleaned the drum according to the manuals, tried a new cartridge. But still no solution.



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I had a similar problem, which I fixed by carefully wiping the drum with a soft tissue.

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