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Faded strip down the left side of prints

There is a faded strip down the left side of printed documents. all colour is fine in the same areas, and it says that the toner has not run out. What may be wrong with it? might it need cleaning and now do i do this?

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  • ed_b_1 Feb 10, 2009

    Black print has faded to the point of not being legible. Cleaned the stupid drum, and it only got worse. What a piece of ****.

  • rn5713 Feb 14, 2009

    I have the same problem. There is a strip down the left side of my paper that the black doesn't print on. I don't know how to open it up to clean the developer blades. Any instructions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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If you the image is faded and your toner supply is good, the problem is not the drum but the developer blades in the imaging unit. During the normal use of the printer, there is a buildup of toner that sticks on the developer blade. The developer blade meters the amount of toner that gets to the drum that ultimately makes it to the paper. As the toner buildup increases on the blade, less and less toner that gets to the drum cause the image to fade.

To fix this problem you will need to disassemble the imaging unit and clean the blades or buy a new imaging unit. I have clean my blades and I have a document to show you if you are handy.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • Stephen Lam Feb 23, 2009

    If your printer looks like this:
    Then you need to clean the developer blades. In the image above it is the black blade that need to be cleaned. If there are streaking on any other color, then then also needs to be cleaned.

    To clean the developer blades, look to this link. http://losingambition.com/clp300imagefix... It describes how to clean them. It only takes a few minutes to do once you get the developers out of the unit. Just be careful when you clean the edge of the blades. You need to make sure that the residue is completely removed from the edge. Also be sure that when you reinstall the blade that the little foam does not get trapped below the blade.Otherwise when you print the side where the blade is not properly installed will have too much color.

    If you are afraid of messing your printer up, then you need to buy a new imaging unit. They go around $100.

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Clean the drum , opc.

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