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Not printing I went home on tuesday and the printer was working fine and today its not working. The toner light is on would this cause the printer not to print?

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  • Bill Speer
    Bill Speer May 11, 2010

    When you do try to print, does anything come out? Is the printer icon in the bottom right showing a red question mark? Have you tried taking out the toner cartridge and giving it a few shakes? One other thing I have noticed, occasionally the printer will go offline. Open your Printers and Faxes and right click your printer. Does it say Use Printer Offline or does it say Use Printer Online? Also, does it show Ready when you have the page set to View> Tiles? Let me know what you come up with.

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Yes, this would cause it to not work - try taking out your toner cartridge, shake it lightly a couple of times, and then put it back in. This should work for a short while, until you get a new cartridge

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Canon irc4580i print dark problem


In the process used printer, will be inevitable printed page by your printer have the bad quality prints. For example: Toner specks, Light image, Vertical line, Dropouts, background, Toner smear, Vertical black line and band, Vertical white line, Background scatter, Black pages, Loose toner, Horizontal stripes, Ghost, Uneven Density, poor fusing ...
The common print quality problem Canon IRC-4580 printer
Currently, The Canon IRC-4580 is the laser printer have high speed, easy to use, friendly for user and printing clear text.
However, we can not avoid the damage of some components of the printer when used.
In this article, I will introduce some basic errors with printing quality problems of Canon IRC-4580 printer and "How to fix it".
After viewed artical, you know:
- How to fix (repair/solve) Vertical line (black or white) in Canon IRC-4580 printer
- How to fix (repair/solve) Poor fusing (loose toner) in Canon IRC-4580 printer
- How to fix (repair/solve) Uneven Density in Canon IRC-4580 printer
- How to fix (repair/solve) Light image in Canon IRC-4580 printer
- How to fix (repair/solve) Ghost in Canon IRC-4580 printer
1. Fix print quality problem "Vertical line" for Canon IRC-4580 printer How to fix print quality problem Vertical line
This plobrem "Vertical line" is usally error of Canon IRC-4580 printer. For this "Vertical line" error, technicians divided into two smaller error are: Vertical black line and band and Vertical white line.
Description:
- Vertical line and band: On the printed image appear some straight thin black vertical.
- Vertical white line: On the printed image appear some white vertical voids.
Error location:
- Surface of the charge roller
- OPC drum
- Cleaning blade
- LSU unit
- Developing roller

Cause of error "Vertical line" on the printed page:

- May be surface of charge roller scratched or dirty by toner powder.
- May be have some grooves on the OPC drum.
- May be cleaning blade is damaged.
- May be LSU window or LSU lense has dirty.
- May be surface of developing roller has scratched.

How to fix(repair) "Vertical black Line and Band" for {{SPkey1}} machine:

- Replace the charge roller of toner cartridge.
- Replace the OCP drum.
- Replace the cleaning blade
If printed page are not improved
- Clean the LSU unit by soft cotton cloth and try to print. If Vertical line is not clear on the printed page you should replace LSU unit.
- Replace new axis developer and try to print
2. Solve print quality problem "Poor fusing (loose toner)" for Canon IRC-4580 printer. How to fix print quality problem loose toner
Description loose toner: Toner is not properly fixed on paper, use to hand rubbing lightly on the printed image toner powder may be stick in hand
Error location: toner cartridge or fuser unit

Cause of error "Dark Image or black" on the printed page:

When toner cartridge is empty. You toner refilled by toner powder ware not compatible. This is makes toner cartridge components demaged and temperature of fuser unit is not enough melt to toner powder

How to fix(repair)"Poor fusing (loose toner)" on the printed page for Canon IRC-4580 printer:

With this error, you should replace toner cartridge or fuser unit to fix it.
3. How to fix print quality problem "Uneven Density" for Canon IRC-4580 printe How to fix print quality problem Uneven Density
Description: The printed page has one half light and one half clear.
Error location: Toner cartridge, transfer roller, springs, doctor blade

Cause of error "Uneven Density":

- The pressure force on the left and right springs of the transfer roller is not even.
- May be toner low also causes this error
- Doctor blade has bent
How to repair error "Uneven Density" on the printed page for Canon IRC-4580 printer:
- Replace springs and transfer roller.
- Toner refill toner cartridge Canon IRC-4580 and reset toner cartridge chip (replace new chip) or replace new genuine toner cartridge.
- Replace doctor blade.
4. How to solve print quality problem "Light image" for Canon IRC-4580 printer How to fix print quality problem light image
Description: The printed image is all light and no Ghost.
Error location: Toner cartridge, Developer, HVPS board

Cause of error "Light image" on the printed page

- Enabled toner save.
- Toner cartridge is low
- OPC drum may be faulty by strong light intensity
- Temperature in room is below than 10*C
- Bad contact caused by the toner dirty between the high voltage terminal in the HVPS and the one in the set
- Abnormalities output from the HVPS

How to fix(repair) error "Light image" on the printed page for Canon IRC-4580 printer:

- Disable toner save by change in printer driver.
- Toner refill toner cartridge Canon IRC-4580 and reset toner cartridge chip (replace new chip) or replace new genuine toner cartridge.
- Replace the OPC drum.
- Replace developer.
- After printer is power on, wait 30 minutes then start printing
- Clean up the contact between the high voltage terminal in the HVPS and the one in the se- Replace the new HVPS if the problems are not solved by 4 away above.
5. How to fix print quality problem "Ghost" for Canon IRC-4580 printer How to fix print quality problem Ghost
Description: Ghost occurs intervals of the OPC drum or transfer roller.
Error location: Toner cartridge, Developer, HVPS board

Cause of error "Light image" on the printed page

- OPC drum has fauty.
- The life of the transfer roller has been expired
- The high voltage terminal is contaminated by toner powder or

How to fix(repair) error "Light image" on the printed page for Canon IRC-4580 printer:

- Replace OPC drum
- Replace transfer roller
- If performed 2 away and the error does not clear, you should replace ganuine toner cartridge .
- Replacce HVPS board.

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I had the same problem today with my printer. All of a sudden, the first and fourth light lit up. I contacted Lexmark and they said my toner cartrigde needed to be replaced.
The problem is caused by the little chip under the cartridge. I replaced the chip with an old one I had on another cartridge and I got the printer to work again.
You can buy a replacement chip from Lexmark or from a jobber selling replacement cartridge or toner refills.
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