My copier suddenly is making black stripes on one edge a white stripe down the middle. I notice a lot of toner buildup on the drum exactly where the stripes are. I tried cleaning the transfer wire and even gently rubbed tissue on the drum and it immediately built up again.
Black stripes can be down to dirty optics, unplug the copier and remove the glass, then clean all mirrors and the glass itself. If this does not resolve the problem, it will be the drum cleaning blade that has worn and will nedd replaceing.
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Not exactly sure what you are asking but if the problem is that you are getting fine lines down the paper (the copy is ok though) then take a real close look atr the glass platen (the plate glass in which the paper goes on. Assuming you are using the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) area. This area is usually about an inch wide by 8.5" long. Look for either "White out" or black ink on the glass (it can be as small as a dot) clean this mark off with glass cleaner and you problem will be solved. Sometimes it helps to orientate your copy with the line on it to the machine to locate the mark causing the issue.
If you changed your developer? Or did you change the Toner Cartridge?
White stripe? Check the charge on the drum, it might have a piece of dust on it.
take the charge out, (dont take it apart) hold it up to some light, you might see some dust particles hanging in the grid. If so, rub very lightly with finger, do not use a cloth to clean. Blow it with a can of air.
Clean the transfer charge as well
Usually replace those as it is such a pain to clean on the smaller machines.
if you need any further help let me know
you don't mention whether the document you are copying also appears on the paper.If it does you could have 1 of 2 problems- The drum cleaning system could be at fault or- the fuser roller has picked up some **** easy test...... run copies and when the 1st copy edge appears switch OFF. This is a crash stop.Now examine the sheets in there.Is the stripe on the copy before the fuser (Heat) roller? If yes you could have a drum cleaning problem, usually fixed by changing the drum module.If no and the stripe appears after the heat roll, the problem is with the fuser system,dirty rolls etc. There are a number of other problems with stripes, but you have to start somewhere! If the document does NOT appear on the copy, forget all above, could be scan or ROS problem