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Black stripe and white stripe on copies

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.

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  • mwgdc Feb 17, 2009

    Thanks, for the advice. The funny thing is that I have a black stripe on the edge and a clear/white stripe down the middle where the toner is building up on the drum. Any advice on that?

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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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  • Mr Sharpy Feb 17, 2009

    The clear white stripe rules out the optics and if toner is building on the drum in that area, it would not be the drum as the area would be black and not white. The white stripe / deletion is most probably down to poor transfer or the development unit.

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