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Re: smudge on the paper
When you say smudges, do you mean toner spot or blobs of toner on you pages? If you get random blobs of toner... You need to take out the drum unit & remove the primary charge unit & remove the drum & vac. out a small little grove that seats right below the developer mag roller... It is most likely filled with toner and is dropping on to you paper as copies are being made. Good Luck
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3 possible causes:
1) The optics are dirty thus making your copy darker. The test for this is to manually lighten the copy using the exposure control on the panel of your copier. Lighten the copy several positions and see if the copy gets better. If it does then the optics need to be cleaned.
2) The copier is overtoned. This means that the toner to developer concentration is to high. This will require a trained technician to lower the toner ratio and then recalibrate the toner/developer ration using the F8 mode.
3) If the shading gets much worse as you run say 10 copies in a row then the drum cleaning blade would be the cause. So run 10 copies of something and compare the first copy out with the tenth copy out. Do you see a dramatic difference in the amount of background or "shading"?
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If fuser rollers are getting hot - you either lack pressure between upper and lower rollers Restart; remove/dump old developer - instal correct compatible starter reinstal imaging unit remove toner ctg. key in stop 0 stop 1 tec rep run F-8 mode runs apx. 2 min. exit svc mode If whats not fusing is gritty(starter) - other issues
Im pretty sure this is an analog machine. One way to test this for sure is to make multiple copies of one original. If the light scans the paper each time, then it is a analog machine and can't be hooked up to a computer. Digital machines generally scan the document only once then print many.
The Minolta EP-5000 is a analog copier. That means that it can not be connected to a computer to print to, it is just a 50 a minute copier.. It is to old to be connected, it came out around 1996 or so..... It is naot a bad copier, it is one of there old work horse... It is a up-dated version of the EP-3050 & 4050.
Does the copier have a duplexer? Automatic 2-sided copying (duplexing) was an optional feature for the EP2030. If there is a drawer in the lower section of the copier labeled "duplex" then your unit has this feature.
To use it, simply select 1>2 (for single-sided originals) or 2>2 (for 2-sided originals) on the "Orig>Copy" section of the control panel (toward the left side).
If your copier is not equipped with a duplexer, the only way you can make 2-sided copies is to copy the first side and then load the copies back into the paper tray or the manual bypass on the right side of the unit.
Note the the copier copies on the bottom side of paper fed from the paper trays, and the top side of paper fed from the manual bypass.
You can download a .pdf file of an operator's manual for this copier from the Konica Minolta website.