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Minolta Copier EP1083, copies are coming out mostly black

Everything appears to be working correctly, except copies are 95% black. Difficult to read the copied portion.

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  • sanders749 Mar 03, 2009

    The counter registers 160,000 copies, tried the above suggestion and also went lighter. The copier has been in a warehouse [unused for 2 years] but worked great prior to storage.

  • Chris Coughlin
    Chris Coughlin May 11, 2010

    Dyou know how old or how many copies are on the drum? Also, how is the exporsure set at? Try making copies with it set to auto "AE"

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What you mostly need to do is to clean the optics under the copyboard glass the mirrors are mostly dusty... I would use a soft dry cloth to wipe the mirrors off. There is a mirror under the "Black Box" I would also, use a lightly damp rag with rubbing alcoh. to wipe OFF the scanning lamp & reflector. Cleaning the optics should get read of the dark back ground, but the drums are only good for 80k... You may need a new OPC drum & blade. Good Luck

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