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How to fix defective cleaner blade or bad drum

Pages are black with toner, any way to fix this? I understand it is a defective drum or cleaner blade?

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If the cartridge is almost empty, then the toner start to become weaker so the toner is attracted on the surface of the drum. check the counter if it is time to replace the cartridge

Posted on Apr 20, 2013

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SOURCE: Toner not fixed to the page, rubbing off

the fuser (a large roller near final exit that is heated) is not reaching proper temperature. normally, it should be too hot to touch.

Posted on Jun 06, 2007

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SOURCE: HL-2040 Almost black Pages

Drum needs replacing, normal consumable, possible faulty toner hard to know when you use non gen items.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Blank pages after installing new drum

when replacing the toner did you remove the plastic film sealing the toner? if the drums receives no toner you will get blank pages. please check

hope this helps
good luck

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Brother MFC9600 dirty printing

We were having a lot of print quality problems, similar to what you describe. We replaced the drum and it worked fine.

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SOURCE: brother MFC-7420 prints black pages

The drum is defective. The cleaning blade has failed.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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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.

Oct 29, 2016 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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Hi there i just replace the toner for my m5200 dell printer and the pages are coming really dark as if the pages are burnt.


Are you using Dell branded cartridges, or compatibles? I've seen issues with compatibles not properly seating when you install the toner cartridge, causing the cleaning blade to not properly wipe the drum (ghosting) or allowing too much toner on the drum (black pages, front and back). Re seating the cartridge should resolve.

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Laser printer horizontal streaks go away after a few pages


The operating principles behind laser printers are fairly simple. In fact, Brother machines more closely resemble large copiers than conventional laser printers, this is why they are so reliable.

There are a couple of things to look at:

On the drum unit: is the imaging drum worn or scratched? When did you last clean the corona wire?

If the drum is scratched or otherwise with defect it should be replaced. If the corona wire is dirty it can fail to properly charge the drum and lead to print defects.

On the toner cartridge: Does the toner roller have any noticeable lines or banding in the toner?

Behind the toner roller is a "Doctor Blade" that ensures an even and consistent coating of toner. If there are lines in it they can produce print defects as well. Lines would be likely caused by toner accumulation on that blade. If there are lines, are you are careful, you may be able to clean the blade by gently and slowly scrubbing the non adhesive end of a post-it note between the toner roller and the doctor blade where the lines are.

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You need a new drum CLEANING BLADE

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Drum is black


Hello sir; it is the time to replace developer.pull out developer unit ,right underneath drum unit, remove two snap clip open the ccover dump old developer clean out inside the unit with vaccunm cleaner. then fill in new devloper the simulation2801 & 2805.

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Brother Intellifax 2600 - Solid black pages


Black pages are indicative of a bad drum. A failing drum basically can't be charged anymore. Since the toner cartridge can't discern what part of the drum is calling for toner, it simply fills the whole page with toner, creating the black pages you describe. You should check the drum, and corona wire and clean both. If the problem returns, you have a bad drum and should replace it.

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Brother MFC-7420 prints black pages


The drum is defective. The cleaning blade has failed.

Jan 31, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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When we print manually the whole page comes out completly black.


edithvenzor:
Try replacing the toner cartridge first, then proceed with the other items.
Thank you and let me know what happens:
Binary Bob

Problem
Cause
Solution
How common*
Comments

BLACK PAGES
DC Controller PCA is defective. If the DC Controller turns on the laser beam continuously,
the entire surface of the Photosensitive drum is neutralized causing a completely black page
Replace the DC Controller PCA
10

BLACK PAGES
Defective toner cartridge
Replace the toner cartridge
9
4

BLACK PAGES
High voltage contact springs are dirty or defective. The high voltage contacts are mounted on
the High Voltage Power Supply PCA and protrude into the toner cartridge cavity
Inspect and clean the high voltage contacts. If damaged, replace the High Voltage Power Supply PCA.
2

BLACK PAGES
High voltage power supply circuit is defective (not supplying the correct negative voltage)
Replace the High Voltage Power Supply PCA
10
some printers have the high voltage power supply on the DC controller.

BLACK PAGES
Laser/Scanner Assembly is faulty (turning laser on continuously)
Replace the Laser/Scanner Assembly
5

BLACK PAGES
Light is leaking into the printer
Make sure that all covers are in place
2
possible, but not likely

Nov 30, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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HP Printer problem


Sounds as though one of the drum cleaning blades is failing.

When you see the double image shadow, is it any particular color? If so, that's the drum unit that is failing.

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Three broken horizontal lines across all printed pages


sounds like a bad (defective) toner cartridge. You can also try cleaning the corona wire again.

Jun 21, 2007 | HP LaserJet III Printer

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