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Prints text light on left side

I tried your solution of removing the toner drum and shaking it to evenly distribute toner. I then put in a new toner drum and its doing the same thing with that one. I can't locate the manual at work to troubleshoot.

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Try to clean the laser lens

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If you have stock toner for very long time, I suggest you just shake it well to distribute evenly the toner powder.

If this solution doesn't help, roller drum inside the copier that might worn out and needs replacement.

I hope it helps you.

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I have a HL 2070 Brother printer That that toner light will no go off, I replace with a new toner and after that did not keep working, I tried to reset the toner opening the front door, also holding the go...

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You can remove the drum and toner, remove toner from the drum unit then gently rock the toner from side to side for about six times to distribute the toner inside, then on the drum unit slide the green tab on the upper left hand from left to rigth for about six times and then put it back to the home position. Reinstall the toner back to the drum unit and then put the drum and toner back to the printer. closed the front cover. the toner light should turn off,
Hope this helps.

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My printer prints but on the left side of the page the print is all faded going about one inch in. i just replaced the drum and cleaned the corona wire twice. please help

The toner powder is not evenly distributed or it sticked together, A light shaking the toner cartridge will the distribute evenly the toner. Maybe is it stock for a long period of time.

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HP CP2025 Heavy smears of magenta appear down the right-hand side of paper. Have tried restart and changing paper weight.

It is due to spilled magenta toner leaking from side to the toner cartridge. Take the cartridge out of the printer and clean it. Clean visible inside of the printer. Shake the cartridge lightly in horizontal position to evenly distribute the toner inside the cartridge and put it back. The issue sould be fixed after some prints.

Good Luck!
Appreciate generously, if the solution could have been of any help!

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There is a faint background shadow covering the

remove toner/drum unit from the printer. remove toner from drum unit and shake toner cart. side-side to loosen toner inside. On top front of the drum unit there is a purple/blue button that will slide right-left. Do this a few times to clean the wire. If there's a lot of loose toner, take a vacuum and clean carefully. Put everything back inside. With front door still open, hold GO/Control button down until all lights have lit, then let go, close front cover.

If you still have the shadow over the page, it's most likely the toner cart and you need to buy a new one (or recond.-refill) at someplace like Office Depot or Staples.

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Low print quality

It depends upon the number of prints you have done since Feb and the toner cartridge capacity. Some toner cartridges have 2500 page capacity others have 5000 pages or more.
If you think you have not exceeded or reached the cartridge capacity, take it out of the printer and give it a shake in a horizontal position to distribute the toner evenly across the drum and place it back in the printer. This also works when the toner is nearly empty.

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Toner cartridge shows 70% toner but print is light


On most laser printers the toner in the cartridges is distributed by a rotating feed mechanism. This method works ok but is not the best for even distribution. Many times the toner will build up in the ends of the cartridge where the feeder can't move it around like it should. Try takeing the cartridge out of your printer and shaking the cartridge from side to side not up and down(that would only pack it tighter in the ends) After this reinsert the cartridge in your printer and try printing again.

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Faded print on left hand side of paper

This type of printing defect is normally caused by 1 of a few problems - the easier one first:

1. Toner cartridges sometimes do not have the toner evenly distributed - close the toner cartridge and inspect the hopper right below it for even distribution of toner.

The harder ones:

2. This type of defect can also be caused by dirty charging section - for the drum to pick up the toner it must be charged electrically prior to exposure - if the charge grid is not clean then it will not give the drum an even charge - not sure were this is in this printer yet - looks like it comes as part of the drum kit so this should not be causing this issue.

3. The last and most difficult to check is paper alignment with the drum - is the paper contacting the drum evenly - look for possible problems in the paper path with the drum unit removed - look for something uneven around the area were the paper contacts the drum

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Left hand side prints faintly

inside the toner unit, there is a stirring device to broadcast toner over full width of drum. I will guess this is the culprit, the stirring device is not turning. Try this test: remove the toner cartridge and shake it rapidly back and forth. Then try a print, any change?

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