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Canon PC6re copier makes copies that are dark on the long edges

I had an old AB **** copier that I took to the local shop for repair - wasn't worth the $400 to do. So I picked up a Canon PC-6re recently and it seems to operate fine generally except the copies are darker at the outside edges along the 11'' dimension and they seem to get darker the more copies I make. I read that the replacement ink toner cartridges also include a drum - and I have two of these. Is changing the cartridge likely to solve the problem?
I really just need clean one-color copies on occasion and hate to invest too much money.

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  • mstemp Apr 20, 2009

    To: 20YrsCompExp

    It was used, of course, trying to replace the prior machine inexpensively. It came with a new toner unit and I was thinking of putting that in to see if it helped.
    FYI, I did try the suggestion by Cogz of adjusting the density level on the control panel. It just made the entire printing, streaks and all, either lighter or darker.


  • Arthur Hoffmann
    Arthur Hoffmann May 11, 2010

    Was this copier NEW or USED?

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Just fyi, a Canon PC-6e is a copier that is about ten + years old of a model... The drum unit will make the copies better.... But, you most likely need to clean the optic's. Have you tried to make the copies lighter??? If I am correct, there is a small botton on the control pannel that will turn... It will make the copies light one way and darker the other way... Good Luck

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