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I got an inexpensive used HP Color Laserjet 2600n that needs a new ETB belt as it's putting vertical stripes on the pages. Do I have to purchase the whole assembly or can I get just the belt. Also, where's the best place to purchase? Thanks!

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    Wayne Shaddock Oct 19, 2013

    These are the stripes I was referring to...please correct me if I'm wrong about the cause.



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You have to buy the complete transfer belt assembly. I used to buy mine from express terminals but haven't used them for a few years, I would buy oem a lot cheaper and work just as good.

Posted on Oct 19, 2013

Testimonial: "Hi Tim...I appreciate your attempt to help, but I would offer 2 suggestions: 1. Include a link to the supplier or a better way to identify them. A search turned up nothing that seemed to match and didn't work out either. 2. I think you meant 'compatible' rather than 'OEM' which stands for 'Original Equipment Manufacturer' which would generally be the more expensive products."

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    Wayne Shaddock Oct 21, 2013

    So I noticed that the cyan toner cartridge has stripes on the OPC drum exactly corresponding to the (slightly greenish) stripes I'm getting on the print jobs. Although the transfer belt looks a little beat up, I'm starting to surmise that the belt isn't the reason for the stripes. Can anyone speak to these thoughts?

  • TimmyQMS Oct 21, 2013

    By looking at the pic, it looks like you need to replace the cyan drum as you say they line up with the marks on the drum. i find if the belt is faulty its normally the cleaning blade on the assembly and would leave all color streaking not one color. with regards to last comment i have not used express terminal in years so not sure if still in business and yes sorry i did mean compatible i hope this has helped.

  • Wayne Shaddock
    Wayne Shaddock Oct 21, 2013

    Thanks, Tim. As a follow-up to my testimonial I'd just like to say: Great job! A very helpful FixYa community member. Mark this as a solution Mr. Moderator. ;-)



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