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Blurry printing we have changed the toner and the print is getting very blurry real quick. what is causing this and how to fix it

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Bad copies and prints after changing the drum and toner cartridge

Did you clean the corona wire when you replaced them? Even with the Drum being brand new, you still need to run the little piece of blue plastic back and forth across the wire that is called the corona wire. If you don't know where that is, and do not have the complete software for your printer - you can find that at the link I have provided below. The short version is that it is just in front of the toner cartridge on the drum housing. If you do have the software, open the user manual and look for the table of contents listing that refers to replacing toner and drum cartridges. This will show you a picture of where the corona wire is.
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/Public/Templates/DownloadTop.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRNODEGUID=%7b2C7B4D65-D5B3-47BF-958E-322BE5EFDCA8%7d&NRORIGINALURL=%2fbsc%2fpublic%2fus%2fus%2fen%2fdlf%2fdownload_top%2ehtml%3freg%3dus%26c%3dus%26lang%3den%26prod%3dmfc7420_all&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest&prod=mfc7420_all&reg=us&c=us&lang=en

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

713printech
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SOURCE: Brother HL 2040 won't print

Sounds like the toner cartridge is faulty. I would change the cartridge.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

ArmyMason
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SOURCE: Blurry printing on laser printer

Hello,

You have a bad drum. Return the drum for a replacement and you should be good to go.

Armymason

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Printing lines

Try to print calibate your printer! It is usually in your properties section of your printer options and then go to the a section that will get you a cleaning too. Failing that then try to take it all apart again and put it back together making sure it's all locked in place and do another cleaning and alighnment.
Cheers
Al

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

bill790
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SOURCE: Won't print

You may have a bad cartridge.
This usually happens when you use generic or refilled cartridges.
Try another cartridge.

Posted on Nov 12, 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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How do I fix blurry print


Blurry prints can come from a couple of things. However with most issues relating to blurry prints on laser prints the following needs to be checked.

1) Is the paper damp - Try opening a new ream of paper and try printing to clear it.

2) Is the toner unit incorrectly installed or remanufactured with incorrect toner - Try replacing the toner cartridge.

3) Is the drum past it\'s use - If your machine has been reading drum near end or replace drum then it has reached or reaching maximum page count for the drum. Replace the Drum unit.

4) Are the reflecting mirrors dirty - Check inside the machine when you have the toner and drum unit out and see if you can see a narrow indentation above where the drum sits in the machine(Normally about 15cm long by about 8mm wide with rounded ends). Carefully clean this indentation with a lint free cloth.

Sep 05, 2014 | Brother HL5470DW - HL-5470DW Wireless...

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Print is blurry


Remove the toner cartridge and print cartridge assembly. Slightly shake it from side to side to redistribute toner properly. Also, please check the supply level of your toner cartridge.

You might want to consider replacing the toner cartridge since you have already replace the PC unit.
Also, check the transfer roll for signs of toner buildup and contamination.
Inspect the HVPS contact (transfer roll) for contamination. Verify the high voltage cable is plugged into the LVPS/HVPS.

If all the steps mentioned above were done. I would suggest you contact Lexmark Technical Support for further assistance.

Apr 04, 2012 | Lexmark E360d Laser Printer

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First problem was the whole page was smearing when printing. I replaced the drum and there is still a little smearing. What can I try next?


smearing can be interpreted different ways. if paper stalls, it will cause "stretched" print. if the drive system is bogged down by a binding drum unit or toner, it can cause a "squished" print. if its just a "blurry" kind of print, it may be generic toner. since i can't actually see defect, i would say since you replaced drum already, toner would be easiest thing to do first. keep in mind also, generic toners have a fairly high failure rate.

razors

Nov 30, 2011 | Brother HL 5250DN Laser Printer

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JUST CHANGED TONER CARTRIDGE AND NOW THE PRINTER IS PRINTING BLURRY. HOW DO I FIX THIS


Put back the original cartridge and print a page. If it is not blurry, you bought a bad cartridge. Take it back for exchange.

Jan 25, 2011 | HP LaserJet 3055 All-In-One Printer

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Prints only on a small portion of the page


Try:

Brother strongly recommends that customers use only genuine Brother drum units and/or toner cartridges. Each Brother laser printer is designed to work at pre-set temperatures that are matched exactly to each of our individual toner formulations. Each individual component is designed to work with the other to ensure quality and reliability. Using non-Brother supplies may affect the hardware performance, print quality and machine reliability. The Brother limited warranty does not apply to any problem that is caused by the use of third party drum units, toner cartridges or toner.


For LIGHT print continue to STEP 1.


For BLURRY, VERTICAL or HORIZONTAL LINES, SMUDGES OR DOTS continue to STEP 4.


1. Check the Toner Save setting. If this setting is programmed on, all printed documents will be light.


a. Press MENU, 1 (General setup), 6 (Ecology), 1 (Toner Save).


b. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key until the display reads "Toner Save: OFF".


c. Press OK.


d. Press STOP/EXIT.


e. If the setting was changed from ON to OFF print the User Settings list by pressing the REPORTS key and then 5 (User Settings).

Nov 11, 2010 | Brother MFC 7840W Printer

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My Brother MFC-9840CDW keeps jamming every time I print mailing labels. I've had it four 1.5 years with no trouble. The label gets stuck and I have to pull out the toner tray to fetch it. I also...


hello, sounds like there are many possible solutions for you machine, first with paper jamming, are labels going thru manual feed tray, or paper tray, it might be possible that mp feed roller needs cleaning or replacing. if paper tray, simple would be feed roller, clean or replace, if jams continue with normal paper from paper tray, the problem will be front door, i have yet to be able to repair paper jams when front door assembly fails. as far as colors, both drum and toner can cause this problem, if using 3rd party toner, this will also cause some color problems. sorry no real quick fix for this machine, i've tried.

Sep 24, 2010 | Brother MFC-9840CDW Laser Printer

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Prints letters blurry as if you pass the brush.


How blurry? Like toner can be wiped of or like the letters are verry light?

Did you check pressure between fixing and pressure roller, it could be the bad bushing that causes the problem.

If they are very light, clean optics.

Jun 30, 2010 | Canon PC170 Copier

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Fuzzy page continious.


Yeah I just read a tip. There seems to be a problem with the wave amp board, I will send you the engineering note. Sometimes though that encoder needs replaced and cleaning is not the total fix. The encoder may need replaced, but I found this also.

I just received this, this morning.



Failed Wave Amp
Solution: thumbsup.gif Fixed! thumbsdn.gif Did not fix. Historically blurry print was caused by oil on the drum encoder wheel. This can be caused by the wave amp board. A cracked capacitor on the board causes the wave amp to produce a malformed amplified wave signal to the printhead. This in turn causes the printhead to eject ink at the wrong times, so the prints look blurry.

You can generally distinguish a wave amp problem from an oily drum encoder. The wave amp problem will usually be an infant failure. The printer will start producing blurry prints soon after it is installed and running. With a failed wave amp all prints will be blurry with no improvement. The drum encoder, on the other hand, may produce good prints and then bad prints and then good prints. Blurriness changes depending on how the oil is interfering with the encoder.

May 05, 2008 | Xerox Phaser 8500/DN Printer

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OKI c5400


Assuming that you are using the same paper and have not changed any of the consumables you should do the following:

1. Clean LED head with lens cleaner or soft tissue.
  1. Remove the toner cartridge and give it a few shakes then reinstall it.
  2. The Toner Could be low so Change toner cartridge.
4. Make sure that the paper is not damp as this will cause fading and poor quality printing and images.
  1. The image drum may have been light contaminated so remove it from the printer and store it in a totally dark place for several hours then reinstall it.
  2. If the image drum is dirty then wipe it very gently with soft tissues, being careful not to scratch it.
  3. Open the top cover and check to be sure that each toner cartridge is fully seated and that each toner cartridge lock lever is pushed all the way back.
  4. Press the top cover release latch and open, then close, the cover.
  5. Check MEDIA MENUTRAY1 MEDIA TYPE and set as required. Do the same for TRAY2 and MPT.
  6. Check MEDIA MENUTRAY1 MEDIA WEIGHT and set as required. Do the same for TRAY2 and MPT.
  7. Possibly set the value of media weight in the menu to the next heaviest one.
  8. Check PRINT MENURESOLUTION setting and set to 600 x 1200DPI
  9. Check PRINT MENUTONER SAVE MODE and make sure this is OFF
  10. Check PRINT MENU – MONO PRINT SPEED and make sure this is set to MIXED SPEED
  11. Check the COLOUR MENU – DENSITY CONTROL and set this to AUTO
  12. Check the COLOUR MENU – AUTO DENSITY and set this to EXECUTE
  13. Check the COLOUR MENUCMY 100% DENSITY is set to ENABLE if you want a glossier black finish.

Feb 17, 2008 | OKI C5400 Laser Printer

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