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Improving print quality

The print impression appears lighter on one side (right side) of the page than the other (left side). I would like your help on how to have uniform print impression.

 

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Girish Desai

 

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On this type of problem, take the toner canister and "Carefully" give it a gentle shake. The idea is to distribute the ink level equally on both ends of the modual.
Sometimes, the drum unit is part of the toner-developer modual. Do this same process see if it works.
Other problems could be dirty mirrors. Excessive dirt on the mirrors can cause faint copies especially if it is very dirty on one side of the mirror.
Another over looked problem is cigarett smoke. This leaves a blue thick haze on the mirros and lens which can cause these problems.
If the machine is located in a home, cooking smoke can leave a haze on the mirrors causing copy quality problems.
There can be at least 3 mirrors or more in the machine. On some lasers there can be some very small ones in the image head. These are very difficult to take out clean, and to reinstall. They have small locking tabs on the sides to snap them back into place. If they are broken, they may not install correctly and not funtion at all.
Good luck.
If all else fails Place a service call.

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Pls specify make and model

 

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Put paper in the manual feed tray. Print. When the page gets half way into the printer, open the cover. Remove the toner. Look down at the paper. Is the right side lighter than the left? If yes, replace the toner cartridge. I don't believe that a fuser could cause your problem.

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Do the following to clean the print head:


1. Press INK key on the control panel.


2. Press the DOWN arrow key until CLEANING appears on the LCD.


3. Press OK.


4. Press the DOWN arrow key to select BLACK, COLOR or ALL depending on what you want to clean.


5. Press OK.


The machine will clean the print head. When cleaning is finished, the machine will go back to Ready automatically. If you are experiencing a print quality issue, we recommend you repeat the print head cleaning for each color showing an issue at least five (4) times.


If you are experiencing a print quality issue and want to see if the cleanings are improving the print quality, print a Print Quality Check Sheet (PQCS) after the first cleaning and then print another PQCS after repeating the print head cleaning steps at least three (3) more times (4 total cleanings). You can then compare the two Print Quality Check Sheets.


Do the following to print a Print Quality Check Sheet:


1. Press INK key on the control panel. TEST PRINT will appear on the LCD.


2. Press OK. PRINT QUALITY will appear on the LCD.


3. Press OK.


4. Press COLOR START.


NOTE: The machine will generate the Print Quality Check Sheet (PQCS). On the PQCS each of the four colors is represented by a slanted square pattern made up of 96 individual blocks. The colors should appear (from left to right): Black - Yellow - Cyan - Magenta. Cyan is the light blue color and Magenta is the pinkish color.

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  1. From the main menu, use the left and right Arrow buttons to scroll to Setup.

  2. Press the Select button .

  3. Press the right Arrow button until the heading you want appears on the display, and then press the Select button .

  4. Use the left and right Arrow buttons to scroll through the available menu items.
  5. When the setting (language) you want appears on the display, press the Select button to save the setting or enter the submenu.


  6. For Blank printout:Ensure you installed the ink cartridges correctly and removed the sticker and tape from each cartridge.

Clean the cartridges:
To clean the ink cartridges from the operator panel:
  1. Load plain paper. .

  2. From the main menu, use the left and right Arrow buttons to scroll to Maintenance.

  3. Press the Select button .

  4. Use the left and right Arrow buttons to scroll to Clean Cartridges.

  5. Press the Select button .

The cleaning page prints. You may discard the cleaning page when printing is complete.
To clean the ink cartridge nozzles:

  1. Load plain paper.
  2. In Windows XP, click Start® Control Panel® Printers and Other Hardware® Printers and Faxes.

Click Printing Preferences.

The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.

  1. Click the Maintenance tab.

  2. Click Clean Print Cartridges.

The cleaning page prints. You may discard the cleaning page when printing is complete.

  1. If the print quality has not improved, click Clean Again.

  2. Print your document again to verify the improved print quality.

If you are still not satisfied with the print quality, wipe the ink cartridge nozzles, and then print your document again.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Thanks, Joe

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Step 1 - Check the ink levels
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