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Only prints half the page

Well I tried to adjust the dial for the tray size. Everything is the way its supposed to be but I still only get half the page to print (Gestetner 3222)

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Well, I'm back to suggest another solution or 2.
After my previous solutions didn't take (we have to start with the most basic solutions, especially when i can't see the results), let's try something else.
At this point it sounds to me like a laser (optical) problem or blockage.
LIft the green handle inside the front cover as if to replace the toner bottle, and underneath you should see the end of a small peice of glass protruding. CAREFULLY slide this out. My suspicion is that there will be a film of toner, or dust built up (particularly on one end of it). Clean it with a soft tissue and slide it back in.
If this glass is not present, but you see the slot, then it has been removed, and I would then suggest that the toner/dust has carried all the way into the laser unit, and the assembly will need to be removed and cleaned -this is not something for the end user to perform.
Regardless of whether or not this solution fixes the problem, you will have arrived at a place where a technician will be required, because it has been narraoweed down to either a Drum (photoconductor) problem, transfer assembly problem, or perhaps a laser positioning problem....but I do hope it helps.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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