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Magicolor 2300DL: prints low on first page, OK subsequent pages

Having no problems for years, now after turning the printer on for the first page the B&W or color printing begins a few inches down from top then fades out on the bottom. Rest of pages are perfect. So, now I end up having to always reprint the first page. Subsequent print jobs work perfectly. Only happens after turning the machine on or waking it up from a long term idle. No media jams or other problems at all. Thoughts?

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I spoke to QMS about this since it happened to me. It is the registration roller in the transport unit going bad. Basically the clutch is slipping and they are seeing a lot of it on this model. The first page will slip because the clutch is sticking. , delaying the paper pickup . i also have the accordion problem which is where you are headed. this is where the clutch does not disengage when it is suppose to , causing the paper to fold.
The only solution to this is a new transport unit. It is the entire section in the back.. Looks like a bit of work to rip it out but straight forward.

Transport unit
8314131-0360-04
800-972-6705 - $87

I am going to call and order one next week, I’ll let you know how it works out.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

  • samendolaro May 27, 2010

    Just to follow up...

    - For the 2300 / 2350EN Problems with Accordian paper and/or the
    first page dropping I can confirm the solution. It is
    infact the "Transport unit" that is going bad. part # 4131-0360-04 It
    can still be purchased through Konica Minolta ( 800-972-6705) $90
    shipped. I was having both the first page drop and getting the
    accordian looking paper. After replacing the unit my 2350en is like
    brand new again.



    This is not a simple job, you have to break down the whole unit to get
    this out but it is do-able , use the service manual (which can be found
    online) and it will help. Make sure you have a large work area. Hope
    it helps//

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