Printout from Brother MFC8460N has vertical faded line across pag
When I print I am getting a vertical line in the center of the page which is faded from the rest of the text. I have recently changed the drum and the toner seems to be fine. The rest of the text of the page prints fine, it is just this line in the center that is lighter than the rest of the page. What can I do?
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Colored vertical streaks - looks like a transfer belt problem, and it's not user fixable. You may need a new belt unit - you can find it for around US$ 80-120, but you may want to have a technician inspect the unit first, since it could arguably be the drum instead, and you don't want to fork around US$ 100 and replace the wrong part. You can try showing a printer sample at a print shop; by looking at the streaks it is possible to diagnose drum, fuser or belt problems. Here you find a much more detailed page, for another printer model, but the issues are mainly the same for most color printers: http://www.laserquipt.com/support/idx/26/452/article/Toner-Smearing-Issues.html
Hello, A dirty glass base can cause ‘spots’ or blemishes to appear on your final printout. Additionally, if you had some sort of opaque liquid that may have transferred on to the glass base from a previous operation.But the majority of the unwanted vertical lines are generally caused by either a dirty or damaged print roller or faulty LEDs in the Scanner Module. To separate one from the other you have to check the following: Do you only see the lines with a Scan operation? Do your print jobs print fine without any unwanted lines? If you only see the unwanted lines during a Scan operation, then most likely you have a fault/dirty/obstructed LED module. If you see the unwanted lines with all print operations (Scan, Print and Copy), then you most likely have a worn out, damaged or dirty Print Roller. Hope this helps… RojoSho
The print heads don't appreciate being out of ink so the Brother printer has sensors to prevent that but the tape defeated that prevention. Maybe more cleanings or maybe a cartridge with printhead cleaning solution will help. Otherwise, I fear a new printer.