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Words Copied Multiple Times


When I print a sheet all words will appear as they should. However multiple words are being copied lightly through-out the whole page, over top of each line. It's like the roller is retaining wet ink?

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  • Cheers Nov 04, 2007

    When you state "stop print mid way and remove cart to see print", physical what am I removing when I remove the "cart"?


  • Cheers Nov 04, 2007

    Okay, it appears it is the fuse roller. How do I remove and replace it?




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Put the printer into the 1200 low resolution mode. Then go to Control panel --> Printers ---> Select your printer --> Right click --> properties --> Configure tab --> Print Density ---> Make it the lightest that is 1 and check.

Although there is an issue with the cartridge, this process will give you significantly better result. In my case the ghost repeat vanished. But a few micro dots can be seen if you take a very very close look. Good luck for all who may have this issue.

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It will be one of two things Drum cart or fuser, from your description it sounds like the drum, it has a rubber blade on it that wipes old image from it. They wear and dont perform properly. Replace drum

The only other likely possibilty is worn fuser roller (hot bit at rear
) To find if it is fuser or drum stop print mid way and remove cart to see print, if image is bad before print has gone threw fuser(wipes off) then it is drum, if print is ok pre fuser then it is fuser roller causing prob.

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

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    Soulvisitor Nov 04, 2007

    Replace fuser assy, remove covers and work your way to it, cost of fuser will be around 100 bucks is it worth it???

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    Soulvisitor Nov 05, 2007

    Sorry cant descibe process without particular model in front of me,

    By Cart, I mean Drum/toner Cartridge..

    When I say (wipes off) I'm trying to descibe what happens at that stage of printing ie before Fuser.

    This test goes for all laser printers

    When I say "print" I am trying to speak of the printing on the paper.

    These days I change complete fuser assembly because it is labour intensive(expensive) replacing just the roller.

    You can purchase just upper heat rollers for some models.

    Samsung in Australia, Do not stock roller only complete fuser assy, ring your local dealer for pricing.



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