Question about Office Equipment & Supplies

2 Answers

Regarding copier putting a streak down the paper: I cleaned the rollers, but the streak was still there. However when I put the page on the flatbed instead of rolling it through, there was no streak, so it seems the problem IS with the rollers. I cleaned those two sets of little rollers and did get some ink on the little cloth. Maybe I need to do some more cleaning?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,684 Answers

Hello,

If the streak is on the copied paper, then the problem is usually a spot on the glass where the document feeder reads the page. Lift the top cover where the pases feed thru and you should see a thin strip of glass right next to the main large glass. Clean this surface with a soft cloth and class cleaner, don't clean the rollers with the cleaner. I bit you will find you have something on this glass surface that is causing your issue.

I hope this helps, If so please rate my solution.

Buddy
Corporate Computer
www.ccl-la.com

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 285 Answers

I think it might be the ADF glass, try cleaning ALL glass, not just the flatbead with windex and a lintfree cloth.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dark streak on paper


you need to clean the rollers. consult the manual about cleaning the copier. if you don't have a manual, then get some methyl alcohol (any alcohol that evaporates completely will do). use a lint free cloth to rub a small amount of alcohol on all roller surfaces (accessible via pull-down compartments on front and back, usually).

Nov 29, 2011 | Canon PC-921 Black and White Copier

1 Answer

We have installed in our office a Canon MF8330Cdn printer. Every page that is printed now have a vertical line down the entire length of the page about 1" from the left hand edge of the page. Can you...


Her are somethings to try.
  1. Paper jam
  2. Bad toner cartridge or bad toner.
  3. Clean the corona wire (see the manual)
  4. Drum is wearing out and needs to be replaced.
Sometime a small piece of paper can get jammed in the toner cartridge roller and cause this type of problem.
Also, often this seen with after market toner cartridges or refilled cartridges. Poor quality or old toner will clump inside the cartridge roller wiper blade. Just like dirt under the wiper blade on an auto, it will leave streak on the toner roller that are transfered to the print drum.
Take a look at the toner cartridge first and inspect the long black roller. If the streaks are there then you need a new cartridge.
If no on the roller streaks try to clean the corona wires.
Also inspect the drum to see if has streak. Try wiping drum with soft tissue paper to see if it come off or is etched into drum.
j

Thanks for using FixYa!! I provide my answer for free as a public service - a 4 THUMBS rating and POSITIVE Comment is really appreciated for the FREE answering of your question.



LtCmdr Spock said: "An ancestor of mine maintained, that if you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

Mar 10, 2011 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

I have an HP Laserjet 4, quite old, and it has developed a very prominent streak almost straight down the middle of the page. Staples told me to clean the drum, but my manual doesn't even seem to mention...


Put paper in the manual feed tray. That's the pull down door in the front.
Print something. As the page gets fed 3/4 of the way into the printer, open the top cover. Pull out the toner. Look down at the paper. If you see the prominent streak, you probably have a bad toner cartridge. If the streak is not there, check the fuser. One of the rollers is bad.

While you have the toner in your hand, you should see a flap that is the entire length of the cartridge.
Put you thumb on the flap and pull it down. You will now be looking at the drum.
If you see the prominent streak, that's your problem. See if you can clean it with a soft lint free dry cloth. If the streak comes back, the rubber cleaning blade is probably bad. Replace the toner cartridge.

Feb 07, 2011 | HP LaserJet 4 plus Printer

1 Answer

How can I cure streaking on the reverse of the paper? Epson S20.


streaking on the reverse side suggest dirty rollers.

1. remove cartridges form the printer
2. disconnect all cables
3. check full paper path for presence of debris, lint, bits of paper, remove if necessary (you can put printer on it's back or sides for esy removal)
4. mount on long skewers lint free clothing or tissue
5. wet tissue/cloth in isopropyl alcohol and whipe all rubber rollers on paper path till no discoloration to the tissue
6. connect all cables
7. insert inks and print test page

if necessary, you need to clean rollers again, but once is usually sufficient. to keep printer in good condition, you need to print at least one page per week and periodicaly clean the rollers, that depend on amount of printing done.


Jul 28, 2010 | Epson Printer

1 Answer

When printing, I see a vertical streak on the printed page, from top to bottom, about 2 1/4 inches from the left side of the paper, and about 1/16 of an inch wide. I can't seem to see what causes this. The...


This is more than likely down to the upper roller in the fuser assembly. It's the heat roller at the back of the printer. The upper roller wears so paper dust and toner stick to the roller which then can get deposited back on to the page.

Oct 15, 2009 | HP LaserJet 1020 Printer

1 Answer

I have a new HP printer Office Jet J6480 all-in-one. I've had it less than a week. I was doing a lot of printing and it began putting a vertical streak down the paper and then the display said it was low...


Check the rollers that move the paper. There is probably some ink on one if them. You can usually clean them with warm water. Just use a damp cloth and rotate the wheel slowly by hand while holding the cloth against the suspect roller.

Jul 02, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

HOW DO YOU CLEAN A CANON D860 COPIER?


your fuser rollers are dirty and tracking the image

unplug the machine open the fuser area wait until they cool down

take fuser oil(silicone lubricant) and wipe the rollers

while you are at it remove the glass and clean the reverse side and clean the mirror and lens

take a q tip and ubbing alcohol and clean the charger wire

Dec 30, 2008 | Canon ImageRUNNER 1670F Copier

2 Answers

Lines down both the left side of the printouts.


good day,

this usually occurs when you print large volume of copies of documents that goes beyond the printable area of the paper, some powders stick in the roller of your printer hence making the gray streak.

you can check if the rollers have accumulated some powder, if so, have the rollers cleaned.

i hope this will help.

Oct 14, 2008 | HP LaserJet 4L Printer

2 Answers

2 IN. GRAY AREA DOWN SIDE PAPER


There are several things that can cause this. A worn toner cartridge and/or transfer roller can cause vertical smears, but it may also be a worn fuser assembly. The teflon coating on the fixing (heat) roller wears off, and leaves vertical streaks of varying widths on the pages. Sometimes you may see "ghost" images on the pages for the same reason. Open the back door of the printer, and hold down the exit guide on the fuser (carefull, it may be very hot). There are two long rollers, the lower one is black, the upper roller is either grey or shiny brown. That's the teflon coating. See if it's peeled or damaged. If so, replace the fuser assembly.

Feb 10, 2007 | HP LaserJet 4 plus Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Office Equipment & Supplies Logo

Related Topics:

240 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7993 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Are you an Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...