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What is causing my Ricoh CL3500N to allow vertical streaks of faded color on my copies?

I need my color prints to be clean. It is like there is less ink on the stripes. Im an artist that needs her designs clear.

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This is usually caused by defective, or empty, toner cartridges. A good cleaning and replacing the old waste toner drum as will as the defective cartridge with a certified manufacturer's cartridge usually fixes the problem.

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First tray printing a black and white copy to see if you get same quality problem then try each individual color. If it shows on each copy then check The transfer belt Assy . If it only shows on one color then would be a drum unit or could be toner on laser shield glass . Other thing stop it during copying process and see where it's coming from look at drums and see if that shows up on them

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The streaking could be anything internal to the printer, such as the transfer belt or a drum unit. As for the lack of color, that sounds like it is a setting in the print driver that got changed from printing in color to printing in monochrome or grayscale. Look through your print driver settings to see if you can locate this setting and change it back to color. Also, once you print in color again you may notice that the streaking is a specific color, which will help to troubleshoot that issue.

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Faded streaks for only blak color on Ricoh 3500N laser printer


Your toner cartridge is probably getting low. Toner is actually a powder, and it can get settled during shipments, bringing it home, etc etc. Take out the black toner and give it a gentle side-to-side shake a few times and pop it back in.
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Ricoh cl3500N printing with blank streaks in middle of page and faded quality black printing and black ink blotches on sides


The voids and blotches can be a bad black pcu, the voids san also be toner on the glass slat obove the pcu,s there are 4 slats one for each color, on the pcu itself on the upper side is a narrow long opening, the glass slat is above this opening when the pcu is in the printer. It will take a flashlight to see any toner on the glass.
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Lines in printed copy on Ricoh CL3500N


Depending on the age of the model, it could be a couple of things. ***Never touch the drum or expose it to bright light*** The drum unit is bad. It's the shiny brightly-colored large roller in the center of the machine. On most recent smaller machines like this on it's integrated into the toner cartridge. Check it out. If it has toner build up on the ends, it's bad. or The corona wires need cleaning. Some machines have a small slide that moves from one side of the printer to the other which cleans the hidden corona wires. It's usually brightly colored. The corona wires are also integrated into the toner cartridge in many smaller machines

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Ricoh Aficio CL3500N is now printing all documents with lines/streaks all down the left margin of the page. What do I clean or replace to get rid of these unsightly lines printing on every page?


you can try printing a page in black only, then one page each in the 3 other SINGLE colors: Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. this will eliminate/ confirm one of these causing problem.

the replacement of Transfer Belt Cleaner or Cleaner Assembly is another to try after the above separate-color thing. see if there's a status page of life remaining on replaceable items, including the Transfer belt assy.

i'll assume you didn't scan the job- - this isn't a multifunction scanner/printer type machine?

ok, next in line is to check the Fuser unit, the part on the upper left side/top of printer. if the same streaks appear on the Main fuser rollers, these fuser units cost about 350 bucks. there is also a Fuser Kit, which costs much less, but its job is to add Fuser Oil to the fuser unit and keep paper and ink from sticking.
a guy could suffer sticker shock from the costs of running one of these, considering you could drop a grand buying all 4 drum units, a fuser unit, and a transfer belt assy. . . .

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Toner spills can be cleaned with a cotton pad and alcohol. If excess toner appears do the following:
You should replace the PCU if prints show any of the following symptoms.
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  • Toner smears appear.
  • White or color rivers appear.
  • White or colored streaks appear
    1. Important: Switch off the device and disconnect it at the mains.
    2. Open the right side cover.
    3. Pull the green levers as shown to release the inner cover.
    4. Lift the inner cover upwards.
    5. Squeeze the green lever on the black PCU.
    6. Pull the unit carefully out of the device and dispose of it in accordance with your local environmental policy.
    7. Place the new PCU on a flat surface.
    8. Peel off the tape from around the new PCU.
    9. Remove the top cover from the PCU. DO NOT remove the bottom cover at this stage.
    10. Rest the new PCU in the device as shown.
    1. Push the PCU into the device while holding the bottom cover. You will hear a click when the PCU has locked into place.
    2. Lower the inner cover.
    3. Push the two green levers as shown to secure the cover.
    4. Close the side cover.
    5. Connect the device at the mains, switch it on and wait for the self-test operation to finish.
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Sounds like the dev unit is dying. Replace it and be prepared for the other colours to follow not far behind.

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