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Down the left side of page has a lot of noise or lines and as it progresses to the right side it tends to deminish some.

  1. Noise in picture - Whats causing this? We have replaced all the consumables.

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First remove the blade and also waist toner and fix the drum then pour bit face powder or toner powder on to the drum and rotate to both the sides later it will get ok... or to contact /

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Re: Down the left side of page has a lot of noise or...

I dont think it is noise more like a blade not cleaning.

You say you have replaced everything, I would think the was from Ricoh 402322 - Laser Printer Transfer Unit or
one or two of the drums (black and cyan) have these been replaced or have you just replaced toners.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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My XEROX 6180N printer has vertical white lines running on left side of page and also has starting making loud squeaking noise while printing? Any ideas?

Try a different cartridge. While line typically means that no toner is being applied to the drum in that location. Would also explain the squeaks.

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<p>Unexpected noise (such as clicking, thumping, or grinding) from an branded device are heard during printer operation.<br /> <br /> <span><b>NOTE: </b></span><br /> Noises can be caused by a number of things, some of which may not be addressed in this document. This document deals strictly with the isolation and potential resolution of known noises through troubleshooting.<br /> <p>The following table describes some of the noises to be expected in a printer functioning normally:<br /> <span>Noise occurs:</span> <br /> <span>Additional information:</span> <br /> During power-up<br /> When the printer periodically makes humming and buzzing sounds as the carriage assembly moves around on the right/left side of the printer, the printer is actually cleaning the ink cartridges. This is a normal operation for the printer. This sequence may happen in the following conditions:<br /><br /><br /> <ul> <li> <p>Before and/or after printing<br /> <li> <p>During power on <br /> <li> <p>After the printer has been on standby/idle for some time<br /> <li> <p>After replacing a cartridge<br /> <li> <p>In the middle of a long print job (such as printing many photos)<br /></li></ul> During printing*<br /> <ul> <li> <p>Paper pickup: There will be some noise during paper pickup due to the movement of rollers and gears.<br /> <li> <p>While printing: The unit has printed a few lines or the paper has been fed into the printing area. There will be some noise during printing due to the movement of rollers, gears, carriage and paper (paper feed and ejection).<br /></li></ul> During paper ejection*<br /> At the end of the print job, there is a louder clicking noise as the paper is being "pushed off" to the output tray.<br /> During copying/scanning<br /> The scanner may make pulsing and dragging noises as it scans portions of the document or it may make a long rolling sound if it is doing a continuous scan. After scanning, it will make a long dragging noise as the scanner is brought back to the home position (could be on the left or right side).<br /> Post-printing with no additional jobs in the queue<br /> Post-completion of a print job and without another job in queue: At the end of a print job, there will be a noise on the left/right side of the printer as the pens are being capped. The printer may try to do this a couple of times, which is normal.<br /> Between print jobs<br /> The printer may make humming and buzzing sounds as the carriage assembly moves around on the right/ left side of the printer during the cleaning of the ink cartridges.<br /> In the accessories<br /> There may be some noise associated with accessories (ADF, duplexer, etc.) during the initial positioning and during normal operation.<br />

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I couldnot copy anymore and heard a lot of noise and error 5C00. I moved the cartridge cradle to the left and cleaned a 1cm square pad and the surrounding from ink and now I get the same noise and cod

5C00 means that a Generic Service error has occurred in your printer.
Chech that the Timing Strip is in the right position and the carriage guide/Cord that moves the carriage left and right isn't gone out of the motor wheel or at the left side on the plastic wheel
If this happened try to replace the guide on the wheel - motor
If the timing strip (a little strip with a lot of little vertical lines on it is dirty, clean it with water. DO NOT USE Alcohol or other solvents, if just one of the vertical lines are damaged you have to change the strip.
Hope the best, ADCSFXworks Printing Center

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Hello, when it prints it makes a noise and bottom of page is smeared

Smeared output can result when you re-feed a printed page into the printer to make a double-sided page. This happens because the rubber rollers that grip the paper to pull it into the printer can pick up toner from the first side’s printing and smear it. So before replacing parts, this is an easy thing to check. Printing multiple pages consecutively will make the pages print progressively cleaner or you can clean the rollers with rubbing alcohol.

Smeared toner also happens because the nonstick coating on the fusing roller is scratched or has baked-on debris. This can happen if the printer is in a dirty environment especially. If you are comfortable removing the fuser, you can try to clean it with a soft cloth and alcohol, but make sure you let it cool down first!

Finally, if this does not resolve your issue then make sure the fuser is heating; toner that is not heated properly will fall from the page and smear. If the thermostat is bad or the fuser not working properly, you will most likely need to replace the entire fuser assembly. This will be pretty expensive to repair so hopefully it's one of those other issues.

As for the noise, there are several complex gear and roller segments that drive the paper between the paper tray, the scanner, the fuser, and the finisher. If these are not perfectly aligned or dirty the printer can make a grinding noise. It's even possible that if the paper is not being fed correctly, that the shift might leave segments of it less accessible to the fuser and prevent the toner from adhering to the page.

But I would try using WD-40 to lubricate some of these components and assume the noise and the smearing are separate issues.

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