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I am getting a grey, dusty looking background on all the printouts... any ideas? We just put a brand new toner cartridge in about a week ago and has been fine until today.

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Is it a genuine toner? Usually this is caused either by a spill, or by the use of refilled toner cartridges. The only really sound test is to get a new, or known good cartridge and test it with that. If its still dirty then the printer needs maintenance/cleaning by an engineer.

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Sounds like you are not using genuine Kyocera toner.
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The most common reason that laserjet's get grey background print-outs is that the toner cartridge's drum has gone bad. I have seen it many, many times on new and old cartridges and the only way to fix it is to buy a new toner cartridge. Sorry for the bad news.
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I just changed the toner cartridge on my hp laserjet 1020 and now the entire background of each print has a very fine gray tone


put the old cartridge back in and run, did the grey background go away? More then likely just a defective toner cartridge you simply need to replace again and if the company you bought it from is reputable they should give you a new one at no more cost to you... If this helps please mark as FixYa! please... Get Paid To

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WHENEVER I PRINT I GET A GREY BACKGROUND IT LOOKS LIKE DUSTY PAPER BUT IT ISNT? WHY IS THIS?


If the black toner cartridge (Q6000A) is not original, problem with the doctor blade, bad calibrated.

Use Original cartridges?

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The amount of background toner shading becomes unacceptable.

1.The media might not meet HP specifications.
  • Use a different paper with a lighter basis weight.
2. Use a different paper with a lighter basis weight.
  • Check the MFP environment.
3.One or more print cartridges might below. If non-HP print cartridges are used, no messages appear on the control panel or in the HP ToolboxFX.
  • Replace any low print cartridges.

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Whatever I print looks "dirty",


If the cartridges are not HP brand, that may be the problem.

Try to figure out exactly what color the "grey" background color is.
If it is truly grey, the black cartridge might be the problem.

You can also try a different type of paper.
Some paper may respond to the printing process differently than others.

If you find that the background is a red, the scanner will have to be removed and cleaned.
These models have a tendency to collect red (magenta) toner on the scanner assembly lenses.

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I have a Brother MFC-7340 and recently replace the toner and now the background is dirty looking when I print, ie grey where it should be white! What can I do to clean it up? Thanks!!


Either you purchased a a bad quality remanufactured toner cartridge or your fuser film is damaged.

If there is some kind of debris in black color that is on printouts, your fuser film might be damaged. Have a printer technician replace it.

If there is no debris, only bad quality printouts, it's the toner cartridge that needs replacement.

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I HAVE TONER ALL OVER PAPER WHEN IT PRINTS OUT


If the toner is loose, and you can smudge it with your fingers, then it is a fuser error. The fuser is the hot roller at the back that melts the toner onto the page. If the toner is not loose but the page just has a kind of grey dusty background which cannot be rubbed off with your finger then the problem could be a dirty transfer roller or a dirty cartridge. It could also be dirt in the optics if it is used in a dusty environment. Cleaning the lenses with a clean dry cloth should clear that up.

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No hint of toner shortage but printouts lack color


Can be short of toner before the pagecount is at max for the capacity of cartridge.

If you look at the roller at the edge of the toner cartridge, it should have an even coating of fairly dense toner.

Remove each toner in turn, shake, and reinstall. This will often give you a few more pages.

Rated capacity is a guide based on a 5% page coverage.

Some remanufacturers are a little 'economical' with the toner they put in their catridges.

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Gray background


Hi,

if you have a laser printer you may need to clean the printer or install a new drum cartridge, if it is ink-jet you will have to clean the bottom of the ink cradle it sound like you getting grey background from a toner/drum cartridge.

good Luck

Let em know if this helps.

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