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Streaky printout in colour

I get coloured streaks every time I print a page. I have cleaned some of the imaging rollers and it has helped to a degree but I can't get rid of the lot.

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Re: Streaky printout in colour

Eddie please try to take a photo or scan the streaky printout and post it here for me , if i can see the shapes and sizes of the streaks it would be easier for me to identify your problem

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You probably need to replace the photodeveloper cartridge.

Also check the fuser, they sometimes get sticky and pull the toner off the paper. Look for anything stuck to the fuser's rollers. Also check the print outs by rubbing them to see if the toner is stuck to the page well, if not, it's the fuser.

Both need to be changed every once in awhile,with heavy use they need to be changed more often.

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After changing the ink catridges and resetting the drum fuse lately (note: it is known that the fuse will be blown off after certain number of prints but otherwise is in good condition), my Epson Acculaser...

The repeating image is a ghost image, and here is described what it can be. Probably if you solve this, you also solve the red-dot problem. If possible, I would suggest to replace the wiper blade.
Repeating images on laser printerThis likely means a faint ghost of the main printout at a distance equal to the circumference of one of the rollers or photosensitive drum.

Depending on where the problem originates, this could be a bad wiper (cleaning) blade, faulty corona, or incomplete fusing.

  • If the distance between successive images is equal to the circumference of the photosensitive drum, it is a wiper blade, erase lamp, or corona problem.A residual latent image or residual toner is sticking to the drum and not being properly cleared.

  • If the distance between successive images is equal to the circumference of one of the fuser rollers, then the fusing may not be complete due to damaged rollers or an incorrect temperature setting.

It is easy to determine where the problem is located: Interrupt a printout in mid-stride (where part of the paper is between the toner/developer and fuser. If the un-fused image has ghosting, it is a fault in the area of the drum

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I have a hp color lj2600 that is creating double image on printouts. but if i printout a cleaning page it begins to reduce the double imaging. can the fuser cause this type of problem?

It may be the fuser, but if it is really it, then you should be able to notice some spots/lines that are there all the time, no matter what you print. I'd go for a magnetized corona, that fails to demagnetize the transfer roller.
Open up the printer, get to the print assembly and try demagnetizing the transfer corona (there should be a plastic bezel that slides along the rollers), or if nothing else then get some aluminum foil wrap it alongside the roller and touch the foil onto a metal part of the printer, to get it to ground the electric potential buildup.
Or it could also be the brushes that scrub the transfer roller clean from the residue toner. See if the excess toner tank is full. If it is full then it's the corona. If it's not full and you can see toner dust all over the printer then it's the brushes that fail to scrub off the toner in time.
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Ink is printing streaky, but this is my second brand new ink cartridge. Any suggestions?

this symptom signals blocked printhead, you need to do bit of cleaning, not necessarily cahnge the cartridge.

follow this procedure:
1. download test page with alternative from this site black:

and colour:

2. print page each and assess the colour and streaks. if on the beginnig of the page you do have errors and on the bottom all is corrected, this meant that you just cleaned your printhead nozzles and problem is solved.
3, if problem persist, from stationery store purchase few pages of absorbent paper, weight of about 120 to 160, do not use thicker than 160 and print these colour pages again,
4. print control page again and see if any improvement was made, if there were no changes, follow this procedure:

a. remove cartridges from craddle
b. determine what is ink solvent, water, isopropyl alcohol or methylated alcohol - correct solvent will be that which do not precipitate or curdle the ink
c. touch with absorbent tissuebottom of the cartridge and check if it is leaving even print, if not, whipe once with solvent
d. put a drop of solvent on gold/silver buttons inside of the craddle, allow to sink for about a minute, whipe off with absorbent tissue
e. put again a drop of solvent on the button in the craddle and insert ink cartridge
f. print test page, page will be very weak on the top (solvent print first!) and improve as it prints down, if necessary, print again colour or black test page from 1.

this should solve your streaking head problems, if they still persist, this meant that print heads are really well blocked by caked ink and usually is cheaper to change printer than change the head in it...

if you find this advice useful, please do not hesitate to leafe your feedback and vote for me, thanx!

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