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Light, Faint or Faded Copies

I have xerox workstation pe120i all in one printer
It has toner cartridge.

When I prinout a file from my PC, I get good quality printout

But, when I make copy of a paper the printout quality is very bad, I can not see the printout, it is very light.

I tried to clean the galss surface and I changed the constrast settings. But the results are same

What would you suggest me to do?

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Re: Light, Faint or Faded Copies

You will have to remove the glass and clean the mirrors on the scanner unit located under the glass. When these mirrors get covered by dust or other contaminants, the copy quality diminishes.

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Re: Light, Faint or Faded Copies

How is the quality when you just scan a document?

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