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Streaks & Smears after changing toner cartridge.

I just changed a toner cartridge on my magicolor 2430DL. Prints immediately went from perfect and crisp to ruined. images have narrow vertical streaks that resemble razor cuts through the images AND great wads of missing toner, some of which look like horizontal smears.

I've done test prints of CMYK bars & text. K-black prints fine. Yellow hardly prints at all (this was the new cartridge I just installed) AND the Cyan and Magenta are streaking, mostly on the left side.

Prior to changing the Y-toner cartridge this morning, all 4 cartridges were printing fine. All cartridges are at 30-100% capacity. Drum is at 10% capacity.

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  • kate815 Sep 08, 2009

    I had already shaken & cleaned the exteriors of all toner cartridges prior to posting here. It's not that.

    When that didn't work, I wiped down the drum w/ a clean cloth.

    Still printing all messed up. Would it help to see a photo of the output?http://static1.px.yelp.com/photo/H7z2HlS...

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Remove all of your toners and clean them off. Replace each one and make sure they are well setted in the unit before going to the next one. Make sure the carosel turns smoothly and nothing is hanging up on the sides. Reboot the whole printer and let it settle for 5 mins before printing. toners come lose sometimes when you turn carosel around. Hope this helps you these printers are a ***** to deal with ,but when they are right there great.

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