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We have a Richoh CL3500N printer and it is not making clean copies - especially the black ink is very unclear in places. How can we fix this?

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  • donna798 Sep 12, 2009

    Many of the sections and sometimes just words are coming out very faded when printing. It is not consistant when & where this is happening, but it very common and happening on every page.

  • donna798 Sep 14, 2009

    not at all helpful!!!!

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SOURCE: how to clean lens on our ricoh CL3500N Laser printer

Toner spills can be cleaned with a cotton pad and alcohol. If excess toner appears do the following:
You should replace the PCU if prints show any of the following symptoms.

  • Colors are missing, faint, or partially blurred.
  • Toner smears appear.
  • White or color rivers appear.
  • White or colored streaks appear
    1. Important: Switch off the device and disconnect it at the mains.
    2. Open the right side cover.
    3. Pull the green levers as shown to release the inner cover.
    4. Lift the inner cover upwards.
    5. Squeeze the green lever on the black PCU.
    6. Pull the unit carefully out of the device and dispose of it in accordance with your local environmental policy.
    7. Place the new PCU on a flat surface.
    8. Peel off the tape from around the new PCU.
    9. Remove the top cover from the PCU. DO NOT remove the bottom cover at this stage.
    10. Rest the new PCU in the device as shown.
    1. Push the PCU into the device while holding the bottom cover. You will hear a click when the PCU has locked into place.
    2. Lower the inner cover.
    3. Push the two green levers as shown to secure the cover.
    4. Close the side cover.
    5. Connect the device at the mains, switch it on and wait for the self-test operation to finish.
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SOURCE: Ricoh cl3500N printing with blank streaks in

The voids and blotches can be a bad black pcu, the voids san also be toner on the glass slat obove the pcu,s there are 4 slats one for each color, on the pcu itself on the upper side is a narrow long opening, the glass slat is above this opening when the pcu is in the printer. It will take a flashlight to see any toner on the glass.
-Carl

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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to fix up such problem
Clean the printhead, then print and
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@robgat:
Did you use generic carts? Those do make a lot of trouble. Use another cart.
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@Meloman:

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