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My printer smears or misses printing part of the page. I turned it off and it still does it.

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Your cartridges either need to be cleaned or re-aligned. Your printer should have these options. Try them. It should work. There could be something blocking the copper pins in the printer, where the cartidge meets the printer. Check to make sure this area is clean and there is no ink covering these areas. Also check that the cartridge is clean also. If this doesn't work, buy a new cartridge. If that doesn't work, I'm afraid you may have to buy a new printer. Cheers.

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How to clean phaser 7750


Included general maintenance video and how to clear smears from the paper.

Solution: Remove Print Smears / Printing Fuser Cleaning Pages
7750 Support Knowledge Base Remove Print Smears Fuser Cleaning...

With Troublshooting highlighted on the printer display perform the following steps:
  1. Press OK.
  2. Press the Down Arrow and scroll to Print Quality Problems.
  3. Press OK.
  4. Press the Down Arrow and scroll to Remove Print Smears.
  5. Press OK. The printer will print 5 cleaning pages.
Repeat this process five or six times, to remove stubborn toner buildup from the fuser.
Always make sure you are matching the type of paper loaded in the printer tray(s) to the correct Paper Type front panel setting. When you load a tray with paper, the front panel will ask you to indicate the type of paper you loaded. For correct print quality and printer operation, be sure to set this correctly.
MAINTENANCE:
Phaser 7750 Video Instruction Maintenance for the Printer Phaser

Apr 23, 2014 | Xerox Phaser 8550/SDP Color Laser Printer

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HP laserjet 5000gn when i print, output smears ink on 2 sides. not a toner issue cause changed toners already. someone says printer is telling me something and might be a warning of


If by smearing you mean the print is also rubbing off? Then you definately have a fuser unit issue. The fusing unit is the assembly that heats up and "fuses" the toner onto the page. When these start to go bad, usually on one edge or the other the print will smear/double image/wipe off of the effected area. One test you can do to verify a fuser problem is to print a page and then when the page is about half way thru the prcess, shut the printer off. Open the top and remove the toner cartridge, pull out the page and see if the lower part is not smeared. Basically what your checking is to see if the print is ok BEFORE it goes thru the fuser. Based on your description I would suspect your fuser is going bad.
Good Luck and Thank You for using Fixya.

Sep 09, 2010 | HP LaserJet 5000gn Printer

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RICOH 1224C COPIES ARE SMEARED


Smeared output can also result when you refeed a printed page into the printer to make a double-sided page. This happens because the rubber rollers that grip the paper to pull it into the printer can pick up toner from the first side’s printing and smear it. So before replacing this is an easy thing to check. Printing multiple pages consecutively will make the pages print progressively cleaner.

Smeared toner also happens because the nonstick coating on the fusing roller is scratched or has baked-on debris. This can happen if the printer is in a dirty environment especially. If you are comfortable removing the fuser, you can try to clean it with a soft cloth and alcohol, but make sure you let it cool down first!

If this does not resolve your issue then make sure the fuser is heating; if not, the thermostat is bad and you will most likely need to replace the entire fuser assembly. This will be pretty expensive to repair so hopefully it's one of those other issues.

May 12, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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My printer worked very well until I changed the toner. I see dust around the back toner. I brought the generic toner. The store manager said that was the problem. Then I brought new HP toner. It is the...


Smeared output can result when you refeed a printed page into the printer to make a double-sided page. This happens because the rubber rollers that grip the paper to pull it into the printer can pick up toner from the first side’s printing and smear it. So before replacing parts, this is an easy thing to check. Printing multiple pages consecutively will make the pages print progressively cleaner or you can clean the rollers with rubbing alcohol.

Smeared toner also happens because the nonstick coating on the fusing roller is scratched or has baked-on debris. This can happen if the printer is in a dirty environment especially. If you are comfortable removing the fuser, you can try to clean it with a soft cloth and alcohol, but make sure you let it cool down first!

Finally, if this does not resolve your issue then make sure the fuser is heating; toner that is not heated properly will fall from the page and smear. If the thermostat is bad or the fuser not working properly, you will most likely need to replace the entire fuser assembly. This will be pretty expensive to repair so hopefully it's one of those other issues.

Apr 08, 2010 | HP Hewlett Packard LaserJet 2605dn Printer

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When documents print out, one side of the copy is smeared. We cleared out a paper jam and I think part of the lining of the roller came off.


Smeared output can result when you refeed a printed page into the printer to make a double-sided page. This happens because the rubber rollers that grip the paper to pull it into the printer can pick up toner from the first side’s printing and smear it. So before replacing parts, this is an easy thing to check. Printing multiple pages consecutively will make the pages print progressively cleaner or you can clean the rollers with rubbing alcohol.

Smeared toner also happens because the nonstick coating on the fusing roller is scratched or has baked-on debris. This can happen if the printer is in a dirty environment especially. If you are comfortable removing the fuser, you can try to clean it with a soft cloth and alcohol, but make sure you let it cool down first!

Finally, if this does not resolve your issue then make sure the fuser is heating; toner that is not heated properly will fall from the page and smear. If the thermostat is bad or the fuser not working properly, you will most likely need to replace the entire fuser assembly. This will be pretty expensive to repair so hopefully it's one of those other issues.

Mar 29, 2010 | Canon imageCLASS MF6530 Monochrome Laser...

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Print Quality Problem


Hi jepeto997:
Try these steps.
Check for and remove any media, jammed
paper, or debris found in the printers exit
path.
2. Did this correct the problem?
Complete. Go to Step 2.
2 1. Clean the maintenance kit wiper blade or
replace the maintenance kit.
2. Did this correct the problem?
Complete. Go to Step 3.
3 1. Check the exit area, exit frame, the
preheater, maintenance kit, and the
printhead (including the paper release blade)
to see if there is anything touching the drum
assembly.
2. Reseat any printer component interfering or
touching the drum assembly.
If there are streaks on the front side only of a
2-sided print, the preheater may be scraping
ink off the print.
2. Look for ink shavings along the streaks on
the printed paper.
3. Clean the preheater using the Control Panel
Remove Print Smears function.
4. Did this correct the problem?
Complete. Go to Step 5.
5 1. Possible weak or missing jet. Print the weak/
missing jet test print from the Control Panel,
see "Weak/Missing Jet" on page 5-33.
2. Did this correct the problem?
Complete. Go to Step 6.
6 1. Possible discolored jet. Print the solid fill test
print, see "Black, Red, Green, Blue, Cyan,
Magenta, and Yellow Solid Fills" on
page 5-40.
2. Did this correct the problem?
Complete. Go to Step 7.
7 1. The X-axis drive is not functioning correctly.
If the X-Axis Drive does not move the
printhead smoothly and evenly during
printing, vertical lines appear on the print.
For information about X-Axis Drive
problems, see "White Stripes (Pinstripes)"
on page 5-30.
2. Did this correct the problem?
Complete. Go to Step 8.
8 1. Smears on a duplex print can be caused by
the paper preheater operating at a
temperature that is too high or debris is in
the duplex roller or duplex paper path
guides.
2. Run the service diagnostics Duplex Path
test to check the paper preheater’s
temperature.
3. Is the operating temperature within the
correct value range?
the paper preheater operating at a
temperature that is too high or debris is in
the duplex roller or duplex paper path
guides.
2. Run the service diagnostics Duplex Path
test to check the paper preheater’s
temperature.
3. Is the operating temperature within the
correct value range?
Replace the
preheater.
Replace the
electronics
module
Hope this helps
3. Clean the paper release blade.
4. Did this correct the problem?

May 20, 2009 | Xerox Phaser 8560N Laser Printer

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Everytime I print everything is smeared. I can't understand the words. Epson styluss nx 400


Do a printer check first. Print a nozzle check pattern. If you see any gaps or breaks or missing colors on the pattern, clean the printhead.
Possible paper setting issue too. Make sure that you are selecting the correct paper type on the print settings page.

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Konica Minolta 2300W ink smears


check the transfer belt..there is a reason why some used printers are sold on ebay!
be prepared for sticker shot.

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Pinstripes in image after print (phaser 8560)


Appropriate cleaning procedures, as listed in the following tables, should be
performed when specific print-quality or paper transport problems occur.
All cleaning procedures are detailed in the printer’s Phaser 8400 Reference Guide or
the Phaser 8500/8550 User’s Guide.
Light Stripes or Missing Colors
Problem type Solution
Missing or light-colored
stripes on prints.
Select the automated procedure Eliminate Light Stripes from
the Control Panel.
Ink Smears, Oil Spots, or Random Ink Streaks
Problem type Solution
Ink smears on the front,
back, or edges of a page.
Select the automated procedure Remove Print Smears from
the Control Panel.
Check the maintenance kit for ink and paper-dust build-up on
the wiper blade.
Oil (drum fluid) on top edge
of print.
Select the automated procedure Remove Print Smears from
the Control Panel.

Hope this helps
pdouglasss

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