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Have changed drum cartridge and still has trouble printing colour. Very washed out. Have run cleaning/maintenance feature, does not show any error messages. Runs as normal except for poor quality colour. Hope you can help!

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  • civicvideoja Nov 29, 2009

    Hi there and thanks for your interest.
    I followed your instructions but unfortunately the printer is still playing up. Black is printing perfectly, colour is very washed out and getting worse. Any other ideas? Thanks :)


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Hi,

Check whether the exposure adjusted correctly?

CHeck increasing the exposure and try printing and check whether you have the correct prints.


CHeck whether the machine is not set to toner save mode?
Set <B&W TONER SAVER> to <OFF> in <COMMON SETTINGS> of the menu


PLease leave me comment, if the above solution fails
RNj VINOVKUMAR

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