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Canon imageclass MF8170c print problem


My color laser printer is only printing half of the page that is supposed to. It slowly fades out as the document reads from right to left. I think that it might have something to do with the drum cartridge but I am not sure. There are no error messages or alarms active on the machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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  • CAM28 Feb 09, 2008

    I'm having the same exact problem. Help!

  • Napolitano Mar 01, 2008


    My MF8170c is doing something similar.  Color printing is normal on the right side, but fades out on the left side of the page as if only the magenta is faintly printing...sort of pinkish.  The black, however, prints evenly across the sheet!  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    I have image class MF 8170 Check paper size, but it's correct and not wroking



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I have Image class MF 8170 c Just printing blank erro code 
apear on display.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009


Same problem black or colour

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I found that everytime my mf8170 would print only half the page it was because I was printing on the wrong size paper... try checking your properties and making sure that you are printing on the same size paper as what is in the tray you are pulling from.

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