Test Page blachy, text faint, supplies staus page bar vertically spotted
LJ 2430 - Replaced Fuser - Transfer Roller
supply status page (and all computer generated pages) have faint text. Normal shading, etc appears with lines of less toner. For example, a shaded bar has vertical stripes of lighter shade then the shade being used for the bar.
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Have you tried the toner cartridge?? IF not please do so. Failing this clean out the middle of the machine with a dry cloth as you may have loose toner in there. Try this if it doesn't work then the laser unit may have a fault.
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First. Examine the toner cartridges by inspecting the surface of the drum of each color cartridge. Score marks? Replace toner cartridge(s).
Next. for vertical lines from top to bottom, you will want to inspect the fuser real quick to see if the Hot roller is scored or worn or discolored or any adhesives are adhered to roller. Should be perfectly smooth and uniform in color.
Next, do the consumables life page which is in a menu function.
Information --> Supplies Status Page.
This will tell you the life remaining of the image transfer kit (C9724A) as well as fuser unit. These indicators will help you decide if the consumables are the first cause of the print quality issues you are observing.
I'd certainly be swapping the fuser first although I know how expensive they can be and what a pain they can be to get at. You've tried everything else I would start with and as the text is smudging I'd certainly be testing the fuser next. Scott.
Fuzzy print is mostly related to 3 items in your printer. 1 the toner cart. 2 fuser. 3 transfer roller. A fuser replacement is a normal fix for this problem. Check your PM kit status by printing a supplies status page. A PM kit will have a fuser, transfer roller and feed rollers. If the PM level is low ,order and replace kit. If not you may want to get a new fuser
Image defects on LJ printers are usually the toner cart. or the fuser:
This is the test to determine toner or fuser issue. Print a test page When you hear the paper feed into the machine open the top to stop the machine Remove the toner cart. You should be able to see the page with printing on it. (This is before the page hits the fuser) If you can see the image Defect on the page the problem is most likely the cartridge but NOT the fuser. If the page is clean the problem is most likely the fuser. Hope this helps
It sounds like you are having an issue with your fusing assembly. Here's the check you need. Measure the distance from the original print on the page and the exact spot where the repeat ghosting (same spot) appears on the page again. Here's the distances that identify the part having an issue. My guess and experience with this printer says it's probably fuser. Seen a lot of 2600n printers with image ghost problems and almost all are fuser related.
2.22" or 56.6mm = Fuser Upper Film
2.47" or 62.8mm = Fuser Lower Roller (Usually Backside)
2.97" or 75.4mm = Toner Cartridge - Drum (Usually One Color)
0.97" or 24.7mm = Toner Cartridge - Developer Roller
1.05" or 26.7mm = Toner Cartridge - Primary Charge Roller
2.15" or 54.5mm = ETB - Transfer Belt (Big Belt on Door)
If it should be the Fuser or Transfer Belt, consider not replacing the part as the minimum cost for either (part only) is $105.00 before shipping. The better alternative is to jump on Ebay and buy a HP refurb or new machine MINUS the supplies. They come with the Transfer belt and fuser. They are cheaper for the full machine than the replacement part. They average about $65.00 thru $90.00 landed.
HI there have you tried the toner cartridge as this could also cause this problem? Also change the transfer roller and are the bands going from left to right or from up to down. If the bands are left to right change both if up to down more likely to be the toner cartridge.