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Faint Black Lines

We have prints that have faint black lines (vertical) on the left edge of the paper. The lines go the full length of the paper and are approx. 1.5 inches wide. Is it the black photoconductor unit? Before I spend $$, I would like to be sure.

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JH

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  • jhus77 Jan 24, 2008

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  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2008

    Same problem, but it appears to be all colors. And only on the left side.

  • EMcQu Mar 31, 2008

    Also have faint black lines on left side of page. We've replaced the photoconductor unit once before in July 07. We purchased the printer in Feb 07. The problem started again in Feb 08. We were told humidity and/or temperature changes cause these lines. We really don't want to buy a new unit. Is there a way to clean it?

  • CATech Apr 01, 2008

    We are having the same trouble and we just got ours about five months ago. Quite ridiculous if you ask me. It's in a climate controlled room - our computer lab in the school.

  • rbaldwin Nov 29, 2008

    We have had this printer for less than a month and experienced the same problem. We contacted manufacture and they sent us out a new black photo conducter which we installed only to have the same problem occur again a month later. After 4 months of this we brought the printer in and were told it would be over 400 to fix which is more than a new printer. We are done with Ricoh.

  • Vittoria Giron
    Vittoria Giron Mar 12, 2014

    Just go to printing options and fix the print quality. No more lines then. We have these printers here at school, to avoid that I go to printer properties and click on the print quality tab

  • Vittoria Giron
    Vittoria Giron Mar 12, 2014

    Just go to printing options and fix the print quality. No more lines then. We have these printers here at school, to avoid that I go to printer properties and click on the print quality tab

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Did you re-fill the black toner cartridge with genuine Ricoh toner or from somewhere else? It might be the wrong granularity.

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Hi best way to check is to remove the black photoconductor and you should be able to see the little lines on it also check the the black dev/toner unit for the lines. most likely to be the black photoconductor unit though.

Thanks J

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