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After replacing the printhead, the test print prints very lightly on the page and fades in and out about every 5-6 lines. The very first test print, nothing could be seen at all on the page. I have two of these printers and have swapped ribbons to make sure that was not the issue. Is there a combination of buttons to factory reset, like holding down form feed as you power on the printer, makes it print a test page? I have also changed the print ribbon.

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If your print fades in then out every 5-6 lines, your platen probably has flat spots on it. This can be caused when someone forget to perform an alignment on a PH.

To run a test page you can power off the printer. Hold down the LF key and power on at the same time, this will print a self test.

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NEED INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CHANGE OUT A PRINTHEAD ON A OKIDATA 3410 PRINTER


Printhead

(1) Open the access over.

(2) Pull up and rotate the head clamp 1 to unclamp the printhead 2 as shown fig. 3.3.1.

(3) Disconnect the printhead 2 from PC connector 3.

(4) To install, follow the removal steps in the reverse order.

Notes on installation:

(1) Insert the printhead 2 into the PC connector 3 while pushing it against the carriage

frame 4.

(2) The head clamp 1 must surely be sandwiched between printhead 2 and carriage

frame 4 as shown Figure 3.3.2.

(3) Be sure to check the gap between platen and printhead (see 4).

(4) Be careful not to touch the print head while it is very hot.

(5) Make sure that there is not any dust or oil on the connector contact section A. If it
is found, wipe it off by alcohol. Good Luck ! I couldn't attach any pictures.

Dec 17, 2010 | OKI Microline 3410 Matrix Printer

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The documents are faded even after putting in a new cartridge


  • make sure you are using inkjet papers as inkjet printers work on inkjet papers.
  • Lift the printer access door, then remove the ink cartridges from the printhead.
  • Insert the ink cartridges into the printhead, then press down firmly until you hear them click into position.
  • Close the printer access door.
  • Reprint the picture or document that had the quality problem.
  • if still light prints then proceed further
  • Print Test Page
  • Review the printed test page and verify that:
    • the left color blocks are gray, cyan, and black.
    • the right color blocks are magenta, yellow, and black.
    • each block is completely filled with color.
  • If no---> Clean Printhead, the On/Off light flashes during the cleaning procedure.When the On/Off light glows steady, print test page again.
  • If Yes---->The problem could be caused by the type of paper you are using.

May 28, 2010 | Kodak Printers & Copiers

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On my Test Pattern 2 the blue/light blue and green/yeallow have steeks in it. The documents that I print have streaks going across the page. I've cleaned everythign I can clean. The printer has 6,251...


SolutionFollow the given steps in the order presented to resolve the issue: Step one: Retry the print jobThe problem may occur only rarely. If you have not seen it in other printouts, try again. Step two: Increase the print quality modeIf reprinting did not help, try increasing the print quality mode.
  1. In the application you are printing from, click File , and then click Print .
  2. Make sure the printer is selected, and then click Properties .
  3. Select the Paper/Quality tab.
  4. In the Print Quality area, choose the next higher quality setting. If the current setting is Draft, choose Normal. If the current setting is Normal, choose Best.
Step three: Print in grayscale (black area streaking only) If the streaks are in a black area of a black and white printout, change to grayscale printing.
NOTE: This step does not apply to color printouts.
  1. In the application you are printing from, click File , and then click Print .
  2. Make sure the printer is selected and click Properties .
  3. Click the Color tab, and select Print Grayscale and High Quality .
Step four: Clean the printheadsIf the print quality is still bad, clean the printheads.
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Open HP Solution Center .
  3. Click Settings , Print Settings , and then select Printer Toolbox .
  4. Click the Service Tab .
  5. Click Clean Printhead , and then click Clean .
Step five: Align the printheads If the print quality is still bad, align the printheads.
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Open the printer Toolbox , and select the Printer Services tab.
  3. Click Align Printheads . The Align Printheads window opens. Click Align .
  4. The printer prints an alignment page. The lines in the patterns should appear to be straight. Click OK when the page finishes printing.
Step six: Calibrate the linefeed If the print quality is still bad, calibrate the linefeed:
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Open the printer Toolbox and select the Printer Services tab.
  3. Click Calibrate Advanced Linefeed . The Advanced Linefeed Calibration window opens. Click OK .
Step seven: Replace one or both printheads If the print quality is still bad after performing all the above steps, one or both of the printheads will have to be replaced. Print a PQ Diagnostic page to see which printhead should be replaced.
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Press the Setup button.
  3. Press 1 and * simultaneously.
  4. Look at the color blocks labeled Test Pattern 2. Some or all of them could show white horizontal streaks. If none of the blocks are streaked, the printheads are okay.
    • If the Black block has lines – replace the KY printhead.
    • If the Cyan block has lines – replace the MC printhead.
    • If the Magenta block has lines – replace the MC printhead.
    • If the Red block has lines – replace the KY printhead.
    • If the Green block has lines – replace the KY printhead.

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Black ink prints half a page then fades out. Sometimes does not print black at all. I have replaced the black ink cartridge twice and ran "clean printheads" many times. Still will not work


HI since you tried replacing the cartridges and cleaning the printhead, try the steps below.

1.Print a Demo Page.

a.Press the Menu button of the printer.
b.Use the down arrow key and select Print Demo Sheet.
c.Press OK button.

If demo page doesnt have black ink or faded prints,the printhead on your printer require replacement. Call 1.800.421.6699

Thanks.

Regards,

Neerak21

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please you used the colour printer ? if yes then your check the csrtridge a refeling the towner and service the cartridge and service in printer and aply the print is ok.

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Black ink is faded


Open the kodak all in one home center on your desktop and click on [?] on top most right hand side. choose maintenance under general links and choose printhead cleaning. if this does not solve the issue, call kodak @ 1800 421 6699 and they will replace the printhead for you free of cost.

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Ensure first that is not a setting problem, check that the printer is not in Economy or Fast print mode, and try to print with a different resolution settings.

If printer prints fading black on all conditions and this is not a settings problem, then the printhead is defective.
In that case have the printer replaced.

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Procedure
To perform the Font Sample Test, follow this procedure.
1. Verify that continuous feed paper is installed.
2. Verify that the ribbon is correctly installed.
3. Verify that the width of the installed paper matches the paper width menu setting.
4. Power OFF the printer.
5. Press LINE FEED as you power ON the printer.
6. The test will print.
7. To stop the test (at any time), press SELECT.
8. When the two page test is complete, the SELECT lamp will turn OFF.
9. Press SELECT to place the printer ON-LINE.

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Well, I had that problem once. What I did was that I used the printers cleaning tools. You can acces them by entering Printers in the ControlPanel. Then right click on your printer and select Settings. Look through there. Worked for me.

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