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HP Laserjet 3055 All-in-one. Printing and copying too light despite brand new HP toner cartridge. On the computer, "Print Quality - print density set to highest number (5) for darkest. Also tried setting to darkest directly on the printer, and still prints or copies very light.

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New cartridge means that the transfer corona is probably going out (or the controller board is sending wrong voltage) because it charges the paper to pull the toner off of the EP drum. This might be replaceable but you have to check with HP about buying one. I did not find them for sale on line but some models have them for about $25.

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This is a power supply problem - The electrolytic capacitors fade away after a few years of power on and the high voltage to the printing engine drops too low.I tried a new toner cartridge - no help - re-installed drivers - no help.If you can handle a soldering iron or know a friend who can, replace the following capacitors on the power supply board on the LHS (power cord side). Make sure you use low impedance 105 degree power supply types. Warning - high voltage !!! power cord out and wait 30 minutes before touching anything.
C374 341 503 529 (47uF/35V), C526 (1uf/50V), C506 (0.47uF/35V), C515 (100uf/50V). All the others tested fine in mine.
Now I have "black as black can be" prints just like new and I set print density back to 2 not 5 to save toner.
enjoy ;-) - Ray P

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HP LaserJet 1007 Prints Light


First of all check your printing preferences
  1. Right-click the product icon, and click Printing Preferences to open the Printing Preferences window.
  2. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  3. Check the paper or media type setting.
    1. Find the Type is: drop-down list.Figure 1: 'Type is:' drop-down list in the Printing Preferences windowc01855301.gif'Type is:' drop-down list in the Printing Preferences window, Paper/Quality tab (screenshot)
    2. Select the paper or media type you are using.
      • For thinner paper, select Light , Thin , or Vellum .
      • For thicker paper, select Heavy or Thick .
      NOTE:HP does not recommend the use of heavily textured paper, extremely thin paper, or paper with a basis weight heavier than 90 g/m2 (24 lb).
  4. Make sure the paper or media type setting is appropriate for the fuser temperature.NOTE:Unlike ink printers, laser printers use heat to fuse a plastic toner to the surface of the paper. Make sure to use heat-resistant paper, and labels and envelopes that use adhesives compatible with the heat and pressure of the product's fusing process.
    1. If you are experiencing any issues in the following list, adjust the setting.
      • If the paper is curled or wavy , try the following:
        1. Decrease the fuser temperature setting. To do this, select Light ,Thin , or Transparency .
        2. Use the archive print feature to improve toner fusing. To do this, select Archive or Bond .
      • If the printout has areas of fuzzy or dark print , or toner scatter , increase the fuser temperature setting.
        1. Select Heavy or Thick .If this does not resolve the fuzzy, dark print, or toner scatter issues, use a lower basis weight or thinner paper.
  5. Click Apply .
Step three: Check the print density settingsFollow these steps to check the print density settings in Printing Preferences and in Properties.
  1. In the Printing Preferences window, click the Paper/Quality tab, and find the Print Quality section.Figure 2: 'Print Quality' section in the Printing Preferences windowc01855302.gif'Print Quality' section in the Printing Preferences window, Paper/Quality tab (screenshot)
  2. If you are experiencing any issues in the following list, adjust the settings.
    • If the entire page is too dark , change the dpi setting, and turn on EconoMode .
      1. Select 600 dpi from the drop-down list.
      2. Select the EconoMode check box.
    • If the entire page is too light , change the dpi setting, and turn off EconoMode .
      1. Select FastRes 1200 from the drop-down list.
      2. Clear the EconoMode check box.
  3. Click Apply , click OK , and then close the Printing Preferences window.
  4. Open Printer Properties. To do this, right-click the product icon, and click Properties .
  5. Click the Device Settings tab, and find the Print Density section.Figure 3: 'Print Density' section in the Properties windowc01855303.gif'Print Density' section in the Properties window, Device Settings tab (screenshot)
  6. If you are experiencing any issues in the following list, adjust the setting.
    • If the printout has areas of gray shading or a gray background , decrease the print density setting.To do this, slide the bar to the left .
    • If the printout has light, dull or faded areas , increase the print density setting.To do this, slide the bar to the right .
  7. Click Apply , click OK , and then close the Properties window.
  8. Try again to print.If these steps do not resolve the light, dull or faded issue, the print cartridge is almost empty. Skip to Solution eight: Replace the print cartridge .
  • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , see the next solution.If this don't help you, here is instructions for refilling a toner cartridge.
http://www.uninetimaging.com/downloads/technical/hp/english/HP_P_1006_Reman_eng.pdf
Maybe you need to clean the drum, blades or the developer roller. Maybe the problem is in the toner you use.

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EconoMode This product has an EconoMode option for printing drafts of documents. Using EconoMode can use less toner and decrease the cost per page. However, using EconoMode can also reduce print quality. HP does not recommend full-time use of EconoMode. If EconoMode is used full-time, the toner supply might outlast the mechanical parts in the print cartridge. If print quality begins to degrade under these circumstances, you will need to install a new print cartridge, even if there is toner supply remaining in the cartridge. Enable or disable EconoMode in any of these ways:
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  • In the embedded Web server, open the Settings tab and select the Configure Device option. Navigate to the Print Quality submenu.
  • In the HP Printer Utility for Macintosh, click Configuration Settings , and then click Economode & Toner Density .
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Is it the density or is the problem the transfer roller.....If its the density go into the menus and select print quality and scroll down to the density and lower the setting. If its the transfer roller, you'll need a new one. Make sure the plastic is all removed from the toner...it sounds like you might have left the plastic strip on the toner.

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I've checked my 3055 service manual and do not see this particular error as you've described it; I do have a couple of suggestions which may be helpful.
Since only half the page is printing, this implies an error with the print cartridge itself, it may either be low on toner or it may be damaged.
Does this error occur when you are printing documents from your computer or making copies as well? or does it only occur when you are receiving faxes? If the error is occuring regardless of what you are printing (or copying) and from received faxes I would have to conclude an issue with the toner cartridge itself.
You can visually inspect the cartridge by pulling back the plastic cover part and see if the roller shows signs of damage. If so, replace it.

Try shaking the catridge back and forth to even out the toner inside; If the cartidge is low on toner it's possible that what remains is only on one side.
Inside the printer, below where the cartridge sits is a black colored, somewhat spongy roller. This is called the transfer roller and if it's damaged it could be the cause of your print quality error.
Lastly, I would try a new HP cartridge, stay away from the generic brand ones as they tend to have a much higher failure rate and do not come with the HP warranty.
I hope this helps!

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