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I have a problem with my ricoh FT3613

Copier is printing a dark shadow on the the right-side of the paper. Can anyone tell me how to fix this one?


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    Wiclife Aug 13, 2013

    clean the drum(red roller).



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As your machine analogue it will suffer greatly from dust build up on the mirrors and this will cause dark copies and shadowing particularly bad on the edges.

Turn the power off. Remove the glass and carefully clean the mirror with a cloth. Do not scratch the mirrors and try not to move the lower mirrors as in some copiers they can cause it to go out of alignment.

It may be other things but this is the most likely and the only one you can fix.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008


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