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Diagonal shading problem on monochrome print

I'm having a printing problem with a Ricoh CL7200...
Noticed color (black) problems in printing text.... then printed a shaded box for a test... it comes out with diagonal bands through it... will not print a solid shaded box in gray color... colors seem to print fine...
any help would be great...

thanks
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  • Got_Boxers Mar 25, 2008

    the black PCU was replaced a month ago...and I put a new black toner cartridge in it...

    still prints fairly dark for the first 2 inches of the sheet, then fades to barely readable...next page prints the same... starts out ok, then fades...

    Is it possible I got a bad PCU?? when I replace it...

  • dosgregory May 15, 2009

    the top 1.5 inch of page prints fine then the rest of the page prints with a diagonal fading of 6 light then 6 dark printings, each page is like that. when printing in color will do the same just not as easy to tell.

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I would try cleaning the lasers with the brush inside the door. If that fails, you might try looking at the developers.

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