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Vertical fainted dots in the middle of the page

When I print, there are vertical very fainted dots appear in the middle of the page. The dots made the letters ineligible. I did follow your instruction by cleaning the primary corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the green tab from right to left and left to right several time. I always return the tab to the home position. The problem still persists. I just bought a new toner. The dots are very fainted. The printer gives no signal of any problem.

Please help me why.

Thank you.

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turn on/off, unplug, wait a minute, plug back in, should reset.
take all paper out. check to see if any paper is jammed in the rollers or if there is something causing the ink dispensary to dribble
go to application folder for your computer, dbl click icon for make of printer, for settings, check to ensure everything is order. run a 'test' print to clean the drum, this might help
lastly, check make of printer trouble shooting web site for more information
hope this helps, good luck.

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SC 329: Laser Beam Pitch Adjustment Error
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The LD unit home position sensor does not detect an on condition while changing the LD unit position for correcting the LD position or changing the DPI.


Instructions from the Service Manual below...

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5.4.3 LASER BEAM PITCH ADJUSTMENT
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4.2.3 TEST PATTERN PRINTING (SP2-902)
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1. Access the SP mode which contains the test pattern you need.

2. Press exit, then touch the "Copy Mode" key on the operation panel to access
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3. Select the paper size.

4. Press the "Start" key to print the test pattern.

5. After checking the test pattern, exit copy mode by touching the "SP Mode" key.
Reset the test pattern to 0.

6. Exit the SP mode.

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Test Pattern Table (SP2-902-2: Test Pattern Printing - IPU)
No. Test Pattern
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0 None
1 Grayscale 1
2 Grayscale 2
3 Grayscale 3
4 Grayscale 4
5 Grayscale 5
6 Vertical Lines (256-greyscale) 13 Cross Stitch (600 dpi)
7 Vertical Lines (1-dot)
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11 Slant Pattern
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Test Pattern Table (SP2-902-3: Test Pattern Printing - Printing)
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1 Vertical Line (1-dot)
2 Horizontal Line (1-dot)
3 Vertical Line (2 dot)
4 Horizontal Line (2-dot)
5 Grid Pattern (Single-dot)
6 Grid Pattern (Double-dot)
7 Alternating Dot Pattern
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10 Trimming Area
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12 16 Grayscales (Horizontal)
13 16 Grayscales (Vertical)
14 16 Grayscales (Vert./Hor.)
15 16 Grayscales (Vert./Hor Overlay)
16 Not used
17 Horizontal Line (1-dot)
18 Grid Pattern (Single-dot)
19 Grid Pattern (Double-dot)
20 Alternating Dot Pattern
21 Blank Page

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The LD unit home position sensor does not detect an on condition while changing the LD unit position for correcting the LD position or changing the DPI.


Instructions from the Service Manual below...

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5.4.3 LASER BEAM PITCH ADJUSTMENT
There are two laser beam pitch adjustment procedures: one for 400 dpi, and one
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· SP2-109-1: Laser Beam Pitch Adjustment – 400 dpi
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1. Perform SP2-109-8 (Beam Pitch Data Reset).

2. Input the value for 400 dpi that is printed on the LD unit into SP2-109-1.
Use the value printed after “P” on the new LD unit as shown below.
NOTE: Do not use values printed after a “V”.

(These value numbers are on a sticker inside the machine with a UPC code on it. The numbers are just under the UPC barcode. And example number looks like this: "15980300151P: 120, 172", so the example 400 dpi value here is "120".)

3. Press the “Enter” key.

4. Perform SP2-109-3.

5. Print the 400-dpi test pattern onto A3 (11”x17”) paper using SP2-902-2 no.12
(cross stitch). (See Service Tables - Test Pattern Printing - Section 4.2.3, pasted below.)

6. Write the value of SP2-109-1 on the test pattern which was input at step 2.

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4.2.3 TEST PATTERN PRINTING (SP2-902)
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No. Test Pattern
-
0 None
1 Grayscale 1
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3 Grayscale 3
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5 Grayscale 5
6 Vertical Lines (256-greyscale) 13 Cross Stitch (600 dpi)
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.

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