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Ink on copy

There is a black smudge on the edge of the paper. When I looked inside the toner has sprinkled out on the inside of the copier around the toner cartridge. I don't know if it is a defective toner cartridge or if it wasn't installed correctly. I replaced it a few weeks ago.

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The best way, if you wan't to do it yourself, is to unplug the copier. Open it with the green lever on the left middle side and gently pull it up. Suspension chuck will hold'im up. Gently vaccum the toner in the copier and when the most of it as been gone, take a air compression can and blow in to it...Watch out because it very dirty job !

P.S With the vaccum, be very carefull to not scratch the drum...

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It could be leaking toner from the recovery area that sis on top of the dum, it removes any toner that was not transfered to the paper. You would have to remove it and empty out the toner.

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I have a Canon Imagerunner 1023if and have black smudges along the left edge of paper, both copies and printed directly from computer.


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Easiest to check is make sure the type of paper you are using is setup in the menu. Look at your owners manual pages 147- 149 to guide you through the setup.
http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/lexmarkt522/eng/printall.pdf

If that doesn't do it, your fuser has gone bad. The fuser is the part that superheats the toner/ink so that it attaches to the paper. One clear sign of a serious problem is toner that refuses to adhere to the paper, resulting in smeared text and graphics (and sometimes, toner on your hands and clothes). In this case, the fuser, which makes toner stick to paper, may be broken. On some printers, you can peek at the fuser to see if there is any visible damage. Use your printer manual to help locate the fuser. Some printers have a felt-covered area covering the hot parts so that you can open part of the fuser and peek inside.

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Smudge on all printed and photocopied sheets


Check the paper path to ensure that there is no spilled toner anywhere.

Take a look at the toner drum and make sure it is clean and there is no toner leaks.

Rotate the drum with a finger (take it out of the printer) and make sure that it is not dameaged or dirty.

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hi,check copy cartridge or clean corotron wire.try to increase toner.send me result.
thank you.

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Smudges on paper and ink is light when it does copy correctly.


It sounds like your drum unit needs to be replaced. Do the smudges look characteristically like a finger print? Technicians have a rule of thumb. Replace your drum, developer compound and general service the machine as often as you service your car. Assuming you do service your car as often as I do, it should be after every 25,000 copies. If the machine has never been serviced then its time you did.

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4 - black ink smudges (1/32" wide x 1/16" high) in right margin


Very nice trouble shooting. The image defect you describe point to the OPC or drum unit this is essentially the toner cart. In your case black. Measureing the distance between repetitive defects is a sure way of diagnosing problems such as yours. Again nice work.

Google repetitive defect ruler for your model to help in the future.

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Its probably a defective toner. If the film on the toner drum is scratched it can cause toner to stick to the drum everytime it spins causing the constant marks.

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I'm sorry to tell you, this is likely a drum issue.

You probably need to have a certified engineer examine the machine.

Have you tried speaking with the local service center to see if they have experienced similar issues? It might be free information.

Erik.

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Can only be two things the drum or the fuser. More than likely drum they last about 4 toners i think.

Learn the art of getting a page to stop halfway threw printing, you want to stop the page after the drum has put a image on the paper but before paper has gone threw the fuser (hotbit).

Once you have mastered the position correctly by stopping the printing by opening the door and removing drum/toner cartridge, to reveal the paper that is printed but can be rubbed off, we will know if marks are coming from the drum (you will see them) or from the fuser, if print is fine.

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