Question about Office Equipment & Supplies
Usuall the firt think to suspect is the toner cartridges. If those are ok then the next thing is the image drum and after that would be the fuse wire.
With toner usually the only time you see this happen on all the colors at the same time is when the humidity gets too high. I believe there is a humidity sensor in that model. If you have used aftermarket toner sometimes that causes problems but the problem should have showed up shortly after changing the carts.
The image drum is good for many thousands of pages and usually what you see is spots or random dots on the printed pages first.I've seen one or two just fail in about 20 years but thhats the really rare thing. Those had the coatings on the drum peal off. A new drum will be $100-$200
My suspect here would be the fusing wire or unit. This is a wire that heats up and literally melts the toner onto the paper. If it isn't heating up enough then the toner will not melt properlly and you get light or faded prints. A wire kit should be about $50
If you can replace the toner cartridges then the image drum and fuser will present no problem at all. They all snap into place about the same way.
One last thing to check is simply the print settings. Make sure that someone hasn't 'adjusted' them. You need to check the contrast/light settings on the printer panel as well as the same settings on the computer end.
As far as the squeeking during duplexing it is hard to know without hearing but usually that is the feeder belt or drive belt. If you live in a hot dry climate and have had the printer for a while the rubber may be aged or the surface polished by use so you get the squeeks. It should make some noise but not that.
Posted on May 12, 2010
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