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Vertical lines are coming out on my print. Each of my colored drums has this line on it, so I know this is where the line is coming from. A toners are new as are the drums. This is a Sharp AR-C260p. If I clean the drum it comes back.

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Hey there

these are just some tips:

COPIERS - MOST COMMON PROBLEMS
A) Black Marks Or Spots On Page (Always Same Place)
Clean the glass on the machine
Change the lightness/darkness setting - some copiers have 2 different density controls - does yours?

B) White Streaks Or Voids
Dirty transfer wire or mirror - instructions on how to clean these should be in your user manual - takes only seconds to clean.
Damp Paper - Try a new **** of paper.
Did you forget to pull out the sealing tape in your new toner?

C) Black Smudges / Vertical Or Horizontal, Also Ghosting
Look at the fusing assembly - does either roller look dirty or possibly torn?
When you buy your toner, do you get a cleaning wand with it? Do you install it? Failure to install a new wand when you change the toner could lead to premature wear of the fusing assembly.

D) Black Lines
Do you have a document feeder? Clean the thin glass next to the larger glass. This is the glass your paper passes when using the document feeder.
Drum unit, drum blade or fuser roller could be worn. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN THESE YOURSELF! Contact your service company.

E) Gray Background
Developer may need to be changed. Contact your service company.
Is exposure setting too dark?
Optics may be dirty. Contact your service company.

you can also see other experts advice...

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Vertical Lines If sharp black vertical streaks appear on the page, the photosensitive drum inside the toner cartridge has probably been scratched. Replace the toner cartridge.


If smeared black vertical streaks appear, the fuser may be bad. Inspect the rollers for scratches and escessive wear, and, if necessary, replace the fusing assembly as described in 'User-Replaceable Parts' in Chapter 7.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 30, 2008

    Your printer requires minimum routine maintenance. This chapter
    explains the following tasks



    • Cleaning the printer


    • The toner cartridge


    • Extending toner cartridge life


    • Clearing a TONER LOW message


    • Replacing printer parts




    Cleaning the printer


    To maintain print quality, thoroughly clean your printer:



    • Every time you change the toner cartridge


    • After printing approximately 6,000 pages


    • Whenever print quality problems occur

    Clean the outside of the printer with a lightly water-dampened
    cloth. Clean the inside with only a dry,lint-free cloth.
    Observe the warnings and cautions that follow the cleaning tasks
    on the following pages.


    Caution

    To avoid permanent damage to the toner cartridge, do not use
    ammonia-based cleaners on or around your printer.







    Printer Cleaning Tasks


    Before you begin these steps, turn the printer OFF and unplug
    the power cord.


    Caution

    Do not touch the transfer roller (black sponge-rubber
    roller) with your fingers. Skin oils on the roller can
    cause print quality problems.



    If toner gets on your clothes, wipe it off with a dry cloth
    and wash your clothes in cold water. Hot water
    sets toner into fabric.






    Warning

    Avoid touching the adjacent fusing area. It may be
    HOT








    1. OPen the printer's top cover and remove the toner
      cartridge


    2. with a dry lint-free cloth, wipe any residue
      off the Paper Access Cover (it has a green handle) and
      the adjacent silver metal strip.


    3. Wipe any dust or dirt off the black plastic Paper Feed
      Guide with a dry, lint-free cloth.

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 30, 2008

    Let me know if you need any further assistance, the above information should solve your problem

    Thank you and have a good day

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You need to replace verical convergence ICs.
Usually you fix the convergence problem on AV-65WP74 replacing theconvergence Ics, then do an convergence realign setup. You need to desolder and take the chips out and put a new pair in and soldered them back. their cost vary fron $7 to $40. Labour may be expensive.

Regards

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    Ginko Mar 30, 2008

    Sorry , I posted here the answer for a different problem I was solving, disregard my previous post, was ment for a different problem on a different device.

    In your case you have a problem with one toner spreading toner dust.
    First thing to do is a complete professional cleanup inside the printer, disassembling the printer body and cleaning it with a small hoover. Never blow it with a compressor always hoover it.

    If it did not disappear changing toners and drums, and doing a professional cleanup, then the axel rotating the toners may be bent and spread toner when it rotates the color.

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Alignment is not proper i think

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