Question about Xerox Phaser 8550DX Laser Printer
When I print one side of my newsletter, it prints fine. Often when I put the previously printed page in the printer to print on the other side, it prints shadows or ghost images of some of the text on the new page as it is printing. I must confess that I do not use Zerox ink but a Zerox compatibly solid ink that I buy from the Supply Guys. This problem may have started when I replaced my maintenance kit but I can't be sure. My maintenance kit has 44% of its life remaining.
The roll in the maintenance kit is no longer white. It has several dark streaks around it, some darker and wider than others. They aren't concentrated on one end or the other but at various intervals across the roll. Is it supposed to be white after half its use? Maybe I should just try a new maintenance kit. It actually does seem like this problem may have started when I replaced the maintenance kit. Thanks for your help.
Posted on Mar 30, 2008
What does the white roll on the maintenance kit look like?
Is it really dirty? It could be either the kit, maybe the ink.
But in partiular if the kit was stood on end and not stored laying flat, the lubricant in the kit may have saturated one side and depleted on the other.
I have never seen the non Xerox ink, and have no clue if it would cause a problem like that.
I suspect a maintenance kit, that it is dry on one end.
Posted on Mar 30, 2008
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Clean Cartridge Nozzles (Solution Center):
1. Go to Start, Programs(Windows
XP: All Programs), Lexmark 3300 Series, Lexmark Solution Center.
2. Click the Maintenance tab.
3. Click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
4. Click Print. A cleaning page prints, forcing ink through the clogged
nozzles to clean them.
5. Print a document again
to verify that the print quality has improved.
6. If you are still not satisfied with the print quality, follow the instructions in this article How to Clean the Print Cartridge Nozzles and Contacts Manually.
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