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Lanier LP235c Ink Marks on prints problem

I have cleaned the dust proof glass and the registration roller as in the Maintenance Guide for the printer but there are still red ink marks on the edge of every page I print. Any ideas, please?

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    It sounds like the magenta developer unit is blowing toner. When was the last PM done?



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I discovered the magenta pcu roller which I had replaced was damaged. Thanks for your help.

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1. Turn off the HP All-in-One, unplug the power cord, and raise the lid.
2. Clean the glass with a soft cloth or sponge slightly moistened with a nonabrasive glass cleaner.
Warning Do not use abrasives, acetone, benzene, or carbon
tetrachloride on the glass; they can damage it. Do not place or spray liquid
directly on the glass; the liquid might seep under the glass and damage
the device.
3. Dry the glass with a chamois or cellulose sponge to prevent spotting.
Clean the lid backing Minor debris can accumulate on the white document backing located underneath the lid of the HP All-in-One.1. Turn off the HP All-in-One, unplug the power cord, and raise the lid.
2. Clean the white document backing with a soft cloth or sponge slightly moistened with a mild soap and warm water.
Wash the backing gently to loosen debris. Do not scrub the backing.
3. Dry the backing with a chamois or soft cloth. Warning Do not use paper-based wipes, as these might scratch the backing.
4. If further cleaning is needed, repeat the previous steps using isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, and wipe the backing thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any residual alcohol.
Warning Be careful not to spill alcohol on the glass or painted parts of
the HP All-in-One, as this might damage the device.
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Maintain your HP All-in-One
Clean the exterior
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alcohol or alcohol-based cleaning products on the control panel, lid, or other
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Cleaning the printhead
This procedure is performed if you notice a streak on the card where ink was not transferred.
Note: Never use a sharp tool or a metal object of any kind to clean the printhead!

Before approaching the printer to clean it, replace a ribbon or clear a card malfunction, it is recommended that you extinguish all smoking materials, remove jewelry from fingers and cleanse your hands from oils and debris. This reduces the risk of accidentally damaging the glass substrate of the printhead and introducing contaminates to the media and rollers. Please observe all established Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) procedures any time the covers of the printer are opened or removed.

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  2. If you observe dust and/or other particles laying on the top surface of the ribbon, manually roll it up into the take-up roll. Occasionally, dust may settle on the top surface of the ribbon and cause print quality problems.
  3. To remove residue from the glass substrate of the printhead, use isopropyl alcohol (99% pure) and a clean, soft, lint-free cloth. To clean the printhead, wipe the glass substrate from front to back several times with the alcohol-moistened cloth. Allow the printhead to dry completely before using the printer.
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Fargo Electronics offers a Cleaning Kit (P/N 081518) for purchase which includes adhesive-backed cleaning cards. These cards can be used for cleaning the gray or black card feed rollers during each ribbon change or when the rollers are noticeably dirty. Use the following procedure when using these cards:
  1. Remove the ribbon and cards from the printer. The cleaning roller assembly can remain within the printer during the cleaning process.
  2. Remove the adhesive backing from the cleaning card.
  3. With the top cover assembly closed and with the exposed adhesive-side of the cleaning card facing up, insert the cleaning card into the card hopper so that the longest nonadhesive end of the cleaning card enters the printer first. Be sure to insert the cleaning card beneath the all-metal card input roller and above the card input tray. This procedure will work best if the leading edge of the cleaning card is fed slightly past the orange-colored card separator.
  4. Once the cleaning card is properly inserted into the card hopper, run a self test. As the self-test sequence begins, you may need to push the cleaning card into the printer to help it initially feed.
  5. Allow the cleaning card to feed through the printer until the on-line LED flashes. Press the on-line button to completely eject the cleaning card. Repeat this cleaning procedure if necessary.
  6. If the cleaning kit is not available, adhesive tape is also an effective method for removing lint and debris from the rollers. Be sure to use either clear tape or masking tape. Do not use duct or strapping tape. These adhesives leave a gummy residue behind.
  7. Open the lid, and use the on-line and on/cancel buttons to rotate the main feed rollers, while applying the tape. Alternatively, 99% pure alcohol wipes can be used, but not for every cleaning, as this could eventually deplete the tack from the roller's rubber. Do not use alcohol to clean the cleaning roller assembly.
Maintaining the cleaning roller assembly
The cleaning roller assembly removes dust particles from card blanks as they are fed into the printer. Cleaning this assembly will help prevent contaminated cards from passing beneath the printhead, extending the printhead's life and allowing for higher-quality output. Refer to the following steps to clean the cleaning roller assembly.
  1. Remove jewelry from fingers and wash hands before servicing the printer to avoid damaging the printhead
  2. Open the top cover of the printer's imaging station.
  3. Remove the ribbon from the printer.
  4. Located to the left of the card hopper, the cleaning roller assembly has been identified with a label. The cleaning roller assembly is held in place by two magnets. Simply grasp the front edge of the assembly bracket with your thumb and finger and lift it out of the printer.
  5. To clean the assembly, use an adhesive cleaning card and feed it back and forth between the rollers to remove the dust particles and lint. DO NOT use alcohol to maintain the cleaning rollers, as this will deplete the tack from the rubber.
Cleaning the platen rollers
  1. Remove both the print and overlaminate ribbons.
  2. Locate the two platen rollers.
  3. Use a piece of either clear adhesive tape or masking tape and apply the sticky side of the tape to the platen rollers to lift and remove debris.
  4. Use the on-line and on/cancel buttons to rotate the rollers.
  5. After the rollers are clean, replace the ribbon and close the top covers.

Cleaning the exterior of the printer
The printer has a durable casing that should retain its luster and appearance for many years. Use mild glass cleaner or water and a lint-free cloth to remove dust and lint from the exterior of the printer. When cleaning, always spray the cloth first and then wipe down the printer instead of spraying the printer directly. It is important to regularly clean the interior and exterior of the printer at least once a week, and more often when the duty cycle is high.

Cleaning the interior of the printer
As you use your printer, dust and other foreign particles will accumulate inside the printer's case. These particles are attracted to the underside of the ribbon by static produced during printing and can cause voids on the printed image. Periodically, use the following procedure to remove dust and other foreign particles:
  1. Open the top covers of the printer.
  2. Remove both the print and overlaminate ribbons.
  3. If you have access to a very small vacuum cleaner (most computer stores sell devices just for this purpose), use it to vacuum out all visible areas inside the printer. If you don't have such a device, use a soft, lint-free cloth slightly moistened with isopropyl alcohol to wipe out all visible areas inside the printer's cabinet. Be extremely careful not to let any alcohol drip inside the printer's case.
  4. As an alternative method, use a can of compressed air and in a sweeping motion blow air into the printer from the card hopper working towards the card exit side of the printer. Use a lint-free cloth or tape to remove any particles of debris remaining on the surface of the interior.
  5. Once the cleaned areas are completely dry and free of foreign debris, re-install the ribbons, close the top covers, and install cards.
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You don't say whether the mark is a dent/dinge in the paper or whether it is a dirty or inky mark. If it is one of the rollers pressing and making a dinge in the paper you need to check for flat spots on the rollers. Do check all the rollers as the problem may be caused by another roller not gripping properly or the feed rolls being twisted therefore the one where the dinge occurs is over compensating. You can get rid of small flat spots or shiny bits on the roller by GENTLY roughening the roller feed wheels with a fine emery board. This will also clean off any dirty marks on the roller. You can clean dirty marks off the rollers with a non-lint cloth/specialist wipe. (I use baby wipes). Make sure you get rid of all the dust, as this will cause more marks. Clean the platten glass, again with a glass wipe or windowlene to get rid of any marks there. It is also worth taking out the catridges and wiping the ink surfaces. I use kitchen roll and the a baby wipe. Do test the baby wipe first to make sure that it does not damage the printer. If it is possible without taking the printer to pieces wipe the cartridge feed bars. I use a oil based specialist wipe fro this. Another thing that could cause the symptom that you describe is a piece of debris/stuck paper in the feed path. So check that the path is completely clear. You would be amazed at the impact of even a tiny scrap of paper stuck can have.
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