I have Canon C3220 and after 200 color copies or so i get a yellow tint on the whole page that i am printing. It gets darker the more i run. It seems like it does it more the warmer the machine gets. ...
I have been working on Canon copiers for 23 years. Which means nothing. But if I were you I would replace the yellow drum unit. It's easy and not that expensive. I have no way of knowing how much "color" output you use but even if you use very little color, at some point the color drums break down due to shear time. Remember seeing "AUTO GRADATION" once in a while? The device is calibrating ALL colors during this function. That means cyan, magenta and YELLOW drum and dev units are being churned as well as black(k). Now, considering all that,it's merely a matter of time till you will see a caste of blue (cyan) or red (magenta) as they all wear at about the same rate. My point is, you could replace just yellow or you should replace the other colors as well. You must make the decision based on your needs. Cost versus pre-emptive care. i know it's a cheesy analogy but if you have a car and the tires are quite worn, and one finally gets SO worn that it goes flat..............etc....etc.... . The drums are simple to replace and the copier will recognize the new drums and will take care of itself. All you need to do is remove the old, put in the new. Drop open the front cover. You are now viewing the front of the internals, the same way you have in the past when you've replaced toner. You will see 2 handles. The lower handle swings down and allows you to remove the waste toner bottle( among other things). The upper handle gives you access to the drum units. Turn it counterclock wise and lower the door that you have now released. Now you see the drum units located directly below the toner units you have replaced in the past. There is a hand grip on the front of each drum. Just grasp the front of the drum you wish to replace and slide it straight out. The replacement (new) drum will be labeled with its color. Don't worry you can't put the wrong drum into the wrong spot. Unbox the drum, remove all the orange tapes and ****. When you are done you will see NO orange(yes remove the pull pins located at each end). But you "will " have a gray cradle that remains on the bottom of the drum. This used to protect the drum as you slide it in. The gray cradle has "locators" that help you align the drum for proper insertion.Once you have "located" and aligned the proper insertion spot and angle, push the drum unit in. The gray cradle will remain behind as you push the drum in and may be tossed in the trash. Pull the the clear tape straight out. You did it! Yes, whenever you see a tint of a color showing up on your prints/copies and it shows up or gets worse as the run goes along, you are seeing the classic state of a bad drum. The part number is 7625A001AA (black) 7624A001AA(Cyan) 7623A001AA (Magenta) 7622A001AA (Yellow). They are rated at 40,000 prints (approx). I gave a quick look and they appear to cost about 280 dollars (American). Some places more some less. Ok, I hope I helped you. Take care and good luck. :-) SPINAL Please let FIXYA know if I helped.
May 08, 2011 |
Canon Office Equipment & Supplies