Fuser assembly has dry ink all over it. Copies come out with small spots, shading on paper. Have replaced toner developer cartridge. Do you have a service manual for this product?? Any ides about fuser cartridge???
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Re: Xerox 5830 Poor print quality
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Poor fusing of the toner onto the paper is caused by
1. Poor quality compatible/remanufactured toner cartridges that have the wrong toner in them. - Use OEM, or better quality independent toners (and complain to your current supplier about the ones you have)
2. Damp media - high moisture content in the paper prevents correct fusing. You'll probably see the paper 'steaming' as it comes out if this is the case. - Keep your paper dry, only load as much as you need.
3. Thicker than normal media. The thicker the paper, the longer/more heat it takes to fuse the toner. - Make sure you have the correct paper type set in the printer driver at print time.
4. Faulty fuser. Normally the printer will report if the fuser is not reaching the correct temperature, but there are instances when this does not happen. Also it is possible for the fuser heat lamp to blacken partially, resulting in an area of the fuser that does not reach the correct temperature. This problem will affect an area of the page which consistently (same place, and all the way down the page) shows poor fusing. - Replace the fuser.
This type of print quality defect shows up if you have loaded the wrong type of paper in your machine and didn't remember to change the paper type (plain paper, card stock, labels, etc.).
This can also happen if the paper has a high moisture content, or if the humidity in the room is too much. Also make sure the room temperature is within its normal operating range (not too hot, not too cold).
The problem you describe could also be caused by using non-Xerox toner/drum units. Compatible toners don't work very well in Xerox printers.
Aside from those problems, the only other thing would be if the Fuser Assembly is near the end of its life...it will also cause some print quality problems like you are describing.
Have a look at the fuser. This is seen by opening the rear hatch as if removing a paper jam. There is an Orange pressure roller and another roller which may be a brown or metallic colour. If the surface of the second is damaged or caked with toner, that is the source of your problem. The fuser can be cleaned if necessary, but is not really economic to replace. If the fuser is OK then there is a cleaning brush inside the Drum unit that needs to be cleaned and the drum cylinder should be cleaned with alcohol and cotton wool.
How do I clean white or black spots on printed documents?
Description:First make 10 to 15 copies of a blank, white sheet of paper.
If you still see the spots on printed documents after making multiple copies, clean the drum unit as follows:
Remove the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly, and then remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit.
the print sample in front of the drum unit so you will know the exact
position on the drum that is causing the poor print.
Turn the black gear on the drum as you check the surface of the OPC drum.
The OPC drum is photosensitive so do not touch it with your fingers.
you find the substance on the drum surface that matches the print
sample, gently dab the surface of the OPC drum with a cotton swab that
is lightly dampened with isopropyl alcohol.
Do not use a scrubbing or wiping motion because this might damage the drum.
Do not try to clean the surface of the OPC drum with a sharp
object, such as a ball-point pen, because this might cause permanent
damage to the drum unit.
If the print quality still has not improved you need to install a new drum.
Sounds like the fuser has quit working. The fuser is basically a heater that burns the toner into the paper. Unless you are technically minded it is probably time for the repair shop. If you are technically able and can get a fuser, some copiers are not too difficult to replace them on. Others can be a nightmare.
The two problems may not be related. Adding toner should not under most circumstances cause copies to become light, unless the toner you are using is of a poor quality - I hope it is a Canon cartridge or quality generic. It sounds as though your fixing film or drum unit may need replacing, or perhaps you need to perform a install procedure. As the 'install - toner - start' option is free, try it first:
First press the head key and then the number '2' and '8' keys at the same time then press the head key again. This will take you into service mode - select 'copier' then 'install' then 'toner' then 'start'. This will run throught a cycle that takes a little while, I think about 599 seconds (sorry for been so accurate but unhelpful but that's what I remember from the display - never converted into minutes but you're welcome to).
But if you are having blurry or even dirty or light copies it may be the fixing film. When the copies are printed, immediately check if you can rub off the toner at all by rubbing the print with your fingers - if so this indicates that the fixing unit is not hot enough or there is not enough pressure - check that the fuser is in properly and that the jam release lever is not engaged.
Lastly, it could be your drum unit that is faulty or worn. Totest this you will need to try and stop the machine in the middle of printing before it reaches the fuser - open the front cover and latch down the transport bed with the green handle - remove the paper gently so as not to disturb the ink in any way and observe the image quality - if it is displaying the exact same symptoms then it is not your fuser and is probably the drum unit or dodgy toner - most likely the drum. However, if the image is fine, then it most definetely is your fuser film (and or perhaps the cleaning roller that cleans the film).