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My printer is printing fine with all the colors but the black is super faded

Only faded out on some of the black text, not all of it...for instance if it's in bold text it's just fine..... seems to me the cartridge opening is clogged or something to that effect...?? So far today I've made a huge mess with the toner dust, have taken everything I can out and wiped it down and still printing "faded" or "partial" with the black.
( oh and it's a brand new black cartridge, which we changed because of this problem in the first place, so pretty sure it's not just a faulty cartridge.)
Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    faded black ink

  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    Same problem!

  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    SAme problem, faint black even after new cartridge.

  • ASamsung May 15, 2008

    I have 10 of these printers, first one with new black cartridge is now exhibiting this problem on black. Colour fine.

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    Same here! Can someone please help us!!!

  • BeaCollings Jun 06, 2008

    Yes, same here! Installed brand new genuine Samsung black toner cartridge and there's now a faded band down every page in black. Colour is fine!

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    Me too - same problem with faded ink on the left side and I just replaced the black ink cartridge!

  • stevedanner Sep 06, 2008

    I've also changed all the cartridges and have the same fading problem.



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Get in touch with your Samsung dealer or Samsung direct it speak to the IT departement if the printer has only printed 5000 or less pages total then you could get it repaired on the warrenty the main problem that is causing this is the optical print unit is damage or faulty- mainly the latter...

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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    nigel holwett Jun 27, 2008

    just had the engineer turn up and he has replaced the black toner distribution unit not the whole optical unit-that was the old solution.. any way the problem is the toner piles up on the unit and then will not clear. My clp 300 works well now


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I took out all the cartridges then took the printer unit into the garden and blew air through each of the toner inlets. It produced a little cloud of dust with each collour and black. I put it back together and it now prints fine!

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

  • Ashmedai18 Dec 22, 2010

    I have the exact same problem as the other commenters. I tried the solution proposed by jonboy 48. Unfortunately it didn't work. To be fair, though, I have owned the unit for about 5 years. About 2 years ago I started having problems and brought it in to be serviced. It just may not be the most durable item.



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