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Re: ricoh ft 4618
Did you run the copier with out adding toner for awhile? If so, it is going to have to catch up with the toner level it had before or it may need a developer change. The toner level may be to low to regain it's amout of toner again. It may be a coastly venture with running the copier with out toner.. Good Luck...
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The partial faint copy in your case is most likely toner on the laser optics. It is NOT the fuser.
Since you are indicating a toner dusting or spillage issue into the bottom or perhaps paper tray area then this toner is also most likely on the laser optics. This blocks a portion of the laser light and results in a faded or sometimes even blank portion of the copies. Dis-assembly of a portion of the machine is going to be required to clean the laser.
It is located between the toner cartridge and the Drum/PCU unit at the bottom of the machine. So if you open the front door where the toner cartridge comes out. The laser strip glass would be below and to the right of there the toner is. Some of these still have a small metal cover/clip that you can remove and then slide the laser strip glass out and clean it then re-install.
Hope this helps. If this makes no sense or does not help then it might be a good idea to call a service company and have the machine cleaned.
Good Luck and Thank You for using Fixya.
THe main problems are toner spill form drom/dev units ..the transfer on the right hand door will have to be emptied every few months. the paper tray paper stops need to be checked as they come out of place and cause paper jams if not set in place..cahrge rollers can be troublesome if not cleaned every coulple of months and may cause dirty image at the sides or lines on copies..dust on laser **** glass can cause faint on sides of copies.. the fuser stripper fingers tat guide the paper need to be checked for toner under the points to stop paper jams in fuser and the lower guide plate entrance to the fuser needs to be cleaned off every now and then to stop crinklin of paper...apart from that good machine
Have the service people set the machine to add toner(per pixelcount) and test run it for a day or two. If this works it means the sensor in the developer unit that tells the machine to add toner from the cartridge is bad. If that is the case replace the sensor. It sounds like the machine is not adding toner to itself. Have them also test the toner motor.