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Color printing problem

My Phaser 8200 won't print any magenta. I tried running the diagnostic test and 'eliminatevlight stripe' tests several times as well as followed the other steps in the manuals. I can't get it to print magenta at all. I just recently filled the ink back up, too. What else can I try?

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  • Sweet Siren May 08, 2008

    What do I do when the print head has failed?

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Most likely the print head has failed.

Posted on May 07, 2008

  • Rick Kasper May 08, 2008

    Have to replace the print head. Not to terribly hard to do .

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Lines on print. There's are three lines on picture print only. Can't see the line on document. It's about 1/4 inch wide and going throught top to bottom.


Have ou gone into your menus. Into troubleshooting, then image quality.
You will want to run both the eliminate light stripes and eliminate smears procedures. that will purge the print head, blow air through the jets and hopefully resolve the problem. I do believe the 8550 has a Jet Substitutin procedure where you can do a workaround and make other jets make up for the light areas.
here are some directions, Will forward more

  1. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button on the Control Panel to select [Troubleshooting] on the Display Screen, and then press the [OK] button.
  2. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button to select [Print Quality Problems], and then press the [OK] button.
  3. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button to select [Troubleshooting Print Quality Page], and then press the [OK] button.
  4. Evaluate the 'Light Stripes Test' page for missing printhead jets, such as missing Cyan, Magenta, Yellow or Black color bars. The 'Light Stripes Test' page is the last page of the Troubleshooting Print Quality Page that printed.

    WARNING: To avoid injury, do not touch the sharp metal strip attached to the clear rubber wiper blade in the Maintenance Kit.

  5. Use a clean lint-free cloth or a new paper coffee filter to gently clean the maintenance unit's clear rubber wiper blade, use only a wiping motion across the entire length of the wiper blade, and then empty the waste tray. A dirty maintenance kit wiper blade can cause white lines and weak or missing printhead jets.


  6. 8500-wiper-blade-clean.jpg

  7. Repeat step 3 to reprint the Troubleshooting Print Quality Pages. If there are no missing or partially missing color bars then the print quality problem has been resolved. If there are missing or partially missing color bars then the printhead cleaning procedure will need to be performed. Continue with the next section.
To clean the printhead using the basic eliminate light stripes procedure:
  1. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button on the Control Panel to select [Troubleshooting] on the Display Screen, and then press the [OK] button.
  2. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button to select [Print Quality Problems], and then press the [OK] button.
  3. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button to select [Eliminate Light Stripes], and then press the [OK] button.
  4. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button to select [Basic], and then press the [OK] button. The printer will perform a head cleaning, which will take about five minutes. The printer will then print a cleaning page and a light stripes test page.
  5. Repeat steps 1 - 4 one more time. If there are no weak or missing jets then the print quality problem has been resolved. If there are still weak or missing jets after two basic light stripe cleanings, continue with step 6.

    NOTE: Do not try the Advanced Eliminate Light Stripes Cleaning mode without performing two basic cleanings first.

    To clean the printhead using the advanced eliminate light stripes procedure:

  6. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button to select [Advanced], and then press the [OK] button.
  7. Select the missing jet color and number. If necessary, check the light stripes test page to determine the color and jet number of the missing jet.

    NOTE: Only perform the advanced light stripe cleaning once. If weak or missing jets still persist, continue with step 8.


  8. Print the Troubleshooting Print Quality Page. Evaluate the Light Stripes Test page for missing printhead jets, such as missing Cyan, Magenta, Yellow or Black color bars. If necessary, perform the basic eliminate light stripes procedure one more time. If the Advanced Eliminate Light Stripes procedure does not resolve the weak or missing jets, perform the Enable Jet Substitution Mode. See the Related Items below.

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Patchy color printing, streaks and dull colors using Phaser 8200


I have the same exact problem. I just switched to a mac and the colors are awful. I tried from 3 different macs at work, trying different combinations of color profiles, settings, etc, and the colors always look completely off. Blues are magenta, bright red is a dull reddish, orange is completely brown. It looks like Xerox decided to not even try to make this aspect work with the Mac. This is on the latest Mac book Pro, running Snow Leopard, to a Xerox Phaser 8560 DN.

Jan 05, 2010 | Xerox Phaser 8200 Laser Printer

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Patchy print


The printer has a built-in cleaning routine that you can access from the front panel menu, but it sounds to me like it may be more severe. I suspect you have a clogged print head. You may as well try the cleaning first, since that's free: Navigate through the menu to Support, Improve Print Quality, Eliminate Light Stripes. You may try this up to three times to see if it improves. If not, and if you're reasonably handy, you can probably replace the print head yourself. Contact DocJams.com for parts and directions, and tell him MaverickSolutions.biz referred you. I get all my Phaser parts from him - he's terrific and provides great support.

Jul 21, 2009 | Xerox Phaser 8200 Laser Printer

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I have a Xerox Phaser 8400 with image problems. After power up it prints a Startup Page - That page is black text which faded and slightly distorted in some areas and in areas that are in Color only...


What you are describing is a bad print head. You can try running the eliminate light stripes several times, and jet substitution, but most likely the print head will have to be replaced to remedy your problem.
You can try googling. Phaser printer print heads or phaser printheads.
There seems to be a secondary market appearing for those print heads. I can tell you from Xerox, if you have no maintenance agreement, they cost $750 per print head.
Honestly, having worked on about every type of color printer known to man, the new solid ink phaser printers, produce a dry ink image of 2400 x 2400 dpi with ink particles that align end to end. The resolution of those printers are remarkable and can be purchased for less than the price of one of those new print heads.
Now for reliable, albeit somewhat not as sharp a color image, but still exceptional, you really can not beat an HP.
The ink stick technology really no longer has the color vividness advantage it initially had. The inks that align end to end, have ended that advantage and are sure a lot cheaper to operate per page.

Feb 27, 2009 | Xerox Phaser 8400 Laser Printer

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Phaser 8560 magenta ink not transfering to paper


Hi jbasset285: Your printhead may be bad do to third party ink.
Try these steps first.
Diagnosing Print-Quality Problems
The Troubleshooting Print-Quality Page provides a good overview of the most
common print quality problems. To print the Troubleshooting Print-Quality Page,
follow these steps:
1. From the Control Panel, scroll to Troubleshooting, then press OK.
2. Scroll to Print Quality Problems, then press OK.
3. Scroll to Troubleshooting Print Quality Page, then press OK.
The Troubleshooting Print Quality Page includes instructions for printing the
Eliminate Light Stripes test print. These instructions are also provided on the next
page of this manual. The Eliminate Light Stripes test print indicates individual weak
or missing jets or an obstruction in the imaging path that affects a vertical band down
the entire page. Also, you may see color variation from jet to jet on the Eliminate
Light Stripes test print. Some variation is normal, occasionally occurs, and usually
self-corrects within a few printed pages. If a print-quality problem is not resolved
with the information provided in the Diagnosing Print-Quality

Nov 26, 2008 | Xerox Phaser 8560DN Laser Printer

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Ink in blue slot is not dissolving


If your printer still can print but with no cyan color then you most likely have a bad printhed. If your cyan ink is not melting it's because it is not using any ink . Get into the "print quality" menu and print the test page. If you get black, yellow, and magenta but little or no cyan then your printhead is bad. Whith these machines cyan is the first color to have poblems starting with weak or missing jets.

You can try to run the "eliminate light stripes" to see if it will help.
Run it about 3 to 5 times. If still not working right, turn the printer off for at least 4 hours and then test again.

Hope this helps,
Dan

Oct 28, 2008 | Xerox Phaser 8500/DN Printer

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Xerox Phaser 8400N Printing Stripes


When you go into the eliminate light stripes there is also a mode called Jet Substitution. You can sometimes bypass the bad jets.
If that does not work then the print head will most likely need to be replaced.
You can replace the printer for less than the cost of a print head normally..

Jul 08, 2008 | Xerox Phaser 8400 Laser Printer

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Xerox 8200 Phaser color problems


Have you gone to Xerox.com and clicked Support and Drivers.
In the box that appears type Phaser 8200. The click the red drivers and downloads. Then scroll down and download the jet snipit files.
Then run it as the directions tell. It does a specific jet cleaning that may restore the blue.
Also have you tried to subsitute any jets? The jet substitution comes up in the remove light stripes area. There is a test pattern that prints out with the colors and jet numbers. You then substitute the jet number with the blank square.
You can try those, but with an 8200, I strongly suspect the only thing that is going to correct the problem you have it to replace the print head itself.
I will say also, that is a very expensive part.
The Phaser printers that are toner based now. They produce the best quality color print available. The toner particles on those now align, and are not just placed on the paper "close" to correct. They do it perfectly.
If exact and outstanding color is what your looking for I would look in that direction to be honest. A new print head for a 8200, is over $700.
Try the snippet cleaning, jet substitution and if those dont help, more than likely , I would say 98 percent chance your print head is needing repalced.
You indicated you used the different color settings. Does that include tek color correction?
At the Xerox.com site look into that under support. In the support area type in blue then follow the incorrect color items.
Wish I had an exact answer. In a way there is, but you have to try the snippit and substitution modes to verify the print head will not clean itself properly.

May 17, 2008 | Xerox Phaser 8200 Laser Printer

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Xerox Phaser 8500 color issue


In all honesty, I suspect the print head has some bad jets on it.
Xerox will not warrany it since there is the presence of non xerox ink in the print head.
When you have tried as much as you have with the maintenance cycles. I would suspect a bad printhead.
When the jets become blocked to the point where you cant get all the colors sprayed onto the drum, you get mismatched colors.

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Will Not print magenta


hmmm...even on a test print page?

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