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My lexmark laser printer (Optra S 1255) is printing with lines across the page. There is enough toner ink but it seems like the rollers are dirty or something like that. What should I do?

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Do you have a diagnostic mode on this? Have you tried cleaning the heads and toner? There should be an option for this either on the printer itself or in the software on your pc.

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I have a Lexmark Optra T614 and when I print mostly black pages such as large dark graphics, I get streaky vertical lines at 3" and 5" from the left side of the portrait oriented page, and a lighter...


You need to either call a repair tech and have the printer serviced for routine maintenance or order a maintenance kit from Lexmark to do the job yourself.

Just curious, what is the page count on the printer? When was the last time the entire print cartridge was replaced?

Don

Oct 19, 2009 | Lexmark Optra T614 Laser Printer

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If the print is a dismal gray rather than a sharp black, you are probably almost out of toner. This can manifest itself evenly across the entire page or in splotches or stripes, depending on the printer.
Sometimes you can wring a little bit more out of a toner cartridge by taking it out and gently shaking it from side to side (never up and down, as toner can spill out). You can also try turning up the printer’s contrast adjustment, if it has such a knob (usually on the back side if it exists). Faded print can also result from a dirty corona wire, because a dirty wire inhibits a full electrical charge from being passed.
If the printouts are consistently varied in density, and you have to frequently remove the toner cartridge and shake it to redistribute the toner inside it, make sure the printer is sitting on an even, flat surface.
Horizontal black lines
A horizontal black line on the printout is probably the result of a dirty or damaged roller. There are lots of rollers in the printer, and you can use the space between the lines on the page to determine which roller is causing the problem. Measure the distance between the errant black lines on the page and then use Table A to determine which part might be causing the problem. Table A
Distance between lines
Faulty part
0.5”
Registration assembly
1.5”
Upper registration roller
1.75”
Lower registration roller
2.0”
Toner cartridge developer roller
2.56”
Lower fusing assembly roller
3.16”
Upper fusing assembly roller
3.75”
Toner cartridge photo drum
Regularly spaced splotches
If there are evenly spaced black spots but they don’t extend all the way across the page, the problem is probably a scratch or flaw in the drum or a build-up of toner on the fusing roller. If the spots are less than three inches apart vertically, it’s probably the drum, because the drum has a larger diameter than the fusing roller.
Vertical black line on edge of page
This can indicate an almost empty or faulty toner cartridge or (less frequently) some spilled toner inside the printer.


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Dell 5100cn printer printing yellow lines across the page.


This can be any of rthe following depending on the position iof the lines on the page. You need to establishe the position of the lines relative to the top of each page and this determines which of the following component will cause the problem

Dirty or damaged developer roller.
Dirty or damaged charging roller.
Dirty or damaged cleaning roller.
Dirty or damaged developer DSD wheels. These wheels are located on the outer ends of the color toner cartridge and appear as a black bushing.
Dirty or damaged transfer roller.
Dirty or damaged transfer drum.

All of them need inspecting and cleaning

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try replacing the toner cart. or toner leaked on the area below in which case you will need to blow it out.

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I have been printing chapters in a book. One chapter will not print. The message on the Lexmark screen is "flushing buffer". does anyone know what this means or why it will not print?


The 'flushing buffer' is most likely due to a corrupt file or file to large for the printer memory. You can check the file size and reduce it. Also you might want to upgrade your memory for the printer. Also might want to check your printer settings if the page you are having trouble printing is different from the other pages printed, such as text & graphics, etc. There is also a possibly of print program incompatibility or Windows OS Patch required but I doubt this since you have printed other pages without any problem. If you need to re-install Lexmark driver: http://downloads.lexmark.com/perl/downloads/downloads.cgi Or, if you need the Lexmark user's guide & reference guide: http://www.lexmark.com/publications/eng/optras/index.html

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Hi Krimlakh,
Try replacing the toner cartridge first. Usually when this happens the waste hopper of the toner cartridge is full and start to leak on to the page.
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Faint grey lines Every 1/3rd of a printed page


This is the test to determine toner or fuser issue.
Print a test page
When you hear the paper feed into the machine open the top to stop the machine
Remove the toner cart.
You should be able to see the page with printing on it. (This is before the page hits the fuser)
If you can see the smudge or marks on the page the problem is most likely the cartridge or cleaning roller but NOT the fuser.
If the page is clean the problem is most likely the fuser.

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Roller marks on photos when printing


This printer is laser based so the toner is heated onto the page. It could be the transfer roller that is dirty. The transfer roller can be found on the door when you open the printer. It is the thin roller at the bottom. Check and see if there is a build up on it or if there is a repeating line on the larger transfer assembly which is also on the door. You can try rubbing them of with a dry lint free cloth. It may be that you need to replace it.

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Not printing correctly across the whole page


ok....once just completely remove the toner and its mechanisms and clean then with iso-profile alcohol and re assemble them after the reassembling

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Poor print


Try running a calibration on the printer.

Also try running clean heads function on the printer if it can do so.

Most printers have those options under maintenance.

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