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Black partial fading

i have a Samsung CLP-300 Laser the other colors print fine and are ok
but the black only prints dark on one side and faded on the other side is the corona wire drum gone or is the black toner outlet blocked please let me know i am microsoft certified in hardware and this still has even me baffled thanks again - compuG

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    nigel holwett May 22, 2008

    that the same problem I am having the bottom left hand side of any page printed using the black is fading out.

  • jackdrez May 29, 2008

    same problem with my 300n is very poor quality, colors are fine.

  • brookster1 Jun 22, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem on two CLP-300's that I purchased together in March 2008. Have tried updating firmware but still no success. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    Likewise.  My toner carts are all 50% full and colours print OK but fine black text is very uneven  in the middle of a page.  I have an older b/w Samsung 1520 and that suffers the same type of problem but covering a wider width.  Looks like a design fault?

  • wharf Jun 23, 2008

    How do you clean the charge roller/corona wire?

  • isde Aug 05, 2008

    fading bottom left of page. There does not seem to be any info on way to get to the corona wire ...

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    I had the same problem, I took out the imaging unit and discovered black toner being left on the drum. Cleaned it off and the next page printout will be good. But after the first page, the same problem will still occur.

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    The black text is faded in places. This may be a cheap printer and it sure behaves like one too.

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    I have the same exact problem as the e-mail message listed. The black prints fine on the right side of the page and faded on the left side. I've installed new ink and the problem still occurs. What can you do to help me? This is the printer I use at work and the quality is awful!

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    I have the same problem, colour appears to print within a reasonable tolerance, printing the simplest of text documents is beyond the scope of this printer. I would suggest samsung step up to the mark and address this issue.

  • Techy-Dave Jan 03, 2009

    I have the same problem, colour is not brilliant, poor match but it's a cheap printer! The problem is even worse with printing text, it's like the toner is running out, my black toner is sitting at 85% and I'm getting the same problem as other folks. Using a cheap inkjet does a far superior job than this printer, come on samsung admit there's a problem here. I feel ashamed as I orginally recommended this printer to 2 friends, you can be sure I won't be so quick in future. I also note samsung doesn't even offer any assistance on their web site for problems with this printer.

  • thur0541 Jan 03, 2009

    I am experiencing the exact same problem also. Printer was fine when I first received it then this started with faded black text from center to left side. Also have plenty of ink in cartridge and tried other cartridges but no change. 

  • audi87 Jan 05, 2009

    I have a Samsung CLP-300 Series Colour Laser printer. As I print, the black is faded on one side, but not on the other. The colour toners/images are unaffected. All toners are full. I use it alot for my lecture notes and all that jazz.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    after dis assembling black print ok but no color print. toner transfer to the transfer unit.



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Me too....can anyone help???

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How do you clean the roller/corona wire?

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It's either the opc drum is on it's way out or the charge roller/corona wire faulty or needs cleaning

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