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Each page output prints with a +--1-inch streak- mostly dark in color. THe streak runs thru the entire page vertically from top to bottom, and on every page printed.
I checked the drum and cleaned off the spongey roller - for about ten pages it was ok, then the problem started again ,..... and again after cleaning.
I replaced one cartridge- still problem persists.
- printer has trouble 'calibrating'
-IT often reads 'replace drum...'
-There is much excess toner inside printer cavity- I have cleaned it out numerous times
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is a laser printer, neither a copier nor a multifunction unit, therefore it has no glass. At least, I cannot find any glass in it.
I finally had an authorized Ricoh repair center examine it and found streaks on the black unit that pulls out of the right side (I forget the part's name, <$90). We replaced it and things are better but streaks of color remain. They suggested replacing the color one (about $400) but the cost is prohibitive right now, so I'll live with those streaks.
On a related note, I remain unimpressed with this printer's quality and inconsistency. For example, greys often print in pink; nothing has ever resolved this. I refuse to put any more money into it. When I can afford to do so, it will be replaced, probably by a Xerox Phaser.
Posted on Feb 28, 2008
SOURCE: 8400 blurry print
I had a similar problem. I discovered that the imaging drum was too hot. There is a temperature sensor that rides on the drum surface to monitor the temperature. You can see it if you lift the exit cover on the right side. The sensor is white, and has a thin probe which rides on the drum surface. There's a single screw accessible from the right side which holds it in place. A hole on that side will allow a screwdriver (torx) to access the screw and the little unit can be removed (be patient- it can be done!). Clean the probe with some alcohol and replace it. The problem is caused when the ink on the drum smears because it's too hot. Dirt (wax and oil)under the sensor probe prevents contact with the drum, and makes the printer think the drum is too cold.
Posted on Apr 08, 2008
SOURCE: Black streaks on paper
Could you describe these marks for us please.
Are they small specks or blotches? Bad Toner Cartridge
Are they lines:
Horizontal - Transfer Roller or Charge Roller
Vertical - Bad Toner OR Bad Fuser.
Note: A bad toner cartridge can render all of the parts listed here useless. Check for build up or lines on the cartridge reflective drum. Avoid light, as with film.
If they are a mix of both, the device needs to be cleaned with a can of compressed air. You must remove the cartridge, paper tray(s, and fuser to create clear path.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
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