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CLP-500 vertical streaks & a horizontal line with blotches appearing randomly

Hi,

I have a CLP-500 priter that is producing light streaks or stripes (vertically) along the page. There is a darker streak on the same edge when the paper is flipped (mirrored). There is also a horizontal streak about 1mm thick that appears on different locations of the page when I print, which suggests that it is coming from something rotating. Also, there are a few blotches of toner that randomly appear on the page.

I have tried printing in different colours & the error still occurs but in black only. I have changed the transport mechanism as it had similar streaks along it - didn't resolve it. I also changed the black toner - but that didn't help either. I dismantled the unit & cleaned everything carefully with (full static control) using IPA.

I suspect the imaging drum is the culprit as cleaning it with IPA didn't help.

Before I change it, I want to ensure that will resolve the issue. This has been a great printer until now - a real workhorse & I have extra toner cartidges to last a year or so.

All suggestions will be appreciated.

Cheers,
GD

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  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    In addition to problem as you've described, the paper handling seems to be far from perfect. I have also noticed on other laser printers that it depends to some extent to the air humidity. If there is hot and dry, the paper has tendency to jam.

    In my case the straks appear constantly.

    Any practical suggestions welcome.

    Mike

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    A thin white streak is appearing on one side of a two-sided document. The first side comes out clean, the second side I print has the streak. I have tried blowing the toner tray to remove any dust. This doesn't work. Does anyone have a solution?

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I've refilled the toner cartridges a few times now and never had a problem with vertical streaks until recently. I refilled both the cyan and magenta and when I ran the test page I had dark vertical streaks on both sides. I fiddled around cleaning things, running cleaning paper through, changing reset resistors but to no avail so eventually decided to buy a replacement refurbished cyan cartridge since the streaks looked mainly blue and bingo... well almost now I just have very light magenta streaks. The issue is obvious when I compared the old and new cartridge, the replacement toner is a much duller cyan and is of the wrong consistency since once it's been in the printer everything gets covered in it which is why I think it causes the banding to occur. I'm just trying to work out now whether to try refilling the magenta again (v. messy) or just go for another refurbished cartridge (£34).

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