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Canon AE 1

A vertical bar of light appears on prints, is the aperture sticking ? Or is light getting in through the rear cover ?

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  • monkiedust Nov 26, 2008

    I got my ae-1 as a christmas present from my dad when I was 16. I fell in love with photography. a few years later I put the camera down after frustration with many rolls of film being ruined with a horizontal bar of light streaking every other frame. i bought a new cannon rebel which was way easier to operate but it never had the manual feel or nostalgia that i loved with the ae1.

    I think i will go and dust of my old camera, fix the light seal and see what happens. this may be the solution to my problem as well!

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Your second answer is the correct one. The seal at the edge of the film/back door needs to be replaced. The foam fails over time, a common problem

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Canon irc4580i print dark problem


In the process used printer, will be inevitable printed page by your printer have the bad quality prints. For example: Toner specks, Light image, Vertical line, Dropouts, background, Toner smear, Vertical black line and band, Vertical white line, Background scatter, Black pages, Loose toner, Horizontal stripes, Ghost, Uneven Density, poor fusing ...
The common print quality problem Canon IRC-4580 printer
Currently, The Canon IRC-4580 is the laser printer have high speed, easy to use, friendly for user and printing clear text.
However, we can not avoid the damage of some components of the printer when used.
In this article, I will introduce some basic errors with printing quality problems of Canon IRC-4580 printer and "How to fix it".
After viewed artical, you know:
- How to fix (repair/solve) Vertical line (black or white) in Canon IRC-4580 printer
- How to fix (repair/solve) Poor fusing (loose toner) in Canon IRC-4580 printer
- How to fix (repair/solve) Uneven Density in Canon IRC-4580 printer
- How to fix (repair/solve) Light image in Canon IRC-4580 printer
- How to fix (repair/solve) Ghost in Canon IRC-4580 printer
1. Fix print quality problem "Vertical line" for Canon IRC-4580 printer How to fix print quality problem Vertical line
This plobrem "Vertical line" is usally error of Canon IRC-4580 printer. For this "Vertical line" error, technicians divided into two smaller error are: Vertical black line and band and Vertical white line.
Description:
- Vertical line and band: On the printed image appear some straight thin black vertical.
- Vertical white line: On the printed image appear some white vertical voids.
Error location:
- Surface of the charge roller
- OPC drum
- Cleaning blade
- LSU unit
- Developing roller

Cause of error "Vertical line" on the printed page:

- May be surface of charge roller scratched or dirty by toner powder.
- May be have some grooves on the OPC drum.
- May be cleaning blade is damaged.
- May be LSU window or LSU lense has dirty.
- May be surface of developing roller has scratched.

How to fix(repair) "Vertical black Line and Band" for {{SPkey1}} machine:

- Replace the charge roller of toner cartridge.
- Replace the OCP drum.
- Replace the cleaning blade
If printed page are not improved
- Clean the LSU unit by soft cotton cloth and try to print. If Vertical line is not clear on the printed page you should replace LSU unit.
- Replace new axis developer and try to print
2. Solve print quality problem "Poor fusing (loose toner)" for Canon IRC-4580 printer. How to fix print quality problem loose toner
Description loose toner: Toner is not properly fixed on paper, use to hand rubbing lightly on the printed image toner powder may be stick in hand
Error location: toner cartridge or fuser unit

Cause of error "Dark Image or black" on the printed page:

When toner cartridge is empty. You toner refilled by toner powder ware not compatible. This is makes toner cartridge components demaged and temperature of fuser unit is not enough melt to toner powder

How to fix(repair)"Poor fusing (loose toner)" on the printed page for Canon IRC-4580 printer:

With this error, you should replace toner cartridge or fuser unit to fix it.
3. How to fix print quality problem "Uneven Density" for Canon IRC-4580 printe How to fix print quality problem Uneven Density
Description: The printed page has one half light and one half clear.
Error location: Toner cartridge, transfer roller, springs, doctor blade

Cause of error "Uneven Density":

- The pressure force on the left and right springs of the transfer roller is not even.
- May be toner low also causes this error
- Doctor blade has bent
How to repair error "Uneven Density" on the printed page for Canon IRC-4580 printer:
- Replace springs and transfer roller.
- Toner refill toner cartridge Canon IRC-4580 and reset toner cartridge chip (replace new chip) or replace new genuine toner cartridge.
- Replace doctor blade.
4. How to solve print quality problem "Light image" for Canon IRC-4580 printer How to fix print quality problem light image
Description: The printed image is all light and no Ghost.
Error location: Toner cartridge, Developer, HVPS board

Cause of error "Light image" on the printed page

- Enabled toner save.
- Toner cartridge is low
- OPC drum may be faulty by strong light intensity
- Temperature in room is below than 10*C
- Bad contact caused by the toner dirty between the high voltage terminal in the HVPS and the one in the set
- Abnormalities output from the HVPS

How to fix(repair) error "Light image" on the printed page for Canon IRC-4580 printer:

- Disable toner save by change in printer driver.
- Toner refill toner cartridge Canon IRC-4580 and reset toner cartridge chip (replace new chip) or replace new genuine toner cartridge.
- Replace the OPC drum.
- Replace developer.
- After printer is power on, wait 30 minutes then start printing
- Clean up the contact between the high voltage terminal in the HVPS and the one in the se- Replace the new HVPS if the problems are not solved by 4 away above.
5. How to fix print quality problem "Ghost" for Canon IRC-4580 printer How to fix print quality problem Ghost
Description: Ghost occurs intervals of the OPC drum or transfer roller.
Error location: Toner cartridge, Developer, HVPS board

Cause of error "Light image" on the printed page

- OPC drum has fauty.
- The life of the transfer roller has been expired
- The high voltage terminal is contaminated by toner powder or

How to fix(repair) error "Light image" on the printed page for Canon IRC-4580 printer:

- Replace OPC drum
- Replace transfer roller
- If performed 2 away and the error does not clear, you should replace ganuine toner cartridge .
- Replacce HVPS board.

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Want to remove the cover of the canon new f1 ae finder fn to find out why the exposure info is not displayed (at the bottom of the viewfinder) in aperture-priority AE mode.


This is very complicated. Take it to a professional repair place - if you can find someone who is still willing to work on this. Most techs (including me) won't any more. You have to remove the front cover, then the left and right side top covers, which is about 20 steps. Set at auto/asa 100 for reference. there is a plastic knob that looks sort of like a hat on the shutter speed dial that is glued on and is hard to remove without damaging it. There is a locking nut inside the shutter release collar. Etc. If you can find a copy of the SPT issue with that camera covered it will help you a lot. try eBay

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Smudged horizontal lines


Try cleaning your rollers, it worked for me. I hope this helps.

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I hae a Canon AE-1. Holding the camera so that one if facing the lens: at the bottom right, at the 5:00 position, up against the lens assembly, is a black switch or button or whatever you want to call...


It's normally referred to as a depth of field preview. It's used to stop down the lens to whatever aperture you've set it to, so you can preview the depth of field to see how much of your scene will be in focus at any given aperture. It's not often used, but can be important in macro and portrait photography when a shallow depth of field and critical point of focus are both necessary.

Sep 18, 2011 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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Hi, I have taken over 20 rolls of film so far and haven't had a problem until now. Whenever, I go outside to take pictures (in the daylight), my pictures come out black (last 5 rolls of film) In the same...


I think the aperture is not shutting down to the opening you set it to. In an SLR, the aperture is normally fully open for viewing through the lens. When you press the button, the mirror flips up and the aperture closes to the figure you have set, then the shutter fires. If you have set a daytime aperture and the aperture sticks, you get a wide open aperture and an overexposed shot, but at night, you have set an open or almost open aperture anyway.

It is possible that the shutter is the problem, but the aperture is more likely to go wrong in my experience. It only takes a drop of oil on the blades. There ought to be a button or lever to shut the aperture down for depth of field preview which you could use to test this, or just look in the lens when the shutter fires to see if the aperture closes.

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Aperture setting and shutter speed together?


Yes it does. Check your manual. If you don't have a manual you can get a pdf download from canon. This link should get you there. http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=214&modelid=9429#DownloadDetailAct

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Automatic aperture setting on canon FD lenses not working on AE-1


You have a case of AE(auto exposure) Unit faulty or getting bad. It suppose to register as it move within the AE unit according to the exposure calculation but somehow it is broken. Technician usualy replace the AE unit and takes care of the problem. It can also be rebuilt if new parts are not available. This requires complete disassembly and mirror box removal. The average cost of repair probably runs around $100. Yes, "A" mode is correct for most of the shots and it was a state of art electronic system and more computerized than you think. It has 3 IC chips in there for precessing and 1 chip for the exposure. All works together for good. -James

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Manual


You can just search 'Canon AE-1 manual' on google and a PDF file of the manual will come up. As long as your computer supports PDF files you can open it and print it or just read it!

Apr 26, 2008 | Canon EOS-AE-1 35mm SLR Camera

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Canon ae-1


To open the back pull on the rewind knob ( pulling up ) until back opens. Check that your 6 volt battery is ok ( ae -1 has an electronic shutter so will not work without a battery ): battery situated on the left hand side of the camera ( if it is facing you ) underneath small flip up door ( lock is at the bottom on the left of the small door ) . Check the battery by pressing the shutter release gently and seeing if your light meter needle moves. No movement ? replace battery. You have two modes for taking pictures : auto which is actually AV ( aperture priority) or full manual : both are set by moving the shutter speed dial on the top right hand side ( underneath film winding lever ).

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