Hello, all my printouts are faint down one edge. I have done a "Epson test print for colour laser printers" and it shows all colours including black are affected.
I can scan the printout and send it to someone if need be.
PS I have changed the pcu but it made little difference.
The problem occure when you replace the toner cartridge. It is very easy to damage the surface on the drum that are tightening against the cartridge. It happens when you make the last twist on the handle on the cartridge. After this damage the toner are leaking out on the print head. As I see it´s a bad construction from the start by Epson.
On the right hand side of the printer towards the back, but on the right hand portion of the printer there is a tab you can open it is about 3/4 inch wide and 2 inches long. After you pop the tab off, there is a handle. Pull the handle out SLOWLY all the way. This will wipe off the printing head like a windshield wiper. Insert the handle back in slowly, and whallah!!!
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If you have installed the full Epson software suite that came with this MFP, you should be able to follow the instructions below to run a cleaning and test.
1. Click on your Start button.
2. For Windows XP: Go to Printers and Faxes For Windows 7: Go to Devices and Printers.
3. Locate the printer and right-click on the icon. For Windows XP: Choose the option for "Properties". For Windows 7: Choose the option for "Printer Properties".
4. You should see a "Utilities" File tab at the top of the Properties window.
5. Now select the "Nozzle Check" option. At this point, click "Print" and the printer will print a test page for you to determine whether cleaning is necessary.
6. If you notice any gaps or other irregularities in the printout, click "Clean" and the printer will perform a cleaning cycle. If the printout is satisfactory, click "Finish" and you will be done.
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Depending on where the problem originates, this could be a bad wiper (cleaning) blade, faulty corona, or incomplete fusing.
If the distance between successive images is equal to the circumference of the photosensitive drum, it is a wiper blade, erase lamp, or corona problem.A residual latent image or residual toner is sticking to the drum and not being properly cleared.
If the distance between successive images is equal to the circumference of one of the fuser rollers, then the fusing may not be complete due to damaged rollers or an incorrect temperature setting.
It is easy to determine where the problem is located: Interrupt a printout in mid-stride (where part of the paper is between the toner/developer and fuser. If the un-fused image has ghosting, it is a fault in the area of the drum
To clear stripe....Open the front cover and look on the inside of the right side of the printer....There you will see a pictorial instruction showing the PRINTER HEAD cleaning procedures.
Follow them (remove tab/plug on right side, pull out on head lock arm on inside right, then fully pull out the printer head arm inside the port on the (outside of printer) right side.....Then push it back in, replace tab cover, push the lock back in (inside right-front) and problem solved.....
hi I believe this is a timing problem, you have done alot yet the same problem recurs . Compare the toner drum assembly holder positioning with another similar printer to justify its timing. Remove this holder drum and inspect the metallic contact tracks behind it.
This could be caused by a dirty lens on the laser unit. Try cleaning the laser window. Open the front panel (where you change the toner) and the right you will see a blue lever/handle - pull it out towards you.
Now on the right side panel of the printer you will notice a little plastic panel about 2"x0.75" - open that and you will see inside another handle.
Pull this handle out and back in a few times. This draws a cleaner pad across the lens. If toner has fallen onto the lens it makes the are it has fallen onto create blank lines on the print.
If this does not solve your issue then the next suspect would be the PCU. Just get another one (same as C1100 if you can borrow one) and try it.