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Strange lack of color lines

I have had a CL2000 for 2 years and am on my third color CPU unit. I print about 100 color sheets a week. There are several lines that show up in the same spot on every sheet. Last time I was told I needed a new CPU unit. Do CPU units need changing this often?

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These are actually called PCU ( photo conductor unit) and yes they can be required to be changed frequently at times. I work on a lot of Ricoh printers and this is a common issue.

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If your printed pages have a horizontal line in the text or graphics (as shown in the illustration below) or blank text, some of the nozzles may be clogged and need to be cleaned

Go to Section 2 for instructions on how to print the Alignment Check sheet and adjust the print alignment.

Section 1: Checking the print quality and cleaning the print head

  1. Print a Print Quality Check Sheet.

    1. Press Menu.
    2. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Ink Management and press OK.
    3. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Test Print and press OK.
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  2. Closely examine the Print Quality Check Sheet. Each of the four colors is represented by a slanted square pattern made up of individual blocks. The colors should appear in the following order from left to right: Black - Yellow - Cyan - Magenta.
  3. Compare the print quality of the Check Sheet you just printed with the three examples listed below:

    (A) One or more complete blocks of colors are missing:

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(B) Most of the short diagonal lines are missing from one or more color blocks:

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(C)Some parts of the short diagonal lines are missing from one or more color blocks:

  1. The display will then ask you if the print quality is OK for black. Press the DOWN ARROW key or 2 to choose Nofor black with the problem.
  2. The display will then ask you if the print quality is OK for Color. Press the DOWN ARROW key or 2 to chooseNo for color with the problem.
  3. The display will then show Start Cleaning? Yes No.
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  4. When the machine completes cleaning the print head, press Color (Colour) Start. Another Print Quality Check Sheet will print.
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  6. Compare the second or third Print Quality Check Sheet with the first one you printed in step1:
9. Compare the second or third Print Quality Check Sheet with the first one you printed in step1:

  • If the print quality on the first Check Sheet matched Example (A) or (B) and you do not see any improvement on the second or third Check Sheet, please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us."

  • If the print quality on the first Check Sheet matched Example (A) or (B) and you see some improvement on the second or third Check Sheet but it's not perfect, repeat the cleaning and the quality check process three more times (totally five times). If you do not see any further improvement after that, please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us."

  • If the print quality on the first Check Sheet matched Example (C) and you do not see any improvement on the second or third Check Sheet, repeat the cleaning and the quality check process three more times (totally five times). If you still do not see any improvement, please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us."

10. Press Stop/Exit.

Section 2: Checking the Print Alignment
  1. Press Menu.
  2. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Ink Management and press OK.
  3. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Test Print and press OK.
  4. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key or the dial pad to choose Print Quality/Alignment and press OK.
  5. Press Black (Mono) Start or Color (Colour) Start. The machine begins printing the Alignment Check Sheet.
  6. By reviewing this Check Sheet, you can determine if the alignment needs adjustment.
  7. Examine the 600 dpi and 1200 dpi test prints on the Alignment Check Sheet. If the number 5 sample of both the 600 dpi and 1200 dpi most closely matches the 0 sample, press the UP ARROW key or 1 to choose Yes.
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  8. Press Stop/Exit.
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