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Color is dim and not clear and white base is dirty

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  • photohous220 Apr 11, 2011

    I don't have cleaning cartridge.

    Is there any way cleaning head or mirror?

    It was happened sometime ago,my technician cleaned inside then was fine but he no longer with us.

    I don't know what he cleaned.



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If this is a fairly new printer and you haven't had it that long the issue is likely very simple.
When these units ship
they come with starter cartridges which don't last very long.
You likely simply need to replace one or more of the cartridges.
How often you need to change the cartridges depends on how much you print, and how much of the page you cover.
Don't forget, when a toner specifies that it's good for an estimated X number of pages, that's rated at 5% coverage.
If you are printing full bleed (edge to edge) photos on 8.5 X 11 paper, that estimate drops by a factor of 20 !

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

  • Norman Skinner
    Norman Skinner Apr 11, 2011

    There isn't such a thing as a cleaning cartridge. I was referring to replacing the toners, most specifically the black cartridge. The unit will print a cleaning page when the black toner is replaced.

    These printers rarely need to be cleaned, but when they do page 35 of the service manual has the procedure.
    A copy of the service manual can be found here:
    any other questions you may have about the printer will also be in the manual, such as how to change the cartridges, get cartridge life printouts, etc.


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