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Prints 1st page ok, down hill from there

We've had this printer 3 years.  It just started printing only the first page clear, 2nd page faded, then continues printing the same thing over and over until I shut it down.  I downloaded a new driver - still same thing.  Any ideas?  Thank you!

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  • amy0 Sep 03, 2008

    We have the same problem at our office.  The first print of a file is nice and crisp and clear (black really bold) and then the next print of the same file is faded and dull.  And even if I run a calibration test in between it still prints dull.


    I don't have a green go button on my machine.  I've tried shutting it down and running again, same problem.  Your help would be so much appreciated.

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How do you open up the front to change the cartridge?

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I would try a cold reset. Turn the printer off; hold down the green "GO" button, continue to hold while you power the printer "ON". Hold the green "GO" button until the printer shows al " ********** " across the screen; now let go. It should soon say " Restoring Factory Settings ".

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