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Xerox 6180mfp, only prints black after cahnginf color toner. Have tried aligning, cleaning, etc. AllI get is black print weith the col;ors streaking on the left and right sides of the paper. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  • meoper May 27, 2011

    I reset printer, still doing the same thing. Taking out the ink loader sounds complicated and the method to remove the side panels, control panet, etc are not very clear. Is this the only solution to fixing the problem? Thanks.

  • meoper May 27, 2011

    It also gives me the remove the tag from yellow toner, even though it is already removed and sprays black toner on the other three tops of the toner cartridges. Does that change anything? Thanks.



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To reset the printer unplug it from/to the power socket and mains and let it sit without power for more then 10 minutes and then replace all the cables and print a test page. You can also clean the ink loader and print head by removing the ink loader. Please follow the below steps to remove the ink loader--
Control Panel Cover
1. Open the Exit Cover.
2. Using either your fingers or a small flathead screwdriver, loosen the Control Panel Cover on the left side, and then slide it forward while lifting up to remove it from the printer.
Control Panel
1. Remove the Control Panel Cover
2. Disconnect the two wiring harness connectors and one ribbon cable connector from the back of the Control Panel.
3. Remove the Control Panel.
Right Side Cover
1. Open the Exit Cover.
2. Remove the Control Panel Cover
3. Open the Front Door.
4. Remove the rear screw.
5. Pull forward on the latching tab located by the power plug to release it.
6. Release the front latching tab and pull out on the top to remove the Right Side Cover.

Left Side Cover
1. Remove the Control Panel Cover
2. Open the Exit Cover and Front Door.
3. Remove the rear screw.
4. Release the latching tabs and remove the Left Side Cover.
Exit Cover
1. Remove the Right Side Cover
2. Remove the Left Side Cover
3. The Exit Cover will now just lift off the printer.
Ink Loader
1. Remove the Right Side Cover
2. Remove the Left Side Cover
3. Remove the Exit Cover
4. Lift the Ink Loader clear of the chassis and hold it in position against the rear of the chassis to allow access to the connectors.
5. Disconnect the 2 connectors from the printer and remove the Ink Loader.

Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.

Posted on May 26, 2011

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott May 27, 2011

    Yes it is and that is how it should be done....I mean if you don't feel comfortable then its always better to get this serviced by a professional.

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott May 27, 2011

    You can just remove them and with the unit unplugged clean the area where this cartridges sit...if the issue returns then you know what to do



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