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Laser printer not printing properly left side of page is very light, right side is normal, have tried redistributing toner and changing toner cartridge

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  • greenpatch Nov 11, 2008

    Thanks for your reply.
    The roller appears to be fine, if I am checking the right part? I checked it against one of the colour cartridges and they feel the same.
    The 1st page I print starts off OK for about 1/3 of the page but by the bottom of the page it is very faint and the more pages I print the worse it gets. On the right hand side last 3cm stays dark (normal).
    By the way the printer is 14 months old and I print approx. 50 pages a week.

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  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. It started when I had a paper jam and removed the paper. Now the left side is light all the way frm top to bottom. This is the first laser printer I have purchased so I am a bit afraid to take it apart. It is a Samsung clp300

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    Asish Sharma May 11, 2010

    Can you give me the exact model of this printer....

  • Asish Sharma
    Asish Sharma May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the transfer roller that is when you place the cartridge...the cartridge sits on this roller inside the printer

    Check to see that this roller is sitting the roller it should be spring loaded....

    please verify and reply




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Since you have changed the tone cartridges ...and it still does the same....

the next step is to check the transfer belt..transfer roller(this when hit by laser light stores the image and runs on the powder ink..the parts that have been created by the laser on the transfer belt is where the powder sticks)......remover the transfer belt roller and check to verify that its not worn out..its in the form of plastic paper more like Teflon.....view to see that it doesn't have severe markings...if its marked you will need to change the transfer belt to

If this doesn't fix the problem than you will need to change the laser scanner unit....

so basically its your cartridge...that provides color powder dust for image....
transferbelt...that transfers the image to the paper with the image being created by the laser scanner and the cartridge providing color

the last process is fussing ...heat is used to make stick the powder to the paper..and is done by the fusser unit...

as for your case the image is not either created by the scanner itself in the right manner..or the image is not properly created coz the transfer belt is worn out....

I suggest you replace the transfer belt next.


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