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sharon bone Posted on Dec 26, 2006
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1300 laserjet with smudges

My printer is have a smudge down the center right of the page and it has some ghosting. I have cleaned and cleaned and it still is doing it. what do I do?

  • sharon bone Dec 26, 2006

    I did, and it is still the same thing. I am afraid it is the fuser, but I am hoping not, I don't want to replace that, I will just get another printer. The cartridges I am using are HP brand, and the other one didn't have very much wear from it either.

    I just don't think it is worth the $100 plus to fix this, if that is the problem.

  • Jfer Mar 07, 2008

    I have an HP LJ 1200 with the same problem. There is a smudge line of excess toner that occurs down the center of the page. If I pull out the cartridge and open it I can see the extra toner inside and I wipe it off with a lint free rag. I also wipe the extra toner off the roller. This is usually good for one or two pages and then I have to pull it out and wipe again. If I print a several page document the smudge line progresses from about 1" to a big ugly 3-4" smudge.

    This happened with the last cartridge I had (a genuine HP) and the current one I have (a knock-off). Both of the previous cartridges worked cleaning at first and then started this problem about half way through. Before these two I was able to print all the way to cartridge empty - no problems.

    I have most docs set to Economode and Faster Printing.

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Sorry to say but it does sound like the fuser. you may not necesarily have to replace it. it could just need a good cleaning on the fuser rollers. it is best to let a repair man do it. if you want to try make sure fuser is cool. be very careful not to scratch the coating and do not touch roller surface with your fingers. Sorry I can't think of a home cleaner to use, you could try isopropyl alchohol. but I am sure you will find an image baked onto the upper roller will will need to be cleaned off.

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I remember the days of my youth when I used a barrel printer with the nastiest process you can imagine, making copies at the YMCA in Baytown TX. I now have a HP LaserJet 3600n that I had the same center smudge issues,.. when I print post cards and flyers for my real estate business in Tarrant County. SOLUTION: (doesn't COMPLETELY remove the smudge,...but 95% better!!) I drove to Wally World and purchased a bottle of 92% alcohol,...yes in the drug & deoderant area. Cost,..$1. Very carefully pull the front door back and you'll be able to see the build-up on the black film. Small amount of alcohol on a pure cotton ball with gentle force make small strokes to clean and two dry cotton balls to wipe the film from one edge across to the other. Make sure you look at the film from an angle to see the reflection of the areas that may need an additional touch up. print one page,...repeat the process to get the back half of the film. If you need help in real estate,...tarrantcntyhomes dot c0m.

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Unfortunatly it is the fuser unit that is causing this problem. you will only ever get ghosting from a fuser though if you feel up to it you can save some money by just replacing the fuser sleve instead of the whole unit. Hope this helps Cops [email protected]

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If you replaced the cartridge and does the same thing then it is the fuser. The fixing assembly does not need to be entirely replaced you can first clean the black teflon film with laquer thinner or just order just the fixing film, which is the heater element. HP parts are much more expensive than Canon parts. FYI the HP printers are made by Canon.

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It's a toner problem, I am on my 5th refill toner.

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THE FUSER FILM IN HP 1300 GO TO RIEGHT SID SO IT WILL DAMEGE WHAT CAN I DO

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Have you tried replacing the toner cartridge with a new HP one? Most of the time problems like you describe on this variety of printer (for me anyway) wind up being a poorly refilled or damaged cartridge.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2007

    Over the years I have generally found that refilling toner cartridges is more of an art than an exact science. Depending on who you buy from the quality standards can vary greatly no matter how ?big? the company supposedly is. I don?t buy refills for my offices any more since I was spending too much time monitoring print quality. Kind of a side benefit is now that they are paying a little bit more people are more aware of what they print now.
    Having said that ghosting or double images are typically not something you would see from a refilled cartridge unless they are taking shortcuts and note replacing the parts like they should. The first thing I would do it purchase or better yet, borrow an HP cartridge and see if your problems go away. If not post anther question and I?ll pickup when I get home in a few hours.

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SOURCE: HP Laserjet smudges across entire page

More than likely you have a bad toner cartridge.

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SOURCE: 4 - black ink smudges (1/32" wide x 1/16" high) in right margin

Very nice trouble shooting. The image defect you describe point to the OPC or drum unit this is essentially the toner cart. In your case black. Measureing the distance between repetitive defects is a sure way of diagnosing problems such as yours. Again nice work.

Google repetitive defect ruler for your model to help in the future.

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SOURCE: HP LaserJet 2200 Series PCL huge dark smudge

Replace toner cartridge. If problem persist replace fuser unit. P/N # RG5-5559

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