Question about Sharp AL 1631 Copier
Every copy on this machine is too light. I have replaced the toner with no change. It is practically new. It is also the fourth replacement. I suspect the machine needs to be cleaned but i can't find instructions on how to do it. I am capable of cleaning it without damaging the mirrors, etc. but would like to have a procedure. Second problem, which I have been living with, is that after a few hours of not being used, the first copy I make causes a paper jam. after the first copy, it feeds fine. ???
Are you using a genuine OEM Sharp toner and drum? The paper pick-up rollers could use a good cleaning. Try a little WD 40 on a cotton cloth and clean the d shaped rollers. Also the feed clutch could be sticking. You have to take the back covers off to see the clutch. Clean and put some light grease on it. Easy parts to order and not expensive.
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Posted on Aug 03, 2007
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To adjust the default lighter/darker setting
1. On the LaserJet 3015, press MENU/ENTER.
2. Use the < or the > button to select Copy setup, and then press MENU/ENTER.
3. Use the < or the > button to select Def. Light/Dark, and then press MENU/ENTER.
4. Use the < or the > button to adjust the setting. Move the slider to the left to make all of the
copies lighter than the original, or move the slider to the right to make all of the copies
darker than the original.
5. Press MENU/ENTER to save the selection.
Page 48 of the User Guide has instructions for adjusting the light/dark setting during a copy job.
Also see the Troubleshooting section of the User Guide for other possible reasons for light/faded copies.
If your copies continue to come out too light, you may need to clean the insert a new toner cartridge or change brands of toner. I tried several "generic" toner cartridges and refills, but my prints and copies were always faded or streaky. After going back to genuine HP cartridges, I haven't had any print quality problems.
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