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Copier prints light like paper is damp

My copier prints light, like the paper is damp, for the first 10 copies, then prints normal. If I leave it for 10 minutes, it starts printing light again. What the? It is a Konica Minolta 7222, which is not listed but I figured others may have the same problem.

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  • vvvjulzvvv Sep 06, 2007

    Thanks Bill, But it is not a damp paper thing as I have tried paper from several different reems.

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Damp paper is indeed you problem. The top sheets in the paper drawer will absorb moisture and that moisture will prevent the image from completely transferring from the drum. If you want to test the moisture hypothesis, just open a fresh ream of paper and you should see and immediate improvement. If not, then we need to look elsewhere. Let me know if it works. Aloha, Bill

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