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Panaboard KX-B530 It prints only dark strikes all over the sheet. I cleaned the print head but the problem is still there. What else should I check for this issue.

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  • GGBerry Oct 22, 2008

    I have dark strikes in my sheets too. The manual says that it's a temperature problem (too cold), but I'm in Mexico, so what could it be?

    I noticed that the dark strikes are getting larger with the number of copies. And it's independent witth the screen

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I had the same problem on mine.I found it was due to the vertical height of an aluminum window plate, that is attached in front of the CCD optical sensor box, this box is located inside the back aluminum enclosure.

You have to unscrew the back cover and slide it out sideways, be carefull becasue the back cover is heavy and you don't want that falling on someones toes. Also there is some strong adhesive tape holding the cover to the enclosure so you'll have to pry on it a bit to pull the tape loose.

Once you have the cover off, you will be able to see the optical sensor box that is on the far side where the two guard bars (the flat aluminum bars that hold the back panel in place) the two guard bars meet on the one side Like a V.

Right where the bars meet and the V, you should be able to see the small optical box that has a small **** on the face of it and has two small screws on each side of this **** or "window". This is the Window for the optical sensor to pick up the image it is scanning which is a reflection on a mirror that is located on the opposite side of the enclosure. This mirror is about the size of a standard classroom meter stick and it reflects the scribbles of the panaboard surface as the canvas rolls around durring the scanning phase.

If you uncrew the two small screws that are on each side of the Optical sensor window, you will notice that this Window plate will be able to slide back and forth. Adjut this window plate hight and try printing another page and see how the image looks. If the Black bars are bigger then you have moved the plate the wrong way. Readjust and try again. Once you make the proper adjustments the black bars will no longer appear.

Well, this is what fixed mine, so hopefully this will help you.

Regards,
Gerry O'Brien
email: gerryob AT digital-circuitry DOT com

Posted on May 24, 2009

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1. Press INK key on the control panel.


2. Press the DOWN arrow key until CLEANING appears on the LCD.


3. Press OK.


4. Press the DOWN arrow key to select BLACK, COLOR or ALL depending on what you want to clean.


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If you are experiencing a print quality issue and want to see if the cleanings are improving the print quality, print a Print Quality Check Sheet (PQCS) after the first cleaning and then print another PQCS after repeating the print head cleaning steps at least three (3) more times (4 total cleanings). You can then compare the two Print Quality Check Sheets.


Do the following to print a Print Quality Check Sheet:


1. Press INK key on the control panel. TEST PRINT will appear on the LCD.


2. Press OK. PRINT QUALITY will appear on the LCD.


3. Press OK.


4. Press COLOR START.


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  8. Compare the second or third Print Quality Check Sheet with the first one you printed in step1:


    • If the print quality on the first Check Sheet matched Example (A) or (B) and you do not see any improvement on the second or third Check Sheet

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http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_MFC_210C_420CN_EN_286.PDF

How to improve print quality Cleaning the print head
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Caution
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1 Press Ink.
2 Press or to select Cleaning.
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3 Press or to select Black, Color or All.
Press Menu/Set.
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OK Poor
Is Quality OK?
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Black OK?
1.Yes 2.N
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If the printed nozzle check pattern is broken, missing, or a specific color is not printed, clean the print head.
MEMO:
a. Cleaning the print head consumes a small amount of ink. Cleaning too often reduces the amount of ink in the ink tanks.
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IMPORTANT:
If normal print head cleaning does not improve print quality, perform deep print head cleaning.
Print Head Alignment in Windows
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If one or more of the colors is still missing from the printed page, cleaning the print head may resolve this problem. When cleaning the print head, you are given the option to clean BLACK ONLY, three colors at a time (CYAN, YELLOW, and MAGENTA), or all four colors at once. For this issue we recommend cleaning only the affected color. If more than one color is missing then select ALL. Follow the steps listed below to clean the print head:

Cleaning the Print Head
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