Whats the average life on a drum of aficio 450? . I have a copier aficio 450 that it prints half of page very ligth even when you set it to darker , any ideas ?please help asp , need printer for a school. thanks to anyone
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The only thing you would be able to check is the shield glass which if I remember correctly is below your toner handle. lift you toner handle an you should see a small rectangular cutout the the glass slides into. Pull this out and clean this off. If this doesn't help you will need your pcu rebuilt. If you are handy with a screwdriver I could sell you the parts to fix this yourself for much less than dealer would charge.
Take a print out of copy count for isolating the issue with Drum unit (PCU) and optics.
1.f you get fine print on copy count optics need to be cleaned.
2. Clean shield glass of laser unit.
3. Half print or foggy image is certain issue with laser unit and needs to cleaned.
4. Drum runsmore than 60000BUT With a error on display( photoconductor unit needs to replaced) and thats not a problem.
Hi im jules_09,the average copy life as we call it is 60,000 copies after that you will replace the drum,cleaning blade and the developer.see first if the copy meter is already above 60,000 copies then about the print i think it time for you to replace all that is mentioned
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Please check the following parts: exposure lamp does turn ON? The PC drum charge voltage terminal in good condition? Is the grid voltage terminal in good condition? Is the developing bias terminal in good condition?Are the mirrors and lens dirty? The PC drum cleaning blade is OK? Waste toner collector agitator gear is in good condition?
sounds like either drum blade has fail or drum is bad. try printing the counter report and see if it is doing this. Then photo conductor unit needs to be rebuilt or replace. open right side door and look at drum make sure you don't touch it and see if toner is on it. If so drum blade has fail. call a tech or buy new photo conductor unit. this are good for approx 60,000 copies but sometimes will go longer age also play with drum blade life. were you might have 20,000 copies but unit is 5 years old
a) If possible remove the drum unit and see if there is a paper stuck in the drum unit.
To remove the drum unit first open the front and right door. Then remove the toner holder(green lock).
Then pull the drum unit out from the front of the machine(press the lock).
b) How many prints(copies) has the drum made ?
The life is 60000.If it has crossed its life replace it along with the developer.
This could be a few things, first thing i would try is to go in page setup under the program you are using and make sure paper is set to auto select (File>page setup). The program will override the print driver.
next make sure the driver setting (paper source) are also set to auto. make these changes by right clicking on the driver>printing preferences.
third I would go to the copier, Make sure the tray are set to the proper paper size and the display paper size matches the tray