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Re: Brothers 5-1 lasar multicenter
What model - Epson under heading. Brother as you speak, you speak of ink but also of a drum, machines that use a drum dont use ink. they use toner, so I guess you have a Brother MFC ???? ie 8820. Did you buy gen Brother Drum and Toner?
Is the insides of printer clean or full of powder?
Is there any image?
Stop a print halfway in machine and see if mark only occurs after paper has traveled threw the fuser (the hot bit at rear)
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If this a P2035 printer using a toner cart with a drum in it. The drum has been exposed to light or has a smudge on it. take the cart out and look at the drum. This is a round light blue tube located at the bottom of the cart. It is the drum because it is the only thing in the printer that will print a defect three times on the paper. You could also print about 0 black sheets of paper through the printer and it will go away. This is because the drum coating is in layers like an onion. You must get rid of the exposed layer to get to on that has not been exposed to light.
you will have to spend more money my friend! the epson ink is called durabrite, the cheaper cart you got is water based, the head should have been flushed before hand to remove the durabrite ink, what has happened is the 2 types of ink have mixed in the head and set. the only way to fix this is to remove the head from printer and have it ultrasonic cleaned, i had the same problem and tryed cleaning products with no affect! the only wat is to get it ultrasonic cleaned, or if you have the epson carts, put them back in and try and get it exchanged if still under a year old. as a new head is about the same price of the printer, however argos has the printer on offer at this min for only £39.99 which is cheaper than ink. oh yea, the reason that the printer is now not seeing the carts is that doing back to back cleans emptys a new set of carts after only 5 or 6 head cleans so your new ink is now useless, sorry for the bad news.
ok, both of those solutions are totally bogus....first, the quality issue...i build about 25 of these cartridges a week, and it sounds like you should check the life of the drum unit, if you haven't cleaned the corona wire already. ( refer to the printer documentation) Brother uses a seperate drum unit that will wear out after 12,000 pages, not the pickup roller. So if you have replaced more than 4 toner carts, it is likely, depending on your usage, that the drum unit is worn. Take out the whole toner/drum unit, remove the toner cart by pressing on the lever on the left front of the assembly and pull up and out. Now you should have two pieces. Look into the larger piece, and if you see excessive wear on the drum, it needs to be replaced. The jamming is a different issue, though....let me know if you need more info....don't buy a new printer yet!!!
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.
This is the test to determine toner/drum or fuser issue. Print a test page When you hear the paper feed into the machine open the top to stop the machine Remove the toner/drum cart. You should be able to see the page with printing on it. (This is before the page hits the fuser) If you can see the smudge or marks on the page the problem is most likely the cartridge but NOT the fuser. If the page is clean the problem is most likely the fuser.
If you're still getting smudges, there must still be a label or part of a label either on one of the image drums or the transfer belt, i've found in the past it somethings gets stuck inside the unit on the cleaning blade. What i suggest is you run a print and open the front door at the paper travels along the transfer belt, look at all the image drums and see if you can see the smudge on one of them, if so the problem is caused by that cartridge if not it's in the transfer belt somewhere. You may need to try stopping the printer a few times and if the problem is in one of the cartridges, you will mst likely have to replace it, as with the transfer belt if you think that's causing the problem it's easier to remove it and rotate the belt manually.
Please note the image drums and the transfer belt are all light sensative
Try this 1# : http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000300/000036/faq000336_002.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc420cn_us
If you still have trouble: unplug machine from power. Open cover and take all carts out of position. Plug machine to power again by connecting it to the wall socket. Wait until machine has done start up. When finished power on machine (if it has shut down first). Machine demands carts. Place each demanded cart into position and make sure it is secured. Answer lcd display questions. Close cover. Machine will run a cleaning cycle and come up stand-by.
If you still have trouble after that procedure, use another ORIGINAL cart. (Most brother printer trouble is because of diffrent construction of generic ink carts and due to wrong ink).
And if there still is trouble have a look at the led control circuit board built in the cart holder it should look this: