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Ricoh Aficio 2232c leaving stripes on backside

Hi Folks, we got a 2232C (actually its an infotec isc 2432 but thats the very same model B147) We print about 20.000 pages per year b/w and 1200 per year in full color. Mostly DIN A4 80gr/m² plain white paper. we had color stripe in the direction of paper travel on b/w prints and after about 500 pages the printout gets light. so we do some full black copies. about 10 pages, and we are back to full black from a 50% grey. now we had to push 4500 pages full color. but it should have a reasonable quality. so we replaced all pcu and dev units (inlcluding SC5999-x for each) we print in lanscape for punching 4 holes in it. about 1500 pages where aceptable, but now we are back to stripes. now we have stripes on the back. its about 2,5cm/1in wide in the center and at both ends of the paper too, but less and smaler. I can make out black, magenta and cyan. no yellow. looks like a rooler is cover in toner and transfers it to the page. while the sheet is pasing by. the machin is at 500.000 total prints&copies now. fusing is new, oil is new, dev and pcu kycm is new. im a bit dumstuck as to where to look now. thanks manne

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  • Manne
    Manne Dec 14, 2018

    thanks, you got mail regarding those parts.

    anyhow, I want to say, that that scraping only lasted about 2k pages. Now Im back to cleaning the blade every 500-1000 pages. The new blade assy., while orderd, did not jet show up.... i hope its coming soon. By cleaning I mean vakuum the brush and wipe the blade with iso. Only wiping the blade does not do any good. I need to vakuum the brush.
    the 2 pictures show the old cleaning blade after about 1200 pages.
    the build up in the center, is this an indicator for an other problem?



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    OfficeServiceAjnc Dec 15, 2018

    the cleaning blade must me replaced after some time. only cleaning does not do the job. it gets wasted. you must put e a new blade. You have a build up of toner only in the middle is because the machine does a color alignment cycle on every turn on of the machine and periodical on every 100 prints. it have a id sensor positioned over the image transfer belt and the machine makes on the image transfer belt squares full of each color ( y c m b ) and they are printed on the image transfer belt, and after they are printed the image transfer belt turns and the id sensor read their position and adjust the color by that reference. this the machine must do for the color to be always align and op on each other. so to be clear the machine does this process on it self, internal, the machine do not print this squares full of color but only does it for it self as procedure of self alignment. that is why the build up of toner is concentrated in the middle of the blade and brush. the cleaning blade must be replaced with new one. a cleaning blade is a part in printers than have a life cycle and is wasted after limited period of prints. so sometimes cleaning helps for a while, but is not a final solution. you may try clean the blade with nitro thinner it will last for longer then when you clean it whit alcohol. but as a final solution the transfer belt cleaning blade must be replaced. i will check for the part in the mail and will inform you do I have them. Best Regards Ivica

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1.If you find stripes on the printouts from your Ricoh Aficio 2232c printer, then the problem might be with the Image Transfer Cleaning blade.

2. Purchase a new Cleaning blade from a trusted retailer. The Part number of the product is Ricoh Aficio 2232c/2238c Transfer Belt Cleaning Blade Ricoh AD04-1081, AD041081.

3. Dismantle your printer with reference to the printer's manual. Locate the Image Transfer Cleaning Blade.

4. Remove the rotating screws and take the component out. Send it to the manufacturer for recycling, if applicable.

5. Insert the new Cleaning Blade into the designated position and tighten the screws. Print a test page to check whether the issue is resolved.

Posted on Dec 01, 2018

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AS I understand you have black stripes on the back side of the print, so if this is the case, the Image transfer cleaning blade need to be replaced. Part number is: Genuine Ricoh Aficio 2238C Transfer Belt Cleaning Blade Ricoh AD04-1081, AD041081

Posted on Nov 25, 2018

Testimonial: "Thanks, first I cleaned that blade, not much change. then i vacuumed the whole unit, especially the brush and used iso to clen the blade again, better, then i used a very sharp knife to scrap the small edge of the silicon blade to get the that scraping 90° edge back to sharp (i never touched that wide part from the cleaning blade that touches the belt), boy, that did the trick, prints are perfect, anyway I order a new blade right away, the old one isnt that sharp on the corners anymore. only a question of time to come back at me. seams as if the waste toner was building up on that edge and kind of smeared the wast back onto that transfer belt. dont know why, but I never have had that unit in my hand, owning this machine for a quarter million prints. I screwd that one up seriusly. so, many thanks for pointing me in the right direction. any suggestions where I could get that velcro and foam for the pressure plate assembly to fix it to the lid? (B597-4326, B597-4333, B351-4322) I also need those foam wheels for the paper exit on that 2 tray finisher sr90 / B599(the last moving part that touches the paper when it exit the machine) but I dont have that spare parts document, so I dont know the numbers. do you sell this stuff? I would likt to retourn that favor and buy my parts from you."

  • OfficeServiceAjnc
    OfficeServiceAjnc Nov 29, 2018

    it is a old model i need to see what i got for this model. give a message on email [email protected] i will give you the parts catalog in attachment, so you can point which parts exactly you need.

  • OfficeServiceAjnc
    OfficeServiceAjnc Nov 29, 2018

    also as i see you get the logic how the machine works. :) you did the very best thing for the treatment of the blade. I will share a little secret for cleaning blades. as i see know that all is in the sharp corner of the blade. You can clean it with Nitro thinner for paint(not the oil based, the other one) on soft cloth several times, it will add more flexibility and will clean the absorbed dirt into the blade

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SOURCE: Heavy black stripe on back side of every printed page

This is probably due to miss alignment, there is an option of test page which will be scanned to allign the cartridge, if ur's a all in one printer. This test page is printed at the first time and scanned instantly for first time operation.

Thankyou

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: diagonal lines on print

Hi,
Follow these steps.

Print Quality Problems on 3010cn.
Reset the NVRAM On the 3010cn

To reset the NVRAM, perform the following steps:

  1. Press the Menu button.

  2. Press the down%20arrow%203100cn.jpg (down arrow) button on the printer until Configure appears, and then press the right%20arrow%203100cn.jpg (right arrow) button on the printer or return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg (Set) button.

  3. Press down%20arrow%203100cn.jpg on the printer until Maintenance appears, and then press right%20arrow%203100cn.jpg on the printer or return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg.

  4. Press the down%20arrow%203100cn.jpg until Init NVRAM appears, and then press right%20arrow%203100cn.jpg or return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg.

  5. Press return%20arrow%203100cn.jpgInitializing and Restart Printer will appear.

  6. Power off the printer and power back on.

To print the Gradation [ESS] test print, perform the following steps:
  1. Power off the printer.

  2. Hold down the up and down arrow buttons on the printer and power the printer on. This will bring up a Customer Mode menu.

  3. Press the down arrow button until Test Print appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  4. Press the down arrow button until Gradation [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  5. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. On the LCD, Processing appears and the test page is printed.

  6. Power off the printer and power back on.



To print all four 20% toner test prints, perform the following step:
  1. Power off the printer.

  2. Hold down the up and down arrow buttons on the printer and power the printer on.

  3. Press the down arrow button until Test Print appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  4. Press the down arrow until Cyan20% [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  5. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. The test print will print.

  6. Press the Cancel button.

  7. Press the down arrow until Magenta20% [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  8. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. The test print will print.

  9. Press the Cancel button.

  10. Press the down arrow until Yellow20% [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  11. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. The test print will print.

  12. Press the Cancel button.

  13. Press the down arrow until Black20% [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  14. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. The test print will print.

  15. Press the Cancel button.

  16. Power off the printer and power back on.

Reseat the drum cartridge, perform the following steps:
  1. Power off the printer.
  2. Unplug the power cable.
  3. Pull to open the front cover and then lift to open the top cover. (Figure 1)

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    Figure 1 - Open Front and Top Covers

  4. Raise the lever on the top right side of the drum cartridge. (Figure 2)

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    Figure 2 - Raise Lever to Release Drum Cartridge

  5. Grasp the drum cartridge by the handle and lift up and out. (Figure 3)

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    Figure 3 - Remove Drum Cartridge

  6. Insert the drum cartridge.
  7. Close the top and front covers.
  8. Plug in the power cable.
  9. Power on the printer.


Posted on Dec 20, 2007

Anonymous

  • 221 Answers

SOURCE: Yellow Prints in the other colors

Problem seems to be with your Ink Tank(s) or Printing Head. Replace both of them one by one and retry.






Posted on Jun 16, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: I have a Xerox Phaser

What you are describing is a bad print head. You can try running the eliminate light stripes several times, and jet substitution, but most likely the print head will have to be replaced to remedy your problem.
You can try googling. Phaser printer print heads or phaser printheads.
There seems to be a secondary market appearing for those print heads. I can tell you from Xerox, if you have no maintenance agreement, they cost $750 per print head.
Honestly, having worked on about every type of color printer known to man, the new solid ink phaser printers, produce a dry ink image of 2400 x 2400 dpi with ink particles that align end to end. The resolution of those printers are remarkable and can be purchased for less than the price of one of those new print heads.
Now for reliable, albeit somewhat not as sharp a color image, but still exceptional, you really can not beat an HP.
The ink stick technology really no longer has the color vividness advantage it initially had. The inks that align end to end, have ended that advantage and are sure a lot cheaper to operate per page.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: stripes down left margin

Hi, I have the same problem, which has just been diagnosed as a defective developer drum by a repair specialist. The new part is $120.00. Should have the serviced unit back

SR

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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