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Dark pages whole pages coming out in dark/grey - started with specks. I'm out of cyan toner, but don't see how that could be a factor - have been printing in black & white just fine.

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Possibly cleaning blade fault on on K unit.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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Prints lighter on left side of most pages. Even with new toner and fuser and toner darkness turned up to 9 or 10.


This is a bit tricky, but try it

remove the toner cart and lower the top cover about 1/2 way. Look inside and you will see 2 grey rollers hanging from the top on 2 arms. Move the right side arm to the right and grey rollers will fall out (they are as wide as a sheet of paper)
use a light scrubbing with a damp cloth to remove the grey, the rubber should be a tan colour. Dry them off well, insert the left side first (cover in the 1/2 closed position makes moving that right arm easy. install the toner cart again and print a page. It should be nice and dark now, just make sure the rollers are dry when you reinstall them.

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Specks of blue on my printing.


Replace the cyan drum unit. If the specks are always in the same line there is small ding in the drum. If the specks are random then the cleaning blade inside the drum unit is bad. When ever the defect is just one color it usually is that color drum unit.

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Half the page is dark grey


Low toner.
Consider how often you print.
If you print more than twice a day, toner will tend to run low after half a year, so I would buy a replacement cartridge and see if this solves your issue.
They aren't terribly expensive, so it is worth a shot.

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Hi, Have you checked your cyan imaging unit? 
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I had this problem when I used a generic toner. I installed a xerox cyan toner, then printed many sheets of a large blue rectangle. After about 15 pages the blue started to spread into the shape, after 30 pages the blue was back. Printing a lot of blue was necessary to get the new toner thru the system.

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Pages full of toner / toner streaking


First off, this is a comment from a random person who may or may not know ALOT about these printers and toner/printer design in general. All toners are not designed to the same specification. Toner is a combination of plastic "pigment" and iron like shavings to make it magentically attracted to the electrical charges within the unit. Different toners conform to different grades and mainly size of the particles within the blend. The manufacturer doesnt only recommend that you use their toner to make them money, yes of course it makes money, but its because when the unit is designed it is designed to use a certain grade of toner, trust me if you put the non-branded toner vs the branded toner under a microscope you would see quite a difference. Often the non-branded toner is much larger in particle size (obviousely because its cheaper to make at this spec). This causes a variety of issues from excess toner not being cleaned off of developer rollers, IDT rollers, or clogging of toner dispenser tubes in the unit and the micro filters contained at the toner dispenser assy and developer assys. Also as for the issue not changing when switching to dell branded toner - the dispenser tubes within this unit contain up to 500-1000 pages worth of toner, making no change in toner you make immediately visible. Also depending on the damage caused by the previous toner, it may not be able to be fixed until all the components in between the toner and final delivery (drum cart) are replaced. In this case more than likely the toner dispenser assy, all developer assy's, and drum cartridge need to be replaced, and than be sure to stick with factory branded toner :)

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sounds like a bad cyan developer housing. Or that somehow the housing has come out of its mounting, but I cant think how that would happen. There are some rails in the machine that may have also come loose.
You have to remove the IBT ( transfer) assembly to look into that.

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Weird toner issues


Hi Kelli.i would replace the drum unitand toner!

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