+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Hardware Thread, Printer has a smear mark and cant get rid of it. Help!! in Technical; Hi was wondering if anyone could assist me with a printer problem we are having. We have a Samsung Ml2250N ...
  1. #1
    ranj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    728
    Thank Post
    98
    Thanked 42 Times in 32 Posts
    Rep Power
    25

    Printer has a smear mark and cant get rid of it. Help!!

    Hi was wondering if anyone could assist me with a printer problem we are having.

    We have a Samsung Ml2250N and its begun to leave a smear mark in the middle of the page. We tried replacing the toner and it didnt make a difference so we effectively dismantled the printer and then gave it a good clean with some compressed air and damp cloths but this hasn't made a difference.

    Can anyone suggest if there is a certain place in the printer where we need to give it a through clean or could it be something else which we haven't tried.

    The best way for me to explain the mark is if you have a biro and write something on a piece of paper and then immediatlely run your finger across it, it will leave a smear mark, thats probably the best way for me to explain it.

    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I have attached a picture to give anyone an idea of what we are getting. apologies for the quality.

    thanks.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    939
    Thank Post
    39
    Thanked 70 Times in 54 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Re: Printer has a smear mark and cant get rid of it. Help!!

    New drum, 95% sure. OR Fuser unit, you can hardly ever clean the printer to get rid of these 'Smears'

  3. #3

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    10,991
    Thank Post
    851
    Thanked 2,653 Times in 2,253 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    764

    Re: Printer has a smear mark and cant get rid of it. Help!!

    It could either be the heating wire that melts the toner into place, it could be damaged or dirty in the middle. If it does not heat up enough the toner will not melt fast enough in that area causing the smear. You could try printing a large solid black square and see if the toner on that line is a little flaky or not melted/set properly.

    The other thing that it could be is the transfer drum, if it has worn out or is smudged it could be picking up to much toner, which is then transfered to the paper causing the smudge.

    The transfer drum is definatly replaceable, the heating wire may depend on that model of printer.

  4. #4

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,274
    Thank Post
    614
    Thanked 1,567 Times in 1,407 Posts
    Rep Power
    412

    Re: Printer has a smear mark and cant get rid of it. Help!!

    danIT the drum on those is part of the toner cart so if they tried a new toner they've tried a new drum.

    If the fuser unit is removable I probably have one I can sell you cheap.

    Ben

  5. #5
    ranj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    728
    Thank Post
    98
    Thanked 42 Times in 32 Posts
    Rep Power
    25

    Re: Printer has a smear mark and cant get rid of it. Help!!

    The fuser unit is removable and i would be interested in purchasing one. if you could pass me your details plexer. Are you a registered company and also do you do 30 day credit or accept cheques as payment ?

  6. #6

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,274
    Thank Post
    614
    Thanked 1,567 Times in 1,407 Posts
    Rep Power
    412

    Re: Printer has a smear mark and cant get rid of it. Help!!

    Ranj,

    I'm at a school mate it's just we use samsungs for our printers and replace them when things go wrong.

    I'll see if I got one of those I can scavenge for you.

    We'll raise an invoice for it and you can send us a cheque when you recieve it.

    Ben

  7. #7

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,274
    Thank Post
    614
    Thanked 1,567 Times in 1,407 Posts
    Rep Power
    412

    Re: Printer has a smear mark and cant get rid of it. Help!!

    Sorry bad news I don't have ones of those in my junk pile.

    I have a 2251N but that has a knackered fuser anyway.

    I also have a 2150N but doubt it would be the same.

    Ben

  8. #8

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,274
    Thank Post
    614
    Thanked 1,567 Times in 1,407 Posts
    Rep Power
    412

    Re: Printer has a smear mark and cant get rid of it. Help!!

    £50 from porthale.co.uk

    Ben

  9. #9
    ICT_GUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Weymouth
    Posts
    2,261
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 283 Times in 204 Posts
    Rep Power
    104

    Re: Printer has a smear mark and cant get rid of it. Help!!

    IJT do buy 4 toner carts get the laser printer free.

    8O

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Smudge/smear mark on TFT screen
    By Kyle in forum Hardware
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 14th December 2007, 11:40 AM
  2. Blue exclamation mark in Pinnacle Studio10
    By randle in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 9th October 2007, 09:35 AM
  3. Mark Minasi Pocast on Network Troubleshooting
    By ChrisH in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 5th July 2006, 12:38 PM
  4. Mark Minasi's Forum
    By ChrisH in forum Links
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28th July 2005, 08:29 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •