Hardware Thread, Poor printouts in Technical; Right, colour laser printer...
Before i got here someone caused a minor toner explosion, toner everywhere. Have cleaned what i ...
16th September 2008, 11:36 AM #1
Right, colour laser printer...
Before i got here someone caused a minor toner explosion, toner everywhere. Have cleaned what i can.
But when i print a page of C Y M or K i get black horizontal lines 2.5 cms apart and random white vertical lines.
When i print black it looks like an ECG printout....every 2.5 cms i get peaks and then a small peak. The rest of the page is mottled black!
Please help.....i'm covered in toner...
16th September 2008, 11:44 AM #2
What printer is it? You should be able to do a diagnostic page which prints out a page of each colour, so you can identify which one is the problem.
We had the same problem with a HP1515 that got delivered last week. The magenta cartridge was buggared. Luckily we had bought some spare at the same time, so we replaced the cartridge and rang HP. Tthey sent out a new one.
16th September 2008, 11:45 AM #3
sounds like its all clogged around a roller or fuser.
really can only take it to bits again and go mad with the compressed air.
16th September 2008, 12:07 PM #4
Or get a proper toner vac and clean it with that.
16th September 2008, 12:18 PM #5
it's an Epson c1100...cant find any sort of diagnostic print outs...
16th September 2008, 12:24 PM #6
I had one of those do that and I had to strip the whole thing apart. Clean it and let it run for a few days and then to it again.
I found most the the dust come out of the fuser unit. What I found out after a few trys was that one colour kept coming out and it was a broken crartidge even though it was new.
16th September 2008, 12:58 PM #7
Hmm, well the colour i'm mostly covered in is yellow...so i'm wondering if that's a bit dodgy, plus i've noticed its not a genuine cartridge. When i was looking at the black, the toner all seemed to sit mostly on the one side of its roller, any reasons why it would be doing that?
16th September 2008, 01:00 PM #8
Where's the fuser unit in this contraption?
Originally Posted by ricki
16th September 2008, 01:03 PM #9
Have a look at the epson site Epson AcuLaser C1100. You might want to look at manual...
16th September 2008, 01:06 PM #10
16th September 2008, 01:16 PM #11
Given that the unit was damaged when you weren't there you can safely assume that whoever did it will have given a "sanitised" version of events that were far less severe than the actual problem. So it's probably been given a lot more abuse than you've been told.
My advice would be to make a case for the machine being slow, out of date and a waste of your time which by now is probably wracking up with other jobs pending. Get a new printer and be done with it...
16th September 2008, 01:21 PM #12
16th September 2008, 01:28 PM #13
Right have removed fuser unit, its the cleanest part of the printer. grrr
16th September 2008, 02:19 PM #14
...set fire to it...?
16th September 2008, 02:23 PM #15
I like your thinking Domino & Contink....i've shoved it back into the corner it came from!
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