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SPAM: [OT] printer maintenance

Doug McGarrett
Hello, all--

Have an HP 2200D Laserjet.  It's been putting a dark gray
smudge on the lower 2/3 of the page, in the middle quarter
or so of the page.  I have lost the manual, and initial
looks in Google have not been helpful.  Is there some
component that needs cleaning, and if so, what is it?
(Please describe in detail.)  Or if there's some sort of
cleaning routine that can be performed from the 'puter,
what is it, and how do you do it?  I could run it from
Linux 10.0 or Win XP, whichever.

I thank you for your patience and assistance!

--doug  


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Re: SPAM: [OT] printer maintenance

BandiPat
On Sunday 06 August 2006 23:52, Doug McGarrett wrote:

> Hello, all--
>
> Have an HP 2200D Laserjet.  It's been putting a dark gray
> smudge on the lower 2/3 of the page, in the middle quarter
> or so of the page.  I have lost the manual, and initial
> looks in Google have not been helpful.  Is there some
> component that needs cleaning, and if so, what is it?
> (Please describe in detail.)  Or if there's some sort of
> cleaning routine that can be performed from the 'puter,
> what is it, and how do you do it?  I could run it from
> Linux 10.0 or Win XP, whichever.
>
> I thank you for your patience and assistance!
>
> --doug
>
>
> --
Doug,
The manual can be obtained in PDF form from the HP site.  That should
give you some idea what to look for in the printer.  Not sure how the
new laserjets are done, but it could be a couple of things from memory.  
If yours is different and all things are contained in the cartridge,
then just a replacement may be all that is necessary.

Get the manual though, that will be more help than anything.

regards,
Lee

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Re: SPAM: [OT] printer maintenance

John Andersen
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On Sunday 06 August 2006 19:52, Doug McGarrett wrote:

> Hello, all--
>
> Have an HP 2200D Laserjet.  It's been putting a dark gray
> smudge on the lower 2/3 of the page, in the middle quarter
> or so of the page.  I have lost the manual, and initial
> looks in Google have not been helpful.  Is there some
> component that needs cleaning, and if so, what is it?
> (Please describe in detail.)  Or if there's some sort of
> cleaning routine that can be performed from the 'puter,
> what is it, and how do you do it?  I could run it from
> Linux 10.0 or Win XP, whichever.
>
> I thank you for your patience and assistance!
Is your machine one that uses a separate toner cartridge / drum
setup or is it replaced all at the same time.

On the separate ones, its a sign that the drum has had it.

On the toner+Drum kind, its an indication the cartridge has
been re-filled one to many times.

Your heat and pressure rollers can also cause this, but because they
are smaller, they would leave marks all up and down the paper.


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Re: SPAM: [OT] printer maintenance

Basil Chupin
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Doug McGarrett wrote:

> Hello, all--
>
> Have an HP 2200D Laserjet.  It's been putting a dark gray
> smudge on the lower 2/3 of the page, in the middle quarter
> or so of the page.  I have lost the manual, and initial
> looks in Google have not been helpful.  Is there some
> component that needs cleaning, and if so, what is it?
> (Please describe in detail.)  Or if there's some sort of
> cleaning routine that can be performed from the 'puter,
> what is it, and how do you do it?  I could run it from
> Linux 10.0 or Win XP, whichever.
>
> I thank you for your patience and assistance!
>
> --doug  

Don't have this printer (I use a Lexmark) but this sounds like the felt
on the bar (or whatever it is called :-) ) which keeps the paper pressed
against the drum is now contaminated from long use and needs replacing.
A new one should come with a new cartridge - or you can try and clean
the current one, but I don't like your chances.

Cheers.

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