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How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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White lines will typically start appearing on your print outs due to a clogged up printer head. Your first port of call when solving this problem is to run the cleaning program on your printer, which should be accessible through its settings menu.
If you notice white or dark lines in your prints (also called banding), try these solutions before you reprint: Run a nozzle check to see if any of the print head nozzles are clogged. Then clean the print head, if necessary. Make sure the paper type setting matches the type of paper you loaded.
Streaks and unwanted lines could mean that the printer heads are out of alignment. There`s an alignment tool in the printer`s control panel. If that`s not the issue then the printer is dirty. Printer ink stripes may appear along the edges of the paper, which means there`s ink on the rollers and other parts.
Streaking is usually caused by a worn out drum unit or spent toner cartridge. Drum units are a consumable and only need to be replaced after the use of 3 or 4 toners. Not all printers use a separate toner and drum unit.
This is most often caused by using paper that is damp, is of poor quality, or not designed for this machine (ie: Inkjet paper) It can also be caused by the machine not being placed on a solid, level surface, poor calibration, or uneven distribution from a low toner cartridge.
What Is Banding? Banding is a defect in inkjet printing that will appear as horizontal or vertical lines, streaks or bands in the printed output. Everyone will eventually experience some type of banding with their inkjet printer.
Blotchy or Streaked Printing

This can lead to blotchy or streaky printing as the toner is not properly distributed within the toner cartridge. The simple way to fix this is to remove the toner cartridge from the printer and rock it gently from side to side. Don`t shake it vigorously as this could damage your cartridge.

A clarifying shampoo cleans your hair deeply, removing dirt, oil, and product buildup. If you are unhappy with how your toner turned out, the good news is that toner will fade in time. You can speed up this process a bit by washing your hair with a clarifying shampoo.
The most obvious sign of low toner cartridge is poor print quality. Streaking, lines or missed prints are all possible signs that cartridge replacement is imminent. If you have tried rocking the toner cartridge and are still getting poor prints, it is likely time to replace your cartridge.
A toner cartridge that is leaking or has leaked inside the machine will need to be replaced. Do not remove the toner cartridge from the Brother machine until you are ready to replace it. Excess toner can be cleaned with a soft, dry, lint free cloth before replacing the cartridge.
Vertical Streaks or Lines

Vertical white lines also can signal an obstruction that prevents the laser from imaging pages correctly. Resolving that problem can require cleaning elements of the laser assembly or replacing it altogether.

This is when the laser leaves behind a series of lines that spoil the engraving. The cause is usually an incorrect focus or dirty optics. To fix this, simply clean the lenses and adjust the focus until the lines disappear.
Streaks on your print jobs are a result of your copier glass being dirty. “Dirt” is created by fingerprints, dust, and other forms collected through usage. Often this will be detected by your device before streaks begin to appear, and a display will read that the glass needs to be cleaned.
Banding refers to the visible change from one color to another instead of a smooth, fading gradient. You`re most likely to see color banding in gradient backgrounds you create for your renderings or in photographs, natural gradients like skies are prime for color banding.
This can be caused by debris or contamination on the drum, the transfer corotron, the device not positioned properly on a solid flat, level surface, or by using old or damp paper.
A printer printing lines on the page are normally caused by a blocked, dirty, or damaged print head. Blocked ink cartridge nozzles, or not removing protective seals correctly when you installed a new ink cartridge can also cause missing lines of print.

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Brother toner cartridge low toner override
ANSWER : Thank you. You are a genius. Of course this is not a substitute for cartridge replacement but it is great for extending the life of the color cartridges and allowing you to continue to print until you can get new cartridges.

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Expired Toner and Suggestions for Source of Toner
ANSWER : Hi Frank, I had a very similar question two weeks ago, but my “old beloved workhorse” is an HP Laserjet 4L. From the good old days! I too had made bad investments in “new but old truly HP” toner cartridges, hoping to coax more life from my printer. I ended up choosing to try a remanufactured cartridge from www.4inkjets.com. It was a gamble, but the website said they had a 100% satisfaction guarantee. And I can tell you they have lighting fast service. I’ve now printed 50 pages without a flaw. JOY! While the cartridges and technology are different, I suggest you try the same place. And good luck!

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Brother toner cartridge low toner override
ANSWER : follow these steps:

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toner loose
ANSWER : That would indicate the fuser is not getting hot. Of course, that should cause an error and shut down the printer. Could be a piece of paper wrapped around the heat roller preventing the transfer of heat to the printed sheet.

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Toner cartridge full, printer displays: "empty needs replacing"
ANSWER : I once went to a customer who had a similar issue. They had installed new cartridges and judging from the box, they looked OEM. Strange thing was they felt empty when lifted and they were missing the chip on the outside that tells the printer it is installed and keeps track of how many copies were printed with that cartridge. The printer has no other way of knowing if the cartridge is full or empty.

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toner cartrigdes and drums
ANSWER : You can, but there are good knock-offs and bad ones. I’ve run into ones that come totally empty. Ones that don’t have the chips installed that identify themselves to the printer. Ones that have sat on a shelf for years and fail on installation. I could go on, but I’m sure you get the idea. I use http://directpreciseimaging.com/ Mostly because I set him up in business and he’s local to me. I have very few problems with his products.

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Please help! Replace toner message keeps coming up! Brother DCM-1510
ANSWER : It’s a laser printer, there is no ink. You are going about it the wrong way. Watch this video. You can just skip the first part and go to 1:30 into the video. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1yakq1_how-to-refill-and-reset-brother-hl-1110-hl-1112-hl-1112a-dcp-1510-dcp-1512e-mfc-1810_tech

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Toner chip resetter or cheap replacement source
ANSWER : There is a chip resetter if you can find someone who sells it. http://apexmic.info/how-to-reset-chip-dell-1250c.h…Otherwise, do a google search on dell 1250c reset chips. There are lots of suppliers.

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