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HP laserjet 1000

by mfsi / June 11, 2007 5:00 AM PDT

What causes my hp laserjet 1000 to have a black streak about 2 inches wide on the right hand side of every piece of paper that goes through it?

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Toner where it shouldn't be.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 5:15 AM PDT
In reply to: HP laserjet 1000

While the printer is getting old most never get a tech to vacuum it out, clean it or take it in. So I find these with paper clips, staples inside and toner where it doesn't belong.

Bob

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Toner where it shouldn't be.
by mfsi / June 11, 2007 5:39 AM PDT

Thanks

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Second thought. A failure could cause this...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 5:42 AM PDT

If the printer was dropped the laser that knocks off the toner from the charged drum (this printer is the write white design) may not be able to get to that area anymore. This sort of failure usually is from a dropped printer. I get about 1/2 the owners to confess that happened. It helps in the diagnosis immensely. Repair is beyond most owners...

And costs more than a new printer.

Bob

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Second thought. A failure could cause this...
by mfsi / June 11, 2007 6:03 AM PDT

Thanks,
I changed the toner cartridge and it quit. I haven't dropped the printer, but this is not the first time this has happened. I'm just wondering why. What casues it?

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The toner cart has "many" parts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 8:25 AM PDT

It has a drum which if something foreign scraped it or contaminated it could cause it to fail. But it's something we swap out and if it fixes it we carry on.

Bob

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The toner cart has "many" parts.
by mfsi / June 11, 2007 8:38 AM PDT

This printer seems to have an abnormal amount of that happening. I can't remember the last time my cartridge was used up. They all seem to start having a big wide streak on the right side of the paper and I throw away the cartridge and put in another. I didn't figure all the cartridges could be faulty. Surely something is wrong with the printer for that to happen all the time?????

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Which is when ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 9:04 AM PDT

We have to make a decision. Replace or get repaired.

Bob

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Which is when ...
by mfsi / June 12, 2007 1:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Which is when ...

Do you have any explanation why it doesn't happen to a new cartridge until it's maybe half way used up?

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No.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2007 1:30 AM PDT
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Sorry, I'd have to do a postmortem just like any repair shop. It's not a common problem but could point to it's time to get the printer to the repair depot.

Try this site too -> http://www.printerassociates.com/

You can find some diagrams and more to see if you can guess what could be wearing it out too soon.

Bob

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no
by mfsi / June 12, 2007 1:46 AM PDT
In reply to: No.

thanks

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simply servicing
by spyker_r / June 12, 2007 9:20 AM PDT
In reply to: HP laserjet 1000

it's not a big deal, so no worries.
it happens to laser printers after a certain amount of usage.

get a printer guy to service/clean-up the printer & the problem would be solved. Happy

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solution for two inches wide black strip on printed paper
by chintu_singh / October 11, 2008 1:28 AM PDT
In reply to: HP laserjet 1000

first take out your toner from printer clean upper side of OPC drum by inserting a card type paper in upper side of OPC drum and clean it one side to another. it happens because of paper dust in dump compartment.

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