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HP Laserjet 1000

by mfsi / November 9, 2007 6:50 AM PST

I have a HP Laserjet 1000 connected to my PC. After I have used about half the toner in a cartridge the printer starts printing a black strip down the right hand side of every page about 2 inches wide all the way to the bottom. I can replace the cartridge with a new one and the stripe stops until that cartridge is about half used. Then it starts again. What is my printer doing to the cartridges and how do I correct it? I'm trying to avoid paying HP $35 to give me the answer.

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I don't know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2007 8:11 AM PST
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Sorry that's a stumper. I'd try a site like fixyourownlaserprinter.com Sorry but it's a site named like that...

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Almost have to be a toner leak
by Steven Haninger / November 9, 2007 9:20 AM PST
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if replacing the cartridge resolves it for a while. I wonder if maybe it's a warping issue due to heat or the cartridge just not locking into place correctly. I'd guess that heat damage could be possible if you do lots of long print jobs and exceed the intended throughput. Or, it could be a leveling issue. Can you examine the cartridge when this happens the next time? Check for spilled toner on one side of the printer and the cartridge. Check the roller in the cartridge for evidence of damage as well.
This is a discontinued printer. I wouldn't put money into it at all or waste much of my life trying to fix it. You can get a new one for less than what the 1000's price.

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Wait a minute....a deja vu here
by Steven Haninger / November 9, 2007 9:56 AM PST
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Wait a minute....a deja vu here
by mfsi / November 12, 2007 2:53 AM PST

Same printer. I had the repair shop put a new fuser in and clean it up. I stil have the same problem. I clean off the drum and the rubber roller after about every 15 pages. I woul like to know what causes it and how to fix it though.

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You said that replacing the cartridge
by Steven Haninger / November 12, 2007 9:48 AM PST

fixes it until it's about 1/2 used and then the streak reappears. If this is true, something is happening to the cartridge. You can give the cartridge a close examination when this happens. Good troubleshooting is done first with one's eyes, then with their brain and last with their hands and tools. But, let's rule out one thing first. Are you using new cartridges from HP? Are you using quality paper? Is the printer in a proper operating environment...not too cold or damp especially? Now, because the streak appears on only one side of the paper, you want check the surface the printer is on and make sure it's level. It does sound as if you'd rather fix this one than replace it. This is an old model printer and things do wear out. What's the page count show, if you can print it out? I've an HP 1100 with a page count nearing 30000. It, too,is old and I wouldn't put money into fixing it. Good luck keeping yours alive. If the frequent cleaning is helping, that might be about all you can do for it.

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Inspect and check out
by Willy / November 13, 2007 10:33 AM PST
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Since replacing the toner cart fixes the problem, it suggests the cart is getting worn. The mylar found in the toner cart is becoming increasingly worn and thus a wear pattern developes. Make darn sure the tomner seats fully into its area. That the gearing isn't "caked" with grit, dirt, gunk hasn't build-up on the gear train. You have to inspect closely if that's the source of the problem. It can very possible as the right side is gear train area, heat build-up weakens the toner on that side. Try removing the toner cart and shake left-right a few times when the problem happens. You can open the toner cart "flap" and review the mylar and if the right side is worn, it will be plainly seen. If so, nothing you can do to fix the cart. Then inspect the gear train, it maybe too high or cracked, etc., inspect. if you want save costs, buy refills or online that should decrease cost below $35/per cart. On the other end is the "fuser" which affixes print, but inspect that as well, no missing coating should be gone, wear will be plainly visible. But, a fuser problem isn't at this point the problem, IMHO. Here's a link for fixes/forum:
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/laser/8313

tada -----Willy Happy

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