Konica Minolta Magicalor 2300DL


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kris

I've just picked a second hand one of these up and all is fine apart
from one thing. I've just printed a demo page and there is a smudge
running the length of the paper. It doesn't seem to be affecting the
black text but the sub-headings printed in red are all smudged in one
particular place and the blue bar along the bottom of the page is also
smudged in the same place.

It looks as if something is being dragged through the toner after it's
been transfered to the paper but before it's been fused.

I don't have a lot of experience with laser printers so i'm not really
sure where to start looking.

Thanks

Kris
 
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Lee

I've just picked a second hand one of these up and all is fine apart
from one thing. I've just printed a demo page and there is a smudge
running the length of the paper. It doesn't seem to be affecting the
black text but the sub-headings printed in red are all smudged in one
particular place and the blue bar along the bottom of the page is also
smudged in the same place.

It looks as if something is being dragged through the toner after it's
been transfered to the paper but before it's been fused.

I don't have a lot of experience with laser printers so i'm not really
sure where to start looking.

Thanks

Kris
Kris.... try...

http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/

Regards
Lee in Toronto
 
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Lee

Just looked on there and couldn't find anything :(

Thanks anyway, it may well come in handy in the future.

Kris
Kris..... did you post a message on their Forum?
Regards
Lee
 
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Arthur Entlich

Konica-Minolta printers use 4 separate toner cartridges, which each have
a drum and drum wiper. They do not transfer directly to the paper, but
to a "transfer belt" which is a special plastic belt that picks up the
toner from each of the four toner cartridge drums.

If the transfer belt is bad, chances are all colors would be distorted
inclusive of black (BTW, it is a consumable that does eventually fail).
You mention that both the red and blue are smudged in the same place.

If you do actually mean red and blue (and not magenta and cyan) then the
likely problem is the magenta toner cartridge. Both red and blue use
magenta toner (red is made up of yellow and magenta toner, and blue is
made from cyan and magenta toner). That points to the common problem
being the magenta drum or cartridge causing this problem.

Take a close look at the magenta toner drum for defects. Keep in mind
that bright light can damage these drums as they are photo sensitive, so
look in low room lighting.

I don't know what you paid for your printer, or how much toner came with
it, but the 2400W (not duplex) with starter cartridges (1500 sheets at
5% coverage per color) is selling for $200 CAN new now.

Art
 
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dave

I've just picked a second hand one of these up and all is fine apart
from one thing. I've just printed a demo page and there is a smudge
running the length of the paper. It doesn't seem to be affecting the
black text but the sub-headings printed in red are all smudged in one
particular place and the blue bar along the bottom of the page is also
smudged in the same place.

It looks as if something is being dragged through the toner after it's
been transfered to the paper but before it's been fused.

I don't have a lot of experience with laser printers so i'm not really
sure where to start looking.

Thanks

Kris
if you find anything out, please let me know, and I'll do the same? I
have similar problems, with my minolta 2200, -with- online pix of my
printed page:

http://machines.awardspace.com/magicolor_2200_smears/

thanks very much,

toolie

e-mails to
tool_box *at* cox *dot* net
 

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