fading laser printer

  Diodorus Siculus 13:08 07 Nov 2003
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I have a HP laserjet 5m printer which prints a little faded on one side of the page - the lefthand side is slightly less dark for about 1/4 of the page. I replaced the toner cardrigde thinking that it was nearing the end of its life but this has made no difference.

Any thoughts?

  Diodorus Siculus 13:34 07 Nov 2003

stupidhead - many thanks for that; I'll give it a go and report back.

  Diodorus Siculus 15:35 07 Nov 2003

My printer is not the colour one but still has the wires. There is no cleaner slider to move but I used a lint free cloth as per instructions on the hp.com site. But it has not worked.

Anything else very welcome...

Thanks

  woodchip 16:45 07 Nov 2003

Or you need a new drum

  Diodorus Siculus 17:00 07 Nov 2003

flecc - tilting: I have tried that with the old toner cartridge as I thought that was the cause. But it made no differece.

woodchip - I have tried a new cartridge and so I believe that it has something to do with the printer rather than the cartridge.

  woodchip 17:03 07 Nov 2003

Is your cartridge combined with the Drum like My Samsung ML-4500

  Diodorus Siculus 22:01 07 Nov 2003

Thanks for those; when I get a chance I will examine it all in a little more depth and then get back to you on it.

  Diodorus Siculus 21:54 06 Feb 2004

Gave it a good clean a few days ago with a can of compressed air and a hoover nearby to gather up the dust- all seems well again. Thanks guys - the cost of ink for my DeskKet prompted me to do something.

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