asked Jun 17, 2020 at 3:30am
Epson Epson AcuLaser C900

Smudge in middle of page

Only used occasionally, but often prints a small black and yellow smudge on the page. After cleaning the transfer belt, it prints fine for one or two copies, then the smudge returns. It is not caused by damp paper or the photo conductor and I am thinking it must be a faulty transfer belt, but cannot see anything wrong with it. Any ideas? Thanks.

A transfer belt can't cause the issue. As the name implies, it transfers toner from the cartridge drums to the belt and then to the paper.

by moe on Jun 17, 2020 at 7:52pm Add comment

Thank you for your advice. Very odd though, because when I clean the transfer belt including taking off the covers and cleaning the scraper etc. it prints fine for a couple of pages.

by Harryarcos on Jun 18, 2020 at 12:25pm Add comment