asked Jun 15, 2004 at 7:59am
Hp HP LaserJet 5MP

HP LJ 5MP dark banding

Hi, Ive got an HP LJ 5/MP that is starting to print large dark bands on the paper. Do I need to change the toner cartridge or is there something I can clean. Are there instructions anywhere that let me know how and what I need to clean on the printer???

take a test : stop the printing before that the paper are in the fuser and verify if you are your dark banding ?

if yes : the problem are before the fuser
if no the problem are in the fuser

and verify the image on the cartridge ?

vertical or horizontal line ?

repetitive image defect ? if yes : distance between repetitive image defect ?
by unknown on Jun 15, 2004 at 8:26am Add comment
I will do that, but I do know that the dark bands are vertical, through about 30 percent of the page starting on the left
by unknown on Jun 15, 2004 at 8:28am Add comment
Fusers don't cause dark vertical banding. Pull out the toner cartridge and look at the photoconductive drum. You'll see the dark bands on it. Cause is a defective drum wiper blade. Can't be replaced. Replace the toner cartridge. Printer does not need cleaning. Most you need to do is blow the insides with an air can.
by moe on Jun 15, 2004 at 9:32am Add comment
cool, thats what I was leaning towards..... where is the best place to buy toner cartridges???
by unknown on Jun 15, 2004 at 9:34am Add comment