unknownasked Nov 10, 2000 at 2:36pm
PS. recently received the internal accordian am repair kit and in about 15 minutes had the printer working again. Thanks.
Last night I noticed that if I used the top paper tray the problem was more severe than if I used the front paper tray (thereby skipping a flip in the paper path). I also noticed some ghosting on the second page of a test print.
The pattern with the problem is a right triangle, on its side about 2" wide and 1" high.
Opened up the assembly and found quite a bit of dust. It looks like there are a couple of contact "buds" that touch the roller that had quite a bit of dirt on them. On the metal roller one end was a little frayed. Cleaned off the ragged plastic. Put it all together and things look much better.
Also noticed that on the second test page the "black patch" is much more consistent (solid, pure black). I'm not sure what I did, but you got me there.
What's the best way to get the replacement part? I probably need a description for the order as well.