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Printing trouble

fisch asked
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Last Modified: 2010-04-12
I have an apple laserwriter II printer that prints good on the right side of the page but the print gets really light on the left side. I replaced the toner cartrige but the problem is still there. Does anyone know of a reason why this might be happening.
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Check to see if the "corona" wire is not broken.  To find "hair like" wire, check out your cleaning procedure.  When you open the lid, look straight down. The wire runs parallel to the rollers.  Maybe the wire could also use a good cleaning.  Let me know if this not clear.

May also be the fuser...but most likely as ryans said..dirty corona wire..you can use caned air to effectivly clean inside of printer.note: the first few copies will come out dirty but it will then clean its self up.
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Hey Aussie....are you familiar with this printer?..The Develper unit is part of the toner cartridge in these..in fact they look just like a HP II/III inside. Other comment: did you just read that answer out of a text book or what?

So what WAS the answer??  

Laff...ryans...my point exactly.

I guess we may have to use the old "cut & paste" feature, or better yet; compile all the suggestions into one answer.  Hey, for the WIN95 section here on EE, I'll the post my RESOURCE KIT BOOK and the answer for every question. :)

Ryans...and remember...WARNING - There are extremely high voltages used in laser printers. UP TO 8000 VOLTS. Be very careful when working within and it is always best to remove power completley.

About the only thing not mentioned:

Also, make sure you don't have the "new technology" printers that uses "nuclear fision" to fuse the toner to the paper.  It may cause health problems! :)

Roflmao.....and make sure your ozone filter is in...or you may get a hole in your head.
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