Heavy Banding, shadows on Oki 410e
Posted on 2003-03-01
My OL410e started to develop banding recently. The (second) drum is only about 3,000 pages old so I figured something else is the cause. I tried "cleaning" the drum with alcohol and a rag. This made it worse, where the bands are almost solid black. A new toner cartridge showed no difference. What is likely the problem / cure?
This cropped up rapidly within the last 100 pages. It is humid here right now (Florida springtime). Key factor, it was only light banding till I "cleaned" the drum. How do I "unclean" the drum?
Update, with continued testing and use, the problem has escalated to a significant amount of toner on the roller (under the paper) which transfers itself to the back of the paper as well. It is as if toner is adhering to the entire drum, (and then rubbing onto the roller after the paper passes through). The printed characters are sharp and distinct however.