I have HP laser printer...only one side is printing?  fading out in the middle of the page.

Posted on 2009-02-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
what should i do?

with my attempt to fix this problem; with a light air, i blew off the toner dusk of the toners and drums.  
then i allowed the printer to self clean several times.  My end result showed the same problem:  printing only on one side.  

So, my question is that should i buy another drum and risk 150-200 dollars if the problem is not in the drum.  or my other option is to buy a new one?

What other things i should try before buying anything?  clean? other diagnosis?   thanks.  I would really appreciate your input.  
Question by:hidalgodlhs
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    what model?? does it have a removeable fuser? if so check the middle of the fuser for broken teflon
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      I agree with Ineedccs. It sounds like a fuser issue. Laserjet are rated for so many pages before needing a "maintenance" kit. The maintenance kit includes pickup rollers, fuser and a few more odds and ends. The maintenance kit will cost you about $200. Is it worth it? That is a judgement call. New printer vs maintenance kit. The maintenance kit will probably work but then you'll have a five year old printer with new parts. Don't you just love management decisions?

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    its an HP2820
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    yeah I would check to see if the fuser is bad..

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