Speaking openly, at this point your printer sounds as if it were in quite bad shape. So I will have to ask a lot of questions about various factors that might predispose it to its current condition:
***Not in bad shape at all. Sat on a desk in my spare room for a year. Constantly on as otherwise I go through a set of colours just by the inks warming up each time.- What computer are you printing to it from? (in terms of whether it is a Windows or an Apple computer, and also the version of Windows or MAC OS X.)*** Mainly PC. It did the same thing on my old laptop (Windows Vista) now using new laptop (Windows 8) and same problems.- What problem led to the fuser being replaced?
*** with such low usage, the fuser roller had what looked like black stains on it. This was replaced under warranty just as the year was up- Was the current bad printing *immediately* following the fuser replacement? or just more or less after.
*** Print quality has never been great compared to other lasers I have had. Have noticed the lack of quality and the issue not being able to print black since the fuser.- Is the printer being given adequate ventilation / air space on all sides ?
*** Yes all good.- Is the environment the printer is working in, of the right temperature ranges (that is, not above about 80 degrees F in hot weather, not below about 50 degrees in cold weater.)
*** Nice usual temperature in the spare room of my house- What program(s) are you printing to the printer from, on the computer, that produce the bad color and the bad black-and-white rendering?
- Mixture of PDFs, Powerpoint, Word, Photoshop, InDesign (from Mac)- How do you induce black-and-white printing?
From the Printer Set-up properties when going to print.
Hope that helps.
Being constantly On might be a factor in the problems... but if this printer has a Power Saving mode, that's a lesser factor for sure. Also might be a factor if the temperature were as high as 80 degrees or more in summer. I presume no sun shone on it in that time (which would heat the printer above the temperature of the surroundings.)
*** the constantly on is using the "greenprint" eco mode that you are supposed to do. Otherwise, as I found out, you waste all the ink wax on it printing out test pages every time it boots up. It's not in direct sunlight, and in normal temperature.A last question: when the fuser had black stains on it, was the printout affected any? or were printouts looking normal at that time?*** Yes the printouts were awful and from memory there were light patches all over it where the ink was not applying properly due to the marks on the roller.
No idea I'm afraid. I used to turn it on and off all the time when I first had it.
The new fuser was a new one direct from Xerox. All I did was take out the old from the side and put the new unit in.
No rush as I hardly use it anyway, but for the times when I do need it, it would be good to have it working! Thanks
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As I said before, I have tried all these things.
Although I did them again as requested. Colours are all fine on the test pages.
There were a few white lines and so I did all the Eliminate White Stripes, wasted a load of ink and paper and now have more white stripes than before!! I did the Advanced Option and nominated no '6' white strip to get cleaned... once again wasted a load of ink and paper and still have white stripes but in different places now. I also now am low on black ink after not printing anything except test sheets...
Any other ideas on what it may be please?