laser printer - streak across paper

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by shiunn, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. shiunn macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2006
    I have a 4-5 year old HP Color LaserJet 2600N that has been serving me well. Recently, it suddenly began producing prints with 2 vertical blue streaks, along the plane of the paper - one on left, one on right side of the paper.

    I tried to print a blank page of document, and it still produces the same blue streaks. What does this mean? Is my fuser at fault?

    Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    sounds like the heads are dirty. It just needs a good cleaning.
  3. eRondeau macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2004
    Canada's South Coast
    The brush / scraper thingie that cleans the photoconductor drum is not adequately cleaning that portion. Like a windshield wiper blade with a little dimple taken out of it leaves a fine line of rain across its sweep pattern. Some (Lexmark) laser printers demand a photoconductor replacement every 2-3 toner cartridges. You'll have to check with HP to see what to do with your particular printer.
  4. shiunn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2006
    I think i found the culprit. it's the cyan cartridge.

    When I removed the cyan cartridge, the "bottom oval" is clean. How do i clean the "top oval". And by the way, can someone teach me the technical terms of "bottom" and "top" oval?

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