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HP8550 Yellow Splodges following toner refresh

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September 12, 2010 2:21:12 PM


I have just replaced the toners in my HP 8550 and now I have yellow splodges all over the pages when printing in colour (not in mono) - I am guessing that some yellow toner escaped, but I dont know where to start cleaning - any ideas please?

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September 12, 2010 11:02:35 PM

It sounds like it could be a bad "wiper blade" on the toner. This is somewhat common when reusing an old toner, i.e. if you bought the toner from a discount supplier like TonerPirate. To make sure, try doing a few cleaner pages and see if that works things out.
September 13, 2010 4:09:43 PM

Many thanks for the prompt response - I suspect you are right - forgive my ignorance, but what are 'cleaner pages' - is it special media, or is there a menu setting?
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September 13, 2010 10:25:29 PM

Either on the printer itself (if it has a small screen on it) or within the software options, there should indeed be a cleaner page option.
September 15, 2010 7:42:27 AM

can you put the old toner cartridge back in.. is the probblem gone after you do this? you probably have a faulty toner cartridge.
February 17, 2012 5:36:36 AM

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February 17, 2012 5:36:43 AM

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