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August 11, 2011 2:00:44 PM

I am getting some duplicate print on my paper as though there is a duplicate shadow copy placed elsewhere on the page.
I tried cleaning the printer using the functiona few times where you feed paper through and it cleans it off but am still getting the problem.
DO I need to clean the black roll in the printer with alcohol? What's the best way to go about this?

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August 12, 2011 2:41:04 AM

its probably the fuser. The coating on the hot roller eventually wears out, much like a non-stick frying pan. Toner begins to stick to it and leaves a residual image each cycle. Some printers have a print quality troubleshooting guide available. you can measure distances between repeating marks and from that you can tell which part is the problem.
August 12, 2011 8:36:43 AM

Is the fuser the black rolling part that the paper rolls through and is about the size of an A4 sheet?
This is the printer I have, the software has no troubleshooting process. It has a cleaning process that I have run but that hasn't cleaned it very well.
How long should fusers last?
http://www.canon-europe.com/for_home/product_finder/pri...
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August 15, 2011 8:31:46 AM

Is it the fuser that needs to be cleaned or the black part in front of the cartridges (looks like a roller but might not be).
August 15, 2011 3:14:19 PM

It seems to disappear after the printer has printed a few sheets of paper.
August 16, 2011 7:06:23 AM

by the look of that printer the fuser is located at the top. It will be the part that gets very hot. There are 2 rollers in a fuser, a hot roller, and a pressure roller. The hot roller touches the front/printed side of the page, the pressure roller touches the back side of the page. Cleaning it probably wont fix it permanently. The type of paper you use can also affect how toner fuses to the page. make sure you have the correct paper setting in the print driver for the type of paper being used.
August 16, 2011 8:28:11 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
by the look of that printer the fuser is located at the top. It will be the part that gets very hot. There are 2 rollers in a fuser, a hot roller, and a pressure roller. The hot roller touches the front/printed side of the page, the pressure roller touches the back side of the page. Cleaning it probably wont fix it permanently. The type of paper you use can also affect how toner fuses to the page. make sure you have the correct paper setting in the print driver for the type of paper being used.


How do I clean it?
Have had the printer about 2 years, fusers should last longer than that shouldn't they?
August 22, 2011 12:22:39 PM

any ideas?
August 23, 2011 12:36:03 AM

like i said, dont clean it, the problem will come back strait away. There is normally an expected number of pages a fuser is rated for. That doesnt mean that it cant fail early, which they often do.
August 23, 2011 6:29:58 AM

So, buya new one?
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