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Old 12-05-2007, 06:17 AM   #21
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Obviously, this tip is no substitute for a fuser replacement, but many moons ago, the software for the Apple LaserWriter used to come with a SimpleText read-only file, which consisted of a 1 inch thick diagonal solid black stripe across the entire page.

The file was called "Cleaning Page", and you were encouraged to print it to the LaserWriter every now and then.
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:44 AM   #22
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An update. I finally made the time to work on my laser printer. The difficulty level of replacing the fuser (per fixyourownprinter.com) was supposed to be "medium." (I figured that since I can build a computer, medium level oughta' be at my level! Wrong!) The video supplied with the kit wasn't the easiest to follow. Soooooo, decided to use the "Dull It" cleaner first. It works! Cleaned that fuser rod up nicely and now no gunk on the printed page. Made sure to use the file with a big, bold headline at the top which had been ghosting down the page.

Thanks for all the suggestions to go to fixyourownprinter.com. It is a handy site!

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Can you tell me how you used this liquid cleaner for the laser printer? My HP 4+ printer is exhibiting the same problems with streaking that you describe.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:18 AM   #23
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That's my laser printer and it is very very nice! I love the built in duplexing.

And I see from your message that it will handle my Adobe Caslon sets! Now that I have a flopply drive that works and have found the 3.5in disks nothing to stop me ..... except .....

   
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:41 PM   #24
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Terrie,

Generally, the advice is to measure the distance between the repeating "ghosts." For a LJ 4, the circumference of the image drum is 94 mm (replace the toner cartridge), the developer is 50mm, and the other little rollers will be much smaller. Sounds like you just had dirty little rollers which can be cleaned.

   
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:13 AM   #25
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Long time no see, Dick. Welcome back!

   
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:12 AM   #26
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Thanks, Steve.

For some reason I poked my head in last night. I shouldn't stay away so long. It's nice to see so many familiar names still hanging out!

   
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I think we're too old and creaky to get up, so here we stay. <g>

   
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:53 PM   #28
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dickm: Generally, the advice is to measure the distance between the repeating "ghosts." For a LJ 4, the circumference of the image drum is 94 mm (replace the toner cartridge), the developer is 50mm, and the other little rollers will be much smaller. Sounds like you just had dirty little rollers which can be cleaned.
Anna was the one with the problem printer and the Fixyourownprinter Dull-it apparently did the trick...

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Old 04-03-2008, 07:30 PM   #29
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I used some similar stuff and just put it on extra long Q-tips that you can get at any video supply store. They work really well.

   
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