12-01-2004 07:28 AM
Having got the top off you will see a black plastic cover in the centre of the printer held on with several screws, under here is the scanner from here on in be very careful what you do because if you damage the mirrors on this then you will have stuffed your printer totally.Assembly is the reversal of this procedure.
All of this begs the question WHY???
12-01-2004 07:32 AM
Thanks for your reply (10 pts)
I am informed that if print is faded, sometimes opening up the scanner and cleaning the mirrors carefully of dust will bring back the sharpness of the image.
Please can you inform if this is correct?
12-01-2004 08:14 AM
Yes this is correct, but how faint is the image,have you tried gently shaking the cartridge,have you tried another cartridge, is the transfer roller failing(has it got a white coating),try the easy ones first?
12-01-2004 09:15 AM
Thanks for your reply
It isnt too bad just a little faint.
By the way, if the transfer roller has a white coating, does cleaning that roller solve the problem.
What causes this white coating. I have seen this on some.
Is it paper dust?
12-01-2004 10:39 AM
I have found that the white colour is caused by paper dust. Better quality paper fixes this from building up in the first place. HP tells us that the transfer roller is very delecate and shouldnt be touched or cleaned. However I have cleaned paper dust off them using cotton rags with a good deal of success. It is sensitive to oil and grease from hands so hold it by the metal end. There is also an option to increase the print density in the menu and this can improve the print quality
12-01-2004 10:44 AM
Thanks so much for the additional information .
It is much appreciation
Someone told me its ok to clean the transfer roller with a slightly damp cloth
Could that be the case please?
12-01-2004 11:17 AM
I have not used a damp cloth before, I usally use a piece of packaging styrofoam. Run the foam up and down the transfer roller, being careful not to touch the roller with your fingers. This takes off excess toner, and gives the roller a slight charge.
Let me know how this turns out.