04-27-2005 12:28 PM
04-27-2005 12:44 PM
It sounds like a repetitive defect. See the following.
I couldn't locate a document on cleaning for the 4L. These are diagrams on the unit (dropdown menu).
I'm not sure this will come close to the 4L unit - 5/5M doc
04-27-2005 12:47 PM
The problem is most likely the toner cartridge.
There is a cleaning blade on the inside that removes the excess toner from the drum.
These cleaning blades tend to wear on the edges.
Take the cartridge out and raise the flap that covers the drum if you see toner on the drum which is the same side as the print outs then it is time for a new cartridge.
If it is not the drum then canned air will help in removing and excess toner from inside the printer.
04-27-2005 02:12 PM
The printer itself didn't need cleaning;
once I replaced the toner cartridge (which
needed replacing anyway), the problem completely disappeared with the first test print. Thank you very much!
Pat, nice try, but I think I was leading you
down the wrong path. Plus, the first website you referred me to sent me to "find the owners manual," and I have been unable to locate the manual online (and my paper copy disappeared multiple moves ago...this printer is almost 13 years old). Thanks for trying, though.
04-29-2005 05:19 AM
The User's Guide has been discontinued.
Some cd-roms contain the User's Guide
Should you need the diagrams available, type Laserjet 4L in model number, click on model number and you'll see a diagram dropdown menu on the following page.
04-29-2005 05:33 AM
U need to register for free, and then simply d/l the PDF file
04-29-2005 10:48 AM
1.Make sure you ink carteadge has the ink evenly distributed in it. You can do this by taking the cartidge out, hold level and sheck it from side to side.
2.Make sure the mirrow under the top lip of the ink cartridge receptacle is clean. You may be able to clean it with a soft white ragwithout removing the top cover of the printer. It is worth a try, even if you do have to remove the top cover to get to the mirrow.
Jan B. Lovell