Black streaks on your laser printer is a common issue, especially if your laser printer is a bit old.
If you’re experiencing black streaks on your laser printer output, it could be due to a few different reasons.
Here are some things you can try to troubleshoot the issue:
Check the toner cartridge
Open the printer and check the toner cartridge. If it’s leaking or damaged, it may be causing the black streaks. Replace the cartridge if necessary.
Check the drum
The drum is responsible for transferring the toner to the paper.
If it’s damaged or dirty, it may be causing the streaks. Check the printer manual to see if the drum can be cleaned or if it needs to be replaced.
Clean the inside of the printer
Dirt and debris inside the printer can also cause black streaks. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the printer’s interior and remove any debris.
Check the fuser
The fuser is responsible for melting the toner onto the paper. If it’s damaged, it may be causing the streaks. Check the printer manual to see if the fuser can be cleaned or if it needs to be replaced.
Check the paper
Low-quality or damaged paper can also cause black streaks. Make sure you’re using high-quality paper that’s compatible with your printer. Also check if there is still some jammed paper inside the printer.
Run a cleaning cycle (Most common)
Most printers have a cleaning cycle that can be run to remove any excess toner or debris. Check the printer manual for instructions on how to run the cleaning cycle. From my experience this is the most common issue.
If none of these steps resolve the issue, it may be best to contact the printer manufacturer for further assistance.