Ricoh-based laser printers

From: James Willing <>
Date: Fri Jan 30 00:39:31 1998

At 04:55 PM 1/29/98 -0800, you wrote:
>I've recently run across several old DEC LN03's and variants, all
>based on the same Ricoh laserprinter mechanics. While several are
>still in mostly-working condition, there are a few problems:
>2. Large black areas that I try to print come out mostly grey, with
>only the top 1/16" or so coming out solid black. There's plenty of
>toner in the printer. Is it possible that the toner is "stale"?
>(Most of these printers haven't been used in a couple of years.) I
>have several sealed toner kits. Or is this more likely a fuser
>problem? Or is it something in the electronics?

Most likely the OPC belt is bad. They have a (partially) organic coating
and have a limited life once unsealed.


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