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Black toner still reads...

Black toner still reads empty after replacing with brand new toner.

Technician's Assistant: What's the make/model number of your printer? How old is it?

Ricoh SP C820dn

Technician's Assistant: What kind of computer are you printing from (Mac or PC)? What Operating System (OS) are you running?

PC computer and Operating system is Windows 7

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?

Just today with toner issue. However, co-worker was printing weekly report double sided and noticed that pages were coming out upside down on dup side.

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Printer Expert to know before I connect you?

That's all.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Printers
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Technician: ComputerChic, Consultant replied 8 months ago
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Experience: I have AABA Information Systems & two BIT's/ Programming and Computer Forensics. I graduated Cum Laud e.
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Hi there, my name is ***** ***** I'm going to be helping you today. I understand there is a couple of problems;

  1. The toner cartridge isn't recognized when you replaced it.
  2. When printing 2 sides the paperwork comes out upside down on one side.

The printing upside down issue is probably a settings issue. Be sure to double check the print settings

are correct for 2 sided printing. [Sometimes one little accidental check-mark in an unwanted box or even update can change your printer settings].

As for the cartridge there are a few different options to try because there are multiple causes for a printer not recognizing the toner. I'll go over them and we will troubleshoot one by one here.

First:

  • I would like you to check your drivers from the Device Manager.
  • Search device manager then scroll down to find Other Devices; [or possible Universal Serial Bus Controllers]
  • Update your driver by Right clicking the driver & choosing Update Driver.

Second:

  • Try cleaning the printer heads with some alcohol and Q tips by
  • Open printer and remove the cartridge.
  • The printer head is what the cartridge sits in and can become clogged over time sometimes.
  • Be sure to clean the head until no more ink is coming off the head.
  • Allow to dry and replace the cartridge.

Third:

  • Unplug your data cable from the PC and shut down both the printer and the PC.
  • Then plug the data cable connection back in and restart your PC & printer. [sometimes this will fix any miscommunication between the hardware devices].
  • If these don't work then you will have to uninstall your printer and drivers.
  • Then re-install the printer and drivers to clear up any firmware problems.

Let me know if your need any further assistance and thank you for choosing JustAnswer.

Amy

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Hi there, did this help.

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