how to clean copier drum?

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Old 02-21-08, 12:44 PM
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how to clean copier drum?

I have a Toshiba BD-3810 photocopy machine.
Since some time I get a black column about one inch wide on one side of all copies including blank copies.
My guess is that the drum has to be cleaned.
I know it can be done and should not be difficult.
The manual and different searches on the web have given nothing!
What type of cleaner (alcohol ?) can be used?

BTW, the drum is the shiny cylinder, right?
 
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There are sveral thing in the copier that can make black lines. Copier drum is last one to check.
First inspect the scanner glass for a spot.
Then the fuser roller for damage.
Copier drum can be cleaned is isopropal alcohol.
 
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joed, thank you for your answer

The glass is clean.
The black line I am talking about is actually a little more than an inch wide from top to bottom of the page (letter or legal size) on the right side of the paper.
It comes always, including with blank papers.
It is lighter in the inside and darker on the border of the paper.

If it is the fusion roller, then how do you get rid of it?
Can it be cleaned / repaired? Or changing it is a must?
 
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Probably not the drum or the fuser. Sounds like an issue with the charge or clean coronas. This is not normally a DIY service.
 
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coronas?
Are talking about the fine wires that we are supposed to clean regularly with a brush?
 
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yes. coronas are the small wires that apply the charge to the drum.
 
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Ok

I cleaned them thoroughly. One (the second in line) was almost invisible. But it's done. And I still get that dirty margin.

These are wires, so except being dirty, they can't have problem on one inch of their length only... right?
What else can be wrong with them?
 
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clean drum on copier

I have been reading through all this and have a similiar problem---I was given a BD-8510 Toshiba copier about 2-3 years ago. It seems to work fine except the paper gets stuck on the drum as there seems to be toner build up on the drum.?
How can I safely clean the drum on this machine? I have been doing a lot of reading and searching the web as I know the improper clean may damage it. According to info on the web, it is a selenium tellurium drum. What can I clean it with? Thanks!
 
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