About a month ago I ran out of black toner (124A if your shopping for replacement cartridges) and was thinking about getting rid of the printer. I have not used it as much over the last year or so. However, I decided to keep the printer to print worksheets for Boy Scout merit badges and maybe a few resumes if needed. I stopped by Staples and purchased my replacement cartridge, and once again I have fading on the right side of the paper. This time issue was with the black toner cartridge.
Going through all the cleaning steps did not help, the problem was the optical box at stated in a previous post. This is the second time I’ve had to clean the mirrors in the optical box. The printer works well and I’m sure I’ll keep it for another year or two, but I’m not sure if I want to continue putting total faith in HP printers. Maybe I’ll spend some time over the next few months researching for an excellent laser printer that works with Apple Print (print from my iOS device) or maybe ditch the whole thing and be more green.
Here are some before and after pictures. Merit badge found on nerdmeritbadges.com.