This week I learned two things.

1) How to give pages to people who have used up their quota of 300 pages.

2) I also learned about the Xerox Sigelonta printer. This printer at the BCRC can print colored pages, however when you print a page, white stripes appear on it. With help from Steve, I tried figuring out the reason for it and how it could be fixed.

At first we tried to eliminate the white stripes by running the control panel troubleshooting procedures.

There are three ways that it can be fixed.

a) Basic
b) Advanced
c) Jet Substitution Mode

I tried all three methods to fix the problem but it did not work and the printer kept on printing light stripes.

Also, using a coffee filter I cleaned the printer head and the plastic wiper blade placed inside the right panel door. The light stripes did not go away but I managed to get rid of the smears.

Finally, I Googled if other people had similar problems with this printer model. There are a lot of people who were asking help on this and most of the solutions given to them were to follow the troubleshooting procedures. One person suggested that if those procedures do not work then the problem might lie in the print head, where some ports are blocked and won’t open.

I stopped working on the matter after a class started in the room, as I did not want to disturb them. The next thing, however, that I will work on is to find out what and where those ports are and how to unblock them.
That’s about it for this week.

Have a good break everybody!!