First page is printed from the middle down

Sep 11, 2012
Hi everyone,

I have Win 7 x64 and running a Kyocera Mita FS 1010 KX printer. - The first sheet is after the start of the PC always printed only from leaf center, you will first ain black dash. I have already installed the drivers several times, but without success. Who can help me there?? Thanks already.

Best wishes from Hamburg Peter Timm


May 8, 2013
First step is to see will if it print a test page

Go to Start, settings, printers. Right click on the printer, properties, print test page.

If that doesn't work there should be a head cleaning option in properties that will make it clean the print heads.

If there is still nothing after that then either it’s badly clogged, low or out of ink, and needs to be replaced



Mar 2, 2012
I know your post is a few years old but I came across this last night, I also have suffered from the printer starting half way down the page for years, then I found this gem of a link, I followed the fix to the letter and now it is printing a full page every time, I hope you get my reply . . .

Fixing a faulty Kyocera FS-1010 printer with cardboard and glue
We don't do a lot of printing and since We have become a laptop only household printing has been further discouraged since going to the printer and plugging in is simply too much effort, I just save/print it to a PDF.

So after finally setting my printer as a network printer, using an old laptop, I was dismayed to find that the printer was not printing the first page correctly, the printing would start almost halfway down the page, strangely however subsequent pages of each job were printing just fine.

The printer is a Kyocera FS-1010, laser printer.

After some searching around the web I found a few people reporting the same symptoms:
Huge Margin with Kyocera FS 1000+ - Fixya

But then I came across these threads on copytechnet forums:
Kyocera FS1010 Delayed printing 1st Page - Page 2

Basically there are some foam pads that insulate some moving arms from their stop point. These get compressed over time and no longer insulate the arms and they get magnetically stuck on the stop points.

The steps from this post are :

Open the right side of the printer

Disconnect all connections to engine board

Remove engine board

Remove plastic guard (white)

remove all 3 solenoids

Replace all pads on the solenoids that come up against stops

Registration Solenoid has 2 pads (1 against the solenoid frame and the other on a stop arm, the others just the frame pad)

Keep thickness to around .4 - .5mm Too thick on register arm will cause early printing.


So with the above and a service manual downloaded from : Kyocera FS-1010 Service Manual free download,schematics,datasheets,eeprom bins,pcb,repair info for test equipment and electronics

I was able to open the printer, access the solenoids scrape off the old foam and glue some thin cardboard in their place.

After a successful 'Step 9' Reassemble, printing is back to normal!

There aren't many items in this tech would that can be fixed so easily simply, Of course opening up a printer and removing bits a pieces is not usually regarded as easy.

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