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Brother HL2040 PRINTING DOTS

Have just changed the toner - did everything correctly - but now the printer is printing 2 dots and 1/2 intervals down right hand side of page. checked the blue tab position for corona wire clean is in correct position - anyone know what else I can do?

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1- change the drum unit
2- check the fuser unit

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