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Black marks on prints

My DX4200 has recently started leaving black marks down the right hand side of the page. I have tried all the suggested alignment tests etc, which have had no effect. It is connected to my Mac OS X.

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Try a stand-alone copy, if issue still persists & warranty permits : contact manufacturer

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