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  • bender2002 Oct 16, 2008

    but i think its the settings, any idea how to set the fax to print out darker pages

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Possible causes are low toner, worn drum, bad fuser, or defective polygon laser scanner, for a laser based faxes. for inkjet based fax machines faded prints are usually caused by low ink levels, worn printhead/s.Good Luck!

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