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My printer is printing Ok but the face of the paper is very overprinted and dirty

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  • toni482 Mar 28, 2009

    My page looks dirty and has a shadow of what I printed below it.

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1- what printer???????????????????
2-what do you mean overprinted????????


I can only think of 2 things, drum cartridge and fuser

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