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C524 has narrow vertical slashes down left hand side

Print outs have blue vertical lines interspersed down the left side of the page about 2mm and 2cm from the edge. Both the toner cartridge and the photoconductor unit are new.

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  • joakridge Dec 02, 2008

    Print outs have blue vertical lines interspersed down the left side of the page about 2mm and 2cm from the edge. Both the toner cartridge and the photoconductor unit are new.  I have also swapped out the photoconductor unit and toner and know these are not the problem.  Someone had said that possible cause of problem was locking tabs being broken that hold the developer.  Does developer mean toner and where are these tabs?

  • joakridge May 11, 2010

    What is meant by developer and where are these locking tabs/clip?

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This problem is 99% of the time the photoconductor. Try removing and reseating. If this does not work, try another one. Even though you state that you just replaced it, on rare occasions, defective ones get shipped out. Usually the manufacture will replace the defective unit for you when this happens. Also make sure that the locking tab that holds the developer in place did not crack and therefore loose. I have seen this many times where the clip that holds the developer is damaged.

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