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Black Line on Side of Paper

There is a line on the side of the paper that makes it impossible to read the page all the way across. I know I am not alone in this. Is there a solution to this dilema?

Also, there was a message to change the drum and I did but it still says change the drum. Is that also an on-going problem that is not repairable?

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  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    I also have black running down one side
    New drum
    Been cleaned etc etc


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Open the toner/drum door, press "Clear". You will see in the message screen - Change Drum? 1) Yes 2) No ... press yes and it resets the counter.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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Did you install a GENUINE Brother drum. I believe instructions are included with a new drum.

As far as the line goes......open the document feeder by pulling it open and look for wite-out on the scanner glass.

Also there should be a blue "slider" on top of the drum unit to clean the charge wire.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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