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Poor fax printout quality

The printout from the fax is so dark that a "ghost image" appears so that there is a dark shadow effect in the middle of the pages. If I try to fax this to someone else it comes out as a dark blob on their end due to the poor image resolution. I also get vertical lines on some faxes that I receive.

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I would say you have a bad drum / toner cartridge.

Stuff you receive with vertical lines is probably the sender's dirty scanner.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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