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Ink smudges on printed page.

I have a relatively new genuine cartridge fitted but despite using maintenance drum cleaning of about 10 passes of clean paper I am still getting ink smudges on the right hand side of every copy printed. How can I solve this problem?

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I had the same problem when i refilled my cartridge. All I did to solve it was this: I removed the cartridge from the printer and cleaned the green cylinder with a very soft cloth. There is a cogwheel on both sides of the cylinder, so you can move the cylinder by turning the cogwheel. On my cartridge there were a few, hard ink-spots, i had to rub a little to wipe them off. When I removed them, the problem was solved.

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