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Missing Line In LP 2844 Thermal Print

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If I print a pure black box from my printer there is a single white line down the middle as if the printer is not printing there?

I have tried a cleaning strip to no avail?

Can anyone offer a suggestion as to how I can rectify this problem?

Thanks

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I would agree with Starblazer, it's either a failed element (in the printhead) of dirt building up on the printhead. If you cannot see any debris on the printhead then it is most likely a filaed element and you will have to replace the printhead.

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Defective or dirty print head.

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