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Light and streaky copies, and a powder residue.

I am getting poor copies. They are pale and sort of streaked. By streaked I mean that there are areas of the copy that is darker than other areas. Also on the edge of the page is a smudge that is powdery. You can wipe off most of the toner and it leaves a light shadowy blotch. I have replaced the toner cartidge, as well as the drum. When I remove the toner catridges they have a build up of toner on them at the end. (The end that is farthest inside, or the back of the machine.) I have vacuumed toner that has gotten into the machine from this area. I have cleaned off all of the ares of the copier that I can see.

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Make sure that the machine is level first. then you will have to change both the drum unit and toner cart with new units not just change the drum in the drum unit.

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