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Light or Faded Areas in Solid Color Prints

I did a solid color print test in cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. I have noticed that there are slightly faded areas on each print, the cyan printer showed it the most and the black, magenta, and yellow shows slight fading in the same area of the print out.

The faded areas are vertical lines in the center 3rd of the page.

Is there something I should clean or replace, or is this the nature of laser color prints?

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If the issue is occuring in the same place on all prints, try the imaging drum (can't remember if this printer even uses one) or the transfer belt/roller (not sure which it uses). If you phone Dell support, they should run you through troubleshooting and send you either of those parts free of charge if you are under warranty. If not, buy them anyways; they don't degrade over time (if kept in the dark) and can be saved for when the currently installed one runs out if you don't need it to fix this issue.

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