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Lexmark c510 vertical banding

My lexmark c510 displays vertical banding. (lines that are vague but definitely not on scans. I believe this is result of moving the printer. It was carefully packed and toner cartridges were removed but not the photo developer. Still I could have damaged the toner cartridges also because I didn't properly pack them. Though my guess is that banding is caused by damaged photo developer. What do you think?

My vertical banding problem is confined to the yellow toner. If I remove the toner cartridge you can see that the toner is not distributed evenly over the roller.

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Normally I think you should wipe the rollers and continue printing a few pages for sometime lets say some 10 copies or so. The problem should disappear.

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Replace the toner and clean the inside of the printer.

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    The main reasons for dark vertical bands are :

    Defective toners.

    Dirt inside the printer.

    Dirty scanner sensor, or screen.

    Defective drum.

    There are more possible causes that are associated with different internal fault.

    It will be useful if you can post here part of a scan from one of the bad printouts, so that I can tell you what teh problem can be.

    If you see toner dust on the drum or inside the printer, you should clean the printer. See:Clean your laser printer safely with these
    tipsHow to Clean a Laser Printer



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  5. Use a clean, lint-free cloth dampened with water to wipe the white roller and the scan lens.
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