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Print out is dirty, there are smudges of inks at the page center

Print out is dirty, there are smudges of inks at the center of the page every time I print something...

I think it needs to be cleaned but I have no idea how, since I'm just new witht he company and i can't find cleaning utilities installed on the pc pertaining to that HP 2550.

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What colour are the smudges, if they are one colour you can try changing that colour toner cartridges. Failing this then it sounds as if you may need a new drum

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Cleaning the print cartridge nozzles
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5 Print your document again to verify your print quality has improved.
6 To further improve print quality, try wiping the print cartridge nozzles
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7 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
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Using the Lexmark X5100 Series Solution Center
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2 Click Start Programs Lexmark X5100 Series Lexmark X5100
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7 To further improve print quality, try wiping the print cartridge nozzles
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8 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
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2 Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth with water.
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5 Let the nozzles and contacts dry completely.
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