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Poor color and un-even distribution of color on paper

So, when I print let`s say, a large blue rectangle it looks like there are horizontal lines in that color and it has an un-even surface cover...
I installed new transfer belt and toners, but it still gives the same result!

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Your toners are almost empty or you are using refills or cheap chinese compatibles or you live in a hot climate. remove the dev roller from the toner cartridge and scrape the dev blade clean with your finger nail and reassemble. you will feel when you scrape the edge of the dev blade it is rough, this is caused by the blade coagulating the toner into hard deposits thus causing the toner to be limited coming out and producing un even prints.

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