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Black edge Every page has a black band about 5mm wide at the left-hand edge of the paper, otherwise printing is fine. Is this a faulty cartridge, or is there another possibility?

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  • John Howard Apr 23, 2007

    Thanks, Babb. This printer was given to me, and I was a little reluctant to pay out for a replacement cartridge. I should have mentioned that the black line is properly fused, so I guess that makes the fuser film less of a possibility. I will buy a new cartridge.

    Jontie.

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With other laser printer that problem would be attributed to the drum being faulty. Your model of printer has the toner and drum built into one unit - the "cartridge". You can try a different cartridge and see if that changes your printing results. Another reason, which is less likely, but still possible it that your fuser film sleeve need to be changed. The fuser film is located deep within your printer and requires a technician to replace it. Regards, Babb

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