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Poor print quality

Just took the 501 out of storage and when I receive or copy, the print always has areas of missing information, like something is on the drum. (runs all the way down the page) I've changed the drum and toner and it's in the same place on both drums. Is their a glass area where the laser reads that could be crudded up? Any other suggestions? Thanks, Jim

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Remove the drum unit from the machine, you will see a glass called **** glass under the drum unit. if that glass is dirty, just clean it with alcohol and cotton.

white lines is the cause if that part is dirty.

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