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Faded line going through

Every time I print out a page there is a faded line going through on the left side I tried cleaning out my printer and I also just bought a new drum kit. If anyone knows what to do please let me know also I have bought a generic toner and it runs out really quick actually I think the printer isn't reading it right. Anne thanks

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Re: faded line going through

Anne, This could be several things-here is a list... 1. transfer roller or belt dirty, especially if inside of printer looks like it needs a cleaning. You could vacuum with toner vacuum or take it in for service. 2. scanner mirrors dirty. would need to be serviced by a technician. 3. scanner toner shield out of position-tech needed. 4. toner cartridge needs to be shaken horizontally-toner could be all on one side of hopper. 5. the fusing section could have work rollers, they sometimes get scored and leave a strange brownish line on the page that sort of fades if you print multiple pages. Again, tech would be needed. Anne, thanks and good luck.. Thanks and good luck...

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