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Repeating horizontal lines, help please!

I have a recently occurring problem where my printer will print the first page of a job (after calibration), with no issues whatsoever, but every page after gains increasing darker lines that run down the page. I've replaced the transfer roller since it was full of toner, but I'm not sure the cause of this. ANY help would be appreciated since it doesn't look like dell will be helping any time soon. Thanks Second page: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bRbXvUVTOLQ/UIiom7BsFPI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/9P48GxeZcms/s640/IMG_20121024_214524.jpg Third page: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EmxnSSjJD1w/UIiopDr_s8I/AAAAAAAAAFY/Aw-Fb49vZw8/s640/IMG_20121024_214511.jpg Fourth page: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Ox7CPwlpws4/UIiorlMDW_I/AAAAAAAAAFk/MH9iwi0_dxs/s640/IMG_20121024_214501.jpg

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SOURCE: Pages full of toner / toner streaking

First off, this is a comment from a random person who may or may not know ALOT about these printers and toner/printer design in general. All toners are not designed to the same specification. Toner is a combination of plastic "pigment" and iron like shavings to make it magentically attracted to the electrical charges within the unit. Different toners conform to different grades and mainly size of the particles within the blend. The manufacturer doesnt only recommend that you use their toner to make them money, yes of course it makes money, but its because when the unit is designed it is designed to use a certain grade of toner, trust me if you put the non-branded toner vs the branded toner under a microscope you would see quite a difference. Often the non-branded toner is much larger in particle size (obviousely because its cheaper to make at this spec). This causes a variety of issues from excess toner not being cleaned off of developer rollers, IDT rollers, or clogging of toner dispenser tubes in the unit and the micro filters contained at the toner dispenser assy and developer assys. Also as for the issue not changing when switching to dell branded toner - the dispenser tubes within this unit contain up to 500-1000 pages worth of toner, making no change in toner you make immediately visible. Also depending on the damage caused by the previous toner, it may not be able to be fixed until all the components in between the toner and final delivery (drum cart) are replaced. In this case more than likely the toner dispenser assy, all developer assy's, and drum cartridge need to be replaced, and than be sure to stick with factory branded toner :)

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Step one: Retry the print job The problem may occur only rarely. If you have not seen it in other printouts, try again. Step two: Increase the print quality mode If reprinting did not help, try increasing the print quality mode.
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Step four: Clean the printheads If the print quality is still bad, clean the printheads.
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