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Smudges along the right side of the paper

Hi. I just barely installed my brother printer HL-2140. Everything worked smoothly except that I have smudges in a regular pattern all along the extreme right side of the paper. My techie brother says it should just go away with time but I wanted your opinion. Thanks. My toner cartridge is the original one sent in the box.

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Hi Scottmortona,

Welcome to FixYa!

I encountered this while printing my lecture notes for my students. This seems either a drum issue or the toner.

  1. Take out the toner.
  2. Ensure that the toner is evenly spread out by holding it horizontally, and tilt forward and backward.
  3. We need to ensure the toner is even.
  4. Take out the drum unit.
  5. Check are there any toner powder stuck on the sides of the drum?
  6. If so, use a soft brush and slowly brush off the toner stuck there.
  7. At the top of the drum, there is a blue notch. Slide this a few times to do a wire cleaning.
  8. Place the toner into the drum
  9. Place drum into printer now.
  10. Try printing a few pages.
Let us know if you have any problems.

Thank you for rating us.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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