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Black smudge on side of paper when printing quanities

Black smudge goes from top to bottom of the page on one side only

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I've found these smudges to be caused by a build up of toner on the edge of the drum. Carefull cleaning with a lint free cloth sometimes cures the problem.

This model also has a transfer belt, that could also be the cause of the problem.

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Hey, Pleas check Black imagine unit,if needed change it.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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