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Poor quality since changing ink.

Since changing cartridge the narrative is very feint. Background paper doesn't come out white. It looks dirty or like photo quality.

Have taken out cartridge and shaken it but no difference.

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Hi, always check the corona wires for dust build up, also chech the fuser rollers are clean. is it a refilled cartridge or new toner cassette?

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If you continue to print and the print quality does not improve, why not change the cartridge (again)? Most image problems are because of something wrong with the cartridge. If you need a replacement cartridge at a good price, I'll sell one to you for $25 and it will have been tested to print perfectly well. guaranteed.

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If you didn't have this problem with the last toner than more then likely the new one is deffective. It seems to be having a ghosting issues which happens when the dr blade inside the toner does not clean properly. You need to try another toner cartridge.

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