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Left hand side prints faintly

I love my printer, but all of a sudden the left hand side of the page prints lighter than the rest of the page.

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Inside the toner unit, there is a stirring device to broadcast toner over full width of drum. I will guess this is the culprit, the stirring device is not turning. Try this test: remove the toner cartridge and shake it rapidly back and forth. Then try a print, any change?

Posted on Jun 07, 2007

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