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Faded prints about 2" in from the margin

My fax is working properly except for the prints that come out (either recieved faxes or copies) have a faded line that is about 2" in from the left side margin. I have changed the drum and the problem is still occurring.
1. How often does this drum have to be changed as there is no message telling me to change it.
2. can i fix this faded line in any way??

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    when copy or fax is printed it is missing left side of paper faded out vertically

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    faded on left side of paper copy or fax

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Greetings!

{You used the term "drum". This may indicate a roll type of toner rather than a cartridge style of toner. The following tip is for a cartridge style.}

I get much the same symptom when my HP laser cartridge is running low, and no, it doesn't have a "low toner" indicator either. I get by a little longer with mine, long enough to get out and buy a new one that is, by removing it, holding it over a garbage can at an angle and firmly tapping on it to loosen any compacted toner. I then turn it back horizontally and gently shake it back and forth to evenly distribute the remaining toner through the cartridge and reinsert it into the printer. This usually gets me nice, even prints back and extends the life of the cartridge. I can usually get a few extra weeks out of it by doing this two or three times.

Good luck!
Rob

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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