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Samsung CLX-3160FN Vertical lines when printing black

My 3 months old Samsung CLX-3160FN shows vertical lines on the pages when printing in black. Color printing is no problem. Counter shows only 490 pages printed in total. I put in a new black toner (although the original supplied should last for 1500 pages) but this does not solve the problem.
Does anyone know what the problem could be and a possible solution?

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    Same problem. Vertical fade-out lines on black ink. No problem with color

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This is a very common problem with Samsung CLX-3160 and CLP-300 printers. The real problem is that the developer blades get dirty with the toner. Buying a new imaging unit will only fix the problem for a short period of time then it starts to get buildup on the developer blades.

You need to clean the developer blades. If there are streaking on any color, then also needs to be cleaned.

To clean the developer blades, look to this link. http://losingambition.com/clp300imagefix/ It describes how to clean them. It only takes a few minutes to do once you get the developers out of the unit. Just be careful when you clean the edge of the blades. You need to make sure that the residue is completely removed from the edge. Also be sure that when you reinstall the blade that the little foam does not get trapped below the blade. Otherwise when you print the side where the blade is not properly installed will have too much color.

If you are afraid of messing your printer up, then you need to buy a new imaging unit. They go around $100.

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