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Laser Printer Ghosting - Still After Cleaning

Recently I am seeing echos or ghosting on my printouts from my B & W HP2100M LaserJet printer. I have just completed the built in engine and cartridge cleaning process, which didn't help. Any ideas? Tnx. DWS

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  • dschutt Jan 15, 2009

    Replacing the toner cartridge solved the problem. I did not want to do that as I felt that the cartridge in use had toner left for many more copies. Oh well... Many thanks! DWS



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Try a new toner cartridge if that dontwork it could be your fuser.

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