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Printing off page

My E234 began printing off the right margin of the page. This is not due to any software printing setup/margins. Even a config page with no PC attached, or a .pdf file set to print centered prints the same. Identical pages printed on an inkjet print fine, but not on the E234. Lexmark Tech support was of no help. They just said it must be defective and to have it serviced. This is a relatively new printer, with only 7400 page count. Photoconductor shows nearly 100% yet. Left margin looks normal, but printing goes right off right side of normal letter paper. Also found that any attempt to switch from "Normal" to the "Best" print quality setting results in error with all front panel lights blinking. Printer must then be powered off and back on to print again. This WAS a great printer. Appreciate any advise. Thanks.

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Re: Printing off page

No i've been doing alot of research still no answer .... went into settings (service mode) adjusted margins no go, replaced laser unit main board fuser AND NOTHING for right now no repair...did read something thatonly lexmark can fix it you as a tech can not WEIRD. i think it also might be influenced by remanufactured toner .... i would like more info on this if anyone has. AND NO ITS NOT THE TRAY EITHER.

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