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Smudges on items printed

I have a brother 2040 laser printer that leaves black smudges on the pages like it needs to be cleaned. I searched your site and tried going to the print preferences to find the clean printer option but there is not one. Can you tell me how to clean this printer so that I get nice clean printed pages?

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  • oterocountyf Mar 10, 2009

    The smudges are better, however now the page is printed with a grey haze on it.. Suggestion?

  • neuharth Mar 15, 2009

    I, too, have smudges on the paper.

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    Me too

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Take the cartridge out and shake it, when you do this thought make sure you cover where the toner goes out of or you'll make a mess! I had this same issue with my laser printer and this resolved it.

If that doesn't fixya then you may want to clean the rollers you can buy sheets to run in them.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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