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We get "dirty" black and white copies, with smudges on the paper.

The technician changed the drum, and we have changed the fuser unit. Does it need cleaning? If so, how is it done?

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Could be a few items, transfer belt, developer cartridge, next thing I would change is the transfer belt

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