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Black vertical stripes on copy

I have changed the cartridge and have cleaned the unit BUT I still get those wide black lines down the paper....I have the Business Class Laser Fax Intellifax 4100e.....thanks for your help

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Replace the drum unit, you've done all the cleaning you can do.

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