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Printing black smudges across the page at 10 cm intervals

The printer prints smudges, ca 5 cm apart horizontally and 10cm vertically. Varies, when I clean everything, the green roller, gently, and with the wire maybe one page prints clean, then the smudges return. Replaced the toner cartridge today but problems remain the same. Any suggestions much appreciated

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Most likely cause by the drum unit. Replace drum or upgrade printer.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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