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Scan and copy lines

I have blurry lines on any hard copies I make, and when I scan something, on the computer image there is a pink line where the blurry lines are on the hard copy.

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Using PRT screen and menu find clen function and try if this feature will fix the issuw.
Change the cartridge if no results.

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