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I have a brother MFC-8460N and I keep getting ink marks on my drum. I clean it good and try to print again and it goes back on the drum. It makes big lines on the page. What should I do?

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  • hecd24 Feb 18, 2009

    All modes do this. I just got a new toner and it does the same thing so I have ruled that out. The problem seems to be the roller that is in the actual toner holder. I clean it and then ink gets back on the drum I just cleaned. It just starts caking up in certain areas. That is where the lines come from. Just don't know what to do from here. I ruled out the toner because I just bought a new one. I checked everything else inside there and everything is fine. I know it has to do with the toner and the drum when they make contact to make a print. It is like it is to hot like it is melting it on the drum. What else could it be?



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What you are seeing is indicative of the drum charge corona being dirty. locate the blueish colored plastic tab on the drum unit and slide back and forth several times making sure you put back on the same side it was before you started. that will take care of it 90% of the time. if it doesn't, write back and we'll go further.


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Check the drum cartridge for marks on it, if that dose not fix
is the toner cartridge genuine some remanufacted one are dodgie
the drum cartridge sould last approx 30,000 print outs
the worst case could be your fuser unit. only other option is to clean inside the machine. ps do not touch drum unit, drum
as it will duplicate finger prints and scratches.

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  • jmtwylie Feb 18, 2009

    i have had a second thought check all contacts inside of machine. isolate this fault

    do you have these line on all function. eg print mode, copy mode, fax mode.

    allways check the platen glass & the thin scan glass for marks on it, again try these options.

    let me know how you go..



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