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Colors aren't blending

When printing with color, the colors are streaking. Not a solid color, blotching in stripes. Could this possibly be the heating element?

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We have a problem,after the calibration on the begin the printer gives an error: "Color regist. error",but the toners are full ! How to resolve?? Thanks in advance.

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