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HP LaserJet 2430 prints vertical grey bands

While printing, characters from each line are repeated at 3 inch intervals
along the length of the paper at about 2 inches and 7 inches from the left margin that appear as two grey bands on the printout. The widths of the bands are approximately 2 characters and 8 characters. For example when a single line is printed the characters at 2 in and 7 in locations from the left margin repeat at 3, 6 and 9 inches down from the printed line with decreasing intensity.

When a page with multiple lines is printed this causes grey bands to appear which an overlap printing from each line at those two locations.

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  • nmurugesan Mar 08, 2009

    Thank you for your suggestion. I have tried with new Genuine HP toner cartridge without any resolve. So it might be the fuser. Is it worth putting a $150-$225 Fuser in a 3 yr old printer or use it to buy a new $500 printer? Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Not holding margin and skipping characters on a line

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It is a bad Toner Cartridge or Fuser. Most likey a bad toner cart.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

  • Leroy Elliott
    Leroy Elliott Mar 08, 2009

    Get yourself a Kyocera Laser Printer. FS-2000/3900/4000.

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