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Horizontal lines I get horizontal lines on full colour prints IE pictures or full colour image,also if I print the calibration page. If I print the demo page or web page or any other colour page that is not all picture filling the A4 page it prints fine no horzontal marks at all, have replaced all cartridges and Imaging Drum which made no difference. any help would be greatly appeciated. Thanks rippersz.

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SOURCE: three broken horizontal lines across all printed pages

I can see a couple of possibilities here. One: The cleaning blade for the drum could be damaged and not all of the toner is being cleaned off of the drum between pages. Two: The drum could be damaged and the damaged parts of the drum are not accepting the changes generated by the laser. I don't think you have a fuser problem because if it were that, the toner would probably smear when you touch it. Typically, I would say it is the toner cartridge but you replaced it and still got the same problem. I would inspect the drum cleaning blade first. That would be the most cost effective first option. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Posted on Jun 21, 2007

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SOURCE: MP700 Magenta horizontal stripes

I have the same problem. Here's the advice I found somewhere on the internet:

If a jet (nozzle) in your cartridge has gone bad you will see horizontal bands and/or white streaks in your print. Print characteristics may appear incomplete and/or the filled in areas on may not show up.
1) Run some warm water over the print head. This can wash away any ink which might have dried in the cartridge print head. Dry the cartridge with a lint-free cloth before placing back into the printer.

2) Clean the contacts on the cartridge (the copper colored circuitry) and the contacts where the cartridge clips into the printer with water or alcohol. After cleaning, insert and remove the cartridge from the printer a few times to be sure you have a good connection between contacts on the cartridge and the printer.

3) If your print is smeared cleaning the wiper blade may fix the problem. Do this according to your printer manual instructions.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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SOURCE: lexmark x5470 printer printing blue horizontal lines on coloured documents


try to perform maintenance of your printer
on the setting
and open your printer clean up the nozzle
use alcohol and cotton buds and then placed it back properly!!

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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SOURCE: yellow horizontal streaks

Primarily this happens when you are running low on ink.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: hp laserjet 4 plus - keep getting a horizontal black line

yes you have to catch printer making the line and then as a page is being printed you need to open door to stop paper after green cylinder(drum) as it is entering fuser, then you need to remove paper from printer without pulling through the fuser, if you see the line then rub your finger across line up and down page, if it smears at all then its the cartridge if not then the fuser

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: hp 2500l prints a dark line horizontal down each

A dark line on the hp 2500 series can come from the drum You can't clean it at home), it can come from a toner cartridge, from the fuser unit and from the optics.
Step one - check if the line in all colors, run copy quality check through Menu and diagnostics, if the line is only on one color your problem is the toner cartridge.
Step two - if the line is on all colors, take the drum unit out and look at the drum, if you see the line on the drum you need to replace the drum unit.
Step three - stop a print in during the printing process by turning the printer off, take out the drum and look at the printed paper under the drum, if the printed page is clear of line your problem is in the fuser.
Good luck.

Posted on Dec 14, 2010

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