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Black streaks on printout page

When copy is printed, there are streaks of black ink as though you have ran a brush across the page.

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    black line prints in middle of pages

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    is printing solid black pages with streaks and wrinkles

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    prints blue streaks across page



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It sounds like excess toner has built up in or around the imaging drum. I would *carefully* remove the toner and drum (can be messy) and use some canned air to clean the inside out. If you are still getting these streaks, it might be time to get a new drum (DR 400) as you are supposed to replace the drum every 6 to 8 times you change the toner cartridge.

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

  • Mike
    Mike Aug 23, 2007

    Er, clean out the inside of the machine, not the inside of the drum, that would be **VERY** messy. Also I would suggest doing this in an area with some open air.



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