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Hp 4si laser jet prints the page with heavy dark toning on both edges right & left . Lately toning dark over the entire face of the page , makes otherwise good printing hard to read . The edge toning is heavy in about 1 inch from each side . Any help ?

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    ink smears and repeats in 1 inch wide column on left side of page. how do I get to stop?



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Hi, When I've worked on printers with this problem in the past it usually comes from the high voltage power supply going bad. There is also a low voltage power supply that runs everything except the actual printing so your printer will still operate without any errors but the print quality will go bad. The high voltage power supply is located under the bottom of the printer and it's too hard to replace. I can't advertise for any place on this site, but if you type in the part that you need into a search engine and look for parts on everyone's favorite bidding web site you should find the parts you need. Good luck.

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