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Vertical streaks My Lexmark C500N prints black and white without a problem. When I print colour, the page has vertical streaks, almost like strands, all the way down the entire page... HELP!

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  • gadow Nov 10, 2008

    I own a C500 and the same thing happens. Black and white OK. Any printing done in colour has vertical streaks all the way down the page. Printed out a page with a blue, yellow and magenta blocks. Yellow was fine the other 2 streaked. Maybe there is some sort of build-up of gunk somewhere?



  • Goede Dec 08, 2008

    same thing happened to me

    Did you solve the problem in the mean time ?


  • richmohr18 May 08, 2009

    Same problem here.......it's frustrating that my cheaper printer gives me better results :(

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The toner forms small lumps and get stuck on the doctor blade of the cartridge. Where there are the lumps it blocks the toner from getting on the roller. Removing the doctor blade and cleaning it with a soft cloth and alcohol can solve your problem.
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This sounds like a damaged/faulty cartrigde. run three pages off with blocks of colour one page in yellow, one in blue and one in as close to magenta as you can get. depending which page you get streaks on this should tell you which cartridge is faulty.

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