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Streak on prints

I recently began having about a 1 inch streak on all my copies with my laserjet 4 printer

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  • billt779 Apr 23, 2009

    it goes from the edge of the page about an inch into the copy. the whole length of the page.

  • adi May 11, 2010

    is the streak 1" wide or is it 1" from the margin?

    is it going down the length of the page?


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The scraper for the toner cartridge is broken, either get a new toner cartridge with scraper or just a scraper, depending on what type of cartridge it takes

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There is somthing that is wrong with the FIxation device before the paper arrives out of the printer not a easy fix but it can be repaired rest assured. I do not have a quick solution for you other then to take it to a printer repair shop to have that looked at the toner is not doing what its is ment to do when the peper comes out. also make sure there is not toner debris by buying a cna of compressed air and spraying it really good. Take out the toner shake it put it back in try it, run a print test.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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    Same as fixaction scapper LOL


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Its going to be either the toner cartridge or the fuser. What I would recommend, if you have a spare toner, try it out, if you don't, take the toner cartridge out and look to see if you can see the same indentation on the drum (remember, make sure you are looking at the correct side, when you flip the drum, its the other side), if not most, its the fuser and its worn out.

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