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Magenta Line down length of paper

I have notice that there is a Magenta line printing horizontally down the page of my paper when printing. I cannot get it to stop and need to know how to fix this. It is faint but noticeable, about 1/4" wide and on some pages is darker than others.

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Replace the magenta toner and clean the printer inside, see
Clean your laser printer safely.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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It sound's like an ink-feed issue:

1) Dirty heads, even after cleaning
2) No-ink or poor quality ink
3) Damaged head: some are part of the cartridge, some are not
4) Air bubbles in ink

The test page is typically not as hi-res nor as saturated as a
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The color lines you see are actually lines of missing color,
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BUT, keep in mind that cleaning wastes huge amounts of
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