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Ink I have replaced the pprinter with numerous cartidges. But everytime I print the ink smudges. You can run your finger across the paper and the ink comes right off. No matter color or just black. When I print a document that olny fills up half the page, it's like it mirrors what I just printed on the bottom part.

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Re: Ink

There is a problem with your fuser assembly. It is not heating up enough to burn the ink onto the paper. This is usually replaced by a tech.

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