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Printing CMYK dots twice on every print

Printer has been great for two years. All of a sudden it's printing two little strips (like a 1/4inch) of CMYK dots (one of each color) at the top of each printed paper and in the middle. Haven't been able to get them to stop printing despite multiple prints and wiping down the inside. Not sure what else I can try to do.

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  • RyanCD Jun 20, 2008

    Hi Kate30's,



    I have the same problem. I clean the fuse drum and clean the toner drum and reloaded all the ink cartridges The problem still exist. What did you do to fix this problem? Thank you.

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    it prints wonderful but last night it had a little red button that stayed on |_|

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I had that problem and had to replace the drum. It was expensive,b ut did the trick for me.

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Did any of the suggestions help with this problem for any of you?  I'm having the same trouble, and the fixes here haven't helped me

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Cleaning of the Fuser drum will solve the problem

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Clean the drum with propyle alcohl

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Hi, As it's printing two little strips (like a 1/4inch) of CMYK dots (one of each color all you need to check the toner cartridge drum, try to wipe the toner drum with a damp cloth on each color cartridge. Secondly check the fuser assembly drum if it has any mark on the drum, try to use a mild isopropyle alchohol to wipe the dirt mark them try printing. this will resolve the issue. if still issue persists then change the color cartridge one by one. This will definitely resolve the issue.

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Printing CMYK dots twice on every printposted by RyanCD on Jun 16, 2008 Report abuse I clean the fuser drum and wiped clean the toner drum and took out the toners and put them back in. The dots still show...


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