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Colour Laser Printer Problem

I bought this unit secondhand & it looks in good condition. Never tested it beforehand because the drum had expired & the toners were empty. Added refurbished drum & new Canon 301 Toner cartridges (4) & it prints nice colour photos down only one side (right) of the page, fading out to blank by the centre of the page in the direction of page travel. I suspect the laser unit is at fault. I re-chipped the original drum but the result is the same. Can anybody pin point the problem please. The print count is less than 4K. The cleaning function makes no difference. Regards Chris from South Australia.

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Don't use refurbished drum. Proceed with new.

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