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Dirty print I can print my documents but I have black ink smear marks on the page front and back (not near as bad on the back) . It is not always in the same place. I have done all the cleaning and deep cleaning. I have also done the nozzle check. I also cleaned the bottom plate and roller. The sheets of paper all came out clean.

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Re: dirty print

Hi , clean the absorbent below ,open or any hole can the injection can reach to the use ink basin located in the floor of printer.suck all ink with injection and fill in a clean container.
clean the rubber roller and carriage with the obsorbent cotton or clothe.

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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I will give you all the reasons I can think of.
1, If the line is only there when running through a document feeder and not there off the glass. The small strip of glass directly under the document feeder is dirty.
2. The drum has a scratch on it, or the cleaning blade is not cleaning the drum properly. Would require that cartridge replacement.
3. The fuser roller may be work in the middle. You would notice some reprinting , or ghost copying if that were bad.
4. Less likely would be some piece of fuzz in the light path, or a small piece of paper or tape in the paper path smearing the ink across the page.
If your machine prints, see if the line is on a print, if its on a print and not on the copy then it is scanner related.

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