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Faded printing on left and right

The screen doesn't say I need ink but there's a faded line down about an inch in on the left and then the printing fades out on the right. I tried maintenance but that didn't work either.

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Hello sir; Believe or not , you need to replace imaging unit.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: OkiC5200 has an inch wide faded print line down the left side

It might be a dirty led assembly. The leds hang down from the top when it is opened.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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