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Problem with copier

My copier does not copy properly. It just leaves streaks on the paper. It has lots of toner. Could the platen be damaged

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Re: problem with copier

Drum blade worn out, dirty carona/charge roller or damaged upper heat roller are the main probabilities, Not sure what you mean by platen on a copier, What colour are the steaks? Are they always the same? Do they move? Are you using a doc feeder or placing on copyglass? Are the streaks traveling in the same direction as the paper or across it? These answers will point the way to identifi your problem.

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