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Yellow Lines on every print

I've had my Oki C5150n for about two years. I don't use it much other than to print in black; sometimes an occasional print if I'm print a web page. Every time I print a page there is a yellow a horizontal line and a diagonal line every 4 inches. HOWEVER, whenever I print something from Word, the lines are NOT present. Does this mean it's some sort of configuration or driver issue? Oki Data support has not been able to even offer a possible cause or solution. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP.


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Re: Yellow Lines on every print

If the optics are clean (use lint free cloth on 4 rows of black thingys underside of lid)


Then it sounds like the yellow drum needs to be replaced, when printing in word I'm guessing that you have it set to B/W prints hence no colour is engaged, no lines

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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