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Pages printing very dark

When printing or copying the pages come out totally black. I have replaced the drum and toner. When I replace the toner, about 20 pages come out fine, but then they are all black. Help!

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  • eileen_simmo May 21, 2009

    Actually, it was the toner saver option. Once we turned it ON, the copies are coming out okay.

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Check your printer scanner. and replace it

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