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Ghosting on prints

I have a brother hl-5140 printer. I get a "ghosting" effect on prints, especially with larger font sizes, and an even more pronounced effect on heavier paper. This is a relatively new situation (just this month) I've had the printer since 9/06, have printed probably 25,000 to 30,000 pages using both the OEM, and aftermarket toner cartridges, and did replace the drum in late 2008. No problems, until recently. Cleaned it too ... no change. THANKS!

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Wrong paper type can cause this, also if it is damp or too thick. Also check that you have the correct type of paper (thickness) selected in the driver. Ghosting can also be caused by a faulty drum unit, since you just replaced it maybe there is warranty left on it?.

Good luck!

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