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My DSC38 printer is leaving streaky lines all over the printed sheets what do I need to change? thanks

The printer prints ok but all pages have streaky lines across them when printed - bit like a dirty photocopier, have cleaned all obvious places but does something need to be replaced? thanks

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If you have tried a new toner cartridge and that didn't fix it you probably need to put in a new drum or Fuser kit. If it is really old and has had a lot of use I would consider replacing the whole printer with a new one. The fuser kit I saw listed on Amazon for this printer was half the price of a newer printer. If you do a lot of printing or this is in a business environment make sure when looking at replacements that you get one rated for the number of pages you print a month. I have had really good luck with HP and Brother laser printers.

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SOURCE: gestetner dsc38 error code

sc386 is a color density error specific to black, but it usually is caused by the development unit rather than the drum. If the drum is old or worn you may want to replace it, but almost every time, replacing the DV unit will get rid of the sc386 error code.

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At most cases of printer, especially which have done refill at cartridge, print quality is poor or streaky. Many factors influencing this printed result. To overcome print quality is poor, maybe following tips can usefull to prevent printed pages are missing lines or streaky.

First step is ordinary to be done many people when print quality is streaky that is doing cleaning. To get good printed result, sometime this facility is used more than once.
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For printer have refilled, sometime the quality of printing is also influenced by ink. If will fill your printer again, use ink which the was quality of nicely. I have tested some refill inks at cartridge which have been ascertained still nicely ( sorry: I do not want to publicize result of this attempt). In the reality result make me surprise, there ink of refill making the printed quality is crummy. To choose ink refill read following tips :
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