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Printed pages come out with dark lines under each line of print

I have done the "Alignment" a few times. The alignment page, printed pages, or copied pages all come out with a dark dashed line under each line of the copy.

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Find your printer's "Maintenance" menu, in its "Toolbox" or from the Start Menu.

Preform a cartridge or head cleaning, that should solve your issue. If not, try replacing the cartridges with new ones.

Hope I helped,
Tom

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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