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Dark line down the left side of paper - changed the cartridge, seems worse...

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When you say changed cartridge. Do you mean toner? It's much more likely the drum that's causing the problem.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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3.) I have seen a lot of these machines do this putting vertical lines down the side of the paper because the fuser assembly has worn out and needs replaced.

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