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HP Lasejet 1200

My printer has worked properly till yesterday, i installed a new toner and now every sheet comes out terribly smudged at the bottom right and it looks as if somthing inside is folding it upward. -the paper comes out stright but the ink config. gives the impression that its being folded

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Re: HP Lasejet 1200

Seem that it maybe a faulty cartridge. If installing a new cartridge does not sort the problem then there is two other things that could be causing the fault.

1 the transfer roller is out of position.
2 The fuser unit is faulty.

Please try the toner cartridge first though.

Thanks J

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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