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Missing print areas with black ink

I have the same problem and I contacted Samsung'safter-sales service. They told me it comes from a manufacturing defect of the imaging unit, but they can do nothing ! They told me yesterday : buy a new imaging unit or throw the printer and buy a new one !!
The missing print areas appear only when printing black or dark areas, not on pure blue, red or yellow areas.

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If it's a manufacturing defect, then surely Samsung is at fault and should rectify.
I would phone them back and if unsatisfactory, threaten them with court action, but don't get aggressive with them as this will go against you and in these current financial times Samsung can't afford the hastle.

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