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Printing I am using a new cartridge but the print is faded and unequal

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  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    The quality of prints is still very poor after having bought a new cartridge for almost a hundred dollars. There are a few lines of text or part of the image missing when I do a copy. Since they do not reimburse cartridge once they have been utilised and I am not going to get another one for the price the sell them. It's about halt the price of a new printer. Not worth it. I'll rather by another printer from another company.

    To explain the context: I just received a replacement machine under the waranty. The one I bought in Feb 2007 had problem with the imager. I had to make numerous phone call to get Samsung service peoples to acknowledge there was a problem with the machine. Finally, they accepted to send a new machine. The sent me a machine with no ink cartridge. So I do not have any way of knowing if it is the cartridge that is the problem. The new machine is probably working normally this time. It is not making any electrical sparks at least! But it is still not printing properly.

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See the mode of printre is is in economy mode or in best mode.

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