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I have a Lexmark 530dn. It will not print out straight on anything heavier than card stock. It also leaves a film of grey on the printed side. I checked my ink levels and they are all really high. Please help. I'm about to chuck my printer out the window!

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I think your printer to be serviced, just take it to the shop and ask for it to be serviced. thank would help, those film lines are from the drum and it need to be clean. just take it to the shop for servicing your printer will be fine again. thanks

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