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My Dell 1720dn mono laser printer has not printed properly for some time - in fact it's dreadful! The letters and dark images have white vertical lines going through them, and some of the printing do

No error codes or warning lights appear. Printing just deteriorates. Periodically (when printing becomes really bad) I clean off excess toner from the rollers that I can access easily.

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Change your toner cartridge. A properly working toner cartridge will never leave that much toner lying around. The white lines are an indication that either the toner is low, or the mag roller is defective.

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    Jayvee Dec 05, 2014

    Thank you Mark for your prompt response. I appear to have almost half the toner left (according to the indicator popping up on the screen when I use the printer). So perhaps it is the mag roller, which I'll look into. Though you'd expect it to last more than 500 pages?

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