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Printing with horizontal dark lines

Recently changed all inks but now printing dark lines horizontally across page.

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    Bruce Pilbrough May 01, 2015

    measure the distance between the 'repeat' of the lines for confirmation, but the most likely cause is the toner cartridge that is the same colour as the lines.

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Did the dark lines start after the change? If so, maybe the drum on one of the cartridges is damaged. (Since you mentioned dark, I'd suspect the black cartridge.) Try replacing cartridges.

If that doesn't fix it, you can send it in for repair if it's under warranty. If it's outside warranty, I'd probably just replace it, unless you want to learn a lot about the innards of a laser printer.

Posted on May 04, 2015

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SOURCE: Color Printing Produces Pink Horizontal Lines

Hello we have had customers with this problem and this model printer We came upon this type of problem also exhibited the same lining when you did a nozzle check independant of the computer (not attached to computer and just using the internal head check print) This was a cartridge problem and after replacing the cartridge the problem stopped.

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Sounds like a bad imaging drum to me...

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so, what sort of text is it you are attempting to print? what program is in use?





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SOURCE: Black horizontal lines printing on all printing.

Push menu on your printer, then fin maintainance. Then go to clean printer and push the green button. It will clean the cartridges for you and that should help. 

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: printing black horizontal lines below text/on top of pictures

Check the waste recepticle under where the ink cartridges rest in the home position. Over time, ink sprayed into this cup during cleaning cycles builds up to form a small mountain of congealed ink. If this gets too high, it makes contact with the printhead and drags ink across all your prints. If there is a ***** of ink present, scoop it out with a spoon or a popsicle stick.

Dont get it on you, its messy...

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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