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The sheets being printed are gray instead of white, like the ink is all over them.

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  • leona_dorsey Jul 20, 2009

    I already did that a couple of weeks ago.

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I seem to have just solved this problem on my C522.
On the back of the transfer belt assembly there is a black plastic container that is screwed on with 2 screws, 1 each side. Undo these and carefully lift it away from the transfer belt, this container has toner in it which can drop out. Turn this container over and there is a slot across the width of it with with a transparent rubber strip one side and a thin transparent plastic film the other side. These appear to clean the belt of excess toner. These strips on mine were very dirty and the container was quite full of toner. I held the container over a bin and carefully unscrewed the 10 or so screws which hold the two halves of it together. Emptied all the toner away and cleaned the rubber and plastic strips just using paper towel. Re-assemble and it should print cleanly again.
I guess the other alternative would be to buy a new transfer belt for between £150 & £200. I've had this problem for quite a while and searched the net several times and not found anything. Good luck!

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Try changing the toner cartridge out with a new and see if that does it

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