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Patchy print Xerox 8200 has patches in the middle of the page that do not print clear. It is not just one color, a dark image does not print and you can see white paper. it's about 1/4" by 3/8" patches - 2-3 of them.

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The printer has a built-in cleaning routine that you can access from the front panel menu, but it sounds to me like it may be more severe. I suspect you have a clogged print head. You may as well try the cleaning first, since that's free: Navigate through the menu to Support, Improve Print Quality, Eliminate Light Stripes. You may try this up to three times to see if it improves. If not, and if you're reasonably handy, you can probably replace the print head yourself. Contact DocJams.com for parts and directions, and tell him MaverickSolutions.biz referred you. I get all my Phaser parts from him - he's terrific and provides great support.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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