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How do I clean my Brother HL-5170 printer? It is speckled all over the paper. The text prints fine, but the paper is not clear.

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You may need a new drum, refilled and generic drums don't get a new cleaning blade and toner goes everywhere, some generic toners are not good as well. Also with age the fuser starts letting toner stick and transfer to your prints. As far as cleaning, you can take the supplies out and blow out the interior, may help for a while.

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