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Smudges my printer had a jam which i cleared & not smudges-any idea how to clean this up?

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Re: smudges - Brother HL 1240 Printer Printers & Copiers

Change the drum

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Chances are high that the process of clearing the jam has resulted in ink being released from the cleaning/resting pad area based over on the right hand side (where the printhead sits when not in use).
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You'll probably see this ink slowly fade out and disappear over time. If it doesn't however there's something effectively feeding things so check the resting pad for a loose tube, overflow, puddles, etc...
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