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Lines printing out on faxes

Our fax machine has been printing out horizontal lines on all faxes. Normally if our toner is low or if the drum needs to be replaced - there is a light indicator telling you to change it. I realize this descsription is pretty vague - so ask away.

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Re: lines printing out on faxes

Wip e off the scanner that is on top of the piece that lifts up to get to the toner and drum there is a laser on top

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Re: lines printing out on faxes

White or black lines? what kind of machine? does it have lines when sending?

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Fax machine print light

When you see light print it can be from a few things. This is basically a laser printer with a fax machine so the same problems exist in both. The most common cause by far is simply low toner. If you take out the toner cartidge and gentl shake it side to side then put it back in. Now try printing again. This should be much darker. This may only last a few dozen pages (but can go a quite a bit more if you are lucky) but it shows you that you need to get a new toner cartridge. The other causes can be a image setting in the fax. In the control panel it will show you a setting for how dark it will print. Normally it is in the middle of the range. The last common thing is a fusor wire. This normally shows up as a error first but it can slowly fail. The fusor is the heater that bonds the toner to the paper. If it doesn't get hot enough then not all the toner sticks and you get light printing.

Normally the problem is low toner.

Jan 10, 2012 | Panasonic KX-FL511 Plain Paper Laser Fax

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3 black smudge horizontal lines on prints

Your brother can send faxes without printing the pages try your computer just you should download the driver.

You can download the driver from this link: " ".

About the lines which appear on the print, you will have to buy a Drum unit for your Brother 575, because the drum cleaning blade has quit working and there is no other way to fix this only by putting a new drum unit.

the drum unit is different from the toner cartridge, but if you search good you can find them together for lower price.

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Jul 15, 2009 | Brother MFC-8220 Fax

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My hp printer fax does print when recieving a fax but doew print normally when coming off computer. Fax machine sya low on ink should I check both cartridges and get new ones

Yes , if the fax machine says low ink or toner , then it needs it alos check the drum corona wire, It may need cleaning, and you can clean it using a #2 lead pencil eraser, Gently in the wire, then replace wire and try receiving a fax.

Jul 10, 2009 | HP 920 Plain Paper Fax

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Horizontal lines and tones specks around text

Only known causes are a dirty corona wire or a dirty/bad drum. If you know the drum is good, a thorough cleaning of the drum and cleaning the corona wire should clear up your printing.

Jun 19, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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The fax machine is making an unbearably loud screeching sound

that will be the drum unit arching you will probably need a new drum unit. you can try cleaning the drum some times that helps'

PS. remove the toner before you clean the drum unit use compress air and make sure you are outside the house it is messy.

any other question please let me know.

Mar 04, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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Dark Horizontal Lines on Faxes

on the drum unit that you put your toner inn, There is a blue or green slide lever move the slide back and fourth 10-15 times. If you have some van air blow that area out ( F.Y.I. if you do this some toner will fly out ) if this does not take care of it the drum unit my be bad,

do a 1/2 print test. copier something with a lot of print. open front cover when the paper is 1/2 way through the machine remove drum. Look art the paper and the green drum if the marks are on the paper & drum then the drum is bad. If not the fuser asm is bad, the part that gits hot when melting the toner on the paper,

Jan 29, 2009 | Brother IntelliFax-2820 Laser Fax

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Faded prints about 2" in from the margin


{You used the term "drum". This may indicate a roll type of toner rather than a cartridge style of toner. The following tip is for a cartridge style.}

I get much the same symptom when my HP laser cartridge is running low, and no, it doesn't have a "low toner" indicator either. I get by a little longer with mine, long enough to get out and buy a new one that is, by removing it, holding it over a garbage can at an angle and firmly tapping on it to loosen any compacted toner. I then turn it back horizontally and gently shake it back and forth to evenly distribute the remaining toner through the cartridge and reinsert it into the printer. This usually gets me nice, even prints back and extends the life of the cartridge. I can usually get a few extra weeks out of it by doing this two or three times.

Good luck!

Jan 14, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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Put in brand new toner machines says toner is low.

plull the drum out...and clean the will be able to see the ink on the roller where your lines are appearing.

Jan 13, 2009 | Brother IntelliFax-2820 Laser Fax

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Very poor print quality

the loud you hear indicate improper of mechanism of fax get drum unit out  and check for good condition of the unit (no broken in drum gear-or bad cleaning blade)-and reinstall it again- rip over toner box many times and check it  in horizontal level many times.if all above  does not work -you will have a problem in drum unit or your fax mechanism(broken gears-chain or belt defective-bad selonid-clutch-

Mar 12, 2008 | Panasonic KX-FL501 Plain Paper Laser Fax

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Printing problems

There could be a couple reasons. One, it may be the person sending you the fax that has a problem with their machine. The easiest way to find out is, put a clean document in the feeder and make a copy. If the copy is clean then you know it is not a problem with your machine. The other possibility is that when Brother sells these new machines they only provide you with a starter drum and toner. Many times the drum may have defects and the machine does not detect these so you will not get a message telling you to replace it. If you do determine its your machine I would start by replaceing the drum unit first, then the toner.
Good luck

Jan 08, 2008 | Brother IntelliFax-2820 Laser Fax

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