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I hgave a 4250 that was ghosting (light repitition of print). I put a new HP maintenance kit in it and everything looks greaton plain paper, however now we noticed on letterhead and envelopes the toner smudges off, it's not getting fully bonded to the paper. It does not happen on regular white paper.

I think it is a power supply problem, not getting enough voltage to the fuser to bond on heavier paper - do you agree?

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Re: hp 4250 GHOSTING

Are you telling the machine that paper type is letter head or envelopes, It must be done, it changes temp of fuser to suit the paper type, no it is not a power supply problem change paper type to card stock/thick/letterhead etc to suit then machine will adjust temp to suit.. ie file, print properties paper type.

50.2 fuser error replace fuser.

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