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The printer prints with a smudged black line the length of the left margin of the page.

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We recommend replacing the cartridge as a first step. If that does not correct the problem, we look for toner dust inside the printer. DO NOT VACUUM this dust as it is very fine and will go through your vac bag and create dust everywhere. Finally we look for finger prints and pieces of paper.

If the toner is able to be rubbed off the paper, it is a fuser issue. Replacement of the fuser will be needed.

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