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Left side of page prints blank

My pages will only print on the right side. The left side comes out blank, whether I'm printing color or black. The drum is new and the cartridges all have toner. The demo page prints out with the same problem.


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Re: Left side of page prints blank

Hi there in the paper handling menu check the paper size settings as it maybe as simple as the incorrect paper size has been set in the machine

Hope this works for you
Thanks J

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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You may try several times and print several pages each time before you finally cure the problem.

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