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There is a line that goes up and down the right

HP2600N after three years and a lot of use this workhorse now prints a line that goes up and down the right side, causes a crease and a smudge. Time for a replacement drum or just a new printer?

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check by printing few pages the smudging on the right should go within 10 to 12 pages.
if the smudging doesnot go away then its time to replace the drum to solve the issue.

This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya.

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