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Streaks and smudges

Our printer has been printing unwanted streaks and smudge in red, yellow and blue. It was infrequent at first but now seems to be happening with every document even if the document is just plain b/w text. A few months back I replaced the HP cartridges with some cheaper cartridges I found on the internet and Im wondering if maybe that is the cause of the problem. If anyone has any idea about whats going on here, Id appreciate your feedback. Thanks.

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I have to agree with dlawe2003 on it being a possible transfer belt. unless the toner is bad and it's unlikely all of the toner is bad at once.

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Have you checked and replaced the transfer belt. It will wear over a period of time and create image defects

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