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Copies print with horizontal lines

My copier/printer copies and prints leaving horizontal lines on documents

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Re: copies print with horizontal lines

Thin lines? spaced about 1.5 inches apart could be toner left on the drum, take the cartridge out turn it over and retract the shutter, manually turn the drum using your thumbs on the edges of the drum, do you see thin lines on the drum? sometimes something sticky gets on the drum attracting toner and then it transfers to the paper during the copy process

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