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The print quality of my HP 1100 printer has suddenly deteriorated to the point where the type on MS Word, MS Excel, and CAD applications is very faint and nearly illegible. Type from web pages is even worse. Bold type and graphics on the printer test page print marginally, but show some 'shadowing', and normal 12 pt. type is not at 100% density and looks weak and a little ragged with fine lines being totally dropped out. To date I have tried: 1.) Replacing the toner cartridge with a new OEM unit. 2.) Throughly cleaning the machine and rollers per HP repair manual. 3.) Cleaning the laser lens and mirror per HP repair manual. 4.) Downloading the latest drivers from HP.com. But the problem persists. I suspect that the fuser may be bad although the test page prints marginally and the sheets are 'hot' coming off the fuser. The printer has a page count of only 12,XXX and I hate to throw it in the trash stream as it has been a real workhorse for me, but a 'professional' repair is not cost effective so I am at the DIY juncture. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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It can be that your lower hot roler are broken so there are no presure agains the hot roler,or your hot roler has toner burned on it or you need a new lazer unit.

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