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2" wide toner shadow

I get a 2" wide toner shadow on the right 1/3 of the paper. I still have toner in the cartridge-about 1/2 full and I changed the drum. Is there maintence I can do to clean the roller on the toner cartridge or is something else wrong?

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It can be due to two possibilities. 1)replace the toner cartridge and check out.many times if there is moisture in the right side of the toner cartridge the print will not come proper and shadow type image will be seen where the moisture is got.or if the black color roller next to the drum goes faulty.so replace the toner and check out if this solves the problem.but if same result comes with new toner then 2)there is a lens which reads the copies which are going to be printed.if a slight dust or moisture gets collected on the lens the shadow will be shown in the picture.so if the lens is got dusty it needs to be cleaned.you can get the printer serviced at local printer repair shop.the roller is in the cartridge next to the drum. ------------------- for cleaning rollers get isoprophyll alcohol .it can be easily available at local medical shop.clean the roller with isoprophyll and tissue paper.its a black color roller made up of rubber. ------------- this will help.thank you for using fixya.please do rate the solution.keep updated.thanks. -------------

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2. Holddown the lock lever on the right and pull the toner cartridge out of the drumunit. Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes,immediately wipe it off or wash it with cold water.


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