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Spots on copy

I started to get a few grey bands on the print copies, then it turned to heavy random spotting with spots of various sizes.

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Re: spots on copy

Clean carona on drum. blue slidy tab, sounds like you are using non brother toner is that correct? Replace with OEM, Can also be worn drum

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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