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Why the texts printed on the right side of paper are jagged ( black overlapped with coloured texts ). Th texts printed on the left side are very clear and not jagged.

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There is a code sc 385, parently its a loose part, i cant find it. if you turn it off and back on it turns off with the error sign. can you help?

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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This normally suggests to the transfer belt it is possibly worn and the transfer unit will need replacing

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Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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