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Blank trace appears on printed copy

My laserjet 1020 was working perfectly well until about a week ago when i noticed that a balnk trace on the printed docs. Anyway, when i removed the cartridge and wiped it and shook, it printed well but only for a short while as not up to 30 print outs were done.This routine of wiping and shaking has been going on since then and really gets me pissed up. Do i have a ink problem or the print head has a prob?

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Re: blank trace appears on printed copy

This is happening to my new HP 1020 Laser as well. I bought a new toner cartridge and thought that had done the trick. It printed a few hundred copies so I stopped monitoring it. Then I checked again and about 50 pages had white blank streaks on the pages. Had to throw them away. So I know the toner is not the problem. I gently shook the cartridge and it was fine for about 20 pages then started happening again. Any ideas???

I'm starting to wonder if it is just getting too hot. This printing was several hundred copies and I wait between every 50 sheets, but I may just need to let it cool down more.


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Re: blank trace appears on printed copy

Replace the toner cartridge, this is a case of low toner.

NOTE: you should never clean the drum on the toner cartridge it is sensitive to light and touch.

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