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Install new cartridge will not print smudges only

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A printer will smudge ink when the printer heads are dirty. To resolve this, you need to take out the printer cartridges and clean off the dirt by rubbing alcohol on the printer head using a Q-tip.
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Hi, you have to carryout a fault finding sequence. Access printers, right click on printer icon (Default) menu/click properties/setup. if not lists there/look on the menu for checking/repairs/.

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BLACK SMUDGING


Hmm... This sounds like it is a toner problem. If your roller is getting too much toner then it just globs it onto the paper even though the drum is not asking for it. Are you using a new toner cartridge or a re-filled one? Is it from Brother or a 3rd party? I suggest you remove the toner cartridge and check inside the printer. Clean any spilled toner. Check the toner cartridge for leaks .. give it a good shake and see if it is leaking. If you have another toner cartridge, you can replace it to test. You may need to pint a few pages to see a change. Another test could be to print a few (2-5) "BLANK" pages. The printer should not be depositing any toner. If no smudge or the smudge stays the same, then the toner cartridge is the likely problem. If the smudge is there, but gets smaller, then clean your printer.

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