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Image problems Howdy, The color images are looking terrible wherever they are dark. The colors all print fine, as well as the black when by itself. But when I print a color picture that has dark sections, much of the image is blank and lower on the page there is a mirror image of what is missing at the top. I've used cheaper toner cartridges and wondered if there is some kind of incompatibility between the black toner and the rest. Could that be?

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Sounds like your PCU is worn out. Try replacing it and see how you get on.

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