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I have a laserjet 4m plus and the print is ok but the page has a grey shadow on it. Any solution? Michael D Neal

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This is a sign of a worn or faulty toner drum or a dirty fuser roller.
Clean the fuser roller, switch the laser off and let it cool down first and clean the fuser roller with a cloth with a some white spirit.
If the fuser roller is clean the the toner cartridge needs to be replaced (it contains the photo drum).

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