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Horizontal lines down left margin

Hi. My Lexmark C510 always produces horizontal lines down the left margin of each page. Looking at the "drum" (not sure of exact name, but it's the part right behind the 4 toner cartridges) I can see the impressions of these lines all the way down the left side. So it looks to me like that part needs to be replaced. I don't know why this occurred, or exactly how to fix it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Horizontal lines down left margin

Sounds like it's a transfer belt and not a drum you are refering too. Each toner cartridge mose likely has a drum built into it. If the lines are only in one color it may be that toner that is bad. But most likely it's the transfer belt, often called an ITU (Image Transfer Unit) or ETB (Electrostatic Transfer Belt). They sometimes get contaminated with dust, oils from fingers, etc... and can't be cleaned, would need to be replaced.

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