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Prints black dots at bottom of page - photoconductor was replaced earlier today

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The black dots could be a few things, the most likely would have something to do with the drum area because the dots didn't appear until after service. If the dots are only about an inch apart it is probably the charge roller. If there is only 1-2 dots per page, the issue is likely with the drum. These figures are assuming you are running 8 1/2 x 11 paper with the long edge being fed in first. If this is the case, you can change the paper to feed with the short edge first and this may get you by until the technician gets back out to fix it.

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