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Blue toner seems to be leaking, lines across page

It started by telling me that a toner cartridge wasn't installed, even though it would tell me what percentage of ink was left. I could turn the printer of then back on to clear the error.

Skin tones are way off, and it now has two streaks.

Finally the blue toner is leaking or something and **if** it prints at all it has blue toner all over it.

Finally, I just noticed that the black seems to be chipping off.

My guess is it needs a trip to the doctor, problem is I like in podunk Texas, the closest towns that might be able to help are Corpus or Victoria.

btw: its given me some 17 or 18,000 copies since I got it - this drum (the second one) is at about 37%

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Re: Blue toner seems to be leaking, lines across page

Is the toner refilled ? if yes you have to buy a new one, you cant refill one toner more then 2-3 times because the cleaning system stops working in some point.
if these streaks are visible in pc drum your drum is damaged and you need to replaced.
the toner not istalled is caused by toner leak, toner contact pins are tirty, you need to clean them. if you remove drum and toners you cans see a 3 reading pins under toner rack.

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