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Faint Black Lines

We have prints that have faint black lines (vertical) on the left edge of the paper. The lines go the full length of the paper and are approx. 1.5 inches wide. Is it the black photoconductor unit? Before I spend $$, I would like to be sure.



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Re: Faint Black Lines

Did you re-fill the black toner cartridge with genuine Ricoh toner or from somewhere else? It might be the wrong granularity.

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Re: Faint Black Lines

Hi best way to check is to remove the black photoconductor and you should be able to see the little lines on it also check the the black dev/toner unit for the lines. most likely to be the black photoconductor unit though.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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