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Toner is being sprayed near one edge, it seems to be happening just before going through the fuser, because the ink is dried. almost as if it is suppoed to be there, when it is not supposed to be on the printed document. Brother HL-5250DN

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Perhaps you might consider checking the manual that comes with the CD? Seems that perhaps your toner heads need some cleaning

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