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SMEARED PRINTING ON RIGHT-SIDE MARGIN

I have a HP Laserjet 3030 All-In-One. The problem is that everything printed comes out with smeared printing on the right-side margin. I cannot find any troubleshooting information on what is wrong or what is involved in the repair. It is about 2 years old and has had somewhat moderate usage. Any suggestions? Thanks

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  • whalin Feb 13, 2008

    I removed all exterior panels in order to view all angles of the paper path and was unable to find anything. I would bring it in for repair, but I am concerned that the cost of such a repair could be substantial enough that I might be best off getting a new all-in-one printer (obviously a different/more reliable brand). Any thoughts?

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Ist I take it you have replace the toner/drum. If not do so. If you have then check the paper path to make sure there is nothing in the way, like a torn piece of paper or a label stuck in there? If you are 100% positive the paper path is clear there maybe something stuck in the fusing unit.

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