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Paper has black marks only on the edge

Our Lexmark prints fine, but all the paper comes out with a black smudge down the left edge of the paper. Is there something I should be cleaning?
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  • Remodeler Feb 19, 2008

    Printed a couple dozen blank pages and still there !!!

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There are several issues that will cause a problem like that.
1, As X box mentioned is a problem with the drum. That is part of what is called the print cartridge or imaging unit. There is most likely a shutter or opening in the cartridge which you can shine a flash light at and see if the defect is visible. If so you will have to replace that cartridge. I would suspect that is the most likely issue.
2. There may be something in the paper path. A small piece of paper riped off in it, something else, a piece of tape, label, etc may have made it into the machine, that will make contact with the paper and smear the image.
3. Lastly, your fuser roller may be bad causing the reprint.
How to determine where the issue is, shut the machine off while it is printing and jam the paper in the image area. See if the defect is on the paper before the fuser. Eliminates the fuser ....

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Hello, it sound like you might have whats called a black spot on the image drum, try print a few blank pages and see if it starts to clear up for you.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

  • Steve Martyn
    Steve Martyn Feb 19, 2008

    Thanks Tryit for a much clearer list of possibilitys.



    Well done mate, ;-)



    Steve (xbm)...

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