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Dots on print out

I have a Samsung ML 1520 laser printer, it has just started printing out sheets with a row of dots going down the page (from top to bottom). Can anyone suggest what might be causing this and how I can fix the problem, thank you.

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  • textmum Mar 23, 2008

    Hi, installed the latest driver, and I am still getting the dots. Thank you for your help.

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Hi,
it seems that there is some thing wrong with the print cartridge, check it after replacing the tonner cart. with a tested one.
coz i think there is problem with the drum of cart.


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Hi textmum,

Usually anomalies of this kind on the print output indicates that the printer is overdue for a maintenance cycle. This is due to the usual operating wear and tear the printer experiences during it's life cycle.

Seeing as how this could be an expensive operation, I suggest we first eliminate problem with the printer driver as the cause of the anomalous print output. To do this I need you to reinstall the printer on your PC using the latest drivers:

  1. Download the latest driver for your printer at
    http://www.samsung.com/za/support/download/supportDown.do?model_nm=ML-1520&mType=DR&vType=L&disp_nm=ML-1520
    (be sure to select the driver which corresponds to the operating system you are running on your PC)
  2. Delete the printer from your PC
  3. Install the printer using the newly downloaded driver
If reinstalling the printer using the latest print driver doesn't result in a solution to the print output problem, we can deduce that the problem is caused by a hardware component.
To solve the hardware related problem you will need to either perform the maintenance cycle yourself or take the printer to a computer repair shop so a IT technician can do it for you. This process involves buying a maintenance kit (which contain replacement components for the printer), and replacing the components according to the maintenance kit manual.

Hope you find this information helpful in solving your printer related problem

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