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Voids on copies can be two things, 1st it can be caused by moisture in the paper, try fresh paper out a sealed packet. two- the developer is at fault and may need to be topped up or replaced

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Dirty copy result even if i replace a new drum

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voids or arears of no print could be two things. moisture in paper. try fresh paper out a sealed packet. two- the developer is at fault on needs to be topped up or replaced

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Ensure that you do not have image shift or border erase activated.
Also many copiers will not copy 'edge to edge' as they require a void lead edge to ensure that the copy does not jam in the fuser unit and a void tail egde to ensure that the same is true when duplexing.This adjustment should be done by a qualified technician.Also make sure that your original is not larger than your copy paper as you will have to reduce the image.

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The image is smudged only on black. We have cleaned it as best we can using the manual instructions but we still have smudgey copies.

Sounds like you need a new black drum. If the smudge looks the same each time, you may have something on the drum that can be cleaned off, such as adhesive from a label. If that's the case, you can sometimes get away with cleaning the drum with a soft cloth and rubbing alcohol if necessary. Alcohol will leave a void spot for few copies, but will eventually go away unless the drum is really old, then it may not.

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Voids are most often caused by lack of sufficient developer, which needs to be changed by a technician. developer has metal beads in it to draw the toner and make a full (dense) copy or print. these beads wear out or "dump" which initially cause gritty prints, then washed out prints. hope this helps.

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My copies have a thin line from top to bottom that is very light to no print at all. The thin line is at the same place every time but the rest of the copy looks great. I have replaced the drum and toner...

You probably have some thing in the developer unit, if you take out the developer and check the bag roller and brush, if you slowly turn the dev unit you might see a void area that is being passed onto the drum.
If the developer has a large numbers of copies on it then dump the developer and replace the starter.
Make sure the developer get thoroughly cleaned especially behind the blade.

If the developer is not all that old, then lift the blade off and clean the backside of the blade, and the area or areas of the brush that have the void.

Hope this is of some help.

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Does the black go all the way to the very edge.ALL copiers have a void area around the edges of the prevent the copy from sticking to the fuser roller, which operates at nearly 400 degrees while copying.The void area can be as much as 6 mm all the way around, that is to say, all 4 edges.without the void area, the copy will always jam at the fuser or fixing unit.Good Luck

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Copies have a void area the length of the copy approx 1 inch wide

pull out your toner unit and look at the front to see if there is a missing spot on the roller where there is no toner. if not you probly need a new drum.

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