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I have a Xerox model 5305 copier and the copy pages come out all black. I've cleaned the copy drum and replaced the toner cartridge but that doesn't solve the problem. I don't want to replace the copy cartridge unless I know that that will solve the problem.

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Are the lamps comming on, and on brightly? They may need replaced.
You may also have a bad ground contact to your drum cartridge.
Remove the cartridge and clean the contacts. The ground contact may also be worn out.
Those are the 2 most common problem with black copies on that machine

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