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My printer prints dark lines across the pages in even intervals, about 3 3/4 inches apart - I havent used it in a while - what gives

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    The dark lines, are they going vertical or horizontal across the page? This is a possible toner cartridge problem. Have you tried using another toner cartridge? If the lines are horizontal, try another cartridge and clean the charge roller. If vertical, check fuser and the charge roll.

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I have the same problem that you are haveing, I changed the ink ,both black and color, and it hasen't helped any, I wanted to get a new copy and printer machine but I don't want to get one and have the same problem. I have runined a lot of print paper trying something else new. I am open to all suggestons. thanks Ken.

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SOURCE: printer prints a line across the paper around three inch from the left hand side of the page.

Check your Toner Carts.
Is the line a certain color?
Black perhaps?

Lift the door of the toner cart.
If you see a streak on your toner drum, you will see a streak on your paperwork.

Look at your fuser as well.
Is there a problem with the big orange roller?
BEWARE! Don't touch the fuser roller its EXTREMELY HOT!
Let the printer cool down before inspecting.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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SOURCE: lines across page

My metric to standard conversions skills are poor. But if 10 cm is equivalent to about 2 inches it sounds like the drum on the cartridge has gone bad from inactivity. Change the cartridge.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Faint horizontal dark line about 2 1/8 inches down from the top

Hi,

You can easily fix this yourself, one of the quickest ways to fix it is to print 10 doublesided blank pages and it will clean the inside of the machine for you and the line will vanish.

For further print quality problems on this machine follow these instructions to troubleshoot.

When troubleshooting image quality problems, it is important to understand the situations in which the problem occurs.

Print a copy of the color test pages to determine whether the problem is in one color or more than one color.

  1. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button on the Control Panel to select [Troubleshooting] on the Display Screen, and then press the [OK] button.
  2. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button to select [Print Quality Problems], and then press the [OK] button.
  3. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button to select [Color Test Pages], and then press the [OK] button to print the test pages. If the problem occurs with one color on the test pages, perform the solutions for this problem. If the problem occurs in more than one color on the test pages, restart your search and select a case for the image quality problem occurring through all colors.

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SOURCE: printer is putting a 1/2 dark black line on the back of the pages

dear friend

looks like problem related with refilled cartridges

are you using refilled cartridges??

if yes then you have to check whether they are leaking or not,

if they are leaking, you have to maintain cleaning level

thats all you can do

thanks

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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