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Black prints 1" either side of page. middle fades to nothing.

Prints colours fine. ive replaced black toner. still the same so put old toner back in. any ideas please. thank you

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Clean the paper path rollers. usually if toner cartridges are refilled type they are overfull and spill toner on paper path.

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