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Center of page is not printing black

The center of everything I print is not printing in black it is printing on the outside 2 in of each side and leaving the middle faded to the point it is not printed. All other colors are working just fine and will print.

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  • Gotproblems Apr 11, 2008

    I have the same problem, but I am also getting the color registration error. Even though I have tried to change out the black cartridge and to follow the instructions for adjusting the color registration, the printing is not working.

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I changed out our black photoconductor unit #165 and it solved the problem. Even though the error message did not say that the photoconductor needed changed out, it had been eight months since the last replacement. I hope this helps!

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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