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Text prints fine but photos, all of a sudden, are "washed out". I changed to a new cartridge but result is the same. Noticed lately that when I reinstall the print cartridge there is a loud "snap" just as the printer cycles (cycling is normal upon cartridge reinstall). Have you ever heard of this? is there someting I can do to fix it?

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You could do whats called a 1/2 test...put paper in the mp tray, do a print and when there is only about 2-3 inches of the paper sticking out the mp tray open the toner lid and lift out the toner cartridge..pull back the toner drum protector/flap and look at the image on the drum or the image that was about to go down on the paper...is it nice and dark on the drum..if so then you have a toner transfer issue...getting the toner from the cartridge to the paper. If this is the case then you may want to start with a new transfer roller. If the image is not dark on the toner drum then this an image formation problem. Some of the solutions here are bad toner cartridge (suggest using an OEM until problem isolated)....bad laser scanner or a dirty scanner....or a bad high voltage power supply ...

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