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Changed the drum & ink cartridge in HL-1440-ink bleeds on edge

I have a laser printer HL-1440, changed the drum and ink cartridge two weeks ago, when printing now the right vertical edge of the paper is covered in black ink. Does this sound like a defective ink cartridge? Drum problem?

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Hi there,

This problem is often caused by spilled toner. Open the printer, carefully remove the cartridge, and give it a few bursts of compressed air. Often running several pages or type through will also fix this. If it persists, replace the toner cartridge.

Hope this initial info/idea helps. Let me know for any clarifications.

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

  • DetPete May 25, 2011

    Mine did the exact same thing. I cleaned the corona wires and it fixed the problem. They are located under each toner cartridge. Details can be found on the Brothers website under troubleshooting.



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