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When copying or printing, there is a whitish strip down the center where the rollers are. Print in this area is very faint. Thank you for any advice.

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Remove the toner cartridge and while keeping relatively level, shake it from side to side. Re-install and try a test print. If the light band has gone away then problem solved. It does mean that your toner crtridge is probably starting to get low on toner. 90% of the time, print quality issues on HP lasers are toner cartridge related.
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