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I have an HP 1200 laserjet printer. I get a white line across every picture. How do I get rid of it?

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  • dave84 Aug 19, 2010

    I read the link you sent. My first reaction was it seems to narrow down the possibility to a defective cartridge or a dirty and/or defective printer. Is there a 3rd possibility? I cleaned the printer everywhere that was accessible. Since the problem only started after I changed the cartridge (and it was not an OEM cartridge), I assume the problem is in the cartridge. However, the only way to find out for sure is to spend $70 on a new official HP cartridge and see if the problem goes away. If it's an old and cranky printer, I'd rather spend the $70 as part payment on a new printer.

    I guess then, my question is not what could possibly be wrong, but what is probably wrong.

    If it's the cartridge, is there some way to clean it (I can't seem to make the green cylinder rotate,even though there's a gear on one end) or should I just toss it out, even though it's brand new.

    If it's the machine, is there something I should clean or adjust (like a "corona wire" whatever that is). Maybe this question is more philosophical than mechanical, but I would appreciate any wisdom you've acquired.

    Thank you!
    Dave Goldin



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Check the below link for troubleshooting tips n how to solve the problem:

Read all the information on the page.

Good luck.

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

  • Walesarumi
    Walesarumi Aug 19, 2010


    Remove the toner shake it, fix it back into the printer and try to print again. Check it this will make any difference.

    Take care.



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