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Spots when printing

When I am printing color images to my Lexmark C524 I am left with spots of blue and red on the image and the rest of the page. This only started recently and I don't know how to fix.

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It sounds to me like you may have 2 low or defective toners, the Cyan and the Magenta. If you have another machine like this available to you try swapping these 2 toners out to test the theory or you can take these 2 toners out and spin the drum manually (by only touching the gear) checking to see if the spots you see on the pages correspond on the applicator roll of the toners...

Posted on May 09, 2008

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