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Copies are not clean since i have put in a new toner

I have a large photocoping machine i need for my daily work and when i have installed my new toner in the copies are not clean, how would i clean the imaging screen. maybe the toner has fallen while loading. thanks

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  • honestly May 14, 2008

    thanks i need to know where the mirros are located so that i can vaccum that area, the machine is a cannon gp225 copier, are the mirrors underneath the toner of somewhere else thanks

  • kamal verma May 11, 2010

    you have which model of photocopy machine? what type of toner you install in your cartiage? what type of copies you get now? copies are dirty from which side?????

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Clean small amouts of toner with a vacuum and canned air,
( small bursts), if on mirrors further service will be needed.

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