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I get a pair of in smudges on the left side of each printed paper. The pairs of smudges are equally spaced (usually 3 pairs per page). I received a replacement unit today and after putting in my cartridge (old one) it was still doing the same. Is this a problem with the cartridge or the printer itself? I am planning on returning the replacement unit since that it makes sounds louder than a washing machine. I have been using the printer for 2 years now and only for printing/scanning documents for school.

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It is either the toner cartrige or the fuser.

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