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Gray pages I am getting a gray "haze" over my entire printed page. I have replaced the toner twice and cleaned everything that I can reach but can't get it to go away. Is this a tone issue?

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It is a high voltage problem, normally caused by the toner cartridge, but if you've already replaced this i suggest you clean the cartridge contacts in the printer, if this doesn't work you will need a replacement HVPS (high voltage power supply)

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