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Drum is blinking

The drum light is blinking often and sometimes the papers come out crumpled. It does not happen always but when it does, 4-5 pages, at a go, get crumpled.

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  • Nathatton May 21, 2008

    i am having the same problem. Drum light slowly blinking & paper is being crumpled. toner has just been replaced

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I found that buying good name brand paper solves the crumpling problem. Mine was doing the same thing and I was buying generic paper. I have switched to name brand and it has been working fine ever since.

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