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I have change the ink cartridge but it is still printing not very clear it is very ffaded

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  • lnc1969 May 18, 2008

    In printing a shed in paper.

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    The tone is paler on the left hand side of the page when printing in colour. I am told that the develper unit needs changing, but I'm not sure. If it does, how do I do that?



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