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I am getting a black/gray shadow of other parts of the page down the right side of each printed page

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This is called backgrounding. It is a common issue with this machine when you print past the reccomended out or use inferior remanufactured carts. This is usually either a poorly adjusted doctor blade in the cartridge, or if it is an HP cart, it has a prematurely full waste bin and is transferring waste toner to the page. Either way, replace the cartridge.

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03b_ghost_image01.gif Figure 1
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