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Pages printed with dark horizontal lines the entire length of the page with a repeating (lighter) images.

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I have seen bad laser scanners cause this...
A black line across the page from left to right, of various widths, at various intervals, all the way down the page.
First, though, I would reseat the toner cartridge. If the problem disappears, you are in luck!
Try another Toner Cartridge to see if the problem disappears.
It could also be a bad control board.
Good Luck.

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