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Black line down the middle of the page when printing anything. i have tired cleaning the head several times. it is so annoying. can you please help???? thanks

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You did not say what kind of printer. Laser printers-- Look at the innards (Toner, image drum, fuser,etc) for something in the same location on the various parts. This is kind of general, but the cause is often obvious. Printers can also have this problem if memory locations have failed, or, in the case of some laser printers, the laser unit is malfunctioning.

Ink Jet printers. Usually caused by something in the paper path after the print head, or the print head. Cleaning the surface of the print head with a lint free damp towel may cure the problem. Duplex printers can get crud in the duplex assembly that will cause this symptom.

In other words, it's most likely a hardware related problem, not software

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