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My 343n is printing faint on one side does anyone know why, we have 80% toner and 28% left on the photoconductor life

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Try to use different supplies - if you have another toner and another PC kit. If the supplies are working fine, it could be the transfer roller that's causing the faint prints. I would suggest cleaning the transfer roll with a soft cloth. If problem continues, you might need to replace the roller.

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