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I replaced the toner cartridge on my printer but i am still getting black dots/small smears on printouts. Any idea what I can/should do?

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Even if you replace the cartridge a hundred timesdots will not gone. Solution: take out the drum unit then examine the opc drum by turning manually there you can see a piece of gum attached, then remove it gently by using a wet cotton, then problem gone

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Hey m8


  • Buxie, first off you have voided your warrenty, secondly
  • If marks repeatedly appear on the printed side of the
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    • Clean the inside of the printer. See “Cleaning the
    Inside of the Printer” on page 5.7. After cleaning
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    • Parts of the printer may have toner on them. If the
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    • The fusing assembly may be damaged. Contact a
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  • If horizontally aligned color or black streaks or
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    • A toner cartridge may be installed improperly.
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    • A toner cartridge may be defective. Install a new
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    • If the problem persists, the printer may require
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