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Cleaning a streck that appears on printed pages

There is a long vertical streak that prints top to bottom on my pages. Is there something I can clean or replace?

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  • mikib Aug 13, 2008

    There is a long vertical black streak that prints top to bottom on the right hand side of my pages. Cleaning it will not work. Thanks, Coss71 - your solution worked!!

  • jsalmon560 Aug 20, 2008

    There is a long vertical black streak that prints top to bottom on the right hand side of my pages. Cleaning it didnt work. what do i do? or is there a part i need to replace?
    Jessica

  • staci64 Sep 02, 2008

    THERE IS A STREAK ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE PAPER

  • sheilakrhode Sep 23, 2008

    I have a streak running down my page - I put in a new toner cartridge and still have the same problems - what can I do.

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It also may be the fuser

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Replace the toner.
It sounds like it has a defect in the imaging drum that is in the toner cartridge.

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