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When I print from my laserjet 3500 there is a smear on the paper like if a tire ran overt the paper. How can I fix this?

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Clean the drum.

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  3. Press (Select) to select CONFIGURE DEVICE .
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HP Color Laser Jet 3550 Smearing Colors

Do you use original genuine cartridges or refilled ones. It sounds like you have had a leak and need to completely clean out your printer heads, rollers and perhaps do a deep claean as well. You can buy faulty cartridges and toners that have one leak, then the ink continually leaves traces as it prints. When you say callibrated, do you mean you ran print tests and setting tests. Running a print test can often help to diagnose ink issues an d narrow the results down a bit. After a thorough clean, you could try uninstalling and reinstalling unit.

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