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I have a CLX 3160FN and i replaced the imaging unit and mistakenly removed the piece of tape at the back between the roller and the velvet. Is there anyway to replace this or am i going to have to get a new imaging unit? Thanks

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You can insert the imaging unit and see if it works without the piece of tape, but its not a good idea. Let me explain -

The tape is put there to avoid toner leakage. If you try to use it without the tape, then you risk leaking toner into the printer. If I were you I would try replacing the tape with a piece of black electrical tape. You can even try reattaching the original piece of tape if you still have it?

Try replacing the tape and insert the imaging unit to see if it holds and works. If the printer won't work without the piece of tape in place and the black electrical tape will not hold - then your only other option is to replace the imaging unit.

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

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