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When the fax machine prints out the pages there are black lines running vertically on the page. how do i fix this/what is the cause?

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1-take out cartridge and clean the inside , there may be toner on the lamps
2-take a look at the drum(shiny cylinder) does it have black rings?? replace
3-does it have scratches or grooves? replace
3-could be the lamps (long thin strip of lights) some of the lights are bad

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