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My copies have a thin blank streak about 1 inch in on the left side. the streak is about 1/4 inch wide and goes down the whole sheet of paper

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Remove the toner cartridge and look at the toner "roller" on the front. Make sure you do not see the same 1/4" band on the roller where there is no toner. If you do then you have a defective toner cartridge. Do you have the machine hooked up to your PC? If so do the computer prints have the same blank line? If so then it could be something blocking the laser. This would require removing the drum/toner units and wiping the laser glass that is just above where the drum/toner cartridges sit in the machine. If the PC prints are fine then the blank line is coming from your document scanner so you would need to clean the strip glass in the document feed area.
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Posted on May 20, 2011

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Start a print or copy, and just as the trailing edge of paper is entering the machine; quickly open it to stop print and take out the cartridge and look at the drum and the paper underneath. If the issue is there at that point then it would point to the cartridge. If not then it is in the fuser area.

Clean the loose toner up with a dry lint free cloth.


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Posted on May 20, 2011

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