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When printing a page there are two vertical lines on the right hand side of the paper. The lines run almost the entire length of the paper.

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Replace the toner cartridge.
There is probably a flaw in the image drum. Replacing the toner will replace the image drum (they are one piece)

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My HL2040 printer is printing black vertical lines along the right-hand side of the page, about 3" or so. A month ago I took it apart and cleaned the roller. Still doing it.


If the lines go all the way down the page, check the position of the corona wire cleaner tab (blue or green) at the top front of the drum unit. if not parked fully to one side it will create a solid black lines where it blocks the laser. Otherwise look for some other foreign object (or torn paper piece) that may be blocking the laser from the drum. If the lines are thin and shark, check for scratches on the drum (not repairable without replacing drum). If the lines are uneven thickness but in a pattern that repeats down the page every few inches, then the film on the drum is probably worn or wearing away and the drum needs to be replaced.

Mar 04, 2015 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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I have a grey/black line all the way down the right hand side of the page


Run a half test.
Put paper in the manual feed tray.
Print something, anything
When the paper is 1/2 way into the printer, open the cover.
Pull out the toner cartridge. Look down at the paper.
Does it have a black line on the right side?
If yes, replace the cartridge. If no, replace the fuser.

May 11, 2011 | HP LaserJet 1010 Printer

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How do you clean the print rollers? All my copies have a long vertical smudge/streak that runs entire length of the right side of the sheet (8.5x11 and 11x17).


It might not be the rollers but the image drum. A bad image drum will sometimes cause streaks on print outs. If you look at the right side of the image drum you will probably see a streak that matches what is being left on your paper. Be careful not to touch the image drum as it will cause fingerprint on your printouts! Of course if the image drum is bad it will need replacing and fingerprints won't matter.

Mar 01, 2011 | Ricoh Aficio AP610N Laser Printer

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Vertical line and five spots in every sheet of paper I print


Thats on the drum, time for a new cartridge.  The equial distance of the marks on the right side of the page point to the drum  which I presume is built into the toner cartidge.  

  

May 30, 2009 | HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

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A very thin light blue line appears on all printing jobs


Have you tried running some printer cleaning sheets through it? They are available through Office Depot, Fry's and other stores.

Also, it could be an issue with the imaging drum. I've worked on several printers which have had a similar issue and they needed the imaging drum replaced. Typically that helped.

Dec 09, 2008 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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Black line on right side of prints


the drum life is over, change PC drum, also you may clean laser glass whats under the pc drum

Jun 06, 2008 | Konica Minolta magicolor 2400 Laser...

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Vertical line down right hand side


crop toy jpg or bmp file from that side and then try I faced smae type of problem that process helped me you also try.

Mar 18, 2008 | HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

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