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Same problem w/output

I too only get the left half of a page when i output anything on this machine. Very frustrating since i've moved the office and misplaced the manual for this thing.

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  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    the fax machine only prints on the left side

  • t boz Nov 25, 2007

    Same problem .. only prints on left side of paper. Replaced ribbon but didn't help.

  • dlmoore Feb 28, 2008

    My fax machine only prints on the left side of the paper and I have already replaced the ink cartridge.



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One of the BLUE levers that hold the the top of the imaging unit to the printer has cracked. If you look carefully on the side that is not printing and flex the lever you will see a hairline crack. You can buy these levers at a office equipmt repair store.You can also try gluing or taping a screw to hold the unit to the frame. What is happening is that the imaging unit is not close enough to the film to transfer the image onto the page. Happens all the time on these units.
Julio (originally solved by Sue O in

Posted on May 30, 2008

  • Gus Derocco
    Gus Derocco Mar 14, 2011

    thank you brother Julio,you saved the day,worked fine with the tape.



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