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Ghosting I have a ghosting problem on my copies, not every copy has a ghosting image, maybe every other one.I have taken out the fuser and cleaned it thouroughly, yet the problem still remains, i cleaned the upper and lower fuser rollers. is it a drum problem? i just dont know where to go from here.

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  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    My 1013F is ghosting as well, progressively getting worse. Started about 6 months after replacing toner last time, and the machine has only done 30,000 copies.


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It is a drum moisture problem.protect your machine from moisture.keep your paper carefully.if the drum catridge crossed life (50000 copies) replace the same.

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