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Poor print quality - halo/smudge effect

Recently my printer has started this halo effect,like a smudge, principally on bold black print, although it can be seen a bit on the magenta and yellow. Have cleaned all charger units, advanced beam array lenses, done colour calibration, replaced toner and even replaced the black developer unit, and cleaned the paper chute and ramp, and changed to the latest driver. Still the problem persists. Any one out there who can help?

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Maybe the probem lies in the fuser this is a metal teflon coated tube (surrounded in fidly breakable plastic) with a halogen light running through the middle (for heat) it heats up and fuses the toner to the paper JUST before it leaves the printer (thats why the paper is hot when it leaves the printer) you can have the tube RE-tefloned for not much cost when i used to repair laser printers the company would post a re teflonned tube and i would send mine back so the client would not be without a printer while the tube was being re done - or you could just buy a complete new fused unit (not cheap) hope this helps

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