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Printouts with shadow

My printouts have a shadow print .everything i print is printed with a duplicate on the same paper in greyish .e.g if it is a picture there are 2 of them .Please help

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Two things - Fuser or cartridge - stop print halfway in machine, if fault occurs before paper has gone threw the fuser then it is a faulty cartridge, if print is ok before fuser (the hot bit at rear) but gets doubled up after fuser then the hear roller in fuser are faulty change fuser....but 95 % of the time it is due to dodgy refill cartridge or worn cartridge (the rubber blade inside cartridge fails to apply enough pressure against drum to clean away old image  hence duplicating itself onto your nice clean paper! Try a known good cartridge if in doubt..

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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    New print cartridge is the only way to go.

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