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Gray Lines print onto copies

Every copy has a light gray horizontal line and two small specks across the top of each page. I've cleaned all the obvious areas. Is there something on the inside that I could be missing?

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More than likely its your drum unit could be upper fuser film but prob the drum

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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