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Printer putting line down the page

We have a 3050 in an office that is putting a line down the pages it prints. We had a local repair looks, and he says it is in the programming. He could fix it but it would cost as much as a new one. This is only 1 or 2 years old. Any ideas?

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  • Heffie Feb 21, 2008

    l have four line running down the center of page.

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  • cjantz Jul 28, 2008

    The printer is putting a line down the page on copies only. It doesn't put down the line when it is printed from the computer only when making copies.

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    When I copy it leaves one line down the whole page. I have tried to clean out the paper feeder and it still comes out with a line down the page.



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I had a hp 3050 yesterday with two vertical lines running down the page when making a copy. All I had to do was to pull open the top cover where you put the paper you want copied and cleaned the glass strip with a rag and alcohol and the lines were gone.

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If the line is down all printed pages it could be the fuser or just the toner cartridge. A new cartridge is the cheapest test. If the line is only when coping or scanning then there is some kind of spot on the laser scanner unit and you can just wipe with a barely damp cloth.

I am not sure what the programing would have to do with it.

Posted on Jan 23, 2008


If it in copying then clean the scanner glass and above it (white portion or white strip)

if it in printing, check your toner and if it not in it then probably it is in the fuser (damage film sleeve)

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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