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AR 5316 VERY DARK BLACK COPIES

Im having problem with the copies half comes out the image very dark the trailing is no image at all just black image on the paper, any suggestion that can help me. thanks in advance..

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You need to check the drum unit for wear or the main charge assembly. If you are not mechanically inclined, just replace the drum unit and clean the transfer charge on the right side door.

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Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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