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Black marks on the side of page

I have a Lexmark printer, and when I print pages, black ink marks show up on the right and left hand side of teh pages, making them look dirty. I have a feeling it has to do with the Photoconductior Kit. I think ink might be lodged behind it, but I am not sure if it is safe to take the ink out, etc. How do I fix the black marks?

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