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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by benmp3master, May 15, 2002.

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  1. benmp3master

    benmp3master Thread Starter

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    I just got a Lexmark Optra R+. When printing it will print good but it has lines going across the page. What could be causing this? Old toner? Thanks
     
  2. wacpt

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    Yes. Try replacing the toner cartridge and also check the drum for scratching
     
  3. benmp3master

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    Where is the drum? I dont think it is scrathing. The lines are uniform and straight acros the page. About a 1/4 in wide line. Very light. Thanks
     
  4. wacpt

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    The drum can be either part of the toner cartridge or a seperate roller visible when you remove the toner cartridge.

    Check you handbook for details on where the drum is.

    If this problem has only just started happening, replace the toner cartridge first
     
  5. codejockey

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    Before you replace the toner cartridge, you might try removing it and shaking it from side to side; this redistributes the toner material and may solve your problem (think Etch-a-Sketch). I use this method routinely to extend the life of my toner cartridges. If there's no change, you are out only a little time and effort; if it solves the problem, you have a little more time to save for that new cartridge (which you will need eventually, and the banded lines may be telling you that). You might also check any rollers, to make sure they are clean.

    Hope this helps.
     
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