Do your printed papers have these or similar vertical black and yellow lines?
  • Do your printed papers have these or similar vertical black and yellow lines?

  • Then this is the tutorial for you to make them disappear

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Open the printer front and take everything out Take out the toners
  • Open the printer front and take everything out

  • Take out the toners

  • Take out the drum together with the waste bin

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Your printer should now look like in the image attached
  • Your printer should now look like in the image attached

  • Use a flashlight to see inside the printer

  • On the glossy black plastic you will see vertical lines of color which are the cause of your printers problem

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Use a small white paper and try to stick it into the top - like shown Move it from left to right and drag it out again You will see that it is pretty dirty afterwards
  • Use a small white paper and try to stick it into the top - like shown

  • Move it from left to right and drag it out again

  • You will see that it is pretty dirty afterwards

  • Do this multiple times and clean the black glossy plastic with a cotton cloth - be careful not to scratch it

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Close the printer again and print some pages
  • Close the printer again and print some pages

  • After the 2nd or 3rd the black vertical lines should be gone completely

  • Have fun - again!

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Michael Ionita

Member since: 05/13/2012

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Michael I have a thick horizontal line that repeats as a Ghost image. Will this help fix it? I have tried cleaning the paper track and the rollers etc, with no such luck.

garthnathaniel - Reply

same here, if i print a blank page it has various horizontal shadows and looks dirty

Kevin Voyson - Reply

My printer was many years practically only B&W because of awful colors. This trick helped to restore colors. Thank you!

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