1. 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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  2. Open the printer front and take everything out
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

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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!

visitor visitor - Reply

Step 4: you can also clean the bottom (and not only the top) of the black glossy plastic: it was the root cause of my black lines

Tested with CLX-3185FW

Thanks

Jean-Baptiste Beaufreton - Reply

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