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Lexmark MC2640

Lexmark MC2640

Print Quality Defect - Intermittent Horizontal Lines on the Printed Page

Affected products

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Issue description

When a user prints a document in a cold and dry environment, they observed some black horizontal lines which intermittently appear on the left/right edge of the printed document. This print quality defect has also been seen multiple times on a single printed sheet and seems to appear in a repeating pattern.

Sample printouts



Keep the printer as close to supported conditions as possible.

Make sure you are using the printer in an environment where the temperature is at a comfortable room temperature' level or higher.

Make sure that the issue only occurs when printing in a cold and dry environment

If the print quality defect appears in a warm or humid temperature, then the issue could be related to something different.

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  • Printer model
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