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Lexmark MX622

Print Quality Defect: Repeating Horizontal Lines with 97mm or 47mm Interval Appears on Every Printed Page

Affected products



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Issue description

When printing multiple documents on the printer, horizontal lines repeating at a 97mm or 47mm frequency, appear on every printed page.

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Possible cause and recommendation

This print quality issue is most likely caused by a damaged Imaging Unit. Multiple components in the imaging unit can produce a frequency based repeating failure. For example, the photoconductor drum found in the imaging unit can be damaged due to improper handling when contacting a hard surface, Electrostatic discharge (ESD), or extended exposure to light.

IMPORTANT!Do not touch the photoconductor drum or expose it to direct light for more than



From the printers control panel, navigate to the Help Menu on the device. In the Help Menu, locate the option for the Print Defects Guide, which will print out a document that has a distance gauge that can be used to identify the offending component system in the printer. In many of the cases, to resolve the issue, replacement of the imaging unit will be necessary.

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