Full page background or gray print
The print appears to have a gray background or haze across and down the full page. In some areas, the text might appear to repeat or have shadows that repeat on what should be white areas of the page. See example below:
|Full Page Background or Gray Print - With Border||Full Page Background or Gray Print - No Border|
Poor contact to the photoconductor is the most likely source of a full page background defect. Check the right-hand side of the imaging unit for any material that could be preventing good contact to the contact spring inside the printer. Remove any debris or material found and reinstall the imaging unit. If the defect still persists, turn the printer off and back on to recalibrate the settings.
Non-genuine Lexmark Supplies / Refilled Cartridges / ‘Compatible’ Supplies
Use of Non-Lexmark supplies can result in damage to printer components and in multiple failures, including degraded print quality within the system; i.e., the effects of using such non-Lexmark supplies are not limited to the imaging unit, printhead, fuser, transfer system, and paper feed reliability.
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NOTE: When calling for support, you will need your printer model/machine type and serial number (SN). Should you need help locating these, xref_HO3865_xref.
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