streaky printing?

Tony Duell ard at
Sat Jan 21 15:14:35 CST 2006

> I had exactly the same problems with my 5M and after doing almost  
> everything I could think of I finally read the manual (please don't  
> quote me here :-). Turned out this symptom is most commonly fixed by  
> replacing the toner cartridge which (perhaps not so surprisingly)  
> fixed the problem.

It would be interesting to know what went wrong with the old cartridge. 
Is it that the drum is damaged in some way and doesn't discharge 
properly usder the erasing lamps? Or is it that the wiper blade doesn't 
clean the surface of the drum properly? Or what?


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