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Printouts from my HP 4si come out with shadows on the page. For example if I printed a page that said TEST I would see the word appear again lower on the page only lighter. According to the ruler I have in my manual the shadows are 3 11/16 inches apart which means the photosensitive drum on the toner cartridge is causing the problem, but when I put the same toner cartridge in another printer I did not have that problem. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be wrong? Thanks.
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Try adjusting your print density to a lighter setting.
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You might also have a dirty fuser roller that is causing the ghosting problem, but bchew is probably right.

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This is definitely a physical problem rather than an electronic. There are two possible areas which could cause the problem. Either your fuser rollers are dirty or the scavenger unit which cleans exess toner from the drum between images is not working efficiently. The former can be fixed by changing the fuser rollers and the latter by either getting scavenginf system looked at by an engineer or by using less toner (adjusting the density setting). Both the chaps above are potentially correct.
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duckers,

You've been around here long enough to know better than to quote the comments of others and use them as your answer!

you,

Please REJECT duckers's obvious attempt to steal points and let us know how things are going with your printer.
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bchew
I am giving a definative answer rather than stabs.i.e an answer not a guess.
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But you are giving OTHER PEOPLE'S ANSWERS!!!  mark2150 and I are doing this the way most people on this forum do it when our motive is to find the best solution for someone rather that purely to accumulate points!  That is, to propose possible solutions until the original questioner finds what works and posts a request for the best comment to be posted as an answer.  I am as definative in my comment as you are in your "answer", the only difference is that I left the question open for other possible solutions in case mine didn't work.
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