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C54x & X54x — Smearing / Smudging

Document ID:SO5430

Usergroup :External
07/22/13 Properties  


C54x; X54x; Print Quality; Smearing; Smudging; Smear; Smudge


Defect Symptom

Smearing / Smudging occurs as pictured in the image below.

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  1. Verify that the media being used is supported and the proper paper settings are set.
  2. Try to print with the printer's paper type setting changed to heavy, (Menu > Paper Menu > Size-Type > Tray1 > Type > Heavy Paper > Check button).
  3. Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for further assistance if service is needed.



Contacting Lexmark

Please contact Lexmark Technical Support if you need additional assistance. NOTE: When calling for support, you will be asked for your machine/model type and serial number (SN). If you need help locating these, please click here, (C54x / X54x).

Please call from near the printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a troubleshooting task on the printer.


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