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Ghosting or Repeating Images on the Printed Page

Document ID:SO5158

Usergroup :External


Ghost images; Repeated images; Carry over; Print quality; Repeating; Not printing correctly; Printing previous image; Not working; Printing wrong; Incorrect image


This document is applicable to the following Lexmark printer models:

  • Single function: C736n, C736n, C746, & C748
  • Multi function: X734de, X736de, X738de, X746, & X748



Repeated images or color bars that appear on sequential pages can be caused by a defective cleaning brush in the fuser.


Print Samples


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Magenta bar in the Yellow Repeated image from the previous page


Recommended solution

Compare your print sample to the preceding images. If your printer is exhibiting the same defects, please call Lexmark Technical Support to set up service for the printer.



Contacting Lexmark

If you require additional assistance, please close this window and locate  Get In Touch with Lexmark! for contact information. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need your printer model/machine type and serial number (SN).

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