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Samsung CLX-2160 laser printer, BLACK ONLY PRINTS ON EDGE OF

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Samsung CLX-2160 laser printer, BLACK ONLY PRINTS ON EDGE OF PAGE colors are ok., have changed black cartridge but still the same is this something I can fix?
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Do you mean it only starts to print black and then the black fades out?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

If called to print a page it will only print the black down the sides and fades to clear in the centre

Thanks Dave, its the Drum that has worn out that causes this.
You are going to have to replace this (its a consumable like the Toner) If the warranty is still valid, this will be covered by warranty and done at no cost to you. Else you can purchase a replacement here
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Once replaced, it will then print correctly again.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

is this a common problem? as this printer is only 20 months old, the link you gave for a replacement said not available to purchase online only from store and no store listed for UK?

They all wear out after a while, average is 20,000 pages.
I have sourced a store in the UK here for you
Its the second last item (CLX-2160 Image Unit (20,000 pages @ 5% coverage*))
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