[QUOTE=bill.gertz;2737956]I had a problem of a faint ghost of the entire previous page showing on the next page. Also tried replacing the imaging unit as others have tried but it did not fix the problem. I then replaced the transfer belt and this fixed the problem! Looking at the transfer belt it was warping up at the edges and bit scratched.
To be clear I had both a faint ghost of the previous page on all pages especially prominent was black, and also had a single black or lightly colored horizontal band smear about half way down the page.
Both problems were fixed with a replacement of the transfer belt. The belt was less than 100â‚¬ from a shop in the Netherlands.
Good luck with your issues…[/QUOTE]
I wanted to contribute as this thread (and this post in particular) helped me a lot. I have Samsung CLX-3175FW for almost 6 years now, and lately it developed the condition almost identical to the one described by bill.gertz: first page got a couple of horizontal smudges (some black, some yellowish-black) near the top and top half of the first page, and all pages from the second one had a faint copy (“ghosting”) of the whole previous page. After a lot of contemplating between drum, fuser, and transfer belt, I pulled the trigger on the latter, and it was the right choice! Pulling out the old transfer belt is quite easy, there are instructions on youtube, you just need to pull out paint cartridges, paint waste basket, and the drum, and disconnect one plug. No tools required! BTW, my old transfer belt visually seemed OK. Yes, it has warping at the edges, but so does the new one, so the visual inspection was not helpful.