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Dell 540 photo printer

My printer starting printing pictures with green and red vertical lines in them. I have tried new ink and paper and tried printing from the computer and memory stick. it still does it. i can print a test page and it is fine, but photos are liney. Dell had no solution, but to say that my printer heads were bad and it was no good anymore. it has only had about 200 uses since it was purchased. any help would be appreciated!!

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  • terra faubel May 22, 2007

    Thanks for the info. It is out of warrenty. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

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Looks like to heaters are going How long have you had it Still under warranty? If so send it back or ask for a replacement.

Posted on May 22, 2007

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    john ash May 22, 2007

    Nothing for you to fix. if the heaters are burned out then that's it; its a dead printer
    But before you junk it
    Do get on to Dell tech help- or better still as Dell do not actually make peripherals such as this but simply buy a regular model and put their label on it- carefully examine it for any tell tale indicator who did maker it- it may be a patch of lettering molded into the plastic for example - or by comparing the refill pack with a similar one from a regular maker - then when you have found out -get onto them.

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