Dell 5100 Magenta
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The corkscrew in the tube is actually there to feed toner from the toner cartridges through the tube, to the developer itself.
Unlike some other model printers, where the toner and photodeveloper are all in one housing, the 5100 toners are just that, toner cartridges that feed toner. You will never fix a print quality issue on the 5100 by changing toners unless the toner is empty.
now the question here is whether or not you disconnected the spring from the motor that actually turns it and causes it to churn the toner. If it is not connected, then you will never draw toner down the tube into the developer assembly.
I most cases, the developer will be the cause of the problem when you have tinting, streaking, or even missing colors.
if you disassembled the printer far enough to get to the tubes that plug into the developer frame, you were almost to the point you need to get to to remove the developer frame from the printer.
all you have to do is remove all 4 hoses, the single electical connector at the top of the frame, and then the frame will pull lose from the printer.
If you do remove it, take care to keep the frame upright or you will spill toner from all 4 developers.
This is the unit you should inspect to make sure it can turn freely, after it is removed from the frame.
there are only 2 clips, one on each side of each developer assembly that hold it to the frame. If you remove the Magenta developer, make sure that you can turn the gear. it should be firm, but not tight.
If you do remove the developer frame, make sure you clean the ROS glass. This is actually the printhead, located behind the frame when removed, so be careful.
only wipe with a soft lint free cloth, and only wipe in one direction to prevent smearing. Do this before reinstalling the developer frame.
Once you are reassembled ( if you changed the magenta or not ), make sure you go into Maintenance, and developer cleaning, and then clean each developer. Be careful not to touch the HVPS, but try to do this with the top cover off so you can see if the spring in EACH tube actually churns the toner while cleaning.
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Oct 30, 2008 |
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