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Black spots on each page

On each printed page there are always 8 black smudge spots across the whole page. I have tried to clean the printer. Everything seems to look fine and I can't figure out where the black striping is coming from. Help?

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A laser printer has its rollers (which I believe you said you cleaned...very important) and the cartridge you put in the printer has rollers too! Carefully check them and the wiper on the cartridge. If all of those things are clean, then you should get clean copy!

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Hi,
Follow these steps.

Print Quality Problems on 3010cn.
Reset the NVRAM On the 3010cn

To reset the NVRAM, perform the following steps:

  1. Press the Menu button.

  2. Press the down%20arrow%203100cn.jpg (down arrow) button on the printer until Configure appears, and then press the right%20arrow%203100cn.jpg (right arrow) button on the printer or return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg (Set) button.

  3. Press down%20arrow%203100cn.jpg on the printer until Maintenance appears, and then press right%20arrow%203100cn.jpg on the printer or return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg.

  4. Press the down%20arrow%203100cn.jpg until Init NVRAM appears, and then press right%20arrow%203100cn.jpg or return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg.

  5. Press return%20arrow%203100cn.jpgInitializing and Restart Printer will appear.

  6. Power off the printer and power back on.

To print the Gradation [ESS] test print, perform the following steps:
  1. Power off the printer.

  2. Hold down the up and down arrow buttons on the printer and power the printer on. This will bring up a Customer Mode menu.

  3. Press the down arrow button until Test Print appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  4. Press the down arrow button until Gradation [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  5. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. On the LCD, Processing appears and the test page is printed.

  6. Power off the printer and power back on.



To print all four 20% toner test prints, perform the following step:
  1. Power off the printer.

  2. Hold down the up and down arrow buttons on the printer and power the printer on.

  3. Press the down arrow button until Test Print appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  4. Press the down arrow until Cyan20% [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  5. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. The test print will print.

  6. Press the Cancel button.

  7. Press the down arrow until Magenta20% [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  8. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. The test print will print.

  9. Press the Cancel button.

  10. Press the down arrow until Yellow20% [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  11. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. The test print will print.

  12. Press the Cancel button.

  13. Press the down arrow until Black20% [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  14. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. The test print will print.

  15. Press the Cancel button.

  16. Power off the printer and power back on.

Reseat the drum cartridge, perform the following steps:
  1. Power off the printer.
  2. Unplug the power cable.
  3. Pull to open the front cover and then lift to open the top cover. (Figure 1)

    open%20front%20and%20top%20cover%203100cn.jpg

    Figure 1 - Open Front and Top Covers

  4. Raise the lever on the top right side of the drum cartridge. (Figure 2)

    lift%20drum%20cartridge%20lever%203100cn.jpg

    Figure 2 - Raise Lever to Release Drum Cartridge

  5. Grasp the drum cartridge by the handle and lift up and out. (Figure 3)

    remove%20drum%20cartridge1%203100cn.jpg

    Figure 3 - Remove Drum Cartridge

  6. Insert the drum cartridge.
  7. Close the top and front covers.
  8. Plug in the power cable.
  9. Power on the printer.


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