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5100cn Printer printing cyan

Printing cyan all over the page. Not printing good.

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This most likely to be a leaking toner cartridge in this particular printer. I would recommend changing the toner cartridge.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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SOURCE: diagonal lines on print

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)

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    Figure 2 - Raise Lever to Release Drum Cartridge

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

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    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.


Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Pages full of toner / toner streaking

First off, this is a comment from a random person who may or may not know ALOT about these printers and toner/printer design in general. All toners are not designed to the same specification. Toner is a combination of plastic "pigment" and iron like shavings to make it magentically attracted to the electrical charges within the unit. Different toners conform to different grades and mainly size of the particles within the blend. The manufacturer doesnt only recommend that you use their toner to make them money, yes of course it makes money, but its because when the unit is designed it is designed to use a certain grade of toner, trust me if you put the non-branded toner vs the branded toner under a microscope you would see quite a difference. Often the non-branded toner is much larger in particle size (obviousely because its cheaper to make at this spec). This causes a variety of issues from excess toner not being cleaned off of developer rollers, IDT rollers, or clogging of toner dispenser tubes in the unit and the micro filters contained at the toner dispenser assy and developer assys. Also as for the issue not changing when switching to dell branded toner - the dispenser tubes within this unit contain up to 500-1000 pages worth of toner, making no change in toner you make immediately visible. Also depending on the damage caused by the previous toner, it may not be able to be fixed until all the components in between the toner and final delivery (drum cart) are replaced. In this case more than likely the toner dispenser assy, all developer assy's, and drum cartridge need to be replaced, and than be sure to stick with factory branded toner :)

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

Corysf62
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SOURCE: Printing Labels

The MPF is simply the "Manual Paper Feed".
Your printer is set by default that the MPF paper type is "plain paper". Since you are telling the printer that you are trying to print lables, the printer is simply telling you that you need to load the MPF with lables.

If you say "ok", the printer sould continue and print the lables.

If you only print lables, the you can change the default paper for the MPF tray to "lables", and then you will no longer be prompted to load the tray.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

Corysf62
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SOURCE: Dell 5100cn printer

The only effect that the "non Dell toner" setting has is to raise the fuser temperature to the maximum. Since all toners are made up of ink and plastic, the fuser is what melts the fine plastic to the paper.

Dell toner is designed to melt at a lower temperature, however, since the non dell toners temperature value is unknow, this setting allows for that unknown.

In any case, neither of these things will cause lite, or faded print. In Fact, the toner cartridge for this model is actually nothing more then a toner storage device. Some cartridges contain the toner, the developer, and the drum. On the 5100 and the 5110 this is not the case.

The photo developers are located behind the imaging drum. you can see the 4 seperate developers, in the developer frame, when you remove the drum unit.

More then likely, if only the black is printing poorly, and the colors are printing ok, then the black photo developer is defective. This is a very messy job if you do not know what you are doing, and very involved.

You need to remove the top cover, the left side cover, the high voltage power supply, the supply tubes ( where the toner travels from the actual toner cartridges down to the developers ). Then once the tubes are removed, you have to remove the developer frame from the printer. Then you can get to the actual photo developer.

Good luck.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

Corysf62
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SOURCE: Color Faded

This sounds like a typical Developer Drive failure. The Developer Drive for color is different that the black developer drive. This is why black can print fine, but colors are faint or non existant. see below,a recent bullitin about this exact issue from Dell. ( the ROS, is the printhead, and is located behind the 4 developers.

5100cn Printer
Print Quality Issue
1. Problem: - Color images are extremely faint or not produced, but black images are produced without any problem.
Resolution: - Replace Developer drive assembly (H6702) and clean ROS Window/Glass.
If you chose to persue this repair, you can probably find a replacement developer drive by doing either a google search for the part number listed ( H6702 ) or an ebay search for the same. We can also provide you with removal and replacement instructions.

Good Luck

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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