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When printing with dell 3100cn, the border is spotted on the right hand side and the missing ink shows up on the back of the next page

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Sounds like a fuser or transfer roller problem. Try replacing.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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Turn the printer off.
Remove the ink-cartridge(s).
Gently "slosh" it from side to side -- do not "vigorously-shake" it.
This will move some of the toner towards the "right" side.

If this does not help, it's time to take the printer to a qualified technician, for proper trouble-shooting.

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Refer to the following table
Cause
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Contamination in the laser path
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Dell printers are junk. But you have put a lot of money into this thing. Check the alignment of the black drum, could be that something is keeping if off track a little bit.

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To solve the printing problem..


# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.

1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.

# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer. 


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Hello buyerfs,

Well I got good news and bad news for you. The good news first, this problem is common and is fixable. It has to do with aligning the page sensors and the DRUM. Now for the bad news, remember what you said DELL told you? "They said buy a new printer" guess what, they were not kidding, the work involved with adjusting the sensors and the DRUM, will cost you the price of the printer alone in labor. It is a tedious job and requires adjusting three systems in unison. I hate to tell you this but, DELL was correct, but if you don't think so, try to shop around for a repair shop to work on the problem, but first get an estimate.

I hope this helps.

Thank you,

Shuttle83

http://www.electron-age-technologies-llc.com

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Drum, fuser and power supply can contribute to this issue. check if you have the printer connected to a surge protector or a UPS. Laser printers are picky about surge protectors especially if they are not designed to handle the voltage.

try connecting directly to the wall the issue should get progressively better.

if you can rub the images off the paper then it's the fuser.

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You can get the manuals for the 3100cn printer from the Dell support website (http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/3100cn/en/index.htm). They include some troubleshooting steps for determining what is causing a number of different problems with the printer. Did you make sure there was nothing blocking the toner on that side of the toner cartridges you replaced? If you haven't already tried it, I would also suggest cleaning the printer to see if that fixes the print problems you are seeing. The User's Guide (in the link above) has a section describing how to do this. If that doesn't fix things, run the tests for print quality and contact Dell support (contact information is in the manual, or on the Dell.com website). Hopefully this will help you get the problem fixed if you haven't already done so. Larry Dell Customer Advocate

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