Question about Dell 3110cn Laser Printer

1 Answer

Dell 3110 toner cartridges spray toner all over the page

I thought it was an isolated, or one time incident, but now another person in the office is having the same problem with their machine and I am having a THIRD episode of this problem. It seems to be either the black or Cyan cartidges primarily. Changing the toner TEMPORARILY stops the problem, but after  while, either the same color or a different color begins to taint the whole page. Sometimes toner powder contaminates the whole interior of the printer and I have to blow / vacuum it out. I do not buy remanufactured cartridges (as far as I know) and they come from a major office supply dealer.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • raybiez Mar 10, 2009

    Same deal. I'm getting a gray coating over everything I print. I reseated all the cartridges and blew out the dust, but copies are still coming out the same way.

  • swartzej Apr 19, 2009

    That just started happening to me, after changing the black toner. It was a new toner straight from Dell! Not refurbished. Any solutions?

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    cartridges are lock in place. still have the grey film.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 49 Answers

The toner cartridges are not being completely locked in the printer and/or are misseated. When locking the cartridges, ensure the arrow is completely moved to the closed lock icon on the right side of the cartridge.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Installed new ink cartridges and now the printer tics an only prints 2 pages at a time


Sometimes cartridges can be defective and cause a clicking noise especially compatible or after-market toners.I would first try re-seating all the cartridges. If you still have the old cartridges re-install and test them one at a time to isolate where the noise is coming from. It is vert unlikely but possible that the toner cartridge could be causing the printer to only print 2 pages at a time. That sounds more like a resource issue than a printer related issue.

Sep 10, 2010 | HP LaserJet 4700 Printer

1 Answer

Dell 3110 making clicking noise while it prints and is now printing light on the right side?


You don't say if this is just 1 of the cartridges or all of them, but it's probably just 1, and it is probably a fault inside a cartridge you have replaced recently.

The Dell 3110 cartridge is more complex than many others, and has a Developer Powder (which is magnetic) and the Toner (which is not magnetic). There are paddles and augers inside the catridge that mix the toner and developer, and then move it along the section of the cartridge which feeds the mgnetic roller (which in turn makes the toner available to the drum. If one of these augers becomes dislodged from either it's drive gear, or the locating bush at the opposite end to the gear, the auger either does not turn at all, or moves eccentrically. This results in the mixed developer and toner not beng cycled properly, and wil result in toner 'starvation' or alternately developer/toner overload. Both of these will start at one end of the cartridge and 'progress' along it.

Developer/Toner starvation results in light print.

Overload creates very dense print, and eventually the developer/toner is spewed out of the cartridge, as it just can't cope with the volume that isn't being moved around properly.

Bit of a long winded explanation, but basically its a faulty cartridge, replace it and all should be well.

Aug 24, 2010 | Dell 3110cn Laser Printer

1 Answer

We have a Dell 1700 at our office and the drum light is flashing and the page prints out stating the photoconductor kit is at the end of its useful life - so we ordered a new one. We received and installed...


There is nothing on the photoconductor unit to 'tell' the printer that it is new, you have to do this yourself, by following the photocinductor reset procedure (it's in the manual, or

Dell 1700

RESETTING DRUM PAGE COUNTER

1) Leave the power on, insert toner cartridge, and leave door open
2) Press the cancel button and hold till the leds flash
3) Release cancel button and close toner cartridge door

May 12, 2010 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

2 Answers

Why would a dell 3110 say replace toner after its been replaced


Hi
After replacing the toner some times the printer goto be reset so it can see it nes some printer have to go to the menu some where and reset the toner count
All The Best: Pineworks

Feb 01, 2010 | Dell 3110cn Laser Printer

1 Answer

I use to get thousands of copies from one cart -


DELL has two types of toner cartridges for your printer:
- a 3000 Page Standard Yield Toner Cartridge (Manufacturer Part# : RP441 | Dell Part# : 310-8701)
- a 6,000 Page High Yield Toner
(Manufacturer Part# : GR332 | Dell Part# : 310-8700)

The Toner yield is based on printing pages with 5% page coverage in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752 testing methodology. Yields vary with usage and environmental conditions.
In practice, depending on what type of documents you print, one cartridge can print much less than the quantity of prints advertised.

You might perhaps bought before a high capacity (more expensive cartrige)?
Also, if you are using compatible (not original Dell cartridges) or reffils of the original cartriges , the yeld of the cartrige may vary.

Aug 18, 2009 | Dell 1720dn Laser Printer

1 Answer

Check k cartridge 093-922


Could be

Bad chip on the cartridge

Some toner on chip contacts

Chip NOT been replaced (if its an remanufactured cartridge)

Jun 08, 2009 | Dell 3110cn Laser Printer

1 Answer

Someone shook the toner before putting it in the printer and now i have toner powder on the pages when i try to print. how do i clean it out?


Pull the drum and toner cartridge out and spray inside of printer with canned air. Make sure you keep the can upright when spraying. Uncllip toner from drum and spray the area on the drum where the toner clips on. Move the corona cleaner from one side of the drum to the other a couple times, reseat toner in drum, put cartridge back in printer and print a few pages to remove toner that may have settled after spraying.

Apr 17, 2009 | Brother MFC-7820N Printer

1 Answer

Dell 3110cn color laser prints with black "haze" on all pages


You probably used a "GENERIC" toner cartridge on one of your toners.

This caused the developers to get contaminated, now they need to be replaced (probably Black & Blue)

Jan 12, 2009 | Dell 5100cn Laser Printer

1 Answer

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 :)

Apr 26, 2008 | Dell 5110cn Laser Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell 3110cn Laser Printer Logo

Related Topics:

335 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Printers & Copiers Experts

Prashant  Sharma
Prashant Sharma

Level 3 Expert

1127 Answers

Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson

Level 2 Expert

84 Answers

sunmaid

Level 1 Expert

3 Answers

Are you a Dell Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...