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5100cn - verticle line omitted on magenta test page

Hello, I hope someone will be able to help me out, I've spoke to Dell tech help several times with no success. There is 1 verticle line that is being omitted from the magenta test print. Always in the exact same spot, right side about 1" from edge of paper. I have checked all of the rollers, drum, etc. The only thing I can find is on the fuser/separator roller, there is some damage or scratching on the right side of the red roller.

So far, I have tried (on Dells direction) replacing the magenta toner and the Transfer Roller. Both of these did not solve the problem at all.

Hope you can help. TC

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Sound like the drum could be the problem have you replaced that? if the fuser was the problem it would have the toner but would not have been fused or had marks on the page. this would be my best on this issue

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56Tbird


not a problem at all.

This should fix your issue. I won't say it is a common failure, as the machine overall is very reliable, however for this problem the magenta developer is the most common failure for the 5100 and 5110.

Check your email shortly for the document and additional comments.

Please take a moment to rate this solution,

Thanks,

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The answer you got from Dell was partially correct.

It is the Magenta Developer that is causing your problem, however, you can replace this part for less then the printer if you do the work yourself.

I have successfully instructed other on replacing the developer units, although you will have to procure the part.

This is one of the 4 color assemblies you see when you remove the imaging drum.

The part number for the Magenta Developer is M6090

The first thing to do is price the part. I usually suggest doing a google search for the part number. you will find many resellers that way.

you might also try a search on Ebay for the part number as well.

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