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Dell 3100cn printing horizontal stripes

My 3100 cn just started covering the page in colored horizontal lines. It prints the underlying text, and then covers it with these lines..... If it's a black only document, it only prints 1/2" wide black stripes 7 0f them

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Re: Dell 3100cn printing horizontal stripes - Dell 3100cn Laser Printer Printers & Copiers

Sounds like a bad imaging drum to me...

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Dell color laserjet 5110 cn will not print color documents. This network printer was printing color fine until yesterday mid-day when it started printing in black & white only. I tested by printing a...

This has to do with the document printing properties. When you are ready to print a document, choose properties and make sure you go through the printer settings under that software.
The test page only verifies the cartridges. The printer properties of the software control the printer during printing.

Mar 17, 2010 | Dell 5100cn Laser Printer

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1/2" white line appearing down right side of page

Try replacing the toner cartridge. This seems to be a problem with the photo-sensitive drum, which is located in the cartridge.

Jan 05, 2010 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Far right side of the text or picture missing on Dell 3100cn.

Refer to the following table
How common*
Contamination in the laser path
1. Clean the laser path. (Remove the laser/scanner assembly and clean the lens.) 2. Replace the laser/scanner assembly
Defective fuser.
Replace the fuser assembly
Lack of toner or faulty toner cartridge.
Redistribute the toner in the toner cartridge. If the problem continues, replace the toner cartridge.

Sep 30, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Hello My printer(3100 cn dell) every time I


This means that loose toner powder has gotten in the way of the lazer "eye". If you open up the front door, you will see a blue tab toward the right, pull that toward you, then look on the right side of the printer, you will see that a door has opened. Pull that blue stick out as far as you can and you will see some toner powder on that, clear it off, and make sure the little pad is clean. After you have cleared the powder off, slide it back in and out a few times, this will clean the eye. Run another document through, if the line is still there, just clean another time. Should go away. I have this problem alot.

Aug 13, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Dell 3100 CN Prints a stip on black all the way

There is a known issue for these printers to "streak." If under warranty, call Dell. If not, there is a fix
for the defective drum unit design but requires a little technical expertise.

The procedure is explained here:

Jul 08, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Printing problems in a 3100 colour lazer printer

This could be caused by the scanner(printhead) image drum or fuser.

May 18, 2008 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Horizontal Striping Problem on a Dell 5100cn

As you have just replaced the drum you may have a faulty drum unit put old one back in a test if lines go way then return drum to store and get a replacement. If they do not go the check the toners and the fuser unit.

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Jan 21, 2008 | Dell 5100cn Laser Printer

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Linux printing with Dell 3100CN

OP provides the solution! (BTW, I'm able to print to this printer from MacOS too.)

May 01, 2007 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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