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I'm getting a streak of ink down the paper

Hi can someone help me my dell laser printing is printing a streak of ink down the paper.

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Change a toner.
when you have the toner out. clean the heater element (glass). make sure the printer is off and the heater element is cool before you do this.

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My Dell cn3110 color laser printer is making faint gray bands down the left and right margins of each page. They are wider on the left side, and irregular, but mostly in the form of diagonal streaks. ...


This is caused by partially blocked ink nozzle. So Apply a folded tissue paper to the ink nuzzle and press firmly. If the tissue comes off well blotted with ink it means you still have a good amount of ink in it and the nozzle is not blocked; ink is flowing well. If not blotted or scantily blotted, it means ink is really low or nozzle is blocked or partially blocked. To be very sure of this, place nuzzle in a plate/saucer with a bit water so that the nozzle is soaked. Leave for about 10 minutes. Then apply the tissue again. If still not well blotted it means ink is really low or empty. If new you should return it for a replacement. In the case of blocked nozzles, the procedure may be repeated over to get results.


Good luck & God bless!

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My printer streaks ink across the paper when i print


Hello,
just replace toner cartridge. I think the cartridge drum is broken

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Leaving black streaks down paper? Ink cartridge


If this started after cartridge was replaced, then it is probably defective.

Take the cartridge out and take a look at the print head. Clean the print head.
Put the cartridge back in
Try and feed paper (not printing anything on it, if you can not get it to just feed paper, print a blank page) and see if it still has lines. If so, you are probably going to have to clean ink from inside the paper feed area. If not, try using it for a while and if it starts again, get a replacement cartridge. You might want to save some of the bad prints to show the clerk and try to get the new cartridge under warranty.

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I have fading on the right hand side. Printer Dell 3100CN


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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Drum kits marking up and streaking the paper


You can check with Dell to see if there is a maintenance kit for this printer. I know that there is one for the HP counterpart. You will probably need to replace the fuser, and maybe the pickups and rollers, but as I said I am not sure if Dell has a maintenance kit for these machines.

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Vertical streaks when printing pictures


vertical lines on prints usually means either the drum's cleaning blade is not cleaning the drum (or the drum is damaged) or the fuser is scored. scored means that the protective coating on the fuser rollers is damaged. I would check the rollers on the fuser (the hot part of the printer right near the paper exit) for any lines on it, if you look at your prints, you should see them in the same location on the fuser. if you do not see any lines on the fuser rollers, then replace the drum.

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Printer prints a black streak down the reverse side


You have a build up of ink inside the printer. I had a Canon that did this. I had to take the ink & print head out, and tear a paper towel strip 1 " wide and 13" long or however long the paper towel is. I folded it in half down the length so it was 1/2x13. Then used a plastic strip to shove it under the part the print head sits in. Once I got the towel to the other side, I grabbed it with my hand. I removed the plastic strip used to shove the paper towel under. So now the paper towel sticks out both sides underneath the print head cradle. I gently pull the paper towel back and forth so the paper towel can clean off the ink build up. Hope this helps.

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Paper jams, white streaks


Hi marge383
this problem occures from the sensor found in the outgoing of the paper just before the fuser, if you are not technition check all sensors.
hope this helpful for you,
thanks

Hamedo

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White horizontal streaks in documents


I Am Experiencing Poor Print Quality With My Dell™ Printer

Table of Contents
Verify the Printer Ink Levels Using the Dell Printer Solution Center
Clean the printer contacts and print a test page
Clean the Printer Nozzles Using the Dell Printer Solution Center
Dell™ Printer Additional Information
» Verify the Printer Ink Levels Using the Dell Printer Solution Center

Poor print quality of a document or picture may be the result of low ink levels or dirty printer nozzles or contacts.

To check the printer's ink levels, perform the following steps:

1.

Click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Dell Printers, and then point to Dell (printer model).
2.

Click Dell Printer Solution Center.

3.

Locate the printer's ink levels on the lower right corner of the Dell Printer Solution Center window.
4.

If the printer's ink levels indicate that ink cartridges are empty, click the Order Ink button to place an online order for replacement ink cartridges.

For information about ordering ink for your Dell printer, refer to article: Obtaining Ink for a Dell™ Printer


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» Clean the printer contacts and print a test page

To manually clean the printer nozzles and contacts, perform the following steps:

1.

Turn the printer off and remove the power cord from the back of the printer.
2.

Open the printer lid.
3.

Manually move the ink-cartridge carrier to the left by gripping the top of the rubber carrier belt and gently pulling it across towards the right hand side of the printer.
4.

Take a warm, semi-damp paper towel and gently clean the wiper on the right side of the maintenance station.
5.

Lift up on the cap(s) that cover the ink cartridge(s).
6.

Remove the ink cartridge(s), and using a new warm, semi-damp paper towel, gently clean the contacts on the ink cartridge(s).
Verify that the contacts on the ink cartridge(s) is/are sufficiently dry prior to re-inserting into the printer.
7.

Re-insert the ink cartridge(s) back into the correct printer slot(s).

7.

Close the printer lid.
8.

Re-attach the printer power cord to the back of the printer unit.
9.

Press the Power button to turn the unit back on.
10.

Click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Dell Printers, and then point to Dell (printer model).
11.

Click Dell Printer Solution Center.
12.

Click the Maintenance tab.
13.

Click the Print a test page icon.
A test page prints.


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» Clean the Printer Nozzles Using the Dell Printer Solution Center

To clean the printer nozzles and contacts using the Dell Printer Solution Center:

1.

Click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Dell Printers, and then point to Dell (printer model).
2.

Click Dell Printer Solution Center.
3.

Click the Maintenance tab.
4.

Click the Clean to fix horizontal streaks icon.
5.

Click the Print button.

Note:
The printer will make sounds when cleaning the nozzles that are not commonly heard during normal usage

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