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

My problem is exactly as as the other person explained. I just received my new Drum today and I have the same problem. I will call Dell and get m y money back and buy a new Printer unless someone can help us.

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Why does my toner fade on the right side of a copy


It is possible that your printer just needs to be cleaned. The following url provides instructions on how to clean your printer.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/3100cn/en/ug/section22.html#1088799

Sep 15, 2010 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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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.

May 26, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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


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

Mar 11, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Print missing on right side of page


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.

Feb 16, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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No printing on right side, I replaced the imaging drum but that did not solve the problem.


There are two possible solutions to this common problem.

1) The Cyan cartridge may not be in 100% of the way. If the handle of the Cyan cartridge prutrudes even slightly, it can obstruct the printhead for the black developer. Remove and reinstall the Cyan cartridge and test.

2) The printhead is dirty, with some toner spillage on the printhead. All new imaging drums also include a new cleaning pad for the cleaning wand.

The cleaning wand is designed to clean toner off of the printhead. you can see this in your printer manual, but basically, just open the front cover, pull the the blue handle on the right side forward ( this opens the access cover for the cleaning wand on the right side of the printer ).

gently pull the cleaning wand out ALL THE WAY, then slide it back in ALL THE WAY. do this several times.

The cleaning wand is intended to travel across the print head in only one direction, which is why you should make sure that it is pulled all the way out.

One of these two solutions should fix your problem. If the problem is resolved, but then reappears after a short time, then you have a defective developer that is leaking toner on the print head. The color of the defective developer can be determined by the color of the cleaning pad after cleaning the printhead as discribed above.

Sep 07, 2008 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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No printing on right side, I replaced the imaging drum but that did not solve the problem.


u hav to check the drum and adjust its position,u also check the position of the tray in the printer.

Aug 20, 2008 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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

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