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Printer Problem I have a Dell 1600n and recently started printing a vertical line down the center of the page. This occurs only when using the ADF. Can anyone offer a solution?

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Clean the small glass strip on the left side of the scanner. There is probably some dirt there and will only show up when using the ADF.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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Where do I find the "clean drum" function on my Dell 1600n laser printer?

You should never use alcohol when cleaning this printer. If you need a solvent, use a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with water. A dry lint- free cloth is better for cleaning most parts of the printer. The Clean Drum function on the Dell 1600n is accessed from the Maintenance sub-menu. You need to press Menu on the printer repeatedly until you see Maintenance on the top line of the Display. Clean Drum should be displayed on the bottom line. Press Select twice to start the cleaning. You may need to repeat this operation several times if you see that the printed page is still streaky.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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Black vertical line along left margin when using the adf to scan.


Check both the Fuser Unit and the Cartridge for lines . In any of the rollers are found with a line that means it needs to be replaced.

Jan 26, 2010 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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Dell 1600n only receives 1 page of fax.

turn off ECM (error correction).
then if problem persists, slow down the fax speed to 9600 bps.
this problem always occurs with a digital or VOIP line.

Jan 14, 2009 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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Dell scanner has a line on document when using ADF

Clean the small glass, even the slightest dot, it will interpet as a line.

Jul 23, 2008 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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Document Jam in Dell 1600n

The Automatic Document Feed (ADF) has a white rubber pad that wears out. You can find it by opening the ADF cover and removing the roller bar. Under that is the white rubber pad. Pinch the sides together and the assembley comes out. Contact Dell for the replacement. You may also refer to the Dell 1600n Owners Manual for instructions.

Jun 14, 2008 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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ADF works only in vertical.

Sounds like a paper jam sensor. Most sensors are spring-loaded and will move in one direction, then back when the paper is feeding. If the process works when the printer is on its back, you are likely using gravity to bypass the sensor's intended operation. Sensor is not swinging in either direction as paper passes through, therefore it is not reporting any blockage/jams.

Feb 20, 2008 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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Printer vertical lines

Looks like mark on drum.. Change the toner cartrige .. If the printer is older, could be that the exit rollers are worn out..

Nov 15, 2007 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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Dell 1600n: Toner marks down the center of the page.

There are 2 seperate glass areas on the top, the large one is for when you lift the cover to scan or copy, the little narrow one is when you use the ADF. If there is a dot or a spec on the narrow part, it will leave the streak on the page, Clean the narrow part really well. I use a foaming window cleaner, and a razor blade.
You may also want to check to see if there are any small scratches on that glass. That will cause the same thing to happen.

Nov 14, 2007 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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Dell 1600n ADF Problem

You have either a piece of dust or a scratch on the scanning glass. This will show up as a line because the paper is pulled across the point.

Nov 12, 2007 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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Dell 1600n and vertucal line while scanning

Any difference between using the document feeder and just the flat bed?

Nov 05, 2007 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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