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Why does my Dell 3100cn recalibrate every 10 pages? Is there a fix for that?

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Dell has a tech bulletin about this, but the short answer is "that's how it's designed to work"

Mine does the same thing, and it drives me up the wall some days, but that's just how this model operates when you're printing large jobs.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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3100cn Laser Printer: dell 3100cn service manual...


Hello,

This link will take you to a site where you can download the manual for your machine. You will the link on the right side of the page.

http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/DELL/3100CN-_E

Hope this helps.

May 17, 2010 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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I have a black line going down the right side of my page on my Dell 3100cn Laser Printer. I read to clean the window with a soft cloth and mild window cleaner. Where is the window I'm supposed to clean?...


Usually lines going down pages is linked to the imaging drum having built up toner on it. I would open the front cover and pull out the drum and see if you have lines going down the drum. If so clean those off using the soft cloth. Reinsert. If it still happens check the toner carts for leaking. Also you may need a new imaging drum if problem still occurs.

Feb 16, 2010 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Dell 3100cn laser printer poor print quality


It sounds like you've got contamination on the drum cartridge or on one of the toner cartridges.

I'm actually going to be installing black toner in my 3100cn in about 8 hours, so I'll inspect and clean each of the carts, and write up the process for you tonight.


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WILL NOT CALIBRATE,KEEPS ATTEMPTING TO CALIBRATE.


This is commonly caused by faulty toner cartidges or OPC drums.

If there is a fualty color cartridge the device will try to recalibrate over and over....

Isolate the faulty toner cartridge and replace it.
I have seen this as a common problem with some poor quality refilled cartridges

Dec 22, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Constantly calibrating


The 3100cn will "calibrate" about every 10 pages during normal use. Is yours "calibrating" more often than that?

Oct 29, 2009 | 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
Cause
Solution
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
8
Defective fuser.
Replace the fuser assembly
3
Lack of toner or faulty toner cartridge.
Redistribute the toner in the toner cartridge. If the problem continues, replace the toner cartridge.
7

Sep 30, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Dell 3100cn (color printer): color smudging


Smuding typically occurs when you print on a heavier paper without changing the settings. By changing the settings to a thick paper type, the page will be send through the printer more slowly. this will likely eliminate the smudging.

Cheers.

Sep 24, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Reseat the black toner. It's most likely not in all the way. I'm willing to bet there is black toner everywhere inside the printer....

Feb 18, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Border is spotted


sounds like a fuser or transfer roller problem. Try replacing.

Feb 06, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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