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Streaks on left side

I've had a 3100cn for 2 years and have printed about 25,000 pages. Suddenly I started getting 2 brown streaks about 1/4" wide on the entire left edge of the page. This happens on both color and black & white prints. The more pages printed at a time, the darker and wider these streaks get. I reseated all the cartridges but it didn't help. Is this a drum problem or something else? I took the drum cover off the drum and tried it but I still have the same problem. So the cover must not be causing the problem. I am getting a "Drum Cartridge Replace Soon" message but I thought the drum is supposed to last a lot more than 25,000 prints. Is the streaks a symptom of a drum needing replacement?

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  • blair08 Jan 23, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have pulled all the cartridges out of it and tried to clean it throughly. I purchased a brand new drum and I still get the streak(one down the middle and two down the sides).

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    Hi
    The solution is here. (page 3)
    http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforu...

    Yop

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    When printing it prints light streaks down the page.

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Hi

Solution here

http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=A940&thread.id=22414&view=by_date_ascending&page=1

Yop

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