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Light Printing w/ Dell 5100 cn

We have two of these, one with approx 100K under it's belt, the other only 30K. If I print a test page on the busier of the two all if fine except the blue is very light, and the printer is on the noisy side, debility more than it should be. The other one has the same problem except it's not as noisy and it's the Black that prints very light. No, it's not in 'Draft' mode and we have replaced toner and drums on both to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    Mine is loud and dark in spots light in others. I have lots of toner.



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I think you will find a power supply issue.

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