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My printer is leaving toner "tire marks" up and down the right and left side of the page margin as well as spilling uneven blotches of toner along the right side of the paper.

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  • awatts818 Apr 23, 2010

    I have followed the (minimal) instructions in the Dell 1700N manual. There is really nothing about regular cleaning or maintenance in the one I located on Dell's website.

    I did what I normally do when cleaning a printer, but it seems there is a roller I am missing somewhere as the tire tracks remain.

  • awatts818 Apr 23, 2010

    I have followed the (minimal) instructions in the Dell 1700N manual. There is really nothing about regular cleaning or maintenance in the one I located on Dell's website.

    I did what I normally do when cleaning a printer, but it seems there is a roller I am missing somewhere as the tire tracks remain.


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Your printer needs cleaning. Consult your printer manual on how to clean it. If you do not have the manual, you can usually download it from the printer manufacturer's website.

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  • cajhne Apr 23, 2010

    If it were me, I'd probably have it cleaned professionally if you don't want to void the warranty. Some of the parts are probably not serviceable.

    Having said that, I came across an article with a lot of good advice for cleaning the rollers on laser printers. This fellow obviously knows what he's doing in this area. Complete with cleaning and health and safety tips:


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