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Dell 3100cn-smudge When I print to the 3100cn, there is a smudge on the same place every time I print.  Can I clean something to correct this problem?

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  • kurtg Oct 27, 2008

    same thing heren i've tried the 2 steps as advised but no result.



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I had the same problem and loosened the 2 screws on the top of the dell drum unit. After that, the streaks disappeared. Dell manufactured defective drums!

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The print toner cartridge has a small trap door that opens to let the toner adhere to the paper. Remove the toner cartridge and locate this moveable panel on it. This roller is VERY sensitive, and can scratch VERY easy. Use a soft LINT FREE cloth to GENTLY wipe the colored roller if you see any toner build up. If that does not clear up the problem you will need to replace your Fuser Unit which will need to be ordered from Dell or a 3rd party supplier. Its a pretty easy process, and instructions usually come with the fusers. If you have a printer warranty they will fix it for you. Thanks! //CowboysfanZ

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