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Dell 3100cn Its about 2 years old but is lightly used, the only cartridge I have replaced is the black one. since then it has started to but a vertical line of black blobs no more than 1mm wide and about 10 per page. have reinstalled black cartridge and used the cleaning stick to try and resolve the problem, but with no luck. I dont thin its the drum as it is desgned for much greater use tah I give it (about 20 pages a day), any suggestions ianjholder@btinternet.com Ian J holder

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  • jetman05 May 06, 2008

    tried that, someone also mentioned recalibrating the printer and cleaing the nozzles. the instruction manual does not mention how to do this


    Ian

  • jetman05 May 07, 2008

    Fixed--- it was the drum and Dell sent me a new one as the last one went only two months ago

    Cheers for the help

    Ian

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Vertical lines almost always originate in the toner cartridge. Since you just replaced it, this would be the obvious place to start. Replace the cartridge, hopefully you can return it and get a new one free if you just purchased it.

Also try wiping off all metal contacts first and gently shaking the cartridge a little.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

thanks

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    Benjamin Patri May 06, 2008

    the printer should automatically calibrate itself if it needs to.

    Check out these two links below

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    Benjamin Patri May 07, 2008

    sounds good, please let me know if you have any further problems, thank you

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Ian,

did you do a nozzle clean and re calibrate, by chance? That's usual after the time cycle(in fact, should be done once a month).

Pat the Printer Man

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