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Black line on right side of prints

A faint black line about 1" wide appears down the entire length of the page. When I look at the drum cartridge I see toner on the green drum cylinder. I can clean it but it immediately drops toner again and prints the faint line.

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Replace the Drum

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Black lines going straight across paper. 1 every inch down

If the streaks are narrow black and run the entire length of the page, replace the soft plastic wiper blade on the drum (and hope the drum is not scratched). Black smudges are related to the toner/developer purity. Replace both.

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Have a black line on all my scanned files, runs the length of the page, about 1 1/2 inches from the left edge.

To determine if the vertical lines appearing on your printed documents are related to a printing or scanning issue, print a test page by pressing MENU, 4 (Printer), 2 (Print Options), 3(Test Print) and COLOR START.
If the vertical lines appear on the Test Print continue to Procedure A:Cleaning the Corona Wires Inside the Drum.
If the vertical lines do NOT appear on the Test Print continue to Procedure B: Cleaning the Scanner Glass.
Procedure A: Cleaning the Corona Wires Inside the Drum:
NOTE: Brother strongly recommends that customers do not use generic drumunits and/or toner cartridges, or refill their Brother toner cartridge. Each Brother laser printer is designed to work at pre-set temperatures that are matched exactly to each of our individual toner formulations. Each individual component is designed to work with the other to ensure quality and reliability. Using non-Brother supplies may affect the hardware performance, print quality and machine reliability. The Brotherlimited warranty does not apply to any problem that is caused by the useof unauthorized third party drum units, toner cartridges or toner.
A1. Power off the Brother machine using the power switch located on the right side of the machine.
A2. Press down on the front cover release lever and open the front coverby pulling it towards you.
A3. Hold the green handle of the drum unit (labeled 1). Lift the drum unit up and then pull it out until it stops.
NOTE: If you cannot pull the drum unit out, make sure that the front cover is fully open.
A4. Remove the toner cartridges one at a time, by holding the handle of the cartridge and lifting it up and out of the drum unit.
Note: We recommend you place the toner cartridge(s) on a clean, flat surface with a piece of disposable paper underneath it in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
A5. Lift the white plastic corona wire cover by lifting the tabs locatedon the right and left side of the cover.
A6. Clean the corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the green tab from left to right several times.
Note: Be sure to return the tab to the home position. If you do not, printed pages may have a vertical stripe.
A7. Close the corona wire cover.
A8. Repeat Steps 5 through 7 to clean each of the remaining three coronawires.
A9. Reinstall the toner cartridge(s):
NOTE: Before reinstalling the toner cartridge, shake the toner cartridgeside to side.
Hold the handle of the toner cartridge and slide the toner cartridge into the drum unit. Make sure that you match the toner cartridge color to the same color label on the drum. Fold down the toner cartridge handle once the toner cartridge is in place. Repeat this for all the toner cartridges.
A10. Push the drum unit back into the machine until it clicks into place.
A11. Close the front door and power on the Brother machine.
A12. Print a test page by pressing Menu, 4 (Printer), 2 (Print Options),3(Test Print) and Color Start.
Procedure B: Cleaning the Scanner Glass
B1. For safety reasons, power the Brother machine Off using the power switch located on the right side of the machine.
B2. Lift the Document Cover and clean the following with a lint-free cloth moistened with a non-flammable glass cleaner:
a. Run your fingertip over the scanner glass of the flat bed to check for debris. If you feel debris, clean the entire glass area but concentrating in the area in which you felt the debris. (Caution! Do notpress down on the glass very hard.)
b. Run your fingertip over the scanner glass on the left to check for debris. If you feel debris, clean the entire glass area but concentrating in the area in which you felt the debris.
c. The white plastic pad located on the underside of the Document Cover
d. The white plastic pressure bar located to the left of the white plastic pad.
B3. Close the Document Cover.
B4. Test the machine by making a copy of a blank sheet of paper using the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) and a copy using the Flat Bed.
a. To make a copy using the ADF, place the document face UP in the ADF, press the COPY mode key located below the LCD display and then COLOR START. If the problem continues,repeat Steps 2b and 2d at least 3 additional times.
b. To make a copy using the flat bed, lift the Document Cover of the flat bed, place the document face down on the scanner glass (make sure the ADF is empty) and close the Document Cover. Press the COPY mode key located below the LCD display and then COLOR START. If the problem continues, repeat Steps 2a and 2c at least 3 additional times.

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Faint line when printing a letter

hi this may be the toner roller or supply drum for the toner cartridge . if it scratched or worn it leaves marks on the drum or the roller, which in turn fills with toner and leaves an imprint on the page, you can check these , just remove the toner cartridge and look at the green roller and also look at the black roller, it might be a simple case of changing it or cleaning it....hope this helps

Feb 25, 2010 | OKI C5250n Printer

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1/2" white line appearing down right side of page

Try replacing the toner cartridge. This seems to be a problem with the photo-sensitive drum, which is located in the cartridge.

Jan 05, 2010 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Dell 3100cn printer leaves a blank strip

The following table should help

Contamination in the laser path - 1. Clean the laser path. (Remove the laser/scanner assembly and clean the lens.) 2. Replace the laser/scanner assembly

Defective fuser - Replace the fuser assembly.

Lack of toner or faulty toner cartridge - Redistribute the toner in the toner cartridge. If the problem continues, replace the toner cartridge.

Dirty Corona Wire - Clean the Corona Wire.

Defective Drum - Mostly applies to B&W printers. Clean the drum or replace the drum.

Sep 20, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

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Faint area down left side of page

When you say "Cleaned the lens" I presume you mean the four LED print heads. Use a spirit to clean them with if the toner dust is hard to remove. I usually just use a finger and wipe the entire length. Make sure there is no foreign item laying on the drum top where the black plastic film is as the led head may not seat properly on it. Clean all the silver high voltage springs down the left side of the printer. They make contact with the drums. If you still have a problem then try printing solid colour blocks ie Yellow, Magenta ,Cyan and Black . This will identify which colour is giving the problem . Change that drum and all should be well.

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Faint red line across page when making color copies or printing in color from computer

Some possibilities are:

1) Dirt on the glass, dirt on the glass strip for the doc feeder, or dust on the mirrors. This would be the case if the line only showed when copying and not printing.

2) Toner dropped onto the charge sawtooth.
This may be possible if the line is intermittent and only showed up for 1 or 2 colors.
Open the front door and remove the waste toner box. To the left of each drum there is a green organ-stop type stem. Pull and reinsert each stem. You will hear a zipping noise. These are your charge scrubbers.
This may be not as likely if the line shows up in the same place on all 4 colors

3) Toner or dust on the lens
This may be possible if the line is intermittent and only showed up for 1 or 2 colors.
In the area where the waste toner box goes, look for a grey stick with a white cushion on the end. This is your lens scrubber. Look in the area under the charge scrubber on each drum cartridge for a gap. Insert the scrubber cushion side down into the gap and run it forward and back to clean the lens.
This may be not as likely if the line shows up in the same place on all 4 colors

4) Transfer belt blade not cleaning
This is best handled by a service tech since the mylar belt is very fragile. The squeegee blade that cleans the transfer belt between copies is missing a spot. The blade needs to be taken off the belt, cleaned and repowdered. Recently, Sharp made changes to the composition and thickness of the mylar in the transfer belts. Overpowdering the blade or belt when it was changed may cause improper cleaning of the belt creating lines across the copies. Often the condition clears up after a couple of days as the gap between the blade and belt is sealed.
This is most likely the cause as the line shows up in the same area for more than 1 color.

5) Transfer belt and/or blade is worn out
If the belt is worn the blade must be replaced but not vice versa.

6) Clogged waste augers in the drum cartridges.
Waste toner may cake up in the drum cartridge and knock loose on the drum.

It may be time for full maintenance on the machine.

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