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The is a small part under the transfer roller (Dell PN 310-5814) that is a black plastic housing with a small board inside it. A cable connects to the board. There is a tiny LED attached to the board that protudes through the black plastic that houses the board. The actual circuit board is broken. Any ideas what the replacement part is called and how I locate it?

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  • TechGuy0331 Jun 27, 2008

    TUscaloosa, AL.

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    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

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I don't know if Geek Squad is fixing Dell printers yet since there selling thier comptuer. You might want to check with the Best Buy in your area.

These two shops popped up as being possible Dell service providers in your area:


DELL 5100CN PART - writeareview.gif 2723 Cahaba Valley Rd
Pelham, Alabama 35124


1020 21st Ave
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

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