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Color streak from center to right straight down the paper

I have yet to find a solution, there is no cleaning process that I can find and Dell is useless.

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Open the front door and about half way down on the right you'll see a light blue tab. Pull it up and a sliding door will open on the right hand side of the printer. Inside is a slide handle with a swab on it. slide the handle in and out 6-10 times and this shoul help with the problem. Try printing again and if it is still not 100% just retry the cleaning process. I had the same problem and thought it was the fuser, but this worked well for me. You can remove the swab for cleaning as well.

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I have an HP Laserjet 4, quite old, and it has developed a very prominent streak almost straight down the middle of the page. Staples told me to clean the drum, but my manual doesn't even seem to mention...


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http://h10039.www1.hp.com/cpso-support-new/pq/4650/home.html

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I'm getting a streak of ink down the paper


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The mfr. & model don't seem right; Dell does have a 5100 but the LJ designation is copyrighted by HP who has a LaserJet 5100.
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Skipping while printing


STEP: Disconnect and Reconnect the Printer Power Supply
Additional Information

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Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
2.

Disconnect the power supply from the back of the printer.
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Wait 15 seconds.
4.

Reconnect the power supply to the back of the printer.
5.

Plug the power cord back into the wall socket.
STEP: Perform a nozzle clean on the printer.
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The following steps will guide you through running a nozzle clean on the 922 printer:

1. Press the Scan Button and the Up Button at the same time to enter diagnostic mode.
2. Use the Up Button or Down Button to navigate to Clean on the LCD and press Menu to begin the nozzle clean.
3. Check the nozzle clean printout and make sure that it is clear of defects and that all expected color bars exist on the page.

STEP: Clear NVRAM on the 922 Printer
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Press the Scan Button and the Up Button at the same time to enter diagnostic mode

2.

Use the Up Button or the Down Button to navigate to the option for Clear NVRAM on the LCD and press Menu to confirm.
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Press Menu again when asked if you are sure.
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Press Menu again when asked if you are really sure.

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STEP: Verify the Paper Settings and Change the Quality Level
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1. Click the Start button, point to Control Panel, and then click the Printers and Other Hardware menu item.

2. Click the Printers and Faxes menu item.

3. Right-click the Dell AIO Printer Model Number icon, where Model Number is the model of the printer to troubleshoot.

4. Click the Properties menu and the Printing Preferences menu option.

5. Click the Quality/Copies tab.
6. Click the Paper Setup button.

7. Choose the appropriate paper type based on what is being used in the printer.

STEP: Verify the Printer Ink Levels
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Quality problems are most often caused by low ink levels or one or more colors in the color cartridge being completely depleted. Perform the following steps to determine the current ink levels and to check for missing colors.

1. Click the Start button, point to All Programs, and then click Dell Printers.

2. Click the model number of your Dell printer.

3. Click Dell Printer Solution Center.

4. On the main window of the solution center you will see two ink tanks in the lower right hand corner. Verify that the ink cartridges are not empty

To ensure that the quality problem is not caused by one color missing print a test page and verify that the colors in the CMYK boxes appear correct. To do so, perform the following actions from the solution center window:

1. Click the Maintenance button on the left-hand side of the window.

2. Click Print Test Page.

3. Verify that the Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and blacK colors are printing without streaks.

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I Am Experiencing Poor Print Quality With My Dell™ Printer

Table of Contents
Verify the Printer Ink Levels Using the Dell Printer Solution Center
Clean the printer contacts and print a test page
Clean the Printer Nozzles Using the Dell Printer Solution Center
Dell™ Printer Additional Information
» Verify the Printer Ink Levels Using the Dell Printer Solution Center

Poor print quality of a document or picture may be the result of low ink levels or dirty printer nozzles or contacts.

To check the printer's ink levels, perform the following steps:

1.

Click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Dell Printers, and then point to Dell (printer model).
2.

Click Dell Printer Solution Center.

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Locate the printer's ink levels on the lower right corner of the Dell Printer Solution Center window.
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If the printer's ink levels indicate that ink cartridges are empty, click the Order Ink button to place an online order for replacement ink cartridges.

For information about ordering ink for your Dell printer, refer to article: Obtaining Ink for a Dell™ Printer


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» Clean the printer contacts and print a test page

To manually clean the printer nozzles and contacts, perform the following steps:

1.

Turn the printer off and remove the power cord from the back of the printer.
2.

Open the printer lid.
3.

Manually move the ink-cartridge carrier to the left by gripping the top of the rubber carrier belt and gently pulling it across towards the right hand side of the printer.
4.

Take a warm, semi-damp paper towel and gently clean the wiper on the right side of the maintenance station.
5.

Lift up on the cap(s) that cover the ink cartridge(s).
6.

Remove the ink cartridge(s), and using a new warm, semi-damp paper towel, gently clean the contacts on the ink cartridge(s).
Verify that the contacts on the ink cartridge(s) is/are sufficiently dry prior to re-inserting into the printer.
7.

Re-insert the ink cartridge(s) back into the correct printer slot(s).

7.

Close the printer lid.
8.

Re-attach the printer power cord to the back of the printer unit.
9.

Press the Power button to turn the unit back on.
10.

Click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Dell Printers, and then point to Dell (printer model).
11.

Click Dell Printer Solution Center.
12.

Click the Maintenance tab.
13.

Click the Print a test page icon.
A test page prints.


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» Clean the Printer Nozzles Using the Dell Printer Solution Center

To clean the printer nozzles and contacts using the Dell Printer Solution Center:

1.

Click the Start button, point to All Programs, point to Dell Printers, and then point to Dell (printer model).
2.

Click Dell Printer Solution Center.
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Click the Maintenance tab.
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Click the Clean to fix horizontal streaks icon.
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Click the Print button.

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You may also want to check to see if there are any small scratches on that glass. That will cause the same thing to happen.

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