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My Dell 3100cn will not print unless I press Init NVRAM and restart printer every time I want to print. This is annoying. Can you help? Thanks! Greg

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This implies that you need to restart the printer again. However, do check to see if toner cartridges are seated in the proper position. Also ensure that they have been locked in. This is an error commonly associated with the Dell 3100cn laser printer.

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  2. Reset the printer NVRAM:
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    3. Press the down arrow until Maintenance appears, and then press Select ( > ).
    4. Press the down arrow until Init NVRAM appears, and then press Select ( > ).
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For the 3100cn, once the web password has been set, you need to do a deep NVRAM reset to clear it.
Before doing anything, print a Printer Settings page so you know what your printer settings are, espcially page count. I might advise dating and saving this for possible future reference
Here's how to deep reset NVram for the 3000/3010/3100cn printers:
1. Pwr Off
2. Hold the Left + Right + Menu buttons while you Pwr-on (release them when display = DIAGNOSING...)
3. At the PASSWORD prompt, press UP, UP, [enter] (enter=center button)
4. Down button to INSTALLATION SET; [enter]
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6. OK?, [enter]
7. After completion message, Pwr off, wait 5 secs, then pwr on
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After printer completes POST, the toner level indicators on the LCD may show empty. The printer will need to be Pwr'd Off/On once again to correct display.
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009-340 Error on the Dell Color Laser Printer 3000cn/3010cn/3100cn ...imaging drum cartridge. Turn the printer off using the power switch on the left side. Wait 10 seconds, turn the printer back on, and check if the error message...sensor solenoid nip. Turn the printer off using the power switch on the left... (English) 016-720 PCL Error on the Dell Color Laser Printer 3000cn/3010cn/3100cn ... Press Select ( ) to clear the error on the printer. Reset the printer NVRAM: Press Menu. Press the...and then press Select ( ). When Restart Printer appears, turn the printer off and then back on... (English)
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Hi there You can try this not realy know if work on your printer it for a dell, it worth a go. How to clear NVRAM under maintenance:
· Press Menu.
· Press down until "Configure" appears, then press right.
· Press down until "Maintenance" appears, press right.
· Press down until "Init NVRAM" appears, and press right.
· "Init NVRAM Are you sure?": press "enter" in the center.
· Follow instruction and restart the printer (turn off the printer, and then on).

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· Press "Menu".
· Press down until "Configure" appears, and press right.
· Press down until "Network" appears, and press right.
· Press down until "Init NVRAM" appears, and press right.
· "Init NVRAM Are you sure?": press "enter" in the center.
· Follow instruction and restart the printer (turn off the printer, and then on).

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Turn off the printer, and then hold down the "Menu" button on the front of the printer, and then turn on the power to the printer.
You should see the "Init Password" message on the front panel, and just choose No to not init the password.

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Try this
  1. Press Menu.

  2. Press d_bottonb.gif until Configure appears, and then press r_bottona.gif or arrowbutton_sa.gif .

  3. Press d_bottonb.gif until Maintenance appears, and then press r_bottona.gif or arrowbutton_sa.gif .

  4. Press d_bottonb.gif until Init NVRAM appears, and then press r_bottona.gif or arrowbutton_sa.gif .

  5. The Init NVRAM Are you sure? message appears on the operator panel. Press arrowbutton_sa.gif .

  6. Turn off the printer, and then on again.

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Try clearning the NVRAM most cases the drum fill count is baised on a setting and not if its really full.
  1. Press Menu.

  2. Press d_bottonb.gif until Configure appears, and then press r_bottona.gif or arrowbutton_sa.gif .

  3. Press d_bottonb.gif until Maintenance appears, and then press r_bottona.gif or arrowbutton_sa.gif .

  4. Press d_bottonb.gif until Init NVRAM appears, and then press r_bottona.gif or arrowbutton_sa.gif .

  5. The Init NVRAM Are you sure? message appears on the operator panel. Press arrowbutton_sa.gif .

  6. Turn off the printer, and then on again.

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Hi,
  1. Open the front cover and then open the top cover. (Figure 1)

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    Figure 1: Open front and top cover

  2. Raise the lever on the top right side of the drum cartridge. (Figure 2)

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    Figure 2: Raise drum cartridge lever

  3. Grasp the drum cartridge by the handle and lift up and out. (Figure 3)

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    Figure 3: Remove drum cartridge
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To reset the NVRAM, perform the following steps:
Press the Menu button.

Press the (down arrow) button on the printer until Configure appears, and then press the (right arrow) button on the printer or (Set) button.

Press on the printer until Maintenance appears, and then press on the printer or .

Press the until Init NVRAM appears, and then press or .

Press Initializing and Restart Printer will appear.

Power off the printer and power back on.

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You can restore the original factory default menu settings by initializing NVRAM. Try this and see what happens. from there I would need an exact message off the printer to help further.
Turn off the printer.
Turn on the printer while holding down u_botton.gif and d_botton.gif .
The Customer Mode menu appears.
Press Menu.
Press d_bottonb.gif until Configure appears, and then press r_bottona.gif or arrowbutton_sa.gif .
Press d_bottonb.gif until Maintenance appears, and then press r_bottona.gif or arrowbutton_sa.gif .Press d_bottonb.gif until Init NVRAM appears, and then press r_bottona.gif or arrowbutton_sa.gif .
The Init NVRAM Are you sure? message appears on the operator panel. Press arrowbutton_sa.gif .
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Hi,
Follow these steps.

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Reset the NVRAM On the 3010cn

To reset the NVRAM, perform the following steps:
  1. Press the Menu button.

  2. Press the down%20arrow%203100cn.jpg (down arrow) button on the printer until Configure appears, and then press the right%20arrow%203100cn.jpg (right arrow) button on the printer or return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg (Set) button.

  3. Press down%20arrow%203100cn.jpg on the printer until Maintenance appears, and then press right%20arrow%203100cn.jpg on the printer or return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg.

  4. Press the down%20arrow%203100cn.jpg until Init NVRAM appears, and then press right%20arrow%203100cn.jpg or return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg.

  5. Press return%20arrow%203100cn.jpgInitializing and Restart Printer will appear.

  6. Power off the printer and power back on.

To print the Gradation [ESS] test print, perform the following steps:
  1. Power off the printer.

  2. Hold down the up and down arrow buttons on the printer and power the printer on. This will bring up a Customer Mode menu.

  3. Press the down arrow button until Test Print appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  4. Press the down arrow button until Gradation [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  5. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. On the LCD, Processing appears and the test page is printed.

  6. Power off the printer and power back on.



To print all four 20% toner test prints, perform the following step:
  1. Power off the printer.

  2. Hold down the up and down arrow buttons on the printer and power the printer on.

  3. Press the down arrow button until Test Print appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  4. Press the down arrow until Cyan20% [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  5. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. The test print will print.

  6. Press the Cancel button.

  7. Press the down arrow until Magenta20% [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  8. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. The test print will print.

  9. Press the Cancel button.

  10. Press the down arrow until Yellow20% [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  11. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. The test print will print.

  12. Press the Cancel button.

  13. Press the down arrow until Black20% [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  14. Press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button. The test print will print.

  15. Press the Cancel button.

  16. Power off the printer and power back on.

Reseat the drum cartridge, perform the following steps:
  1. Power off the printer.
  2. Unplug the power cable.
  3. Pull to open the front cover and then lift to open the top cover. (Figure 1)

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    Figure 1 - Open Front and Top Covers

  4. Raise the lever on the top right side of the drum cartridge. (Figure 2)

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    Figure 2 - Raise Lever to Release Drum Cartridge

  5. Grasp the drum cartridge by the handle and lift up and out. (Figure 3)

    remove%20drum%20cartridge1%203100cn.jpg

    Figure 3 - Remove Drum Cartridge

  6. Insert the drum cartridge.
  7. Close the top and front covers.
  8. Plug in the power cable.
  9. Power on the printer.


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