Question about Dell 5100cn Laser Printer
Black is printing very pale.
Others colours OK.
Replaced black toner but no effect.
The only effect that the "non Dell toner" setting has is to raise the fuser temperature to the maximum. Since all toners are made up of ink and plastic, the fuser is what melts the fine plastic to the paper.
Dell toner is designed to melt at a lower temperature, however, since the non dell toners temperature value is unknow, this setting allows for that unknown.
In any case, neither of these things will cause lite, or faded print. In Fact, the toner cartridge for this model is actually nothing more then a toner storage device. Some cartridges contain the toner, the developer, and the drum. On the 5100 and the 5110 this is not the case.
The photo developers are located behind the imaging drum. you can see the 4 seperate developers, in the developer frame, when you remove the drum unit.
More then likely, if only the black is printing poorly, and the colors are printing ok, then the black photo developer is defective. This is a very messy job if you do not know what you are doing, and very involved.
You need to remove the top cover, the left side cover, the high voltage power supply, the supply tubes ( where the toner travels from the actual toner cartridges down to the developers ). Then once the tubes are removed, you have to remove the developer frame from the printer. Then you can get to the actual photo developer.
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
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you have to do is remove all 4 hoses, the single electrical connector at the top of the frame, and then the frame will pull lose from the printer. If you do remove the developer frame, make sure you clean the ROS glass, this is actually the printhead, located behind the frame when removed and as well as other parts. Reopen the black cartridge, set it well and lock it completely. There is a cheap under the toner, make sure that it is not corrupted, if it is, then you should remove it out and replace it with old toner cartridge. If the problem still exists then you can check this web link :
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