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Diagonal lines on print

This printer went from rainbow dusting across the entire page, no print visible. after cleaning and inspecting the printer and re-installing the toner carts, i get diagonal bars across the page in color no in black print. when i look in at the toner units the toner mag roller has candy cane stripes of toner in the cyan, yellow. replaced black, it was out, replaced cyan, had no yellow at the time. cyan still looks like striped mag roller. any thoughts

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    I have a 6180N and when my colored pages come out they have what looks like a small banner in CYAN going across each page horizontally in some form or step and repeat fashion, It is mainly on the left side of the page but is also lightly on the right? I have no error messages and total page print count is 3222. Any ideas? This was new in 09 when I got it. Thanks

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    How do I get the printer to respond to the print command?

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    When I print only black sometimes cyan toner droped on the top of the paper ... :-( Could you help me ?

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Hi,
Follow these steps.

Print Quality Problems on 3010cn.
Reset the NVRAM On the 3010cn

To reset the NVRAM, perform the following steps:

  1. Press the Menu button.

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

    on the printer until Madiagonal lines on print - right%20arrow%203100cn.jpgrs, and then press on the printer or .

  3. Press the until Initdiagonal lines on print - return%20arrow%203100cn.jpgand then press right%20arrow%2diagonal lines on print - return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg> or <img src=.

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

  5. 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 bdiagonal lines on print - return%20arrow%203100cn.jpgower the printer on. This will bring up a Customer Mode menu.

  3. Press the down arrow button until Test Print appears and press diagonal lines on print - return%20arrow%203100cn.jpges/return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg" alt="return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg" class="h_mi" /> button.

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

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

  5. Power off the printer and power back on.



To print all four 20% toner test prints, perform the followdiagonal lines on print - return%20arrow%203100cn.jpgclass="h_mi">Power off the printer.

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

    diagonal lines on print - return%20arrow%203100cn.jpgdown arrow button until Test Print appears and press the button.

  • Press the down arrow until Cyan20% [ESS] appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpgPress the return%20arrow%2diagonal lines on print - return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg> button. The test print will print.<br /><br />
<li class=Press the Cancel button.

  • Press the down arrow until Magenta20% [ESS] appears and press the button.

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

  • Press the Cancel button.

  • Press the down arrow until Yellow20% [ESS] appears and press diagonal lines on print - return%20arrow%203100cn.jpges/return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg" alt="return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg" class="h_mi" /> button.

    button. The test print will print.

  • Press the Cancel button.

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

  • Press the retudiagonal lines on print - open%20front%20and%20top%20cover%203100cn.jpgon. The test print will print.<br /><br />
<li class=Press the Cancel button.

  • Power off the printer and power back on.

  • Reseat the drum cartridge, perform the following steps:
    diagonal lines on print - lift%20drum%20cartridge%20lever%203100cn.jpger.
  • Unplug the power cable.
  • 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

  • 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

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

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    Figure 3 - Remove Drum Cartridge

  • Insert the drum cartridge.
  • Close the top and front covers.
  • Plug in the power cable.
  • Power on the printer.


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