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Dell 3100cn printing horizontal stripes

My 3100 cn just started covering the page in colored horizontal lines. It prints the underlying text, and then covers it with these lines..... If it's a black only document, it only prints 1/2" wide black stripes 7 0f them

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  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    My 3100cn seems to be printing horizontal lines at equal intervals on every document that comes out of the printer. There's about 4 lines per page, and it's driving my clients mad!!-SB




  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    My printer is printing stripes down both sides of the paper.

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Sounds like a bad imaging drum to me...

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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