My 5110cn works perfectly when I turn it on. But if it is not used for a few minutes it goes to standby. Until recently this was fine - it sprang back into life whenever I sent a print job to it. However, it has now stopped doing anything after it has gone to standby - it won't print, the user panel/buttons are locked and when I try to interrogate the printer from the computer it says that the printer cannot be found on the network. The printer is configured on my home network using a Linksys router - and even when the printer is locked the router indicates that it is still on the network (ie the lamp stays on). I have uninstalled and re-installed the printer driver, left the printer unplugged for a few hours and am now pulling my hair out! If I utrn the printer off and then on again it works perfectly - until the next time it goes to standby! Help!
I've looked for information on Dells web site and found that the printer can be managed by the Dell Printer Web Tool. Have you used this to configure the printer? Is there an option to adjust the standby feature?
I tried to download the manual for your printer, but Dell only provides that in a format for Windows (which I'm not running). So, I can offer suggestions but I can't verify them in the manual.
You may also want to try connecting to the printer with a web browser. Many printers nowadays have web interface that can be used to manage them.
As a last resort, check to see if the printer has a way to restore the settings to "factory default". Doing this may be a hassle but may resolve the situation.
Please let me know if this helps.
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My feelings are the printer has experienced a power related firmware corruption.
Although the link below doesn't relate to your situation, it does give instructions on where to go to get an updated firmware, which you can then flash to your printer. This should fix you up.
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Just in case the monitor is not te problem, why don't you try this.
For (xp) -Go to desktop -right click and click properties. -screen saver -power -then set all the drop down list box to never -click apply. You can try it on other operating system. -go to controls -look for display and follow 2nd step on xp.
right click anywhere on a blank area of the desktop and go to properties go to screensaver and click on it now and the bottom right of the screensaver page will give you power options just open it up and you will see power options this page lets you choose how long before the screen and the harddrive turns off if you want it to never turn off under the time choices for the devices just go to never at the verry bottom of the time choices next took at the hibernation and click on it and set is as you would like it if you turn it off the computer will never go into the standby mode
i hope that this is really helpfull for you
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best regards michael
I had the same exact issue with my 5110cn printer. It turned out that the 5100 fuser is wrong for this printer and will not work. The 5110 has a circuit board on the inside and the 5100 fuser does not. Dell item number KX491 with a BCN # of 652423 works perfectly.