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3100CN keeps asking to replace black toner tried 2 new catridges!

For some reason after I installed a new black toner for the 3100cn printer it went through a really long calibrating cycle, and then said to replace the black toner, i tried another new on but after pulling out the newly installed one saw toner everywhere on the black toner cartridge, i replaced it with a new one and the same things happens, I have vacuumed out the entire printer and the same problem..!!!!

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  • downriver Feb 05, 2008

    i took out the toner and shook the blank out of it...make sure you put somthing over it... remove it from the bag and re install. it started to print after that

  • kim2510 Feb 18, 2008

    Dell 3100cn keeps saying replace black toner soon.

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    Need help installing Dell 3100cn as a network printer on windows vista. I have an IP address but it does not recognize it when using the setup wizard.

  • exmonk1 Feb 25, 2008

    I've had the same problem. The 3100cn keeps asking me to replace the black cartridge even though I just put a new on in.

  • Deweyrocks Mar 13, 2008

    3100cn, replace the black toner cartridge and it prints a few pages fine then goes to "ready to print" with "insert black toner (k)" flashing below. Send a print job to the printer and it goes to "processing" then to "insert black toner (k)" and quietly and does nothing. Replace with another new cartridge, leave it out for 10 min., turn off the machine for 10 min, reinsert another new one and the same results.



    Been using Ld refills for a year now Ld is sending me the third free replacement. What do i do to fix this problem?



    Deweyrocks

  • jester77 Mar 14, 2008

    I have the exact prblem. Is there a fix?

  • SHoward Apr 14, 2008

    i have the same problem. i replaced this toner about a month ago and now its saying replace black toner.. i take it out, turn off the machine. then it still says it. i dont get it.

  • shift2drift6 Sep 05, 2008

    I have the same issue. I just bought a new dell toner and installed it into the printer but the Replace black toner message will not go away. When trying to print it says replace black toner.

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Replace with correct chip if this is not OEM

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We have several 3100cn were I work. One has the above symptoms: very long calibrating cycle followed by the replace black toner message. I thought I could fix this by exchanging cartridges between the two printers to find the culprit. No success.

I then started looking for mechanical differences between the two printers -- and noticed that the roller BEHIND the black cartridge (take the cartridge out, look into the printer, and you'll see a partially hidden horizontal roller, perhaps part # C5396 2nd Bias Transfer Roller Assembly) was much more wobbly on the bad printer. I've yet to replace it (does not look easy), but I think this is the culprit.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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After installing the toner cartridge the replace toner message will reappear after the calibration sequence until you press the menu button on the front of the printer. After doing that the message goes away and you should be ready to print again.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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