The Contamination page prints out all 4 colour 20% pages
NOTE: The 20% Tests will print out an individual sheet of each colour at 20% saturation allowing us to determine if that colour is outputting correctly.
It will also Print a 5th page containing information on roller sizes within the Printer. This can be used to determine the distance of the repeating deletion and can indicate the consumable component with the defect.
3. Using the 20% tests, determine if one or all test Prints are blank or very faint:
4. If only one colour displays the PQI continue below:
-> Determine whether a Dell Branded Toner is in use
Note: It is recommended that only Dell Branded Toners are used in Dell Laser Printers as Dell cannot guarantee compatibility or the print quality of any 3rd party toners.
-> Try a working Dell Branded Toner from a working Dell c3760, c3765 Laser Printer (if available)
-> If the issue is resolved with a working Toner, please advise Dell Technical Support that you require a new Toner, via the Twitter Contact option.
NOTE: If you were not using a Dell Branded Toner and would like to purchase one, please go to Dell.com http://www.dell.com/supplies and select the Toner you require for the correct model
5. If all colours display the PQI, when printing test pages, use the 5th page of the contamination test to provide an indication of the point of failure. If a part has been indicated, please try swapping that component with another working component from another c3760/c3765 Laser printer.
If you are unable to determine the component, please continue below:
-> Try another Imaging Drum from a working Dell 3760, c3765 Laser Printer (if available) and Print another series of Test Prints
For detailed information on removing and installing consumable components on these Printers, see article:
8. If the PQI is seen only after passing through the Fuser Unit, please contact Dell, via the Twitter Button, to advise of a fault with the Fuser Unit.
9. If the PQI is displayed before passing through the Fuser Unit, please contact Dell, via the Twitter Button, to raise a Technical Support Ticket
If you require further assistance or wish to give us feedback, please engage our technical team on Twitter.
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