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Dropouts or spot deletions on a Dell 2155cn/cdn Laser Printer

Dropouts or spot deletions on a Dell 2155cn/cdn Laser Printer


Article Summary: This article provides Information on Dropouts or spot deletions on a Dell 2155cn/cdn Laser Printer


Table of Contents:
  1. Identifying and Defining Print Quality Issues on Dell Laser Printers
  2. Dropouts or Spot Deletions Diagnostics


1.

Identifying and Defining Print Quality Issues on Dell Laser Printers


Before diagnosing any Print Quality Issue, please refer to this article:

Identifying and Defining Print Quality Issues on Dell Laser Printers


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2.

Dropouts or Spot Deletions Diagnostics





Dropouts or Spot Deletions may occur after extensive usage of the Printer or when some of the consumable components may have reached the end of their life.

Please follow the steps below to diagnose a Dropouts or spot deletion Print Quality Issue (PQI):
  1. Turn off the Printer and Boot into Customer Mode to print a series of 20% Colour Test Prints, to identify whether issue is present on all colours or just one


  2. 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.

  3. Using the 20% tests, determine if one or all test Prints display the PQI

  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 2155cn/cdn 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 below


    • If you were not using a Dell Branded Toner and would like to purchase one, please go to Dell.com and select the Toner you require for the Printer


  5. If all colours are faint or blank, when printing test pages, continue below:


    • Try another PHD Unit from a working Dell 2155cn/cdn Laser Printer (if available) and Print another series of 20% Test Prints


    • Try another Fuser Unit from a working Dell 2155cn/cdn Laser Printer (if available) and Print another series of 20% Test Prints


    • If you do not have any replacement components to test with, please try a Stop Test on the Fuser Unit.


    • 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


    • If the PQI is displayed before passing through the Fuser Unit, please contact Dell, via the Twitter Button, to raise a Technical Support Ticket

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If you require further assistance or wish to give us feedback, please engage our technical team on Twitter.

 


Quick Tips content is self-published by the Dell Support Professionals who resolve issues daily. In order to achieve a speedy publication, Quick Tips may represent only partial solutions or work-arounds that are still in development or pending further proof of successfully resolving an issue. As such Quick Tips have not been reviewed, validated or approved by Dell and should be used with appropriate caution. Dell shall not be liable for any loss, including but not limited to loss of data, loss of profit or loss of revenue, which customers may incur by following any procedure or advice set out in the Quick Tips.

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Senast ändrad: 01/02/2014 12:00 AM


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