Dell 3000CN Color Laser Printer - Smudging & Small Vertical Lines
I bought a 3000CN from Dell several years ago and ever since around page 1,000 I've been seeing smudging and small vertical lines on the lower half of the page. They are always in the same place and only appear when I print in color.
I've been able to ignore the problem for quite a while because almost everything I print is in B&W or greyscale, however, recently I've been printing more color and it's becoming difficult to ignore. I'm now on page 3,250 and am still using the original toner cartridges that came with the printer. C,M, and Y are all at 100% and K is around 30%.
It seems odd to be experiencing such issues on such a small print volume as I'm sure there are offices out there that have gotten into the tens of thousands of pages with this printer without problems.
Can anyone offer any advice on how to fix this issue?