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My dell 720 printer

Everytime i turn it on it slams back and forth and the green light flashed twice off and on. what is wrong with it? i have only had it for two years and hardly never used it.

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Re: my dell 720 printer

Normally thats a sign of a printer driver error, remove the printer and go to add/remove programmes and remove the dell/lexmark printer driver. You will need your installation cd you got with the printer, so re install the software/driver and then re connect the printer when promped and try printing again. The drivers can be downloaded from here if you have no cdrom, but if the solution doesnt work, then the printer may need replacing, as it's not economical to repair.

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