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Dell 1700n printer

I have always owned ink jet printers, but company sent 1700n printer t work with. I replaced the toner cartridge and started getting lines in printed material. I figured things were dirty so I wiped off new cartridge and face of drum. Well now I have the print coming out all messed up with gray shawdowing everywhere. Did I mess up when I wiped off drum with paper towel and is a new drum the only way to fix is?

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Print out about ten or more sheets and see if it clears up.

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New Dell 1710 laser printer is generating faded characters

This usually happens when the toner is running low.
Try removing the toner cartridge and shake it in a horizontal position and insert it back in the printer. This may give you a few more printed pages before you have to get a new toner cartridge.

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What to do when toner is low

Remove the toner cartridge.
Gently "roll" it from side-to-side, to evenly distribute the toner. Do not "shake" it.

Eventually, you'll either need to buy a new toner-cartridge (either from Dell or via eBay) or find a store that refills ink-jet and ink-toner cartridges.

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My Dell 1700n Drum and Toner Cartridge were both replaced when the drum replace light blinked and the print was getting lighter. Despite resetting the Drum counter the printer still only prints faintly...

Have you checked the fuser?

A laser printer fuser assembly is the heating roller unit that melts and fuses the toner onto the paper. The fuser assembly is made up of a heating roller and a pressure roller.

The heating roller applies the heat to the toner on the printed page and the pressure roller presses and fuses the toner into the printed page. If it's bad and not heating properly, the print will be faint, which is what you describe. You may be able to remove and clean the fuser, but if the printer gets lots of use, it may just be worn out.

See this link for an idea of what it looks like and a price.

I do not work or represent this company, so shop around.

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You can use refilled toner cartridges or off-brand compatible toner. The plus side to this is they are far cheaper and they do work. The down side is that they may increase wear on your printer and if they are the cause of a printer malfunction your Dell warranty is not required to fix the problem. It's a calculated risk--one which I personally take (three or four replacements of toner save enough to buy a new printer).

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Ink cartrige dell 1110


Exerpt taken from Dell Laser 1100 User Manual (p30)

1 Open the front cover.
2 Pull the used toner cartridge out and lift it up and away from the printer.
3 Unpack a new toner cartridge. Hold the cartridge carefully and gently shake it from sideto-
side 5 or 6 times to distribute the toner.
4 Pull the tape to remove the protective paper.
5 Locate the cartridge slot inside the printer, one on each side.
6 Unfold the toner cartridge handle and grasp it. Insert the cartridge into the printer until
it snaps into place.
7 Close the front cover. Make sure that the cover is securely closed. If it is not firmly closed,
printing errors may occur.

PDF Manual can be found here -->

The guide also contains pictures of what to do.


Jan 29, 2009 | Dell 1110 Laser Printer

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Dark background on Dell 1700 printing

Faulty (or wrongly) remanufactured cartridges can produce a 'background' to a print, which can be even across the page or have a mottled effect.

Do a printer self test page (press the arrow button).

put the old toner cartridge back in and do the same.

Does the background show with the old cartridge ?

If it does, its a drum unit problem, if not its a toner cartridge problem, and that should be under warranty if you've just replaced it.

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Refill Toner Cartridge for Laser Printer

Nobody has a clue how to refill a laser cartridge with ink. :)))

OK< just kidding, here it is:

First of all, laser-cartridges have toner (a fine black powder) and not ink.
Second: There are 2 methods to refill a laser cartridge: dismounting it to get to the toner chamber (involves a lot of tehnical skill) or the melt-and-pour method (see here, but you need the melting device.

But because from your question i see you dont know a thing about refilling, better go to a refill center.

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Dell 1710

If that is the only light:
Remove the toner cartridge and firmly shake it from side-to-side and front-to-back several to use the
remaining toner, and then reinsert it and continue printing. Repeat this procedure multiple times until
the print remains faded. When the print remains faded, replace the toner cartridge

If not let me know.

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Dell 1700N Laser has burning plastic smell

Depending on the age, there was a safety recall on this printer a couple of years ago for an overheating and possibility of fire. If I remember correctly, it was printers made in 2004 or 2005. Should be something on the web (consumer product safety).

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