Question about Dell 1720dn Laser Printer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Verify the Paper Size
Look at the chart below to verify that the paper size meets the 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn-series specifications.
Verify the paper size in the tray matches the size set in the 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn-series printer´s operator panel.
To verify the paper size in the tray matches the size set in the printer's operator panel, perform the following steps:
*1 Denotes country-specific factory default values.
*2 Available for the optional 250-sheet cassette only.
Figure 1 - Paper Size Chart
Verify the Paper Type Matches the Type Set in the Printer´s Operator Panel
To verify the paper type matches the type set in the printer's operator panel, perform the following steps:
Table 1: Paper Type Chart
All media types that are not Plain 1 should be printed from the MPF only.
Verify the printing preferences on the Dell™ 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn / 5100cn-series printer.
To verify the printing preferences is set to print from the correct tray with the correct paper size, perform the following steps:
The Printers and Faxes window appears.
The Printing Preferences window appears.
This sets the size and tray defaults.
Verify the Paper Size From the Printing Application Matches the Designated Printer Tray
To verify the paper size from the printing application matches the designated printer tray, perform the following steps:
Verify the Paper Source From the Printing Application Matches the Designated Printer Tray
Do not replace any printer hardware as this is not a printer hardware issue.
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
SOURCE: 1720dn dell
Normally to fix a printer that is printing gibberish, uninstalling and reinstalling the print drivers will fix this issue. Another thing that can contribute to gibberish print is using a USB cable that is too long.
With this particular problem (prints Zen), one solve is to uninstall any Dell toner management software. This is particularly true if you are running Vista and hooked up by USB. To uninstall the toner management software (Vista OS), go to control panel>programs>programs and feature>uninstall a program. From this list choose Dell software, choose a customized uninstall, and then choose anything that has to do with Dell toner management.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
I had the same problem. I removed the paper tray, turned the printer on its side and manually moved all the working parts on the bottom of the printer - rollers and switches..
When I reinserted the paper tray, everything worked fine.
PS. I ordered and returned a new paper tray from Dell, that was not the problem.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Open the back cover and look for paper wrapped around a roller back there. That is the most common cause of the issues with this machine. The other thing you can try is to push down on the little flaps where the paper comes out of the printer. These get stuck and need cleaning/replacement all the time in the later life of these models (1720's).
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
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