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Dell 1700n: Paper Loaded, Light still on, will not print

Dell 1700n printer load paper light on and will not print despite paper in tray. Have turned off and on, etc. no luck.

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It sounds like the feeder wheels are going out. If you pull out your tray and look up underneath you will see a set of rubber wheels. THey are supposed to lower and feed the paper. I am sure they are still rolling but not lowering all the time. Mine are out completely, can still print by feeding a sheet at a time in the front load slot.

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See is there any paper stuck inside. bye

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Started out with paper, would start to load paper them as soon as paper stared in would stop. After several tries it would work. Then it stoped taking paper at all. Each time you try to print it stops and...

First I would remove the paper tray and check the rollers and print path for any scraps of paper that may be tripping up a sensor. If all seems well, ...

Try this next: It will reset the printer's configuration info.
To factory reset your Dell 1700 series printer follow these steps.
  1. Turn off your printer
  2. Open the front cover (push the button on the left side)
  3. Hold down the "Continue" and "Cancel" buttons and turn the power back on.
  4. When the "Error LED" light on the control panel is solid, close the cover and release the "Continue" and "Cancel" buttons.
Tip: To print a configuration sheet push the "Continue" button twice. This will give your printers IP Address.

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Paper light blinking, paper tray full, won't print

i recently bought a second hand hl-5140 and when switched on had the fault you have described - on checking machine over i found a small piece of torn paper stuck in the paperpath. after clearing, the printer worked fine.check over for paper again as mine was only a very small peice.
hope this has been of help.

Sep 04, 2009 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

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Smaller items will only feed crookedly into the printer document

Check to see if you are feeding the envelopes and 4x6 cards/photo paper correctly.

Both envelopes and 4x6 cards must be loaded and centered on the paper exit tray (not inside the paper input tray).

Printing envelopes:
  • Up to 15 envelopes can be loaded at a time.
  • The print side of the envelope faces down.
  • The envelopesare centered on the paper exit tray.
  • You print the envelopes with Landscape orientation.
Printing cards:
  • Up to 35 greeting cards, index cards, postcards, or photo cardscan be loaded at a time.
  • The print side of the cards faces down.
  • The cards are centered on the paper exit tray.
  • You select Automatic, Normal, or Photo print quality.

For images on how to correctly load the paper, download your printer user's guide:

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I have a T620 that won't print from the trays because it continues to show ''Load MP tray'' on the display. When I drop down the tray and load the multi-purpose feeder, it will print what's in the queue....

Turns out that the paper tray was damaged - the tray was unable to determine the correct paper size, despite fooling with the green paper stop. I had to compare it with a known-good tray to see the problem.

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Who can fix my printer from paper jamming? It is a Dell Laser Printer 1700 and keeps jamin the paper. Who do I call? Have tried almost everything.We live in a remote Mountain area Colorado.

If you mean that the print cycle starts, but the "Paper Jam" lights up at the point where the paper starts to enter the drum, here's what I found worked.

The rollers that feed the paper come down onto the clean sheets on a plastic, spring-loaded arm Those rollers sometimes get too slick after a lot of use and they won't push the paper up and into the drum -- they slip like worn tires.

Solution: slip the rubber "tires"off the plastic roller "wheels" and reverse them, inside-out. Put them back on the wheels and the new rubber surface will probably push the paper just fine.

To do this you have to turn the machine upside down and remove the paper tray. I would unplug the unit and remove the drum as well before trying this.

Good luck.

Apr 16, 2009 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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Dell 1700 will not feed paper

If your Dell 1700 laser printer is not pulling paper all the way, try cleaning the pick up rollers.

To access the pick up rollers. Turn off the printer. Unplug everything from the back of the printer. Take out the toner/drum and set this aside out of the light (the drum is effected by light). Remove the paper tray. Set the printer on its backside. The rollers are located on the underside of the printer where you just removed the paper tray. You may have to move a blue flap to get at the rollers. Take a damp paper towel and clean these off. Another possible solution is to take the grey rollers off and turn them inside out and then place them back on the printer.

The pick up rollers should not be shiney, or cracked and dryed out. If they are, they will not pick up the paper to feed it into the printer. The tires should have "traction" to them so that they can grip the paper and feed it into the printer.

Once you have the tires cleaned off or turned inside out and placed back on reassemble the printer and try printing.

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Paper jam light is on with no sign of a jam printer wont print.

1-paper is most likely stuck in the fuser, (where it exits and gets hot) you will have to remove it
2-it would be better to clean the rollers w/ alcohol then inside out.

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Cannot print from Tray 1 in Gestetner 6002

First make sure that the machine is reading/ seeing the paper size of the paper that is in the tray ( select tray 1 from the touch screen and see what the paper size reads). If the machine sees a different size then that in the tray, use the 'user tools' and change the paper for that tray. Also, go into your printer settings on/in your computer and make sure that the proper paper size is selected ( the size that is in the tray you want to print from). If the orientation of the paper size is different from the tray -- will not print and give you the error.

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Paper jam

There is a sensor in the back that lets the printer know the paper has exited the fuser. It is probably broken off if paper is getting stuck back there.

Also check for paper remnants that are jammed. This may require removal of the fuser.

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Dell 1700N

We had a printer with the same problem, and turning the pickup wheels inside out (on the back of the paper tray) solved the problem.

Hope this helps.

Oct 19, 2007 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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