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Dell 1700n paper jam

I had a nasty paperjam that came out piece by piece. It seemed cleared so I tried printing again. No luck. It says it's jammed but I can't find evidence of it. The page pulls in fine and starts to go through the printer and even through the "heater" where the toner is melted and then the "jam" light comes on. I open the back of the printer and the page is just sitting there unstuck, unwrinkled. It's like it just won't go up to come out of the printer. If it fed about another inch I could pull it out of the top. I don't understand it.

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  • dellgeek Oct 01, 2007

    That's the most obvious thing and I've done that. People that can find this site should know to do that.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    The printer is making a new clicking noise now and i cannot print at all. The noise is coming from the left hand side. Has been working fine up until i pulled the toner out and put it back in again.



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Most larger printers like yours have an optical sensor that needs to have the paper pass by in order for it to send the "sent" signal. If the paper doesn't trigger that you get the paper jam error. look at this page it will tell you what and where to check for your problem. It has photos and videos. I hope this helps some.

Posted on Oct 01, 2007


This occured on a company Dell 1700n. I couldn't work out what it was at first because the paper was not jammed and the rollers appeared to be fine. I removed the printer tray, pulled on the feeder mechanism (it's hinged with a spring and lowers into the tray to press against the paper) in a downwards motion and there was initial resistance followed by freer movement (and a slight click). After replacing the tray and powering on again it appears to work.


Presumably that feeding arm mechanism gets stuck sometimes. Some WD40 on the joint would probably also help as a maintainence procedure.

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First you reomve your toner and see is ther any paper inside if you are able to open the back cover just open it and try to remove the paper from drum assembly. bye

Posted on Oct 01, 2007

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