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My Dell 1600n printer shows the message "overheat". What steps should I take in order to print?

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First, you need to make sure that you are using the best settings for your printer. Here are a few things to consider:
1) Environment - If this printer is stored in a cabinet, under a desk, on the floor, etc., it is likely that any heat created by the fuser doesn't have room to escape properly. Be sure to give at least an 1.5" clearance on all sides.
2) Power - The parts inside of a printer are all rated to operate using certain voltages. That being the case, you need to use unregulated power (i.e. - wall outlet) to make sure the parts are given as much (and only as much) power as necessary to operate. Using powerstrips rated at different voltages can create either not enough or too much power which could mean the fuser operates at too low or too high of temperatures.
3) Media - Make sure the paper you're using is rated properly for the printer. Most printers accept a certain paper weight (found in the owners manual). Contact Dell if you've misplaced this.
4) This particular printer isn't rated for too high a speed, which means the fuser shouldn't have to run as hot. If you still get overheat messages, you could try updating the firmware on the printer at support.dell.com or even contact their technical support.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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