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These are called "top cover right flag" and are available for under $30. Part number D1720-W8 or I believe Lexmark part number 40X5068 also works

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You can find a junk 1720(dn doesn't matter) and replace the top cover assy. yourself, or you can replace the printer(usually cheaper). Sorry, this is usually terminal for these printers.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009


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You either have a piece of paper stuck in it somewhere (usually in the fuser on this model) or the flag is broken (usually again on the fuser output). Check the fuser carefully to make sure there is no paper in it and that the flag is intact. It is possible the PCB is bad but more likely there is paper in it or a broken flag. You can drop the back door and see if there is a piece stuck or if the flag is there.

1: open the back door and check for paper.
2: If no paper is present pull down on the output assemble and check for paper there.
3: When you pull down on the fuser output you should see a long thin piece of plastic sticking up in the middle.

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Here's a link for you:

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Sounds like the Outputflag is sticking or not returning back to the proper position as quickly as i should. The output flag is gravity return in other words there is no spring required.
Perhaps there is paper or dust collecting in that area and causing the flag to stick... regardless follow these instructions to test this :

The output bin flag on the 1720dn is on the right side. (as you face the printer)

Turn the printer off, hold up the flag while pwring on, wait until al the lights stop cycling. the only light remaining ON (flashing) should be "Remove Output".
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