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Dell 1710 lights

Have a dell 1710. When turned on the TonerLow and Error button shine solid.

When pressing other buttons I get a secondary light sequence: Ready button and Error button shine solid.

Am using original dell drum and reman toner. 2 toner cartridges were used with the same result.

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    toner an drum lights keep flashing have changed both no change



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You need to replace the drum and toner to correct the issue. That's the sign of the drum at its end of life.

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