Question about Dell 1720dn Laser Printer
Printer leaves thin vertical gap on printed page
Any time an imaging drum is replaced on a 1700, 1710, or 1720 model dell laser printer, you must reset
the photoconductor count. The following procedure illustrates how this is done:
1. Open the front access cover
2. Press and HOLD the Cancel Button (Red X)
3. When you see the LED's 'Chase' turn the printer off
4. Close the access cover, and turn the printer back on
5. Press the Continue Button (Green Triangle) to print a settings report
6. Under the section 'Cartridge Information', locate the item 'PHOTOCONDUCTOR COUNT=0K' indicating 'Zero Thousands'.
s now been reset, and you should now be able to print now ok
Posted on May 15, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1720dn dell
Normally to fix a printer that is printing gibberish, uninstalling and reinstalling the print drivers will fix this issue. Another thing that can contribute to gibberish print is using a USB cable that is too long.
With this particular problem (prints Zen), one solve is to uninstall any Dell toner management software. This is particularly true if you are running Vista and hooked up by USB. To uninstall the toner management software (Vista OS), go to control panel>programs>programs and feature>uninstall a program. From this list choose Dell software, choose a customized uninstall, and then choose anything that has to do with Dell toner management.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
That green drum is the imaging drum, and it needs to be replaced. You can purchase directly from dell:
After-market replacements are available as well from a number of online sellers. A search on Google will provide many links.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
There are rubber rollers that grab the paper to pull it through typically these get slick over time and will cause the printer to grab an extra sheet of paper. How I usually fix this problem is to check and see if the rollers are slick if so then I take an Emory board to them to rough them up just a little bit. I have also in the past used clear finger nail polish on the roller and that has helped. I would apply a bit of the clear polish to the roller, if it did not work then I would take the Emory board to it.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
This should fix the drum light being on that 1720
Turn off the power using the switch on the back of the printer. Open the front door of the printer. Hold Continue button down, power on the printer, and continue to holding Continue down until the LEDs begin to flash. When the LEDs start to flash, release Continue button. The LEDs will continue flashing until only Error LED will be lit. Close the front door. Continue, Ready/Data, Toner Low and Load Paper LEDs should be lit. Wait till the printer completes the POST process. POST is complete when fan noise and rollers stops. After POST wait for 5 seconds Press Cancel button 4 times slowly until the Toner Low LED is lit. This is the procedure resetting the counter. Press and hold Continue until all LEDs begin to cycle in sequence, then release Continue. Now only the Toner Low LED will be lit. Cycle the power of the printer: Remove the power cable - Wait for 5 seconds - Plug the power cable back to the printer - Power the Printer on.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
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