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I swapped Photoconductors from 2 other 1710's; no go. Reset?

Is there a way to reset the printer so that it doesn't think that it needs a new Photoconductor (aka Fuser)? I have pulled one from a printer that has 50% life left in it, but my problem printer still thinks that the photoconductor is 'Empty'.

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Dell 1700 printer prints out a page announcing that “the photoconductor has reached its useable life and it needs to be replaced for a new one”. You replace the photoconductor for a new one and the error light is still blinking and the printer keeps on printing the above mentioned page.
Steps to Reset the Photoconductor:

  1. Power off printer
  2. Open the front cover.
  3. Press the continue button; while pressing the continue button power on the printer and wait (still pressing the continue button) until the error led is solid, then release the continue button.
  4. Close the front door, all light should be solid.
  5. Wait until POST finishes.
  6. Press the Cancel button 4 times slowly, the toner led should be solid.
  7. Press the Continue button until all lights go up and down, then release; the Toner Low led is solid.
  8. Power off printer and then back on.
  9. Press continue button once, print a test page.
  10. Check the information about the photoconductor in test page, it should display an OK status.

Note: if these steps don’t work for the first time repeat three times. If still the steps don’t work, the printer needs to be replaced for a new one.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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Turn it off and om. It might work.

Hope this helps

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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    See page 62 of the user manual, (google Dell 1710n User Manual)



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