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Dell 1720 printer prints junk first page with only ?Z@ troofpaN.

I have the same problem. The first sheet only has ?Z@ troofpaN printed on the first line, then the other sheets are normal. I tried reloading the print driver to no avail. Enough people have this problem to justify Dell fixing it.

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This is a issue with the printer drive that windows is holding, not the printer. To Un-install your printer drive the correct way, goto add/remove programs, and un-install the printer there, then open up your printer control panel and right click where there is no printer. In the right click menu click server properties, then click the drivers tab, then remove the 1720/1720dn drivers there. A system restart will be necessary in most cases before it will let you remove the drivers(the Microsoft print spooler is to blame here for that). If this still doesn't work for you, then install a hp laserjet 4 driver and see if it does the same thing. if not, then it is something with the driver/spooler, if so, then it is the MCU of the printer, and you might want to look at buying a new printer.

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I have found a good manual that can help you easily with the help of pictures.

Click on the link below to access it :

ftp://ftp.lexmark.com/depot/Dell/Dell_1720_Depot_rev061807.pdf

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The second link was the helpful information. Also, to cut through all of that --

If you need to reset the counter:

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3. Hold down CANCEL Button until all lights flash through.

4. Slide the drum kit and toner properly into the Printer.

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