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I can not clear the error I m getting for photoconductor kit3

I have a Dell 1700 and can not clear this error. I only have two buttons to push. Not knowing the sequence, I don't know how to do it. My printer is showing error and will not print. PLEASE help.

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THIS MAY NOT SOLVE ISSUE BUT GO TO FIXYOUROWNPRINTER.COM, LOTS OF FORUMS/SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS FOR DELL 1700. MANY ARE SHARING SOLUTIONS.

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Photoconductor kit? Dell 1700 printer


The photoconductor kit is another word for the drum or imaging drum. All three words refer to the same part.

Here is a link from the Dell site for this model.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/PopupProductDetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=dhs&sku=310-5404

Once you replace the drum, the printer has to be manually reset. If this is not done, the printer will continue to give this print out. By resetting it, the counter is set back to zero. The drum is good for around 30k prints.

From the Online Manual for the 1700, to reset the counter:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/1700n/en/index.htm#online_documentation

To reset the counter, press and hold the Cancel button until all lights flash in sequence.

NOTICE: Resetting the imaging drum's counter without replacing the imaging drum may damage your printer and void your warranty.

Jun 18, 2010 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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We have a Dell 1700 at our office and the drum light is flashing and the page prints out stating the photoconductor kit is at the end of its useful life - so we ordered a new one. We received and installed...


There is nothing on the photoconductor unit to 'tell' the printer that it is new, you have to do this yourself, by following the photocinductor reset procedure (it's in the manual, or

Dell 1700

RESETTING DRUM PAGE COUNTER

1) Leave the power on, insert toner cartridge, and leave door open
2) Press the cancel button and hold till the leds flash
3) Release cancel button and close toner cartridge door

May 12, 2010 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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Dell 1700 is giving me an error about the Toner. It also prints out a page telling me to replace the photoconductor kit. I have replaced the photoconductor and the toner but it still has the same error and...


The printer has no way of knnowing that you have changed the Photoconductor Unit, unless you tell it (as there is not chip on the Photoconductor).

The Photconductor reset procedure is as follows.

Dell 1700
RESETTING DRUM PAGE COUNTER

1) Leave the power on, insert toner cartridge, and leave door open
2) Press the cancel button and hold till the leds flash
3) Release cancel button and close toner cartridge door

Apr 08, 2010 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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


Problem
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.
Solution
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.

Jun 26, 2009 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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Dell 1720 flashinf replace drum- error.


I believe this message is occur because the laser printer drum needs to be replaced, not the toner cartridge.

These are two different things. The part is a DELL 310-8710 Drum Unit. Just google DELL 1720N drum and you should be able to find one.

May 29, 2009 | Dell 1720dn Laser Printer

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Flashing error and toner on Dell 1700 and will not print even after replacing drum and toner this happened before and I found on line sequence of pushing the buttons on printer to clear...but i can no


After replacing fysicalythe photoconductor/imagaging drum, leave the door open. Press and hold Cancel untl all lights flash in sequence to reset the printer. Close front cover.

May 28, 2009 | Dell 1700 Laser Printer

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Is my Dell 1700 Laser Printer photoconductor drum truly fried?


The drum collects used toner for apprx. 30,000 pages. After that, the printer recommends that it be changed to prevent used toner from spilling internally into the printer's mechanisms. The whole photoconducter/drum can be replaced. The new part from Dell is apprx. $50.00 US. 
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Printer_Accessories/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=310-8710#Overview

You might have reset the "counter" for the photoconducter. Ever  have a water  fillter with an electronic timer? You replace the filter, then you reset the timer? Perhaps you reset the timer without actually replacing the filter. So to speak. :)
The question you should ask yourself is: would I like to spend $30 - $60 [it's cheaper for refurbished parts- Google it] replacing the drum head on a 7 year old printer, or would I rather invest that in a new printer?

Feb 23, 2009 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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Dell 1700 laser printer has Low toner and error lights flashing


Leave the printer on. Open the front and hold down the cancel button until all the lights are flashing in sequence. Close the front while still holding the cancel with the lights flashing and then release the cancel button. This should reset it.

Thanks

Nov 07, 2008 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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Will not print because the photoconductor kit3 at end of live but i konw you can reset it


open front door, hold reset until lights flash up and down, press reset again, close door.
Press continue button to print the status of the photoconductor kit, it should be ok. But if you don't change the photoconductor kit, I think you can break other components.
I hope you understand this information because I am a french speaker. Good luck

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