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Dell 1700 laser printer has Low toner and error lights flashing

Both the Error light and the toner low light are flashing in sync with each other. Please advise on the error and how to correct.

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  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

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  • tgrant251 Aug 21, 2008

    All lights are flashing and will not stop.



    I have already tried opening the front and holding down the cancel button.

  • coikg Sep 17, 2008

    Dell 1700 laser printer has Low toner and error lights flashing

  • Public figa Oct 11, 2008

    I shows the toner low and lighting error

  • Public figa May 11, 2010

    Help me

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    How to shut off this light?

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I was able to reset the drum counter using your instructions and print a test page with the 'Continue' button, so I know that the printer is functioning but my system still tells me that I have an "Unknown Toner Level" when I try to print a document and will not print. Is there a fix for this?

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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Ya!!! It was very hepfull. Thanks a lot.

Posted on May 15, 2008

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Reset the photoconductor (PC) drum counter on the Dell™ 1700(n) printer.
To reset the photoconductor (PC) drum counter, perform the following steps:
1. Turn off the power using the switch on the back of the printer.
2. Open the front door of the printer.
3. Hold the Continue button down, power on the printer, continue to hold down the Continue button until just the Error LED is on solid, then release the Continue button.
4. Close the front door.
The
Continue button, Ready/Data, Toner Low, and Load Paper LEDs should all be lit.
5. Wait for the printer to complete its POST process.
This is completed once the printer begins emitting a fan noise and the rollers start, then stop.

6. Press the Cancel button four times slowly until the Toner Low LED is lit.
Dell 1700 laser printer has Low toner and error li - clip_image001.gif NOTE: This is the option for resetting the drum counter.
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8. Press and hold the Continue button until the LEDs all begin to rapidly cycle up / down in sequence, then release the Continue button.
The Toner Low
LED is the only one on.
9. Cycle the power on the printer.
10. When the printer is ready, press the Continue button once to print a settings page.
11. Under the heading Cartridge Information, verify the Photoconductor value is 0K (zero-K).

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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.

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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    icemanjulian May 24, 2012

    Thank you Guest. I follow your easy instruction and it work. Saved 85 dollar and a piece of junk for the landfill.

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Toss it out. That printer is a piece of junk. I have 4 fairly new 1700's and they all just about crapped out.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Dell 1700 laser printer has Low toner and error lights flashing

Try removing the toner cartridge and putting it back in place.

Try also unplugging power cord for ten minutes, and check if this clears error message.

Inspect the printer for foreign objects, or paper stuck inside.

If this does not work, it is a faulty drum.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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SOURCE: 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

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