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1700 Drum Error

We had toner and error lights flashing in sync, replaced both toner and drum.
Lights still flash, and when I press Continue it prints a page saying the printer has stopped because the drum has reached end of life. I pulled the drum and toner out of another printer and got the same error (the other printer is working fine).
Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem. Bothe the toner and the drum have been changed but the error light and the low toner light will not stop blinking.

  • Smoochie May 28, 2008

    We had toner and error lights flashing in sync, replaced both toner and drum.
    Lights still flash, and when I press Continue it prints a page saying the printer has stopped because the drum has reached end of life. I pulled the drum and toner out of another printer and got the same error (the other printer is working fine).

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Hold cancel button down with door open, this should rest it

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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OMG after spending $200 to purchase a new toner and drum this simple solution worked!!

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Hey John, I was also having an issue with the flashing light, even after I replaced the imaging drum. Used your solution, and it worked.

Thanks a bunch.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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