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Dell 1700 printer doesn't pick up paper - have reversed the rubber rollers and still isn't picking up

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It sounds as though the rollers are needing to be totally replaced. There are other rollers as well and pickup pads that need replacing after awhile. I suggest taking it to a Lexmark dealer as the Dell and Lexmark printers usually take similar parts. They may even sell you the parts to replace yourself if you know what you are doing.

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Here's a quick tip. If your Dell 17XX series (not confirmed for newer than 1710dn printers) is no longer picking up paper from the tray, it MAY be from worn out rollers. Try this tip to get it going while you wait for a replacement roller to get to you:
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To access the pick up rollers. Turn off the printer. Unplug everything from the back of the printer. Take out the toner/drum and set this aside out of the light (the drum is effected by light). Remove the paper tray. Set the printer on its backside. The rollers are located on the underside of the printer where you just removed the paper tray. You may have to move a blue flap to get at the rollers. Take a damp paper towel and clean these off. Another possible solution is to take the grey rollers off and turn them inside out and then place them back on the printer.

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