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I replaced the drum on my dell 1720 printer but the light is still flashing to replace and will not print

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  • jerzeygrl519 Sep 07, 2010

    OK so now light is no blinking but won't print

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First check for jammed papers/paper and restart the Printer. Now remove all the cartridges and drum, turn off the machine and leave the door open. Unplug both the usb cable and power cord from the machine. Clean all the chips and the contacts on the printer using a soft cloth/cotton dipped in alcohol or acetone or spirit. After everything is ready, install the drum while you press the "Cancel" button (it must be with the X sign on it), and install the cartridges one by one while you press the Cancel button.

If the problem persists, let me know.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Sep 03, 2010

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    Lebanon Raingam Sep 03, 2010

    I am sorry, I've skipped one important step, Don't forget to pull out the fuser unit. Clean it and reinstall it. Thanks.

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Hello

You have to check couple things in this case.

Ensure that the printer cover is closed.
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  2. Firmly shake it side-to-side and front-to-back several times to redistribute the toner.
  3. Reinsert the toner cartridge, and continue printing.
Repeat this procedure multiple times until the print remains faded. When the print remains faded, replace the toner cartridge.

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The imaging drum is approaching full and needs to be replaced. Order a new imaging drum.



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Turn off the power using the switch on the back of the printer. Open the front door of the printer. Hold Continue button down, power on the printer, and continue to holding Continue down until the LEDs begin to flash. When the LEDs start to flash, release Continue button. The LEDs will continue flashing until only Error LED will be lit. Close the front door. Continue, Ready/Data, Toner Low and Load Paper LEDs should be lit. Wait till the printer completes the POST process. POST is complete when fan noise and rollers stops. After POST wait for 5 seconds Press Cancel button 4 times slowly until the Toner Low LED is lit. This is the procedure resetting the counter. Press and hold Continue until all LEDs begin to cycle in sequence, then release Continue. Now only the Toner Low LED will be lit. Cycle the power of the printer: Remove the power cable - Wait for 5 seconds - Plug the power cable back to the printer - Power the Printer on.

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Follow the four simple steps below to reset the internal drum counter.
 
1.)    Open the front door.
2.)    Press and hold the “Cancel” button; until all of the lights flash.
3.)    Release the “cancel” button.
4.)    Shut the front door.
 
 
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Here is a Link to the Dell 1720/1720DN online users guide.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/prn1720/en/index.htm
 
And here is a direct link to Replacing the photoconductor.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/prn1720/en/1720_en/en/d0e4183.html#replacing-the-imaging-drum
 
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I finally figured it out (with Dell Tech Support's help)! When you replace the drum, you MUST reset the counter as well. All you have to do is:

1) Turn off the power using the switch on the back of the printer. Open the front door of the printer.

2) Hold Continue button down, power on the printer, and continue to holding Continue down until the LEDs begin to flash. When the LEDs start to flash, release Continue button. The LEDs will continue flashing until only Error LED will be lit.

3) Close the front door. Continue, Ready/Data, Toner Low and Load Paper LEDs should be lit.

4) Wait till the printer completes the POST process. POST is complete when fan noise and rollers stops. After POST wait for 5 seconds

5) Press Cancel button 4 times slowly until the Toner Low LED is lit. This is the procedure resetting the counter.

6) Press and hold Continue until all LEDs begin to cycle in sequence, then release Continue. Now only the Toner Low LED will be lit.

7) Cycle the power of the printer (turn it off and then back on).

GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!!!

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If you have reset this without replacing the drum, and the print count is in excess of 30,000, you probably just need to replace the drm unit.

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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:

1. Remove drum kit with toner

2. Make sure all print jobs are flushed otherwise whatever has been sent and not printed will come spewing out.

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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