Question about Dell 1700n Laser Printer
Your are in a difficult position. Since you do not know that the printer worked before, you have no way of knowing for sure where the problem might be. It could be the toner cartridge, drum cartridge or the printer. The laser shutter may not be opening which will cause blank prints. Could be the high voltage unit. There are numerous things it "could" be and that is where you would really need an experienced technician to take measurements and make observations as to what is going on. Another thing you could try is to call your local toner cartridge recharging shops and see if they have the capability of testing your cartridges. They should do this for free. If the cartridges both made prints then at least you would know that the printer was not working when you got it. The same shops sometimes do service and may be able to tell you what is wrong.
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Posted on Oct 12, 2010
A laser printer works by feeding a sheet of paper in from a hopper, negatively charging it by passing it over the corona wire. At the same time the drum is being scanned by the laser, which attracts toner to the drum before being put onto the paper. The paper is then passed through a heater (fuser unit) which bonds the toner to the paper.
If there's no toner being deposited on the page, even in a test print, then it could be that the laser isn't firing or that the drum isn't being charged properly by either the laser.
To test, start to print a page, half way through switch off the printer and look to see what is on the drum. If the drum has toner on it (should be a reverse image of what you are trying to print), then the toner isn't being deposited on the paper (corona wire).
Posted on Oct 12, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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