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My Lexmark E260dn printer is making a loud grinding sound on start-up and when printing. I have removed the toner cartridge and photoconductor kit and checked for paper jams or foreign material in all accessible areas, but found nothing. I can find no evidence of worn gears. What could be causing this really aggravating noise? It sounds as though it could be causing damage somewhere in the printer.

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SOURCE: Our 1720dn continually flashes,

Open front cover. Press and hold the 'CANCEL' button ( X ) until all lights flash in sequence. Close the front cover.

Posted on Dec 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell 1700 is giving me an error about the Toner.

The printer has no way of knnowing that you have changed the Photoconductor Unit, unless you tell it (as there is not chip on the Photoconductor).

The Photconductor reset procedure is as follows.

Dell 1700
RESETTING DRUM PAGE COUNTER

1) Leave the power on, insert toner cartridge, and leave door open
2) Press the cancel button and hold till the leds flash
3) Release cancel button and close toner cartridge door

Posted on Apr 20, 2010

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    SOURCE: need to reset photoconductor kit

    How to reset PC kit:
    1. Open the front door cover while the printer is on.
    2. Press and hold the Cancel button until all the lights starts flashing.
    3. Close the front door cover.
    Print a test page to check if the counter has been reset.
    If still not reset, follow the instructions carefully in this article found in the Lexmark website. Just click on this link: http://bit.ly/anGz2O. Hope this helps. If you need more assistance, leave a comment and I'll get back to it. Thanks.

    Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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    SOURCE: Power up init fails

    When you replaced the photoconductor, did you go through the procedure to reset the photoconductor counter ?

    There's no chip on the photoconductor, so you need to reset this manually


    Photoconductor Reset Procedures:
    Step 1:
    Open the front door and hold the
    Cancel button until all lights begin to cycle.

    Step 2: Close the front door. The warning
    clears and the counter resets to zero.

    Step 3: Press Continue to resume printing.

    Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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    SOURCE: Photoconductor kit? Dell 1700 printer

    The photoconductor kit is another word for the drum or imaging drum. All three words refer to the same part.

    Here is a link from the Dell site for this model.
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/PopupProductDetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=dhs&sku=310-5404

    Once you replace the drum, the printer has to be manually reset. If this is not done, the printer will continue to give this print out. By resetting it, the counter is set back to zero. The drum is good for around 30k prints.

    From the Online Manual for the 1700, to reset the counter:
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/1700n/en/index.htm#online_documentation

    To reset the counter, press and hold the Cancel button until all lights flash in sequence.

    NOTICE: Resetting the imaging drum's counter without replacing the imaging drum may damage your printer and void your warranty.

    Posted on Jul 09, 2010

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