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Started out with paper, would start to load paper them as soon as paper stared in would stop. After several tries it would work. Then it stoped taking paper at all. Each time you try to print it stops and light comes on to load / remove paper. This painter was bought new my me and has do very little printing at all but is a few years old.

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First I would remove the paper tray and check the rollers and print path for any scraps of paper that may be tripping up a sensor. If all seems well, ...

Try this next: It will reset the printer's configuration info.
To factory reset your Dell 1700 series printer follow these steps.

  1. Turn off your printer
  2. Open the front cover (push the button on the left side)
  3. Hold down the "Continue" and "Cancel" buttons and turn the power back on.
  4. When the "Error LED" light on the control panel is solid, close the cover and release the "Continue" and "Cancel" buttons.
Tip: To print a configuration sheet push the "Continue" button twice. This will give your printers IP Address.

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