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My Dell laser mfp 1600n, says "toner empty replace toner" I put a toner cartrge in and it still says "empty toner" Is there a way to reset it?

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Did you figure out what was causing this? I am having the same problem with mine

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When i have installed the new cartridge in Dell 1600n laser printer it shows toner low


Install Genuine Cartridge for Dell 1600n then it will not show any error.
hope this helps

Mar 05, 2011 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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How do you print in color on the MFP 1600n?


the dell 1600 is a monochrome laser printer. it does not print in color, just in shades of grey.

Nov 10, 2009 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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Mac user can't scan on Dell MFP 1600n


That's because you can't scan over wireless. In order to scan, you need to be connected via USB, so I hope you've got a MacBook...

Jul 24, 2009 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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Prints faint copies


If the print rubs off the page, this means the toner is not being fused to the page. Fused......this is done by the fuser. This would have nothing to do with light print.

The dell (1600n and 1815n /1815dn) printer drivers has a toner saver mode, which can contribute to light print.

To turn Toner Save Mode off, (Windows XP) perform the following steps:
  1. Click the Start button, click Settings, and then click Printer and Faxes.
    The Printers and Faxes window appears.
  2. Right-click Dell Laser MFP 1600n, 1815dn, and left-click Printing Preferences.
    The Dell Laser MFP 1600n, 1815dn Printing Preferences window appears.
  3. Click the Advanced button.
    The Dell Laser MFP 1600n, 1815dn Advanced Options window appears.
  4. Click to highlight Toner Save.
  5. Click the drop-down list and change it to Off and click OK.
  6. Click OK.
One thing that you mentioned in your post "it takes the printer forever to warm up". The fuser does have to reach operational temperature in order for it to fuse the toner to the page. So it is possible that you are having fuser problems, because of the time it is taking for it to warm up. Another thing that can contribute to the warm up time is not plugging the laser printer directly into a wall outlet. This would be true for any laser printer, not just a Dell laser printer. The low voltage power supply is what works the fuser, along with sensors and other motors in the printer.

Replacing the fuser and or the low voltage power supply in this model of printer is not an easy task. If using a Dell branded toner cartridge and checking the toner saver mode does not fix the issue. Then you would be looking at more expense then the machine would possibly be worth.

May 04, 2009 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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Dell 1600n all in one printer cartridge drum problem


the drum is a part of the toner in this model. Replacing the toner should resolve the issue.

Feb 17, 2009 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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1600n Printing an Extra Page everytime...


I had a computer experiencing the same problem.
I found under the printer properties that there was 2 drivers listed; both say "Dell Laser MFP 1600n PCL 6"
I swtiched the settings from one to the other.
The Printing Preferences also show more options.

  • Open the Printer(Control Panel->Printers>Dell MFP 1600n)
  • On the menu at the top click Printer->Properties
  • Click the tab at the top Labeled Advanced
  • Change the driver and Click Apply
This should fix your problem.

Nov 08, 2008 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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Replacing toner


Call Dell Tech Support. They can walk you through a "hard" reset that includes turning the printer on and off while having the tray open, holding down certain buttons, etc. If error returns, it could be that your fax module is in need of repair or something has broken on the toner cartridge. If this only happens when receiving faxes, I would suspect the former.

Jan 26, 2008 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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DELL 1600N


If it makes verticle lines only when using the document feeder it is most likely a dirty glass strip over the scanner light bar. If it makes verticle lines in all modes (printing, flat bed scanning/copying, receiving faxes) it could be the fuser or a dirty glass over the laser where ever the laser images to a drum roller (usually a larger green roller). It is possible that this green drum roller is inside the toner - if so - replacing the toner cartridge could fix it. Maybe you could try an old used toner to see of the problem changes - if so - it is very likely that a new toner would fix your print quality issue.

Jan 09, 2008 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

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