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How do I get a page count on the Dell 1700??????????

I can't find anything on this! There's no LCD and I tried holding the Continue and Cancel buttons (separately and together) on startup, but I get nothing. Thanks for your help. Deanna

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Well on mine if you just plug in the power cord ONLY with nothing going to the pc and press and hold the continue button it will print a test page with count

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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5mm vertical gap dell 1720dn


Any time an imaging drum is replaced on a 1700, 1710, or 1720 model dell laser printer, you must reset
the photoconductor count. The following procedure illustrates how this is done:
1. Open the front access cover
2. Press and HOLD the Cancel Button (Red X)
3. When you see the LED's 'Chase' turn the printer off
4. Close the access cover, and turn the printer back on
5. Press the Continue Button (Green Triangle) to print a settings report
6. Under the section 'Cartridge Information', locate the item 'PHOTOCONDUCTOR COUNT=0K' indicating 'Zero Thousands'.
s now been reset, and you should now be able to print now ok

May 06, 2014 | Dell 1720dn Laser Printer

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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...


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.

Dec 31, 2010 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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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.

Jun 18, 2010 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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We have a Dell 1700 at our office and the drum light is flashing and the page prints out stating the photoconductor kit is at the end of its useful life - so we ordered a new one. We received and installed...


There is nothing on the photoconductor unit to 'tell' the printer that it is new, you have to do this yourself, by following the photocinductor reset procedure (it's in the manual, or

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

May 12, 2010 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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Dell 1700 is giving me an error about the Toner. It also prints out a page telling me to replace the photoconductor kit. I have replaced the photoconductor and the toner but it still has the same error and...


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

Apr 08, 2010 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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All the lights ar fleshing and the printer dident work


1. Turn off your printer on its back 2. Open the front cover 3. Push and hold continue and cancel buttons while turning the printer on again. 4. release when only the error led is lit 5. Close the front cover

Nov 24, 2009 | Dell 1700 Laser Printer

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My dell 1700 printer prints the pages with the entire page offset to the right by a bout 1/2 inch


I had similar problem on Dell 1700n. What worked for me was changing some settings in the diagnostic menu. You can preform this by
1. switching off the printer on its back 2. open its front cover 3. push ad hold the CANCEL button 4. in the meantime switch the printer back on, but hold the cancel button still. 5. Release when the error led is lit only. 6. close the front cover.
Now you should see at least two or three leds lit. It means that you're in diagnostic mode now.
By pressing and holding the continue button now until the leds start flashing rapidly, you can print a manual of this mode.
In this menu you should manage to change the: something like "configuration" value (it has two options), and let the printer reboot itself.
Try if it works now, if you experience some problems with these settings, just change the value back, and test your printer again.
Good Luck;)

Sep 25, 2009 | Dell 1700 Laser Printer

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Is my Dell 1700 Laser Printer photoconductor drum truly fried?


The drum collects used toner for apprx. 30,000 pages. After that, the printer recommends that it be changed to prevent used toner from spilling internally into the printer's mechanisms. The whole photoconducter/drum can be replaced. The new part from Dell is apprx. $50.00 US. 
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Printer_Accessories/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=310-8710#Overview

You might have reset the "counter" for the photoconducter. Ever  have a water  fillter with an electronic timer? You replace the filter, then you reset the timer? Perhaps you reset the timer without actually replacing the filter. So to speak. :)
The question you should ask yourself is: would I like to spend $30 - $60 [it's cheaper for refurbished parts- Google it] replacing the drum head on a 7 year old printer, or would I rather invest that in a new printer?

Feb 23, 2009 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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Dell 1700 image drum


After you replace the imaging drum, you should reset the imaging drum's counter. To reset the counter, press and hold the Cancel button until all lights flash in sequence.

Dec 13, 2007 | Dell 1710n Laser Printer

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