Depending on the age, there was a safety recall on this printer a couple of years ago for an overheating and possibility of fire. If I remember correctly, it was printers made in 2004 or 2005. Should be something on the web (consumer product safety).
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The fuser is bad, check inside for paper wrapped around the fuser roller because normally the printer will shut down if there's not enough heat at the fuser or the lamp is burned out. The fuser is just before the paper exit and has heat warning labels attached.
You may have a 'recalled printer' Check out this link! http://support.dell.com/support/batteryrecall/index.aspx/en/main
1700/1700n Printer RecallIn
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Dell is
voluntarily providing the Customers who purchased the 1700/1700n printer
(from June 8th, 2004 - August 18th, 2004) a free replacement printer.
[Announced September 7, 2004]
Some questions first:
-Where in the paper path is it jamming?
-Is it always in the same spot or does it vary?
-Roughly how many pages have you printed with this printer?
-Did anything lead up to this or has it progressively gotten worse?