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Flashing lights I was gone on vacation for 3 weeks and when I came back, my dell 1700 laser printer was on with all the lights flashing and I can't get them to stop. i have turned the printer off and on, checked for paper jams, I already replaced the toner within the last 2 months. And, of course, it will not pring documents... HELP

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  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    I heard a soft pop from within my Dell 1700 printer as I was sitting near it, then all the lights started flashing and it's humming as loud as an electric shaver. Won't print. Tried unplugging it and replugging it several times but that doesn't fix the problem.

  • hatboro Mar 11, 2008

    I replaced the toner cartridge and cannot get the printer to work. All the lights are flashing. Turning the printer off does not help. Turning the computer off will allow for one sheet to print and then the lights blink again with no printing.

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    I had the same problem.

    Customer support had me take out the optional expanded memory.

    now it works.

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There is something most users are unaware of. By "most users" I mean myself included.
Just today I had a similar issue. It turns out that there is a small fuse located on the side of the toner cartridge that goes into the printer. If that fuse blows, it will think that the cartridge is empty.
Check the fuse.

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You can try calling Dell support at Technical Support 1-800-624-9896 to verify if the problem is electrical. We had a customer have the same problem after he replaced the imaging drum we found out that the unit still had the problem. He finally figured out that the unit has been exposed to an electrical surge and it caused a problem with the board inside the unit. I would try using a new imaging drum but if the unit is still covered by Dell I would have them replace it.

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