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dell 1720 printer all lights keep flashing

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in school when you send something to print all the lights just keep flashing and it does not print....

anyway to solve this or is this printer doomed????

it is over 5 years old now.....
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is it a network printer or connected via USB, are you using the correct driver, what driver are you currently using, PS or PCL.
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it is network.....i think it is pcl but not sure
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to be sure, test it on another network port.
if you can connect it to usb, you can test this way too if it's ok
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How do I test on another Port ???
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you connect the cable to another port of the hub
if it is the 1720dn you can connect it with usb for testing if it works
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can you connect to it via the IP address in your browser, if you cant that maybe the issue, if you can try changing the driver.
let me ask a stupid question here,  is the correct paper size set in the paper trays?
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slingshot did my solution work, or help you?
please post the solution !
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Actually the printer started back to work on its own
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ah - watch out that it does not catch the same cold!
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