Dell™ Laser Printer 1720/1720dn User's Guide
To order toner cartridges and supplies from Dell:
1. Double-click the icon on your desktop.
2. Visit Dell's website, or order Dell printer supplies by phone.
www.dell.com/supplies
For the best service, ensure that you have the Dell printer Service Tag available. For more information about your
service tag, see
Express Service Code and Service Tag
About Your Printer
Operator Panel Menus
Operator Panel Lights
Installing Optional Hardware
Loading Paper
Setting up for Local Printing
Setting up for Network Printing
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE:
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your printer.
NOTICE:
A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the
problem.
CAUTION:
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Model 1720/1720dn
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Printing
Maintaining Your Printer
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    Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, OpenManage, and Dell Toner Management System are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Windows Server and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.Windows Vista is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the...

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    November 2006 SRV PY972 Rev. A00...

  • Page 3: Finding Information

    My User's Guide If you purchased your Dell computer and printer at the same time, documentation and drivers for your printer are already installed on your computer. You can use the Drivers and Utilities CD to uninstall/reinstall drivers or access your documentation. Readme files may be included on your CD to provide last-minute updates about technical changes to your printer or advanced technical reference material for experienced users or technicians.

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    Dell Support website: support.dell.com Latest drivers for my printer The Dell Support website provides several online tools, including: Answers to Solutions—Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles from technicians, and online courses. technical Upgrades—Upgrade information for components, such as memory service and Customer Care—Contact information, order status, warranty, and repair information...

  • Page 5: Software Overview

    The Order Supplies dialog box can be launched from the Printing Status window, the Programs window, or the desktop icon. You can order toner by phone or from the Web. If ordering from the Dell Printer Supplies Reorder Application: 1. Click Start® Programs or All Programs® Dell Printers® Dell Laser Printer 1720. For Windows Vista (default Start menu):...

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    This application is not available when the printer is connected to a network. Use the Dell Local Printer Settings Utility to change and save printer settings not available from the printer software (for example, activating Alarm Control if you want the printer to sound an alarm when it needs attention).

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    Paper Type Custom Types Substitute Size Paper Texture Paper Weight FINISHING MENU Duplex Duplex Bind Copies Blank Pages Collation Separator Sheets Separator Source Multipage Print Multipage Order Multipage View Multipage Border QUALITY MENU Print Resolution Toner Darkness Small Font Enh SETUP MENU Eco-Mode Quiet Mode...

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    The Set IP Address Utility lets you set up an IP address and other important IP parameters. To set the IP address manually: 1. Launch the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool by typing your network printer's IP address in your web browser. 2. Click Printer Settings.

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    If you fill out printer inventory reports requiring the asset tag number of all of the printers in your area, the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool has a Printer Information feature that makes it easy. Type the IP address of each printer on the network to display the asset tag number.

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    This application is not available with Windows NT or Windows 2000. The Dell Printer Alert Utility informs you when there are errors requiring your intervention on your printer. When there is an error, a bubble appears telling you what the error is, and points you to the appropriate recovery information.

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    About Your Printer Understanding Your Printer Understanding the Operator Panel Printing the Printer Settings Configuration Sheet Choosing the Right Cable Understanding Your Printer 1 Front exit Part from which the paper exits the printer. 2 Output bin extender Support for the paper as it exits the printer. 3 Front cover Door you open to gain access to the toner cartridge and photoconductor.

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    11 Network port Slot into which you plug the Ethernet cable (sold separately). The other end of the Ethernet (1720dn only) cable plugs into the network port. 12 On/Off switch Switch you use to turn the printer on or off. 13 Power cord Connects the printer to the power outlet using the supplied country-specific power cord.

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    4. Release the Continue button 5. Close the front cover. The light sequence representing the Home menu is displayed. 6. Press the Continue button until all the lights cycle. The Printer Settings Configuration sheet prints. NOTE: The sheet prints only when the Home menu is displayed. Choosing the Right Cable Your printer interconnection cable must meet the following requirements: Connection...

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    Printing Manually Feeding a Print Job Printing on Both Sides of the Paper Printing Multiple Page Images on One Page (N-Up Printing) Printing a Booklet Printing a Poster Printing on Letterhead Canceling a Print Job Manually Feeding a Print Job The manual feeder is located at the front of your printer and can only feed one sheet of print media at a time.

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    7. Click OK on the Print window to send the job to print. The printer displays the Load Manual Feeder light sequence. 8. Place a sheet of the selected print media, print side facing up, at the center of the manual feeder, but only to the point where its leading edge can contact the paper guides.

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    Dell Laser Printer 1720dn — Automatic Duplex NOTE: The automatic duplex function is only available on the Dell Laser Printer 1720dn. 1. With your document open, click File® Print. 2. Click Properties (or Options, Printer, or Setup, depending on the application or operating system.

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    The Multipage Printing (N-up) setting is used to print multiple page images on a single page. For example, 2-up means two page images are printed on one page. The printer uses the Multipage Order, Multipage View, and Multipage Border settings to determine the order and orientation of the page images, and whether a border is printed around each page image.

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    The Poster setting lets you print a single image across several pages. Once printed, you can combine the pages to create one large image. 1. With your document open, click File® Print. 2. Click Properties (or Options, Printer, or Setup, depending on the application or operating system). The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.

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    3. Click Properties (or Options, Printer, or Setup, depending on the application or operating system). The Printing Preferences dialog box opens. 4. Click the Paper tab. 5. Select Letterhead from the Paper Type drop-down list. 6. Select the appropriate paper size and tray. 7.

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    For Windows Vista (default Start menu): a. Click ® Control Panel. b. Click Hardware and Sound. c. Click Printers. 2. Double-click the printer you are using to print the job. A list of print jobs appears. 3. Right-click the document you want to stop printing, and then click Cancel.

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    Operator Panel Menus Network Menu Parallel Menu Setup Menu USB Menu Utilities Menu Menus are represented by Ready , Toner Low/Replace Drum , Load Paper/Remove Output , and Paper Jam light sequences. Menu items and their settings are indicated by Error and Continue light sequences.

  • Page 22: Setup Menu

    Parallel Menu Use the Parallel menu to change printer settings on jobs sent through a parallel port. From You can: this menu: Send print jobs to the printer and query printer status information at the same time. Mode Auto* Protocol Receive information at a much higher transmission rate if your printer is set to Fastbytes (if your computer supports Fastbytes), or receive information at a normal transmission rate if your printer is set to Standard.

  • Page 23: Utilities Menu

    Energy Conserve Specify whether you want Disabled to appear in the Power Saver menu. * Factory default setting USB Menu Use the USB menu to change printer settings on jobs sent through a USB port. From this You can: menu: NPA Mode Send print jobs to the printer and query printer status information at the same time.

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    Off* To exit Hex Trace, turn off the printer. Print Quality Help isolate print quality problems, such as streaking. Three pages print to help you evaluate print Test Pages quality: a text page with printer information, cartridge information, current margin settings and a graphic;...

  • Page 25: Ordering Supplies

    Cleaning the Printhead Lens Ordering Supplies Printer Attached to a Network 1. Type your printer IP address in your Web browser to launch the Dell Configuration Web Tool. 2. Click www.dell.com/supplies. Printer Attached Locally to a Computer 1. Click Start® Programs or All Programs® Dell Printers® Dell Laser Printer 1720.

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    For best results, store print media in an environment where the temperature is approximately 21°C (70°F) and the relative humidity is 40%. Store cartons of print media on a pallet or shelf, rather than directly on the floor. If you store individual packages of print media out of the original carton, ensure that they rest on a flat surface so the edges do not buckle or curl.

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    When the Toner low light sequence appears, or when you experience faded print, remove the toner cartridge. Firmly shake it side-to-side and front-to-back several times to redistribute the toner, and then reinsert it and continue printing. Repeat this procedure multiple times until print remains faded. When the print remains faded, replace the toner cartridge. 1.

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    7. Close the front cover. Replacing the Imaging Drum You can determine approximately how full the imaging drum is by printing the printer settings configuration sheet. This helps you decide when you might need to order replacement supplies. To ensure print quality and to avoid damage to the printer, the printer stops operating after the imaging drum has reached a maximum of 40,000 pages.

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    2. Pull the toner cartridge assembly out of the printer by pulling on the toner cartridge handle. NOTE: Do not press the button on the toner cartridge assembly. Place the toner cartridge assembly on a flat, clean surface. 3. Press the button on the base of the toner cartridge assembly. 4.

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    7. Install the toner cartridge assembly into the printer by aligning the blue arrows on the guides of the toner cartridge with the blue arrows in the printer and pushing the toner cartridge assembly as far as it will go. 8.

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    Place the toner cartridge assembly on a flat, clean surface. NOTICE: Do not leave the toner cartridge assembly exposed to direct light for an extended period of time. Extended light exposure can cause print quality problems. 4. Locate the glass printhead lens, which is located within the recessed area in the top of the printer. 5.

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    Operator Panel Lights Common Light Sequences Secondary Error Light Sequences Paper Jam Secondary Light Sequences Printer Status The operator panel lights mean different things, depending on their sequence. Lights that are off, on, and/or blinking indicate printer conditions such as printer status, intervention (for example, load paper), or service. The lights can be either green or orange, depending on what they represent.

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    Paper jam Printer error Service error For more information, see Paper Jam Secondary Light Sequences. For more information, see Secondary Error Light Sequences. Secondary Error Light Sequences When the Error and Continue lights are both on, a secondary error has occurred. Press the Continue button twice to display secondary code light sequences.

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    Cartridge 202 Paper Jam — Open Rear Door 231 Duplex Paper Jam — Open Rear Door 232 Duplex Paper Jam — Remove Tray 1 233 Duplex Paper Jam — Remove Tray 1 234 Paper Jam — Check Duplex 235 Duplex Paper Jam — Unsupported Size 241 Paper Jam —...

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    The printer is waiting until a print timeout occurs, or until it receives additional data. Flushing/Resolution Reduced The printer is flushing corrupted print data. The printer is processing data or printing pages, but the resolution of a page in the current print job is reduced from 600 dots per inch (dpi) to 300 dpi to prevent a memory full error.

  • Page 36: Troubleshooting

    Use the following information to find solutions for printing problems you encounter. If you cannot fix the problem, contact Dell at support.dell.com. You may have a printer part that requires cleaning or replacement by a service technician. The print is getting light, but the Toner Low/Replace Drum light is not on.

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    Dell recommends you clear the entire paper path when a paper jam occurs. 1. If you are feeding paper from a tray, remove the tray, and then remove any jams.

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    Print Quality Problems Use the following information to find solutions for printing problems you encounter. If you cannot fix the problem, contact Dell at support.dell.com. You may have a printer part that requires cleaning or replacement by a service technician.

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    Print is too light. The Toner Darkness setting is too light. You are using paper that does not meet the printer specifications. The toner cartridge is low on toner. The toner cartridge is defective. Try the following: Select a different Toner Darkness setting from the printer software before sending the job to print.

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    The Paper Type setting in the printer software is set to something other than Transparency. Try the following: Use only transparencies recommended by Dell. Ensure that the printer software Paper Type setting is transparency. Toner specks appear on the page.

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    Call for service. Toner rubs off the paper easily when you handle the sheets. The Paper Texture setting is wrong for the type of paper or specialty media you are using. The Paper Weight setting is wrong for the type of paper or specialty media you are using. The fuser is worn or defective.

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    Printed pages are blank. The toner cartridge is empty or defective. Replace the toner cartridge. Printed pages are solid black. The toner cartridge is defective. Your printer requires servicing. Try the following: Replace the toner cartridge. Call for service. Paper curls badly once it prints and exits to the bin. The Paper Texture setting is wrong for the type of paper or specialty media you are using.

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    NOTE: Although you can use Tray 1 or Tray 2 to print the first side of the duplex job, only use Tray 1 to print the second side. 4. Replace Tray 1. 5. Press the Continue button 30 Invalid Refilled Cartridge The cartridge in your printer has been refilled.

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    To cancel the print job, press the Cancel button To prevent this error in the future: Install additional memory. Simplify the job. Reduce the complexity of the page by reducing the amount of text or graphics on the page and deleting unnecessary fonts or macros.

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    84 Imaging Drum Life Warning NOTE: You only receive the imaging drum life warning if you have the Toner Alarm set to on. To continue printing, press the Continue button Print a Printer Settings Configuration Sheet to determine the imaging drum level. Replace the imaging drum, and reset the counter.

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    correctly installed. 5. Close the front cover. 6. Press the Continue button NOTE: The printer reprints the pages that caused the paper jam. 201 Paper Jam — Remove Cartridge There is a paper jam between the printer input and paper exit sensors. 1.

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    5. Close the front cover. 6. Press the Continue button NOTE: The printer reprints the pages that caused the paper jam. 202 Paper Jam — Open Rear Door There is a paper jam at the printer exit sensor. 1. Open the rear exit. 2.

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    3. Close the rear exit. 4. Press the Continue button NOTE: The printer reprints the pages that caused the paper jam. 232 Duplex Paper Jam — Remove Tray 1 NOTE: This message appears only if the printer has an automatic duplex unit. There is a paper jam in the duplex unit.

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    5. Press the Continue button NOTE: The printer reprints the pages that caused the paper jam. 234 Paper Jam — Check Duplex NOTE: This message appears only if the printer has an automatic duplex unit. There is a paper jam in the duplex unit, but the printer cannot identify the location. 1.

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    2. Remove the jammed paper. 3. Close the rear exit. 4. Press the Continue button NOTE: The printer reprints the pages that caused the paper jam. 5. Replace the narrow paper in Tray 1 with a wider paper. 6. Send your print job to the printer again. 241 Paper Jam —...

  • Page 51: Calling For Service

    Try turning your printer off and back on again. If your printer is still not operating properly, call for service. If you are able to print, press and release the Continue button to print a menu settings page, which lists the printer model type and other information the service representative may need to know. For more information, contact Dell at support.dell.com.

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    Setting up for Local Printing Setting up for Network Printing. Dell™ Laser Printer 1720/1720dn — Attached Locally to a Computer 1. Click Start® Programs or All Programs® Dell Printers® Dell Laser Printer 1720. For Windows Vista (default Start menu): a. Click ® Programs.

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    Click Start® Control Panel. Windows XP (default Start menu) b. Double-click Printers and Other Hardware. c. Double-click Printers and Faxes. d. Right-click the Dell Laser Printer 1720 icon. e. Click Properties. f. Click Install Options. g. Click Ask Printer. h. Click OK.

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    3. Click OK, and then close the Printers folder. Dell Laser Printer 1720dn — Attached to a Network Setting the paper size and type for the printer is done through the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool. NOTE: Configuring paper trays through the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool is only available on the Dell Laser Printer 1720dn.

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    2. Open the rear exit. 3. Open the side cover by pressing the two detents on the front right side of the machine and swinging the cover back. 4. Remove the metal cover by loosening the screws, sliding the cover to the left, and pulling the cover out of the printer.

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    1. Click 2. Click Hardware and Sound. 3. Click Printers. b. Right-click the Dell Laser Printer 1720 icon, and then select Properties. c. Click the Install Options tab. d. Increase the amount of memory in the Printer Memory (MB) box.

  • Page 57: Specifications, Environmental Specifications

    Specifications Overview Operating System Support Environmental Specifications Print Media Guidelines Noise Emissions Levels Media Types and Sizes Emulation, Compatibility, and Connectivity Cables MIB Compatibility Certifications Overview 1720 1720dn Base memory 16 MB 32 MB Maximum memory 144 MB 160 MB Connectivity Parallel Parallel...

  • Page 58: Operating System Support

    This printer complies with standard industry MIB specifications, allowing the printer to be recognized and managed by various printer and network management software systems, such as Dell OpenManage™, IT Assistant, Hewlett-Packard OpenView, CA Unicenter, Hewlett-Packard Web JetAdmin, Lexmark MarkVision Professional, and so on.

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    Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Debian GNU/Linux 3.0, 3.1 Linpus LINUX Desktop 9.2, 9.3 Linspire 4.5, 5.0 Red Flag Linux Desktop 4.0, 5.0 Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 3, 4 SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8, 9 SUSE LINUX Professional 9.2, 9.3, 10.0, 10.1...

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    Media Types and Sizes Source Media and Size Weight Capacity Tray 1 16-24 lb 250 sheets (20 lb Paper—A4, A5, A6 , JIS B5, Letter, Legal, Executive, (60- paper) Folio, Statement 50 paper labels 90 g/m Labels—A4, A5, A6 , JIS B5, Letter, Legal, Executive, 50 transparencies Folio, Statement Transparencies—A4, Letter...

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    Loading Paper Loading the 250-Sheet and 550-Sheet Paper Trays Loading the Manual Feeder Using the Rear Exit Loading the 250-Sheet and 550-Sheet Paper Trays Follow these instructions to load paper in the 250-sheet and 550-sheet paper trays. 1. Remove the tray. 2.

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    3. Flex a stack of paper back and forth. Straighten the edges on a level surface. 4. Load the paper in the tray with the print side facing down. Ensure that the paper is below the max fill line on the side paper guides. Overloading may cause paper jams. 5.

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    7. Extend the paper support on the output bin. Loading the Manual Feeder The manual feeder is located at the front of your printer and can only feed one sheet of print media at a time. You can use the manual feeder to make quick runs of paper types or sizes that are not currently loaded in the paper tray. To load the manual feeder: 1.

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    Load letterhead facing up, with the top of the sheet entering the printer first. If you experience problems with paper feed, turn the paper around. Using the Rear Exit The single-sheet rear exit provides a straight-through paper path to help reduce curling and potential jams. This is especially useful for specialty media, such as transparencies, envelopes, labels, card stock, or index cards.

  • Page 65: Contacting Dell

    Operating System, application software and hardware drivers to the original default configuration as shipped from Dell, as well as the verification of appropriate functionality of the printer and all Dell- installed hardware. In addition to this technician assisted technical support, online technical support is available at Dell Support.

  • Page 66: Warranty And Return Policy

    Warranty and Return Policy Dell Inc. (“Dell”) manufactures its hardware products from parts and components that are new or equivalent to new in accordance with industry-standard practices. For information about the Dell warranty for your printer, refer to the Owner's...

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    Setting up for Local Printing ® Windows Macintosh Linux ® Windows Some Windows operating systems may already include a printer driver that is compatible with the printer. NOTE: Installing custom drivers do not replace the system driver. A separate printer object is created and appears in the Printers folder.

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    b. Double-click Printers and Other Hardware. c. Double-click Printers and Faxes. For Windows XP (Classic Start menu): Click Start® Settings® Printers and Faxes. For Windows Vista (Classic Start menu) and all other Windows versions: Click Start® Settings® Printers. For Windows Vista (default Start menu): a.

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    2. Select Additional Software Installation - Install the printer support software, and then click Next. 3. Select the check boxes next to the printer software you want to install, and then click Install. The software is installed on your computer. Macintosh Macintosh OS 9 or later is required for USB printing.

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    The software is installed on the computer. g. Quit the installer when it is finished. 2. Open Desktop Printer Utility, usually located in Applications:Utilities. 3. Select Printer (USB), and then click OK. 4. In the USB Printer Selection section, click Change. If the printer does not appear in the USB Printer Selection list, ensure that the USB cable is properly connected between the printer and the computer, and that the printer is turned on.

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    Software based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group. The Dell modified GNU licensed software is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the licenses referenced above. These licenses do not provide you any rights to the Dell- or third-party-copyrighted software in this printer.

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    Preamble The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software--to make sure the software is free for all its users.

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    terms, do not apply to those sections when you distribute them as separate works. But when you distribute the same sections as part of a whole which is a work based on the Program, the distribution of the whole must be on the terms of this License, whose permissions for other licensees extend to the entire whole, and thus to each and every part regardless of who wrote it.

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    9. The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new versions of the General Public License from time to time. Such new versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to address new problems or concerns.

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    to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for this service if you wish); that you receive source code or can get it if you want it; that you can change the software and use pieces of it in new free programs;...

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    act of running a program using the Library is not restricted, and output from such a program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the Library (independent of the use of the Library in a tool for writing it). Whether that is true depends on what the Library does and what the program that uses the Library does.

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    If such an object file uses only numerical parameters, data structure layouts and accessors, and small macros and small inline functions (ten lines or less in length), then the use of the object file is unrestricted, regardless of whether it is legally a derivative work.

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    11. If, as a consequence of a court judgment or allegation of patent infringement or for any other reason (not limited to patent issues), conditions are imposed on you (whether by court order, agreement or otherwise) that contradict the conditions of this License, they do not excuse you from the conditions of this License. If you cannot distribute so as to satisfy simultaneously your obligations under this License and any other pertinent obligations, then as a consequence you may not distribute the Library at all.

  • Page 79

    Setting up for Network Printing Print and Check the Network Setup Page ® Windows Install the Shared Printer on Client Computers Macintosh Linux Print and Check the Network Setup Page 1. When the Ready/Data light is solid, press the Continue button to print a menu settings page and a network setup page.

  • Page 80

    Direct Attachment With a Network Cable (Using a Print Server) A print server is any designated computer that centrally manages all client print jobs. If you are sharing your printer in a small workgroup environment and want to control all print jobs on this network, connect the printer to a print server. 1.

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    2. When the Drivers and Utilities CD screen appears, click Network Installation - Install the printer for use on a network, and then click Next. 3. Select I want to use a network printer on this computer, and then click Next. 4.

  • Page 82

    In order to use one of these methods, you must first share the printer and then install the shared printer on client computers. However, if you use one of these Microsoft methods, you will not have all the Dell features, such as the Status Monitor, that are installed using the Drivers and Utilities CD.

  • Page 83

    For Windows Vista (default Start menu): a. Click ® Control Panel. b. Click Hardware and Sound. c. Click Printers. 2. Right-click your printer. 3. Click Sharing. 4. If you are using Windows Vista, you may be prompted to change the sharing options before you can continue. Press the Change Sharing Options button, and then press Continue on the next dialog box.

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    Wait for the software information to copy from the print server computer to the client computer, and for a new printer object to be added to the Printers folder. The time this takes varies, based on network traffic and other factors.

  • Page 85

    4. Select the network printer from the Shared printers list. If the printer is not listed, type the path of the printer in the text box. For example: \\<print server host name>\<shared printer name>. The print server host name is the name of the print server computer that identifies it to the network. The shared printer name is the name assigned during the print server installation process.

  • Page 86

    e. Select a destination for the installation, and then click Continue. f. Click Install on the Easy Install screen. g. Enter the administrator password, and then click OK. The software is installed on the computer. h. Quit the installer when it is finished. 2.

  • Page 87

    e. Select a destination for the installation, and then click Continue. f. Click Install on the Easy Install screen. The software is installed on the computer. g. Quit the installer when it is finished. 2. Open Desktop Printer Utility, usually located in Applications:Utilities. 3.

  • Page 88

    Linux Printer software packages and installation instructions are available on the Drivers and Utilities CD. To launch the installation instructions for Linux: 1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD. If the Drivers and Utilities CD automatically launches, click Cancel. 2. Browse to D:\unix\docs\<your language>\index.html, where D:\ is the letter of your CD-ROM drive.

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