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    Dell™ 1250c Color Printer User's Guide www.dell.com | support.dell.com
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    ...A Notes, Notices, and Cautions 1 2 3 4 ... 13 15 17 21 23 23 24 25 26 26 27 Dell™ 1250c Color Printer User's Guide Finding Information Product Features . About the Printer . Front View Rear View . ... ... ... ... Space Requirements Operator Panel ......
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    ... On the Printer ... 6 7 Loading Paper ... 35 Installing Printer Drivers on Computers Running Windows 41 Inserting the Drivers and Utility CD Installing Printer Driver ... 41 ...Running Macintosh 45 Installing the Drivers and Software ... 45 46 46 Adding a Printer on Mac OS X 10...
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    ...... ... Selecting Pre-Punched Paper Envelopes Labels ... ... Storing Print Media Identifying Print Media and Specifications Supported Paper Sizes . Supported Paper Types ... Paper Type Specifications 10 Loading Print Media Capacity ... 59 59 59 59 ...
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    ... ... ... Canceling From the Operator Panel Canceling a Job From the Computer Running Windows 80 Manual Duplex Printing (Windows Printer Driver Only) Printing a Report Page ... 81 82 82 83 83 83 Printing a Printer Settings Page The ...
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    ... Printer Maintenance System Settings Paper Density Adjust BTR Adjust Fuser ... Color Registration Adjustment Adjust Altitude Reset Defaults Non-Dell Toner ... BTR Refresh Mode Diagnosis ... Chart Print Machine Check Environment Sensor ...
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    ... and Interface ...112 Environment Cables ... 112 113 ... Maintaining Your Printer ...115 16 Maintaining Your Printer Conserving Supplies . Storing Print Media ... 117 117 117 118 118 119 120 ... ... Storing Consumables Replacing Toner Cartridges Removing the Toner Cartridges ...
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    Cleaning Inside the Printer ... 122 125 126 127 127 128 129 Cleaning the Color Toner Density (CTD) Sensor.... ... Troubleshooting ...139 18 Troubleshooting ... 141 141 141 142 143 143 Basic Printer Problems Display Problems Printing Problems ... Print Quality Problems The output is...
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    ... ... Misfeed jam Multi-feed jam Other Problems ... Contacting Service Appendix ...161 B Appendix ... 163 163 163 164 164 Dell Technical Support Policy . Online Services . ... Warranty and Return Policy Recycling Information 8 Contents
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    Contacting Dell ... 164 Contents 9
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    10 Contents
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    Before Beginning 11
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    ... Information in this document is subject to change without notice. © 2010 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials ... Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server, and Windows Vista...
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    ... is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 and in applicable FAR provisions: Dell Inc., One Dell Way, Round Rock, Texas, 78682, USA. September 2010 Rev. A00 14 Notes, Notices, and Cautions
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    Dell™ 1250c Color Printer User's Guide To order replacement toner cartridges or supplies from Dell: 1 Double-click the icon on your desktop. 1 .... To locate the Service Tag of your printer, see "Express Service Code and Service Tag" on page 19. Dell™ 1250c Color Printer User's Guide 15
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    16 Dell™ 1250c Color Printer User's Guide
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    Finding Information NOTE: The USB cable is not shipped with your printer. What are you looking for? • Drivers for my printer • My User's Guide Find it here 2 ...and Utilities CD contains setup video, documentation, and drivers for your printer. You can use the CD to install/re...
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    ...: Read and follow all safety instructions in your Product Information Guide prior to setting up and operating your printer. How to set up my printer Setup diagram Troubleshooting "Troubleshooting" on page 141 18 Finding Information
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    .... • Latest drivers for my printer Go to support.dell.com • Answers to technical service support.dell.com provides several online ..., and repair information • Downloads - Drivers • Manuals - Printer documentation and product specifications Go to support.dell.com. Select ...
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    20 Finding Information
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    ... single sheet of paper manually. This feature allows you to reduce the paper consumption. For more information, see "Manual Duplex Printing (Windows Printer Driver Only)" on page 81. N-up Print enables you to print multiple pages on a single ...
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    22 Product Features
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    ... Printer This chapter provides an overview of your Dell™ 1250c Color Printer. 4 3 4 Front View 1 2 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 1 3 5 7 9 11 Operator Panel Output Tray Extension ... Head Cleaning Rod Power Switch Multipurpose Feeder (MPF) Length Guide Paper Cover About the Printer 23
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    Rear View 1 10 9 8 7 6 2 3 4 5 1 3 5 7 9 Wall Jack Connector USB Port Rear Cover Paper Chute Transfer Belt 2 4 6 8 10 Rear Cover Release Handle Security Slot Transfer Roller Paper Feed Roller Fuser Release Lever 24 About the Printer
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    ...Place the printer at a location such that there is adequate space for using the printer feeder and covers. 69 mm/2.7 inches 225 mm/ 8.9.../13 inches To avoid irregular screen image or malfunctioning of your printer, avoid placing the printer in direct sunlight with the front cover opened. About the ...
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    ... theft, you can use the optional Kensington lock. Attach the Kensington lock to the security slot on your printer. Security slot For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the Kensington lock. 26 About the Printer
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    ...: 1 Click Start  All Programs  Dell Printers  Additional Color Laser Software  Dell Supplies Management System. The Dell ...Visit Dell Printer supplies ordering web site. The Dell 1250c Color Printer - Dell Supplies Management System screen appears. c Enter the Service Tag, and then click...
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    If you order by phone, call the number that appears in the Order by Phone section. 28 About the Printer
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    Setting Up Printer (Printer Setup) 29
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    Connecting Your Printer Your Dell™ 1250c Color Printer interconnection cable must meet the following requirements: Connection type USB Connection specifications USB 2.0 ...: • • Microsoft® Windows® XP Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition Connecting Your Printer 31
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    ... 64-bit Edition Mac OS® X 10.3.9/10.4.11/10.5/10.6 To attach the printer to a computer: 1 ...smaller USB connector into the USB port at the back of the printer. 3 Connect the other end of the cable into a USB port of the computer. NOTE: Do not connect the printer USB cable to the USB port available ...
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    CAUTION: The printer should not be connected to a UPS system. 1 Connect the power cable to the wall jack connector on the back of your printer (see "Rear View" on page 24). 2 Connect the other end of the cable to the power source. 3 Turn on the printer. Connecting Your Printer 33
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    34 Connecting Your Printer
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    Loading Paper NOTE: Use only laser print media. Do not use ink jet paper in your printer. NOTE: For printing envelopes, see "Loading Print Media" on page 59. 1 Open the front cover by pulling out the instruction sheet. 6 2 Pull the paper cover out. 3 ...
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    4 Pull the length guide forward until it stops. 5 Pull the MPF extension forward until it stops. 6 Adjust the paper width guides to their maximum width. 36 Loading Paper
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    ... fan them. Straighten the edges of the stack on a level surface. 8 Load print media on the MPF with the top edge first and with the recommended print side facing up. 9 Adjust the width guides until they rest lightly against the edges of the stack of print media. Loading Paper ...
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    10 Slide the length guide towards the printer until it touches the print media. NOTE: Depending on the size of print media, first slide the length guide backward until it stops, and then slide the MPF extension until it touches print media. 38 Loading Paper
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    11 Insert the paper cover into the printer and then align the paper cover to the marking on the paper tray. 12 Select the paper type from the printer driver if the loaded print media is ... the MPF, you must specify the paper size setting by using the printer driver. Loading Paper 39
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    40 Loading Paper
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    ...For installing XML Paper Specification (XPS) printer driver NOTE: Download and install the XPS printer driver at support.dell.com/support NOTE: XPS driver is supported on the following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit Edition, Windows ...
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    ... default printer, select the check box displayed under the Printer name. Click Next. Installation starts. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, click ...the default printer, select the Set as the default printer check box. Click Next. 42 Installing Printer Drivers on Computers Running Windows
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    ... to your desired location. 2 Click Start Devices and Printers. 3 Click Add a printer. 4 When you use Windows Server 2008 R2, click Add a local or ... use this printer as the default printer, select the Set as the default printer check box. Installing Printer Drivers on Computers Running Windows 43
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    14 Click Finish. 44 Installing Printer Drivers on Computers Running Windows
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    ... Computers Running Macintosh Download and install the printer drivers and software for Macintosh operating system at support.dell.com/support 8 Installing the Drivers and Software 1 After downloading the drivers and software, double-click the Dell 1250c Installer icon, and then click Continue. 2 ...
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    .... 6 Name and Print Using are automatically entered. 7 Click Add. Adding a Printer on Mac OS X 10... 7 Name and Print Using are automatically entered. 8 Click Add. Adding a Printer on Mac OS X ... Model is automatically selected. 7 Click Add. 46 Installing Printer Drivers on Computers Running Macintosh
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    Using Your Printer 47
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    48
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    ... among others. Your printer provides high-quality printing on a variety of print media. Selecting the appropriate print media for your printer helps avoid printing troubles. This section ... passes through the printer, where it is exposed to high temperatures. Storing paper Print Media Guidelines...
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    ... Content The amount of moisture in the paper affects both print quality and the ability of the printer to feed the paper properly. Leave the paper in its.... Check with the manufacturer or vendor to determine whether the paper you have chosen is acceptable for laser printers. 50 Print Media Guidelines
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    ... choosing any print media, you should consider the weight, fiber content, and color. Unacceptable Paper The following paper types are not recommended for use with the printer: ... Preprinted paper with chemicals that may contaminate the printer Preprinted paper that can be affected by the temperature ...
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    ... preprinted media and letterhead paper for the printer Use grain long paper for best ...melting or releasing hazardous emissions. Use inks that are not affected by the resin in toner or the silicone in the fuser... letterhead you have selected is acceptable for laser printers. 52 Print Media Guidelines...
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    Loading Letterhead Load the letterhead in the printer with the print side facing up. Ensure that the title on the letter head enters the printer first. Selecting Pre-Punched Paper Pre-...can cause jams when multiple sheets feed through the printer. This may result in a paper jam. Pre-punched ...
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    ...envelope. When printing on envelopes Use only high-quality envelopes that are designed for use in laser printers. Set the print media source to MPF. Set the ...type to Envelope, and select the correct size of envelope from the printer driver. For best performance, use envelopes made from ...
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    ...finishes Labels Your printer can print on many labels designed only for use with laser printers. When selecting labels: • Label adhesives, face sheet (...or releasing hazardous emissions. Set the paper type to Label from the printer driver. Do not load labels together with paper in...
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    ... printer occur in a jam and contaminate your printer and your cartridges with adhesive. As a result, could void your printer and cartridge warranties. Storing Print Media For proper print ...following guidelines help avoid media feeding problems and uneven print quality. • For best results, ...
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    ... shows the orientation of the paper loading. NOTE: Not available when the XPS Printer Driver is used. *2 Custom width: 76.2 mm (3.00 inches) to 215.9 mm (8.50 inches)... administrator user can set the custom size from the printer driver. SEF LEF Supported Paper Types Media Plain Plain ...
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    ...Plain Thick Paper Covers Coated Label Envelopes Recycled 60-90 91-105 106-163 106-163 60-105 Weight (gsm) Inkjet printer paper cannot be used. Inkjet printer paper cannot be used. Remarks 58 Print Media Guidelines
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    ...) Length - 127 mm (5.00 inches) to 355.6 mm (14.00 inches) Loading Print Media NOTE: Use only laser print media. Do not use ink jet paper in this printer. 1 Open the front cover. Loading Print Media 59
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    2 Pull the paper cover out. 3 Pull the length guide forward until it stops. 4 Pull the MPF extension forward until it stops. 60 Loading Print Media
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    5 Adjust the paper width guides to their maximum width. 6 Before loading the print media, flex the sheets back and forth, and then fan them. Straighten the edges of the stack on a level surface. 7 Load print media on the MPF with the top edge first and with the recommended ...
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    ... guides until they rest lightly against the edges of the stack of print media. 9 Slide the length guide towards the printer until it touches the print media. NOTE: Depending on the size of print media, first slide the length guide backward until it stops, and then slide...
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    10 Insert the paper cover into the printer and then align the paper cover to the marking on the paper tray. Loading Print Media 63
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    Loading Envelopes NOTE: When you print on envelopes, be sure to specify the envelope setting on the printer driver. If not specified, the print image will be rotated 180 degrees. When Loading Envelope#10, DL, or Monarch Load envelopes with...
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    NOTICE: Never use envelopes with windows, or coated linings. These lead to paper jams and can cause damage to the printer. NOTE: If you do not load envelopes in ... in the following illustration. The amount of the bending shall be 5mm (0.20 inches) or less. Loading Print Media 65
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    ...To confirm the correct orientation of each print media such as envelopes, see the instruction on the Envelope/Paper Setup Navigator on the printer driver. Loading Letterhead The letterhead must be toward the top edge of MPF with the print side...
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    Using the Output Tray Extension The output tray extension is designed to prevent print media from falling from the printer after the print job is complete. Before printing a document, ensure that the output tray extension is fully extended. Loading Print Media 67
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    68 Loading Print Media
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    ... show the status of the printer. 2 3 5 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • • (Jam) indicator Indicates that a paper jam occurred or the rear cover is open. (Toner) indicator .... (Error) indicator Indicates that an error occurred. (Ready/Data) indicator Indicates the printer status, such as receiving and ...
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    ... toner cartridges are used (Non-Dell Toner is set to Off). All toner indicators blink when the printer is in the non-Dell toner mode (Non-Dell Toner is set to On). Error Ready/Data Orange on Orange blinks Green on Green blinks Orange on Orange blinks ...
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    Indicator Load Paper Status Orange on Orange blinks Condition The printer is waiting for manual duplex printing. No paper is loaded or a paper jam occurred in the multipurpose feeder. The wrong size of paper is loaded. Manual Duplex Green blinks Understanding ...
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    ... printing. *1 (Start) button . See Load paper for the second side (odd) pages, and press the "Manual Duplex Printing (Windows Printer Driver Only)" on page 81. Warnings The following table shows the warning conditions. You can continue printing even ...
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    ... magenta toner is low.*2 The cyan toner is low.*2 The black toner is low.*2 The printer is in the non-Dell toner mode. The yellow toner...blinks or lights up green depending on the printer status. This warning appears only when Dell toner cartridges are used (Non-Dell Toner is set to Off). In this case...
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    ...the secondary error light sequences. - - - - - - - - The specified toner cartridge is low, not installed or not supported. See "Replacing Toner Cartridges" on page 118. -... density of the specified toner is not enough. Re-install or replace the specified toner cartridge. See "...
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    ...and cancel the current print job. See "Canceling a Print Job" on page 80. - - - - - - Invalid job environment The configuration of the printer set on the printer driver does not match the configuration of your printer. Press the (Cancel) button to cancel...
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    ... repeatedly. See "Contacting Dell" on page 164. 1 Jam - 2 Toner - 3 4 5 7 8 Cause/Remedy Error Ready/ Start Manual Load Data Duplex ... error occurs repeatedly. See "Contacting Dell" on page 164. 1 Jam 2 Toner Y M C K 3 4 5 7 8 Cause/Remedy Error Ready/ Start Manual Load Data Duplex ...
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    ... • Initializes the non-volatile memory (NVM). CAUTION: Never attempt to turn off the printer. The printer will cease to function. The printer restarts automatically to apply the settings and prints the printer settings and device settings pages. 6 ...
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    78 Operator Panel
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    ...instructions. Sending a Job to Print To support all of the printer features, use the printer driver. When you choose Print from a software program, a window representing the printer driver opens. Select ...can change. If you are not familiar with a feature in the printer driver window, open the online...
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    ...-click the printer icon. A list of print jobs appears in the printer window. 2 Select the job you want to cancel. 3...all programs to reveal the desktop. Click StartPrinters and Faxes (for Windows XP). Click Start Devices and Printers (for Windows 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2). 80 Printing
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    ...you want to cancel. 4 Press Delete on the keyboard. Manual Duplex Printing (Windows Printer Driver Only) NOTE: When printing on curled paper, straighten the paper and then insert it into the feeder. NOTE: The XPS printer driver does not support manual duplex printing. When you...
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    ... a Report Page To confirm your printer settings, print a report page. This section describes two methods of printing a report page. Printing a Printer Settings Page To verify detailed printer settings, print a printer settings page. See "Operator Panel" on page 69 or "Understanding the ...
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    ...Click Start All Programs Dell Printers Dell 1250c Color Printer Tool Box. NOTE: The Select Printer window appears in this...step, when multiple printer drivers are installed on your computer. In this case, click the name of Dell 1250c Color Printer listed in Printer Name, and then click OK....
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    ...window appears in this step, when multiple printer drivers are installed on your computer. In this case, click the name of Dell 1250c Color Printer listed in Printer Name, and then click OK. The Tool Box opens. 2 Click the Printer Maintenance ...
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    Know Your Printer 85
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    .... Values: Dell Service Tag Number Express Service Code Printer Serial Number Printer Type Asset Tag Number Memory .... Displays the express service code of the printer. Displays the serial number of the printer. Displays the type of the printer. Color Laser is displayed normally. Displays the asset tag...
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    ...speed for monochrome printing. Menu Settings Purpose: To display the current settings of your printer. Values:...amount of time that the printer waits for data to arrive from the computer. Displays whether to automatically print a job ... Auto Log Print Default Print Paper Size Low Toner Alert Message ...
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    ... for labels. Auto Registration Displays whether to automatically adjust color registration. Adjustment Adjust Altitude Non-Dell Toner BTR Refresh Mode Displays the altitude of the location where the printer is installed. Displays whether to use toner ...
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    ...print the completed jobs history. Click to print the error history. Click to print a color test page. Printer Maintenance The Printer Maintenance tab ..., Adjust BTR, Adjust Fuser, Color Registration Adjustment, Adjust Altitude, Reset Defaults, Non-Dell Toner, and BTR Refresh Mode pages. NOTE: Values ...
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    ... the time taken by the printer before it cancels jobs that stop abnormally. The print job is cancelled if...out. Specifies the amount of time that the printer waits for data to arrive from the computer. The print job is cancelled ... energy, but requires more warm-up time for the printer. Enter 5 if your ...
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    ... of labels. Specifies the paper density of plain paper. Restart printer to apply new Press the Restart printer to apply new settings button settings to apply the changes. Adjust BTR Purpose: To specify the optimum voltage settings for printing for the transfer roller (BTR). To lower the voltage, ...
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    ... Label Apply New Settings Restart printer to apply new settings 0* -3 - +3 0* -3 - +3 0* -3 - +3 0* -3 - +3 After you... button to apply the changes. Press the Restart printer to apply new settings button to apply... settings may not give the best output on all paper types. When the printed paper...
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    .... When Auto Registration Adjustment is set to On, the printer prints the color registration chart and adjusts ... the chart. Color registration adjustments need to be made during the initial setup of the printer or when the printer.... Click Start to open the Print Color Regi Chart window, and then select...
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    ... process (paper feed direction) color adjustment values individually. Apply New Settings Restart printer to apply new settings After you... Registration Adjustments. Adjust Altitude Purpose: To specify the altitude of the location where the printer is installed. Understanding the Tool Box Menus 95
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    ... to their default values. For details, see "Resetting Defaults" on page 100. Values: Start Click to initialize the system parameters. Non-Dell Toner Purpose: To use toner cartridge of another manufacturer. 96 Understanding the Tool Box Menus
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    NOTE: Using non-Dell-brand toner cartridges may make some printer features unusable, ... the reliability of your printer. Dell recommends only new Dell-brand toner cartridges for your printer. ... cartridge of another manufacturer, be sure to restart the printer. Values: Non-Dell Toner Off* On Does not ...
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    ...Chart Print Purpose: To print various charts that can be used for diagnosing your printer. Values: Paper Size A4 Letter Ghost Configuration Chart 4 Colors Configuration ... paper size to print charts. Machine Check Purpose: To check the operation of the different components of the printer. ...
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    ...Click Start to operate the main motor inside the printer. Confirm the motor sound. Feed Roll ...Click Start to operate the dispense motor for each toner cartridge. Confirm the motor sound. Start ...rotate the developer motor and stir the toner in the toner cartridge. Values: Understanding the Tool Box...
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    ... Click Start All Programs Dell Printers Dell 1250c Color Printer Tool Box. NOTE: When multiple printer drivers are installed on your... Select Printer window appears. In this case, click the name of Dell 1250c Color Printer listed in Printer Name, and then click OK. ...
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    The printer restarts automatically to apply the settings. Understanding the Tool Box Menus 101
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    102 Understanding the Tool Box Menus
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    ... Printer Selection) by clicking its name to open a Status Window for a particular printer. Dell Supplies Management System You can launch the Dell Supplies Management ... Click Start All Programs Dell Printers Additional Color Laser Software Dell Supplies Management System. ...
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    ... the Select Reorder URL list. Click Visit Dell printer supplies ordering web site. Dell 1250c Color Printer - Dell Supplies Management System window appears. c Enter the Service Tag, and then click OK. If you order by phone, call ...
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    ... folder on the Drivers and Utilities CD and the printer drivers located on the Drivers and Utilities CD are used to create ... installing the printer driver. • • Install the Dell™ 1250c Color Printer driver in the computer on which the setup disk is to be created. The setup disk can only be used ...
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    ...Select a printer. message is displayed, select your printer in Preferences. For more information on Preference, see "Preferences" on page 107. Status Monitor window appears. 1 2 3 4 1 Printer Status Message Area Displays a message of the current printer status. ...
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    NOTE: If you receive no response from the printer or the printer is processing a job using a USB connection, the message Cannot get .... • Estimated Toner Level image Displays the estimated toner level of each color if the printer is functioning properly. Less than 29% Less than 9% Unknown NOTE: If ...
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    ... names in the drop-down list. The first printer displayed in this list is set as default. You ...can be entered. Click this button to return to the Printer Status window. Status Update Interval SNMP ...: The Order window automatically appears when low toner is detected. 108 Understanding Your Printer ...
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    ... from the drop-down list and click Visit Dell printer supplies ordering web site. hyperlink to access the web site for ordering Dell printer supplies. Displays a list of available phone numbers that you can call to order Dell printer supplies. Order by Phone Understanding Your Printer ...
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    110 Understanding Your Printer Software
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    Specifications Operating System Compatibility 15 Your Dell™ 1250c Color Printer is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® XP Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server , 2003 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 64-bit Edition,...
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    ..., and Interface PDL/Emulations Host-based printing system OSes Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit Edition, Windows ... Server 2008 64-bit Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows XP Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows , Server 2003 x64 Edition, Mac OS X Version 10.3.9, 10.4.11, ...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 115
    Relative humidity 20-70% RH (no condensation) Storage Temperature range Storage humidity range -20-40°C 5-85% RH (no condensation) Altitude Operating Storage Up to 3,100 m (10,000 feet) 70.9275 Kpa Cables Your interconnection cable must meet the following requirements: Connection type 1 USB ...
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    114 Specifications
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    Maintaining Your Printer 115
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    ... change several settings in your printer driver to conserve toner cartridge and paper. Supply ... mode that uses less toner. When this printer driver feature is used, the image quality will be lower ... one sheet of paper are as follows: • Windows Printer Driver: 2, 4, 8, 16, or 32 pages • Macintosh ...
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    ..., read and follow the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. Dell toner cartridges are available only through ..." on page 164. It is recommended that you use Dell toner cartridges for your printer. Dell does not provide warranty coverage for problems caused by using accessories, parts,...
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    CAUTION: Do not shake the used toner cartridge to avoid spilling of toner. Removing the Toner Cartridges 1 Turn off the printer. 2 Open the toner access cover. 3 Pinch the cartridge firmly as shown in the illustration. 4 Pull the toner cartridge out. Maintaining Your Printer 119
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    ... 1 Unpack a new toner cartridge of the desired color and shake it five to six times ... evenly. NOTE: Ensure that the color of the new toner cartridge matches that on the handle before replacing ... to avoid spillage of the toner. 2 Remove the tape from the toner cartridge. 120 Maintaining Your Printer...
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    3 Adjust the toner cartridge to the associated cartridge holder, and then insert it firmly by pressing near the center of the label until the cartridge clicks. 4 Close the toner access cover. Maintaining Your Printer 121
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    ... CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, always turn off the printer and disconnect the power cable from the grounded outlet before performing maintenance. 1 Confirm that the printer is not in operation, and open the toner access cover. 2 Pinch the cartridge firmly as shown in the ...
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    3 Pull the toner cartridge out. 4 Pull the other three cartridges out as well. 5 Pull the cleaning rod out. Maintaining Your Printer 123
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    ... rod fully into the hole beside the arrow on the printer until its tip reaches the interior of the printer as illustrated below, and then pull it out. 7 Repeat the same procedure for the other ...firmly by pressing near the center of the label until the cartridge clicks. 124 Maintaining Your Printer
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    ... the other three cartridges as well. 11 Close the toner access cover. Y Cleaning the Color Toner Density (CTD) Sensor CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, ... the grounded outlet before performing maintenance. 1 Ensure that the printer is turned off. 2 Push the rear cover release handle...
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    3 Clean the CTD sensor inside the printer with a clean dry cotton swab. 4 Close the rear cover. Adjusting Color Registration This section describes how to adjust the color registration when you first install the printer or after moving it to a new location. 126 Maintaining Your Printer
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    ... when multiple printer drivers are installed on your computer. In this case, click the name of Dell 1250c Color Printer listed in Printer Name, and then click ... multiple printer drivers are installed on your computer. In this case, click the name of Dell 1250c Color Printer listed in ...
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    ... printed. Determining Values On the color registration chart printed, find the straightest lines where the two black lines and the colored line are most closely aligned for ... 0, enter the value according to the procedure in "Entering Values" on page 129. 128 Maintaining Your Printer
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    Entering Values Using the Tool Box, enter the values that you found in the color registration chart to make adjustments. NOTE: 1 Click Start All Programs Dell Printers Dell 1250c Color Printer Tool Box. Maintaining Your Printer 129
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    ...window appears in this step, when multiple printer drivers are installed on your computer. In this case, click the name of Dell 1250c Color Printer listed in Printer Name, and then click OK. The Tool Box opens. 2 Click the Printer Maintenance ...
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    ... an arrow on each width guide. Do not load wrinkled, creased, damp, or curled print media. Flex, fan, ...For more information, see "Storing Print Media" on page 56. Ensure that all cables that connect to the printer are correctly attached. Over tightening the guides may cause jams. Clearing Jams ...
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    Identifying the Location of Paper Jams CAUTION: Do not attempt to clear any jams using tools or instruments. This may permanently damage the printer. The following illustration shows where paper jams may occur along the print media path. 1 2 3 4 6 5...
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    Clearing Paper Jams From the Front of the Printer CAUTION: Before performing any of the following procedures, read and follow the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. NOTE: To resolve ... cover out. 2 Remove any paper jammed from the front of the printer. 3 Replace the paper cover ...
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    Clearing Paper Jams From the Back of the Printer CAUTION: Before performing any of the following procedures, read and follow ... in your Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, always turn off the printer and disconnect the power cable from the grounded outlet before performing ...
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    3 Remove any paper jammed from the back of the printer. 4 Lower the fuser release levers to their original position. 5 Close the rear cover. Clearing Jams 135
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    ... any of the following procedures, read and follow the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, always turn off the printer and disconnect the power cable from the grounded outlet before performing maintenance. ...
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    3 Remove any paper jammed from the back of the printer. If no paper is found in the paper path, then remove any paper jammed out of the output tray. 4 Lower the fuser release levers to their original position. 5 Close the rear cover. Clearing Jams 137
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    138 Clearing Jams
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    Troubleshooting 139
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    140
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    ... Problems 18 Some printer problems can be easy to resolve. If a problem occurs with your ..., check each of the following The power cable is connected to the printer, and to a properly grounded electrical outlet. ... all of the above and still have a problem, turn off the printer, wait for 10 seconds, ...
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    ...printer. Verify that you are using the correct printer driver. Ensure that you are using the correct USB cable and that it is securely connected to the printer. Verify that the correct print media size is selected... printer. See "Supported Paper Sizes" on page 56 for more information. Fan the print...
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    ... the Tool Box. Job prints from the wrong Check the Paper Type in the printer driver. source or on the wrong print media. Print media does not stack neatly in ...the Status tab in the Status Monitor. 2 Replace the toner cartridges as necessary. Is the problem recovered? Troubleshooting 143
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    ... media, and then click Print Test Page in Properties of the printer driver. Is the problem recovered? Disable the Toner Saving Mode in the printer The ... selected. Is the problem recovered? 3 Go to action 4. 4 Contact Dell. Toner smears or print comes off/Stain on back side 144 Troubleshooting
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    ...uneven. Try changing the Paper Type setting in the printer driver. For example, change the plain paper to thick. 1 On the Paper/Output tab in Printing Preferences of the printer driver, change the Paper Type ... Sizes" on page 56. If not, use the print media recommended for the printer. Is the problem ...
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    ...that the toner cartridges are installed correctly. See "Installing a Toner Cartridge" on page 120. Is the problem recovered? 2 If you use non-Dell brand toner cartridges, install Dell brand toner cartridges. Is the problem recovered? 3 Yes...
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    Streaks appear on the output If this trouble comes out, contact Dell. Pitched color dots If this trouble comes out, contact Dell. Vertical blanks Troubleshooting 147
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    ... 1 Yes No Contact Dell. The task is Clean inside the printer and performing test ... 122. 2 Click Print Test Page in Properties of the printer driver. Is the problem recovered? Mottle... media recommended for the printer. Is the problem recovered? The task is complete. 2 Contact Dell. Ghosting 148...
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    ... Tool Box, click BTR Refresh Mode on the Printer Maintenance tab. click Apply New .... Try changing the Paper Type setting in the printer driver. For example, change the plain paper ... media recommended for the printer. Is the problem recovered? The task is complete. Contact Dell. The task is complete. ...
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    Fog Action 1 2 Is the whole page printed light? Start Developer Stir Mode. 1 Launch the Tool Box, click Developer Stir Mode on the Diagnosis tab. ... button. Is the problem recovered? Yes Contact Dell. The task is complete. No Go to action 2. Contact Dell. Bead-Carry-Out (BCO) 150 Troubleshooting
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    ...the value close to the altitude of the location where the printer is installed. Is them problem recovered? Yes The task is complete. No Contact Dell. Auger mark Action 1 Yes No Go to action 2. The toner cartridges may be low or need to be The ...
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    ... action 2. If printing on print media other than envelopes, contact Dell. If the envelope is 220 mm or longer (C5 or Envelope#10), go... 56 complete. and "Print Media Guidelines" on page 49. If not, use the print media recommended for the printer. Is the problem recovered? 2 Check the crease. Is the ...
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    ... up. For details, see "When Loading C5" on page 64. Is the problem recovered? 4b Use a different size.... No Go to action 4b. The task is complete. Contact Dell. The task is complete. Contact ... is incorrect Action 1 Yes No Contact Dell. Ensure that the margins are set correctly on the The task ...
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    .... Is the problem recovered? 2 Clean the CTD sensor. 1 Clean the CTD sensor. See "Cleaning the Color Toner Density (CTD) Sensor" on page 125. 2 Launch the Tool Box, and click Color Registration Adjustment on the Printer Maintenance tab. 3 Click the Start button ...
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    ... Chart and manually correct the color registration. 1 Click Color Registration Adjustment on the Printer Maintenance ... task is complete. No Contact Dell. 0. See "Adjusting Color Registration" on page 126 for details. ...Bumpy paper Action 1 Yes No Contact Dell. The task is Clean up the fuser unit....
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    ... Monitor, see "Printer Status Window" on page 103. Action 1 Locate the cause of the problem by removing the toner cartridges. 1 Remove the .... Does the noise generated from the printer match with the noise from the Play of Sound button? Yes Contact Dell. No Go to action 2. 156 Troubleshooting
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    ...of the dispense motor repeatedly. Does the noise generated from the printer match with the noise from the Play of Sound button? 3 1 Reinstall the toner cartridges. 2 Perform action 2 again. Contact Dell. The task is complete. Does the noise generated from the ...
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    ... envelope is properly loaded in the MPF as instructed in "Loading Envelopes" on page 64. Is the problem recovered? 2d Ensure that the print media is not curled... Go to action 3b. Ensure that papers are properly inserted on the The task is MPF. complete. Is the problem recovered? 158 Troubleshooting
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    ... 3b. Go to action 3a. Go to action 4. Contact Dell. Multi-feed jam Action 1 Ensure that ...Go to action 3b. Go to action 3b. Contact Dell. Yes The task is complete. No Go to ... print media that is not damp. Is the problem recovered? 3b Fan the print media. Is the problem recovered? Troubleshooting 159
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    ...an appropriate environment. Contacting Service When you call for printer service, be prepared to describe the problem you are experiencing or the error message on the display. You need to know the model of your printer type and serial number. See the label located inside ...
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    Appendix 161
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    162
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    ... can learn about Dell products and services on the following websites: www.dell.com www.dell.com/ap (Asian/Pacific countries only) www.dell.com/jp (Japan only) ... through the following websites and e-mail addresses: • Dell Support websites support.dell.com Appendix 163
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    ... industry-standard practices. For information about the Dell warranty for your printer, see support.dell.com. Recycling Information It is recommended that customers dispose of their used computer hardware, ...(800-999-3355). NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can ...
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    ... contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: 1 Visit support.dell.com. 2 Verify your country or region in the Choose A Country/Region drop-down...4 Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need. 5 Choose the method of contacting Dell that ...
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    166 Appendix
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    ... windows, 80 Carbonless copy paper, 51 CCP, 51 Chart Print, 98 Cleaning Inside the Printer, 122 Cleaning the Color Toner Density (CTD) Sensor, 125 Clearing jam, 131 ...the Printer, 133 B B5, 56 Base memory, 112 Basic printer problem, 141 BTR Refresh Mode, 97 Clearing Paper Jams ...
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    ... and Utilities CD, 17 H How to set up, 18 How to use, 17 I Identifying print media, 56 Installing Printer drivers, 41, 45 Installing a Toner Cartridge, 120 Interfaces, 112 E Emulations, 112 Entering Values, 129 Envelope, 54, 93-94 Envelope #10,...
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    ..., 59 Local printing, 41, 45 N NCR, 51 No carbon required, 51 Noise, 156 Non-Dell Toner, 96 O OCR, 51 Online Services, 163 Operating System compatibility, 111 ... Panel Lights, 71 Optical character recognition, 51 Ordering printer supplies, 15 Ordering supplies, 27 Output Tray, 23, ...
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    ...93 Power supply, 111 Power Switch, 23 Print Head Cleaning Rod, 23... guarantee, 112 Print Quality Problems, 143 Printer, 15 Printer drivers Installing... specification, 111 Printer Status Window, 103 Printing, 79 Printing on letterhead, 52... jam, 131 Removing toner cartridge, 119 Report Page, 82 Reports, 89...
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    ... policy, 164 T Temperature, 112 Toner Access Cover, 23 Toner indicator, 69 Tool Box ..., 24, 132 Transfer Roller, 24 Turning On Printer, 32 S Safety information, 18 Security Slot... 113 Storing consumables, 118 Storing print media, 56, 79, 117 Support Contacting Dell, 164 Supported paper size, 56 System...
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    172 Index



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