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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 Computers Running Windows 41 Inserting the Drivers and Utility CD Installing Printer Driver ... 41 41 41 ... For ...driver For installing XML Paper Specification (XPS) printer driver 41 8 Installing Printer Drivers on Computers Running Macintosh 45 Installing the Drivers and Software ... 45 46 ...
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    ...53 54 55 56 56 56 57 58 ... Selecting Preprinted Media and Letterhead . Printing on Letterhead Loading Letterhead . ... ... Selecting Pre-Punched Paper Envelopes Labels ... ... Storing Print Media Identifying Print Media and Specifications Supported Paper Sizes . Supported Paper Types ...
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    ... Print Media ... ... 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 ...
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    ...100 100 ... ... ... Printer Maintenance System Settings Paper Density Adjust BTR Adjust Fuser ... Color Registration Adjustment Adjust Altitude Reset Defaults Non-Dell Toner ...... Resetting Defaults . ... ... 14 Understanding Your Printer Software . Windows® . Printer Status Window Status ...
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    ... Page Description Language (PDL)/Emulation, Operating System, 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 ...
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    Cleaning Inside the Printer ... 122 125 126 127 127 128 129 Cleaning the Color Toner Density (CTD) Sensor Adjusting Color Registration Performing Auto ... ... 141 141 141 142 143 143 Basic Printer Problems Display Problems Printing Problems ... Print Quality Problems The output is ...
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    .../Blurred images The entire output is blank Pitched color dots Vertical blanks Mottle . Ghosting Fog... incorrect Protrudent / Bumpy paper Noise . Jam . Color registration is out of alignment ... ... ... Misfeed jam ...163 163 163 164 164 Dell Technical Support Policy . Online Services . ... Warranty ...
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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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    12
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    ...make better use of your printer. NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to ... Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own. The printer software uses some of the codes defined by the Independent JPEG ...
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    UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS This software and documentation are provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Use, duplication or disclosure ... 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 ...
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    Dell™ 1250c Color Printer User's Guide To order replacement toner cartridges or supplies from ... procedure below. a b c d Navigate to x:\abc\Dell Printers\Additional Color Software\Reorder, where x:\abc is the location ... Service Code and Service Tag" on page 19. Dell™ 1250c Color Printer User's ...
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    16 Dell™ 1250c Color Printer User's Guide
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    ... cable is not shipped with your printer. What are you looking for? • Drivers for my printer • My User's Guide Find it here 2 Drivers and Utilities CD The Drivers and Utilities CD contains setup video, documentation, and drivers for your printer. You can use the CD to ...
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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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    ...00 The Express Service Code and Service Tag are located inside the side door of your printer. • Latest drivers for my printer Go..., and repair information • Downloads - Drivers • Manuals - Printer documentation and product specifications Go to support.dell.com. Select your region, and fill ...
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    20 Finding Information
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    ... 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 ...allows you to reduce the paper consumption. For more information, see the printer driver's help. Product Features 21
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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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    ... a location such that there is adequate space for using the printer feeder and covers. 69 mm/2.7 inches 225 mm/ 8.9 inches 100 mm/ 3.9 inches...To avoid irregular screen image or malfunctioning of your printer, avoid placing the printer in direct sunlight with the front cover opened....
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    ... panel, see "Operator Panel" on page 69. Securing the Printer To protect your printer from 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 ...
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    ... also order toner cartridges by the following method: 1 Click Start  All Programs  Dell Printers  Additional Color Laser Software  ... Dell Printer supplies ordering web site. The Dell 1250c Color Printer - Dell Supplies Management System screen appears. c Enter the Service Tag, and then ...
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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...2.0 compatible 5 1 1 USB Port Connecting Printer to Computer A local printer is a printer attached to your computer using ...
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    ... 7 64-bit Edition Mac OS® X 10.3.9/10.4.11/10.5/10.6 To attach the printer to a computer: 1 Ensure that the printer, computer, and any other attached devices are... the smaller USB connector into the USB port at the back of the printer. 3 Connect the other end of the cable into a USB ...
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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 Remove the ...
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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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    7 Before loading the print media, flex the sheets back and forth, and then fan them. Straighten the edges of the stack ... 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 ...
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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 not standard ... in 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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    ...completed, click Finish to exit this tool. 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...
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    ... folder in step 1. 8 Click OK. 9 Select your printer name and click Next. 10 To change the printer ... folder in step 1. 8 Click OK. 9 Select your printer name and click Next. 10 To change the printer ... the default printer check box. Click Next. 42 Installing Printer Drivers on Computers Running Windows
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    ... location. 2 Click Start Devices and Printers. 3 Click Add a printer. 4 When you use Windows Server ...the printer name in the Printer name box, and then click Next. Installation starts. 12 If ... printer, select the Set as the default printer check box. Installing Printer Drivers on Computers Running ...
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    14 Click Finish. 44 Installing Printer Drivers on Computers Running Windows
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    ... Running Macintosh Download and install the printer drivers and software for Macintosh operating system at support.dell.com/support 8 ...the Drivers and Software 1 After downloading the drivers and software, double-click the Dell 1250c Installer icon, and then click Continue. 2 Click Continue on the ...
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    ...the printer. 2 Connect the USB cable between the printer and Macintosh computer. 3 Start Printer Setup Utility. NOTE: You can.... Adding a Printer on Mac OS X 10.3.9 1 Turn on the printer. 2 Connect the USB cable between the printer and the Macintosh computer. 3 Start Printer Setup Utility. NOTE: You ...
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    Using Your Printer 47
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    ... paper, labels, envelopes, and coated paper among others. Your printer provides high-... appropriate print media for your printer helps avoid printing troubles. This section describes selecting ... paper feeding problems. Curl usually occurs after the paper passes through the printer, where it is exposed ...
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    ... moisture in the paper affects both print quality and the ability of the printer to feed the paper properly. Leave the paper in its original packaging until you are ready to ... to determine whether the paper you have chosen is acceptable for laser printers. 50 Print Media Guidelines
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    ... When 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: • Chemically treated paper used to make copies without carbon paper, also ...
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    ... Preprinted Media and Letterhead When selecting preprinted media and letterhead paper for the printer Use grain long paper for best results. Use only forms and letterhead printed ... pre-printed letterhead you have selected is acceptable for laser printers. 52 Print Media Guidelines
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    ... 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 ... standard paper. Your printer may require more frequent cleaning and feed reliability may...
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    ... 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 paper type to Envelope, and select the correct size of envelope from the printer driver. For best performance, use envelopes made ...
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    ...Your printer can print on many labels designed only for use with laser printers. When selecting labels: • Label adhesives, face sheet (printable stock), and topcoats must be...04 inches) away from edges. Adhesive material contaminates your printer and could void your warranty. • • ...
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    ...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 media storage, the following guidelines help avoid media feeding problems and uneven print ...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 59
    ... 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) ... the administrator user can set the custom size from the printer driver. SEF LEF Supported Paper Types Media Plain Plain Side ...
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    ... default menu settings. Paper Type Specifications Paper type Plain Paper 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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    ... mm (8.50 inches) 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... 7 Load print media on the MPF with the top edge first and with the recommended print side facing up. Loading Print...
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    ... 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 the MPF extension until it touches ...
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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 ...to be printed on facing up, the flap side facing down, and the flap turned to the right. To prevent DL and Monarch from ...
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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 the MPF right after they have been removed from the packaging, they may ...
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    NOTE: 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 ...
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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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    ...1 The operator panel has two buttons and several indicators that show the status of the printer. 2 3 5 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • • (Jam) indicator Indicates that a .... (Ready/Data) indicator Indicates the printer status, such as receiving and printing data. (Start) button/indicator Press this ...
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    ...feeder. The indicators provide information on the status of the printer and help you locate each problem. Indicator Jam Toner Status Orange on ...Dell Toner is set to Off). All toner indicators blink when the printer is in the non-Dell toner mode (Non-Dell Toner is ...
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    ... Paper Status Orange on Orange blinks Condition The printer is waiting for manual duplex printing. No ... sequence. Orange or green lights that are off, on, and/or blinking indicate printer conditions such as printer status, intervention (for example, out of paper), or service. Off - On Fast Blink...
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    1 Jam *1 2 Toner - 3 4 5 7 8 Printer Status Error Ready Start Manual Load /Data Duplex Paper Ready Processing Printing Canceling ... 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 ...
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    ... Jam Y M 2 Toner C K 3 4 5 7 8 Printer Status Error Ready/ Start Manual Load Data Duplex ...low.*2 The cyan toner is low.*2 The black toner is low.*2 The printer is in the non-Dell toner mode....up green depending on the printer status. This warning appears only when Dell toner cartridges are used...
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    ...- - - - An error occurred. Press and hold the (Start) button to display the secondary error light sequences. - - - - - - - - The specified toner cartridge is low, not installed or not supported. See "Replacing Toner Cartridges" on page 118...
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    ... Error indicator blinks, a secondary error has occurred. Press and hold the (Start) button to ... 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 the current ...
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    ...Start Manual Load Data Duplex Paper A fatal error occurred. Turn off the printer, and then on. Firmware Errors Contact Dell if this error occurs ... Job" on page 80. - - - - - A ROM erasing error occurred. Turn off the printer, and then on. - - - - A ROM writing error occurred...
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    ...An error occurred while downloading the firmware. Turn off the printer, and then on. Printing a Device Settings Page Press and hold the (Start) button when... to turn off the printer. The printer will cease to function. The printer restarts automatically to apply the settings and prints the...
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    78 Operator Panel
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    ..., how to print certain lists of information from your printer, and how to cancel a job. Store your ... features, use the printer driver. When you choose Print from a software program, a window representing the .... If you are not familiar with a feature in the printer driver window, open the online Help ...
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    ... on the keyboard. Canceling a Job From the Desktop 1 Minimize 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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    ... 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 start manual duplex printing, the instruction window appears. Note ...
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    ... papers. Printing 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 ... settings, print a printer settings page. See "Operator Panel" on page 69 or "Understanding the...
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    ...Во Dell Printers Dell 1250c Color Printer Tool Box. NOTE: The Select Printer window appears ...printer drivers are installed on your computer. In this case, click the name of Dell 1250c Color Printer listed in... Click Start All Programs Dell Printers Dell 1250c Color Printer Tool Box. ...
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    ... 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. The Tool Box opens. 2 Click the Printer Maintenance...
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    Know Your Printer 85
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    86
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    ..., and Diagnosis tabs. NOTE: For how to start Tool Box, see "Understanding Your Printer Software" on page 103. Printer Settings Report The Printer ...of the printer. Displays the serial number of the printer. Displays the type of the printer. Color Laser is displayed normally. Displays the...
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    ...) Printing Speed (Monochrome) Displays the speed for color printing. Displays the speed for monochrome printing.... it finishes a job. Displays the time taken by the printer before it enters Deep Sleep mode ... Sleep mode. Displays the time taken by the printer before it cancels jobs that stop abnormally...
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    ... the fuser 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 ...
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    ... Error History Color Test Page Click to print a detailed list of the printer settings. Click to ... error history. Click to print a color test page. Printer Maintenance The Printer Maintenance tab contains ..., Adjust Fuser, Color Registration Adjustment, Adjust Altitude, Reset Defaults, Non-Dell Toner, ...
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    .... Enter 5 if your printer shares an electrical circuit with room lighting and you notice lights ... this keeps the printer ready to operate with minimum warm-up time. Select a value between 5 and 30 ...a balance between energy consumption and a shorter warm-up period. The printer automatically returns to ...
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    .... Specifies the paper density 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...
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    Covers Coated Envelope Label Apply New Settings Restart printer to apply new settings 0* -3 - +3 0* -3 - +3 0* -3 - +3 0* -3 - +3 After you complete the settings, ... Apply New Settings button to apply the changes. Press the Restart printer to apply new settings button to apply the changes. ...
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    ...registration by using the chart. Color registration adjustments need to be made during the initial setup of the printer or when the printer is moved to a different location. Values: Auto ...the Print Color Regi Chart window, and then select the paper size and click OK to print...
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    ...individually. Specifies process (paper feed direction) color adjustment values individually. Apply New Settings Restart printer to apply new settings ... is available only when Auto Registration Adjustment is set to Off. *2 The color registration chart prints a lattice pattern of yellow,...
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    ... memory) for system parameters. After executing this function and rebooting the printer, all the menu parameters are reset to their ..." on page 100. Values: Start Click to initialize the system parameters. Non-Dell Toner Purpose: To use toner cartridge of another manufacturer. 96 Understanding ...
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    ... features unusable, reduce print quality and decrease the reliability of your printer. Dell recommends only new Dell-brand toner cartridges for your printer. Dell does not provide ... of another manufacturer, be sure to restart the printer. Values: Non-Dell Toner Off* On Does not use ...
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    ...be used for diagnosing your printer. Values: Paper Size A4 Letter Ghost Configuration Chart 4 Colors Configuration Chart Alignment Chart Drum Refresh .... Machine Check Purpose: To check the operation of the different components of the printer. Values: 98 Understanding the Tool Box Menus
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    ... Main Motor Operation Check* Click Start to operate the main motor inside the printer. Confirm the motor sound. Feed Roll Operation Click Start to operate the feed...Mode Purpose: To rotate the developer motor and stir the toner in the toner cartridge. Values: Understanding the Tool Box ...
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    .... NOTE: 1 Click Start All Programs Dell Printers Dell 1250c Color Printer Tool Box. NOTE: When multiple printer drivers are installed ... the Select Printer window appears. In this case, click the name of Dell 1250c Color Printer listed in Printer Name, and then click...
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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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    Understanding Your Printer Software Windows® Printer Status Window 14 Use the Drivers and ...clicking its name to open a Status Window for a particular printer. Dell Supplies Management System You ...Start All Programs Dell Printers Additional Color Laser Software Dell Supplies Management ...
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    ...b Select a web address from 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...
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    ... A driver installation package can contain a group of saved printer driver settings and other data for things such as: • ... 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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    ... efficient use of the printer through the exchange of information between the Macintosh and the printer. To open the Status Monitor Widget: Click the Dashboard icon .... Also, the printer status is refreshed when Dashboard is launched or Preferences is closed. 106 Understanding Your Printer Software
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    ... error image Displays an indication image when an error occurs. An error has occurred and the printer requires your attention to correct a problem. An error has occurred and the printer cannot be used. An unknown error has occurred and the printer cannot be used. 3 Info (i) button ...
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    ...set to obtain the printer information every 10 seconds. The range varies between 0 and 600....Community Name Service Tag button*1 done button *1 This item is only available for the network printer....Order window automatically appears when low toner is detected. 108 Understanding Your Printer Software
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    ... a web address 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 ...
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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 ...the third party support is when Dell is responsible for the issue. In the case of getting the printer installed and working, this...
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    ...: 300 mm (11.8 inches) Weight (not including cartridge): 11.3 kg (24.9 lb) Memory Base ... Description Language (PDL)/Emulation, Operating System, and Interface PDL/Emulations Host-based printing ... 2003 x64 Edition, Mac OS X Version 10.3.9, 10.4.11, 10.5.8, and 10.6 Standard local: USB 2.0 Interface ...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 115
    ... 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 Connection specifications and symbols USB 2.0 1 Specifications 113
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    114 Specifications
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    Maintaining Your Printer 115
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    ...key operator. Conserving Supplies You can change several settings in your printer driver to conserve toner cartridge and paper. Supply Toner cartridge Setting... the Advanced tab of the print mode that uses less toner. When this printer driver feature is used, the image quality will be ...
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    ... procedures, read and follow the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. Dell toner cartridges are available only... 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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    Y Cleaning Inside the Printer 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 ...
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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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    6 Insert the cleaning 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 ... it firmly by pressing near the center of the label until the cartridge clicks. 124 Maintaining Your Printer
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    10 Replace 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, always turn off the printer and disconnect the power cable from the grounded outlet before performing maintenance....
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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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    ... Dell Printers Dell 1250c Color Printer Tool Box. NOTE: The Select Printer window ... drivers are installed on your computer. In this case, click the name of Dell 1250c Color Printer listed in... drivers are installed on your computer. In this case, click the name of Dell 1250c Color Printer listed ...
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    ... color registration chart is 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 each ..., you do not need to adjust the color registration. When the value is not 0, enter the value ...
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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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    ... 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. The Tool Box opens. 2 Click the Printer Maintenance...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 133
    Clearing Jams 17 Careful selection of appropriate print media and proper loading allow you to avoid paper jams. See "..., 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 131...
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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 1 2 3 4 5 6 Output Tray Transfer Belt Fuser ...
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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 ...your Product Information Guide. NOTE: To resolve the error displayed on the operator panel, you must clear all print media from the...
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    Clearing Paper Jams From the Back of the Printer CAUTION: Before performing any of the following procedures, read and follow the safety ... 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 ...
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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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    ..., 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. CAUTION: To avoid...
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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.... Turn off the printer, wait for 10 seconds, and turn on the printer. Troubleshooting 141
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    ... loaded in the 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 ... print media you are using meets the specifications for your printer. See "Supported Paper Sizes" on page 56 for more ...
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    ... 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 ... the Status tab in the Status Monitor. 2 Replace the toner cartridges as necessary. Is the problem recovered? Troubleshooting 143
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    ...On the Paper/Output tab in Printing Preferences of the printer driver, check the Paper Type setting. 2 Load dry (not damp) and correct print media, and then click Print Test Page in Properties of the printer driver. Is the problem recovered? Disable the Toner Saving Mode in...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 147
    ...plain paper to thick. 1 On the Paper/Output tab in Printing Preferences of the printer driver, change the Paper Type setting. Is the problem recovered? 2 Verify that the correct.... See "Supported Paper Sizes" on page 56. If not, use the print media recommended for the printer. Is the ...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 148
    ...1 Ensure 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? ...
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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 ... Print Test Page in Properties of the printer driver. Is the problem recovered? Mottle Action 1 Yes... media recommended for the printer. Is the problem recovered? The task is complete. 2 Contact Dell. Ghosting 148...
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    ... the Paper/Output tab in Printing Preferences of the printer driver, change the Paper Type setting. Is the problem recovered? 3 Adjust the fuser temperature. 1..., use the print media recommended for the printer. Is the problem recovered? The task is complete. Contact Dell. The task is complete. Go to ...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 152
    ...Launch the Tool Box, click Developer Stir Mode on the Diagnosis tab. 2 Click the Start 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 location. 1 Launch the Tool Box, and click Adjust Altitude on the Printer Maintenance tab. 2 Select the ... 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 ...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 154
    .... 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 crease within 30 ... the four edges of the envelope? crease is considered normal. Your printer is not at fault. 3a Does the envelope have a ...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 155
    ... page 64. Is the problem recovered? 4a Load the envelope in the MPF with the flap open and facing up..... 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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    ... and click Color Registration Adjustment on the Printer Maintenance tab. 2 Click the Start button next to... sensor. 1 Clean the CTD sensor. See "Cleaning the Color Toner Density (CTD) Sensor" on page ...and click Color Registration Adjustment on the Printer Maintenance tab. 3 Click the Start button next ...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 157
    ... Chart and manually correct the color registration. 1 Click Color Registration Adjustment on the Printer Maintenance tab. 2 Click the Start button next to Color ...4 Click the Apply New Settings button. 5 Click the Start button next to Color Regi Chart to print the Color Registration ...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 158
    ... see "Printer Status Window" on page 103. Action 1 Locate the cause of the problem by removing the toner ...cartridges. See "Replacing Toner Cartridges" on page 118. 2 Launch the Tool Box, and click ... generated from the printer match with the noise from the Play of Sound button? Yes Contact Dell. No ...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 159
    ...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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    ... Thin - 2b • Envelope 2c If performing manual duplex printing, go to action 2d. ... Use thick paper that is 216 gsm or less. Is the problem recovered? 2b Use thin paper that... 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 papers are...Go to action 3b. Go to action 3b. Contact Dell. Yes The task is complete. No Go to action ... is not damp. Is the problem recovered? 3b Fan the print media. Is the problem recovered? Troubleshooting 159
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 162
    ... humidity reaches 85% or more. Adjust the humidity or relocate the printer to 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 ...
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    Appendix 161
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    162
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    ...Dell, as well as the verification of appropriate functionality of the printer and all Dell-installed hardware. In addition ... may be available for purchase. Dell provides limited technical support for the printer and any ...) You can access Dell Support through the following websites and e-mail addresses...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 166
    ...transfer protocol (FTP) ftp.dell.com Log in as user: anonymous, and use your e-mail... practices. For information about the Dell warranty for your printer, see support.dell.com. Recycling Information... of their used computer hardware, monitors, printers, and other peripherals in an environmentally sound...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 167
    ... product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: 1 Visit support.dell.com...page. 4 Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need. 5 Choose the method of contacting Dell that is ...
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    166 Appendix
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 169
    ... Adjust BTR, 92 Adjust Fuser, 93 Adjusting color registration, 126 Altitude, 113 Appendix, 163 ... Chart Print, 98 Cleaning Inside the Printer, 122 Cleaning the Color Toner Density (CTD) Sensor, 125 Clearing jam, 131 Clearing ... B B5, 56 Base memory, 112 Basic printer problem, 141 BTR Refresh Mode, 97 ...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 170
    ...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, 56...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 171
    ..., 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, ...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 172
    ... media, 49, 117 Print quality guarantee, 112 Print Quality Problems, 143 Printer, 15 Printer drivers Installing, 41, 45 Printer Information, 87 Printer paper, 49 Printer software, 103 Printer specification, 111 Printer Status Window, 103 Printing, ...
  • Dell 1250C | User's Guide - Page 173
    ...policy, 164 T Temperature, 112 Toner Access Cover, 23 Toner indicator, 69 Tool ...24, 132 Transfer Roller, 24 Turning On Printer, 32 S Safety information, 18 Security ..., 19 Service Tag, 19 Setup diagram, 18 Software Update, 104 Start ..., 56, 79, 117 Support Contacting Dell, 164 Supported paper size, 56 ...
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    172 Index



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