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Dell 720 Color Inkjet Printer owners thread (W7)

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Please follow the instructions below and then tell me what happens.

 

First, let's make sure your computer has the latest Windows Updates, especially .net framework, needed to run many applications and the latest Java.

 

Disconnect your printer.

 

Download and run this patch to completely remove the printer from your computer. Run the patch, a MUST on Vista computers, until it prompts you to restart your computer.

 

If using Windows 7 also try...Manual Printer Driver Removal

 

Restart your computer.

 

Download the proper drivers.

 

XP Drivers

 

Vista 32-bit Drivers

 

Vista 64-bit Drivers

 

All other drivers

 

 

Install the proper drivers. You'll be prompted when to connect your printer(powered on)

***To install drivers, sometimes the file unzips and does nothing. You have to look for the setup.exe file, right click on it, then left click run as administrator***

If using Windows 7, use the Vista drivers in the compatibility mode. 

 

Right click on the setup.exe file, left click properties, left click compatibility. Change the compatibility to Vista(Try Vista SP2). Then install the proper drivers. You'll be prompted when to connect the printer(powered on)

***To install drivers, sometimes the file unzips and does nothing. You have to look for the setup.exe file, right click on it, then left click run as administrator***

 

 

 

Rick

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Re: 720 Color Inkjet Printer owners thread (W7)

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Dell Series 1 ink cartridges have a sensor in them that cannot be reset. Article on refilling Dell ink cartridges.

 

Dell Series 1 ink cartridges can be purchased at Staples, Walmart or Dell's Website.

 

It's possible to get a Dell Series 1 ink cartridge with a bad sensor. I would that these back to the place of purchase for a replacement or a refund.

 

 

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Re: 720 Color Inkjet Printer owners thread (W7)

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I am having a problem with downloading anything from Dell Driver Download Manager. After I save the file the and try and download a message say that: There are no files to download. Please go to Drivers and Downloads to select file(s). How am I suppose to download the patches?

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Re: 720 Color Inkjet Printer owners thread (W7)

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adeli20,

 

How to by-pass the Dell Download Manager

 

 

Rick

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Re: 720 Color Inkjet Printer owners thread (W7)

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I downloaded the patch to remove the printer (even though I think I may have already removed it) you listed above and it ran and my computer rebooted, but now since it restarted the bar with icons that were shortcuts to various things (I don't know what its called, it was automatic, had a camera for all the photo options, music, games, ect.) that went across the top of my desktop screen is no longer there, and I am wondering what happened, if other things were removed by that patch too.  PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 720 Color Inkjet Printer owners thread (W7)

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What I am referring to that has been removed is the Dell Dock Bar.  when I searched my computer for it, I was told it has been removed.  Why did this happen?  Did that patch remove ALL of my Dell software?  What can I do to get all the software pack if that's what happened.  The dock bar was there right before, and after that patch ran it was removed.  HELP PLEASE!

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Re: 720 Color Inkjet Printer owners thread (W7)

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alissa39,

 

The patch was a printer cleanup utility and was supposed to only remove the printer. You can download Dell Dock, again.

 

If you notice that you're missing any other programs, like Dell Quickset, if you have a laptop, just go to  Drivers & Downloads, enter your service tag number and you should then see a list of drivers to download. Everything is there.

 

 

Rick 

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Re: 720 Color Inkjet Printer owners thread (W7)

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I looked up quickset, and am missing that also.  When I went to Drivers & Downloads it gave me a large list of downloads that were recommended or optional.  Are these all the drivers/downloads, or just the ones I don't have?  Should I download all of the recommended ones?

Thankyou so much for your help

Alissa

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Re: 720 Color Inkjet Printer owners thread (W7)

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alissa39,

 

Only download what you think was removed. The others are probably there. Applications and input devices are the ones to look at.

 

It's basically, if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. Just download and install what you notice you're missing.

 

 

Rick

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Re: 720 Color Inkjet Printer owners thread (W7)

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i found these instructions too complicated to follow, nothing has really happened just added lots of things to my computer, printer still not working though.

is there any other way to get it working

also when i try to print it says windows cannot print due to the current printer setup???

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