How to Troubleshoot Dell 1110 Yellow Lights

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How to Troubleshoot Dell 1110 Yellow Lights
Check the tightness of the cable. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

The LED lights on the front of your Dell 1110 printer can tell you a great deal about the operation of the unit. When everything is working properly, you should see a steady green light on the front of the unit, or a flashing green light if the printer is in the middle of servicing a job. A yellow light means that the printer has detected a problem, and that operator intervention is required to get the printer working again.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Pull the paper out of the Dell 1110 printer and check for jammed paper just inside the printer. Reload the paper tray, being sure to push the paper far enough forward that the printer senses it is there.

  2. 2

    Open the print cartridge door and lift the laser toner cartridge out of the printer. Clean the area under the toner cartridge to remove any paper dust or ink residue that could be blocking the sensors inside the printer.

  3. 3

    Shake the toner cartridge and rock it back and forth to redistribute the toner inside the cartridge. The yellow light can be triggered when the Dell 1110 printer thinks the toner is low. Rocking the toner cartridge back and forth redistributes the ink and allows you to get more life out of each cartridge.

  4. 4

    Remove the printer cable from the Dell 1110 and from the computer it is attached to. Reconnect the cables. A loose cable can cause communication issues that turn on the yellow light.

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