Dell 926 All in One Printer User Manual

DellTM Photo All-In-One Printer 926 User's Guide
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Model 926
July 2006
SRV NJ119
Rev. A00
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If you purchased your Dell computer and printer at the same time, documentation
and drivers for your printer are already installed on your computer. You can use
the CD to uninstall/reinstall drivers or access your documentation. Readme files
may be included on your CD to provide last-minute updates about technical
changes to your printer or advanced technical reference material for experienced
users or technicians.
How to set up my
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Safety
information
How to set up
and use my
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Warranty
information
Express Service Code
and Service Tag
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Owner's Manual
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number
This label is located on the printer (see below).
Latest drivers
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Answers to
technical service
and support
questions
Documentation
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Documentation
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Windows XP Help and Support Center
The Dell Support website provides several online tools, including:
Solutions-Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles from technicians, and
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1. Click Start Help and Support.
2. Type a word or phrase that best describes your problem, and then click the
arrow icon.
3. Click the topic that describes your problem.
4. Follow the instructions shown on the screen.
About Your Printer
Understanding the Printer Parts
Understanding the Operator Panel
Understanding the Printer Parts
Number: Part:
Description:
1
Paper
support
Part that supports loaded paper.
2
Paper guide
Guide that helps the paper feed into the printer properly.
3
Top cover
Top of printer that holds your document or photo flat while you scan it.
Number: Part:
Description:
4
Paper exit
tray
Tray that holds the paper as it exits the printer.
5
Printer unit
Unit you lift to gain access to the ink cartridges.
6
Ink cartridge
carrier
Carrier that holds two ink cartridges, one color and the other black or photo. For
more information, see Replacing Ink Cartridges.
7
Scanner
support
Part under printer unit that keeps the printer open while you change ink
cartridges.
NOTE: To close the printer for normal operation, lift the printer unit, push the
scanner support back towards the rear of the printer, and then lower the printer
unit until it rests on the main body of the printer.
8
Memory card Slots into which you insert a memory card containing digital photos.
slots
9
USB
connector
Slot into which you plug the USB cable (sold separately). The other end of the
USB cable plugs into your computer.
10
Power
connector
Slot into which you plug the power cable.
CAUTION: Insert the power cable into the printer before connecting the
power cable into the wall outlet.
11
PictBridge
port
The port into which you attach the connector of a PictBridge-enabled digital
camera.
12
Operator
panel
Panel on the printer you use to control copying, scanning, faxing and printing.
For more information, see Understanding the Operator Panel.
13
Scanner
glass
Surface on which you place your document or photo face down to copy, fax, or
scan it.
Understanding the Operator Panel
Number Use the:
To:
1
Display
View scanning, copying, faxing, and printing options as well as
status and error messages.
2
Back
button
Return to the previous menu.
3
Arrow
buttons
Scroll through modes, menus, and menu items.
Increase or decrease a numeric value option.
Scroll through photos and Microsoft Office files on a memory
card or digital camera.
4
Cancel
button
Cancel a scan, print, or copy job in progress.
Exit a menu without saving changes to the menu settings.
5
Power
button
Turn your printer on or off.
NOTE: Pressing the power button does not turn off your printer if
a PictBridge camera with an active session is inserted into the
PictBridge port.
6
Error LED
Check if there is an error.
7
Select
button
8
Start
button
Initiate a copy, scan, or fax.
9
Ink drop
icons
View the characters under the icons to check:
Access the currently displayed menu.
Select a menu option.
Initiate a paper feed or paper eject by holding the button for
three seconds.
The ink levels in the ink cartridges.
For missing or invalid ink cartridges.
Operator Panel Menus
Copy Mode
Scan Mode
Fax Mode
Photo Mode
PictBridge Mode
Office File Mode
Bluetooth Mode
Maintenance Mode
When you press the Arrow buttons
, the following modes appear. When the mode you want to use is
displayed, press the Start button
to access its menus.
Copy Mode
Copy menu
item
Settings
Copy Color
# of Copies
Quality
Dark
Paper Size
Color
Black
1–99
Automatic
Draft
Normal
Photo
Press the Select button
brightness setting.
Letter
Legal
4 x 6 in.
A4
B5
A5
A6
L
, and then use the Arrow buttons
to adjust the
Copy menu
item
Settings
2L
Hagaki
3 x 5 in.
3.5 x 5 in.
10x15 cm
5 x 7 in.
13x18 cm
Paper Type
Automatic
Plain
Coated
Photo
Transparency
Zoom
100%
125%
150%
175%
200%
4 x 6 in.
5 x 7 in.
Letter
A4
B5
L
2L
Hagaki
25%
50%
75%
Skew Correction
Off
On
Scan Mode
The Scan Menu is only available if the printer is connected to a computer or a network adapter.
Scan
menu
item
Settings
Scan
menu
item
Settings
Scan Color
Color
Black
Scan To
Use the Arrow buttons
to select the application in which you want your scanned
document to open.
If your printer is connected to a network, use the Arrow buttons
to scroll through
the available computers, and then press the Select button
to access the list of
applications available on that computer.
Fax Mode
Fax menu item
Settings
* Default factory setting
Fax Color
Fax Now
*Black
Color
Press the Start button
to start faxing.
Photo Mode
Photo mode is only available when a memory card is inserted into the printer, or if a USB key or a
PictBridge-enabled digital camera is connected to the PictBridge port.
Photo menu item
Setting
* Default factory setting
Proof Sheet
From the Print Proof submenu, use the
Arrow buttons
to choose from the
following settings:
All
Last 25
Date Range
From the Scan Proof submenu, press the
Start button
to begin scanning the
proof sheet. For more information, see
Printing Photos Using a Proof Sheet.
Print DPOF
NOTE: This menu item is only available when a memory
card with Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) images is
Press the Start button
to print all DPOF
images on a memory card. For more
information, see Printing Photos From a
Photo menu item
card with Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) images is
inserted into the printer or when a PictBridge-enabled
digital camera with DPOF images is connected to the
PictBridge port.
Setting
information, see Printing Photos From a
PictBridge-Enabled Camera.
Photo Color
*Color
Black & White
Sepia
Antique
Photo Options
Red Eye
Auto Enhance
Save to PC
Press the Select button
to launch the
Memory Card Manager. For more information,
see Using Memory Card Manager.
Print Images
Press the Select button
to print all images
stored on a memory card, USB key, or a
PictBridge-enabled digital camera.
Photo Size
*4 x 6 in.
5 x 7 in.
8 x 10 in.
L
2L
6 x 8 cm
10 x 15 cm
13 x 18 cm
8.5 x 11 in.
A4
A5
B5
A6
Hagaki
Wallet
3.5 x 5 in.
Paper Size
*8.5 x 11 in.
8.5 x 14 in.
4 x 6 in.
A4
B5
A5
A6
L
2L
Hagaki
3 x 5 in.
3.5 x 5 in.
10 x 15 cm
5 x 7 in.
13 x 18 cm
Photo menu item
Setting
Quality
*Automatic
Draft
Normal
Photo
Paper Type
*Automatic
Plain
Coated
Photo
Transparency
PictBridge Mode
NOTE: The PictBridge mode is only available when a PictBridge-enabled digital camera is connected
to the PictBridge port of your printer.
PictBridge menu item
Settings
* Factory default setting
Quality
*Automatic
Draft
Normal
Photo
Photo Size
*4 x 6 in.
5 x 7 in.
8 x 10 in.
L
2L
6 x 8 cm
10 x 15 cm
13 x 18 cm
8.5 x 11 in.
A4
A5
B5
A6
Hagaki
Wallet
3.5 x 5 in.
Paper Size
*8.5 x 11 in.
8.5 x 14 in.
4 x 6 in.
A4
B5
PictBridge menu item
Settings
A5
A6
L
2L
Hagaki
3 x 5 in.
3.5 x 5 in.
10 x 15 cm
5 x 7 in.
13 x 18 cm
Paper Type
*Automatic
Plain
Coated
Photo
Transparency
Photo Color
*Color
Black and White
Sepia
Antique
Photo Options
Red Eye
Auto Enhance
Office File Mode
Use the Office File mode to print Microsoft® Office files stored on USB keys or memory cards.
Office File
menu item
Settings
Select File
Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll through the folders and MicrosoftTM Office files stored
on your USB key or memory card. Press the Select button
to access the contents of the
folders or to choose the file that you want to print.
Bluetooth Mode
Setup
menu item
Enable
Settings
Off
On
Setup
menu item
Settings
Discovery
Printer
Name
Off
On
The name of your printer appears on the display in this format:Dell926-service tag #.
NOTE: The name appears on the printer list of devices that connect to your computer using
the Bluetooth wireless specification.
Security
Level
High
Low
NOTE: The Enter Passcode submenu is displayed if you choose High. Use the Arrow
buttons
to scroll through the numbers 0–9 for each digit of the passcode. Press the
Select button
to select a number for each digit.
Device List
Clear
Save
Maintenance Mode
Maintenance menu item
Settings
Align Cartridges
Press the Select
button.
Clean Cartridges
Press the Select
button.
Print Test Page
Press the Select
button.
Clear Settings
After 2 min
Never
Set Defaults
Use Factory
Use Current
Date Format
Language
Loading Paper and Originals
Loading Paper into the Paper Support
Understanding the Automatic Paper Type Sensor
Loading Original Documents on the Scanner Glass
Loading Paper into the Paper Support
1. Fan the paper.
2. Center the paper on the paper support.
3. Adjust the paper guides so they rest against the edges of the paper.
NOTE: Do not pull on both paper guides simultaneously. When one paper guide is moved, the
other adjusts accordingly.
NOTE: Do not force paper into the printer. The paper should be flat against the paper support
surface, and the edges should be flush against both paper guides.
Print Media Guidelines
Load up to:
Make sure:
100 sheets of plain paper
The paper guides rest against the edges of the paper.
You load letterhead paper with the print side facing up and the
top of the letterhead going into the printer first.
100 sheets of coated paper
The print side of the paper faces up.
The paper guides rest against the edges of the paper.
You select Automatic, Normal, or Photo print quality.
20 sheets of banner paper
You remove all paper from the paper support before inserting
banner paper.
You use banner paper designed for inkjet printers.
You place a stack of banner paper on or behind the printer, and
feed in the first sheet.
The paper guides rest against the edges of the paper.
You select A4 Banner or Letter Banner paper size.
10 envelopes
The print side of the envelope faces up.
The paper guides rest against the edges of the envelope.
You print the envelopes with Landscape orientation.
NOTE: If you are mailing within Japan, the envelope can be
printed in Portrait orientation with the stamp in the lower right
corner or in Landscape orientation with the stamp in the lower
left corner. If you are mailing internationally, print in
Landscape orientation with the stamp in the upper left corner.
You select the correct envelope size. Select the next biggest
size if the exact envelope size is not listed, and set the left and
right margins so your envelope is correctly positioned.
25 sheets of labels
The print side of the label faces up.
The paper guides rest against the edges of the paper.
You select Automatic, Normal, or Photo print quality.
Load up to:
Make sure:
25 greeting cards, index cards,
postcards, or photo cards
The print side of the cards faces up.
The paper guides rest against the edges of the cards.
You select Automatic, Normal, or Photo print quality.
25 sheets of photo/glossy or coated
paper
The print side of the paper faces up.
The paper guides rest against the edges of the paper.
You select Automatic, Normal, or Photo print quality.
1 iron-on transfer
You follow the loading instructions on the iron-on transfer
packaging.
The print side of the transfer faces up.
The paper guides rest against the edges of the transfer.
You select Automatic, Normal, or Photo print quality.
50 transparencies
The rough side of the transparency faces up.
The paper guides rest against the edges of the transparencies.
Understanding the Automatic Paper Type Sensor
Your printer has an automatic paper type sensor that detects the following paper types:
Plain/coated
Transparency
Photo/glossy
If you load one of these paper types, the printer detects the paper type and automatically adjusts the
Quality/Speed settings.
Paper type
Quality/Speed settings
Black and Color Cartridges Installed
Photo and Color Cartridges Installed
Normal
Photo
Transparency Normal
Photo
Photo/glossy
Photo
Plain/coated
Photo
NOTE: Your printer cannot detect paper size.
To choose paper size:
1.
1. With your document open, click File
Print.
The Print dialog box opens.
2. Click Preferences, Properties, Options, or Setup (depending on the program or operating system).
The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
3. On the Print Setup tab, select the paper size.
4. Click OK.
Unless you turn off the automatic paper type sensor, it always remains on. To turn off the automatic paper
type sensor for a specific print job:
1. With your document open, click File
Print.
The Print dialog box opens.
2. Click Preferences, Properties, Options, or Setup (depending on the program or operating system).
The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
3. On the Print Setup tab, select the paper type.
4. Click OK.
To turn off the automatic paper type sensor for all print jobs:
1. In Windows XP, click Start
In Windows 2000, click Start
Control Panel
Settings
Printers and Other Hardware
Printers.
2. Right-click the printer icon.
3. Click Printing Preferences.
4. On the Print Setup tab, select the paper type.
5. Click OK.
Printers and Faxes.
5.
Loading Original Documents on the Scanner Glass
You can copy, scan, and print photos, text documents, magazine articles, newspapers, and other
publications. You can also scan a document for faxing.
1. Make sure the printer is on.
2. Open the top cover.
3. Place the original document face down on the scanner glass in the lower right corner.
4. Close the top cover to avoid dark edges on the scanned image.
Printing
Printing Documents
Printing Photos
Printing Envelopes
Printing Photos From a PictBridge-Enabled Camera
Printing Photos From a Memory Card or USB Key
Printing From a Bluetooth-enabled Device
NOTE: DellTM recommends you use a color cartridge and a photo cartridge for printing photos.
Printing Documents
1. Turn on your computer and printer, and make sure they are connected.
2. Load the paper. For more information, see Loading Paper into the Paper Support.
3. With your document open, click File
Print.
The Print dialog box opens.
4. Click Preferences, Properties, Options, or Setup (depending on the program or operating system).
The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
5. On the Print Setup and Advanced tabs, make any necessary changes to your document.
6. When you finish customizing your settings, click OK.
The Printing Preferences dialog box closes.
7. Click OK or Print.
Printing Photos
NOTE: Dell recommends you use a color cartridge and a photo cartridge for printing photos.
1. Turn on your computer and printer, and make sure they are connected.
2. Load photo/glossy paper with the print side facing up.
NOTE: Photo/glossy paper is recommended for printing photos.
3. With your document open, click File
Print.
The Print dialog box opens.
4. Click Preferences, Properties, Options, or Setup (depending on the program or operating system).
The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
NOTE: If you are using Dell Picture StudioTM, select Printer Settings to view Printing
Preferences.
5. On the Print Setup tab, select Photo, and then select the dpi settings for the photo from the dropdown menu.
NOTE: To print borderless photos, select the Borderless check box on the Print Setup tab, and
then select the borderless paper size from the drop-down menu on the Advanced tab. Borderless
printing is only performed if you are using photo/glossy paper. The printout on non-photo paper
contains a 2mm margin on all sides.
6. On the Print Setup and Advanced tabs, make any necessary changes for your document.
7. When you finish customizing your settings, click OK.
The Printing Preferences dialog box closes.
8. Click OK or Print.
9. Remove each photo after it exits the printer to prevent your photos from sticking together or
smudging.
9.
NOTE: Before placing your prints in a nonadhesive photo album or frame, allow sufficient time for the
prints to dry thoroughly (12 to 24 hours, depending on ambient conditions). This maximizes the life of
your prints.
Printing Envelopes
1. Turn on your computer and printer, and make sure they are connected.
2. Load the envelope with the print side facing up.
3. With your document open, click File
Print.
The Print dialog box opens.
4. Click Preferences, Properties, Options, or Setup (depending on the program or operating system).
The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
5. On the Print Setup tab, select Landscape orientation.
NOTE: If you are mailing within Japan, the envelope can be printed in portrait orientation with
the stamp in the lower right corner or in landscape orientation with the stamp in the lower left
corner. If you are mailing internationally, print landscape orientation with the stamp in the upper
left corner.
6. On the Print Setup and Advanced tabs, make any necessary changes for your document.
7. When you finish customizing your settings, click OK.
The Printing Preferences dialog box closes.
8.
8. Click OK or Print.
Printing Photos From a PictBridge-Enabled Camera
1. Insert one end of the USB cable into the camera.
2. Insert the other end of the USB cable into the PictBridge port on the front of the printer.
Refer to the instructions included with your camera for selection of the appropriate camera USB
settings and PictBridge connection and usage information.
3. Turn on your digital camera.
The printer automatically enters the PictBridge mode.
NOTE: When your printer is not connected to a computer, and a PictBridge camera is connected
to your printer, some of the functions of your printer operator panel buttons may be unavailable.
These functions become available after you disconnect the PictBridge camera from your printer.
4. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll through the print settings, and then press the Select
button
. For more information, see PictBridge Mode.
NOTE: If you choose to change the print settings from the printer, some print settings made on
the digital camera may be changed.
5. Refer to the instructions included with your camera to begin printing photos.
NOTE: For many digital cameras, there are two USB mode selections: computer and printer (or
PTP). For PictBridge printing, the printer (or PTP) USB selection should be used. For more
information, refer to the documentation included with your camera.
NOTICE: Do not unplug the USB cable or touch the printer in the area of the PictBridge port while the
light is blinking.
Printing Photos From a Memory Card or USB Key
Most digital cameras use a memory card to store photos. The printer supports the following digital media:
CompactFlash Type I and II
Memory Stick
Memory Stick PRO
Memory Stick Duo
Microdrive
Secure Digital
MultiMediaCard
xD-Picture Card
Memory cards should be inserted with the label facing up. The card reader has four slots to accommodate
these media and a small light that blinks indicating the card is being read or is transmitting data.
NOTICE: Do not remove the memory card or touch the printer in the area of the memory card while
the light is blinking.
The connector that is used for PictBridge may also be used for accessing information that is stored on USB
Flash Drive devices. The USB Flash Drive devices that have been certified for operation with this printer are
as shown:
DELL-256 MB High Speed USB 2.0 Memory Key
DELL-128 MB High Speed USB 2.0 Memory Key
DELL-64 MB High Speed USB 2.0 Memory Key
When you insert a memory card or USB key, the printer automatically switches to Photo mode.
NOTE: Do not insert more than one memory card or USB key at a time.
NOTE: The printer supports FAT32 data format. Files stored in NTFS should be converted to FAT32 data
format.
Printing All Photos on a Memory Card or USB Key
1. Insert the memory card or USB key.
The printer automatically switches to Photo mode.
2. Press the Select button
to access the Photo Menu.
3. Use the Arrow buttons
operator panel twice.
to scroll to Print Images, and then press the Select button
on the
The printer prints all the photos on the memory card or USB key.
NOTE: If you want to print only some photos on a memory card or USB key, use a proof sheet to select
which photos are to be printed. For more information, see Printing Photos Using a Proof Sheet.
NOTE: Only images in JPG and a limited set of TIFF formats can be printed directly from the memory
card or USB key. If you want to print photos stored on the memory card or USB key in a different file
format, the photos must be transferred to your computer before printing.
Printing Photos Using a Proof Sheet
1. Load Letter or A4 size plain paper.
2. Insert a memory card or USB key.
Proof Sheet appears on the display.
2.
NOTE: Only images in JPG and TIFF formats can be printed directly from the memory card or USB
key. If you want to print photos stored on the memory card or USB key in a different file format,
the photos must be transferred to your computer before printing. For more information, see
Saving Photos on a Memory Card or USB Key to Your Computer.
3. Press the Select button
to access the Proof Sheet menu.
4. Press the left or right Arrow button
.
to scroll to Print Proof, and then press the Select button
5. Press the left or right Arrow button
print on the proof sheet.
to specify which photos on the memory card or USB key to
You can choose
from
To
All
Print all photos on the memory card or USB key on the proof sheet.
Last 25
Print the 25 most recent photos on the proof sheet.
Date Range
Print only photos created in a certain date range.
NOTE: Multiple date ranges can be selected. An * appears on the left of all the
selected date ranges.
6. Press the Start button
.
The proof sheet prints.
7. Follow the instructions on the proof sheet to select which photos to print, and to choose a layout and
paper type to use.
Fill in the circle with the red-eye icon below a photo to reduce the red-eye effect on the printout.
NOTE: Make sure you completely fill in the circles when making selections.
8. Load the proof sheet facedown on the scanner glass. For more information, see Loading Original
Documents on the Scanner Glass.
9. Load the paper.
NOTE: Make sure the size of the paper you loaded in the printer matches the paper size you
selected in section 1 of the proof sheet.
NOTE: Photo/glossy paper is recommended for printing photos.
10.
10. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll to Scan Proof, and then press the Start button
.
NOTICE: Do not remove the memory card or turn off the printer until the photos you selected in the
photo proof sheet have been printed. The proof sheet becomes invalid when the memory card is
removed from the printer or anytime the printer is turned off.
Printing photos from a digital camera using DPOF
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) is a feature available on some digital cameras which allows you to store
print setting information on a memory card together with the photos that you want to print. Using a DPOFenabled digital camera, you can specify which photos on the memory card are to be printed, the number of
copies to print, and other print settings. The printer recognizes these settings when you insert the memory
card into the printer memory card slots.
1. Load photo or glossy paper with the print side facing up.
NOTE: Make sure the size of the paper loaded is not smaller than the size you specified in the
DPOF selection.
2. Insert the memory card. The printer automatically switches to PHOTO mode.
NOTE: Do not insert more than one memory card or USB key at a time.
3. Press the left or right Arrow button
4. Press the Start button
to scroll to Print DPOF.
.
Saving Photos on a Memory Card or USB Key to Your
Computer
1. Insert the memory card or USB key.
The printer automatically switches to the PHOTO menu.
2. Use the Arrow buttons
3. Press the Start button
to scroll to Save to PC, and then press the Select button
.
The Memory Card Manager is launched on your computer.
4.
.
4. Follow the instructions on the Memory Card Manager dialog box on how to transfer the photos to
your computer.
Altering Photos Before Printing
Changing the Photo Color Settings
1. Insert a memory card or USB key into the printer.
The printer automatically displays the Photo Menu.
2. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll to Photo Color, and then press the Select button
3. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll through the photo color settings.
4. Press the Select button
to select a photo color setting.
.
Changing the Photo Options Settings
1. Insert a memory card or USB key into the printer.
The printer automatically displays the Photo Menu.
2. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll to Photo Options, and then press the Select button
3. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll through the photo options settings.
4. Press the Select button
to select a photo options setting.
.
Changing the Size of the Photos
1. Insert a memory card or USB key into the printer.
The printer automatically displays the Photo Menu.
2. Use the Arrow buttons
3.
to scroll to Photo Size, and then press the Select button
.
2.
3. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll through the photo size settings.
4. Press the Select button
to select a photo size.
Printing Microsoft Office Files From a Memory Card or USB
Key
1. Turn on your printer and computer, and make sure they are connected.
2. Make sure that the Microsoft Office application that supports the Microsoft Office file that you want to
print is installed on the computer.
3. Insert a memory card or USB key which contains the Microsoft Office file that you want to print.
The printer switches to OFFICE FILE mode.
NOTE: If the memory card or USB key contains photos, the printer switches to PHOTO mode
instead of OFFICE FILE mode. Press the Back button
to exit the PHOTO mode, and then press
the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to OFFICE FILE.
4. From the OFFICE FILE menu, press the Select button to access the Select File menu.
5. Use the left or right Arrow buttons
memory card or USB key.
to scroll through the folders and Microsoft Office files on the
NOTE: Only the first 8 characters of a file name or folder name appear on the printer display.
NOTE: The file names are followed by a dot (.) and a file name extension. The folder names are
preceded by a backslash (\).
NOTE: If the first 8 characters of more than one file name or folder name are similar, those file
names and folder names will be followed by a tilde (~) and numeric characters. The numeric
characters will be different for each file name or folder name.
6. Press the Select button
7. Press the Start button
to select the file that you want to print, or to access the files in a folder.
.
Printing From a Bluetooth-enabled Device
Setting up a Connection Between Your Printer and a
Bluetooth-enabled Device
You need to set up a connection between a Bluetooth-enabled device and your printer if you are sending a
print job from the Bluetooth device for the first time. You will need to repeat the setup if:
You reset the printer to its factory default settings. For more information, see Restoring Factory Default
Settings.
You changed the Bluetooth security level or the Bluetooth passcode. For more information, see Setting
the Bluetooth Security Level.
The Bluetooth-enabled device you are using requires users to set up a Bluetooth connection on every
print job. Refer to the instructions included with the device for Bluetooth printing information.
You cleared the contents of the Bluetooth device list. For more information, see Bluetooth Mode.
The name of the Bluetooth device you are using is automatically deleted from the Bluetooth device list.
When the Bluetooth security level is set to High, the printer saves a list of up to 8 Bluetooth devices
that have previously set up a connection with the printer. If there are already 8 devices on the list, and
then you need to set up a connection for another Bluetooth device, the first device is automatically
deleted from list so that the new device can be stored. You need to repeat the setup of the deleted
device to be able to send a print job to the printer.
NOTE: You need to set up a connection for each Bluetooth device that you will use to send a print job
to the printer.
To set up a connection between the printer and a Bluetooth-enabled device:
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Insert a USB Bluetooth adapter into the USB port located on the front of the printer.
2.
NOTE: An adapter is not included with the printer.
3. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to BLUETOOTH, and then press the Select button
.
4. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to Discovery, and then press the Select button
.
5. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to On, and then press the Select button
.
The printer is now ready to accept a connection from a Bluetooth-enabled device.
6. Configure the Bluetooth-enabled device to set up a connection to the printer. Refer to the instructions
included with the device for Bluetooth connection information.
NOTE: You will need to enter a passcode if the Bluetooth security level is set to High on the
printer. For more information, see Setting the Bluetooth Security Level.
Setting the Bluetooth Security Level
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Insert a Bluetooth USB adapter into the USB port.
NOTE: An adapter is not included with the printer.
3.
3. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to BLUETOOTH, and then press the Select button
4. Press the left or right Arrow button
button
.
to scroll to Security Level, and then press the Select
5. Press the left or right Arrow button
.
to choose a security level, and then press the Select button
Choose Low to allow Bluetooth devices to connect and send print jobs to your printer without
requiring users to enter a passcode.
Choose High to require users to enter a four-digit numeric passcode on the Bluetooth device
before connecting and sending print jobs to the printer.
6. The Enter Passcode menu opens on the operator panel display if you set the security level to High.
Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll through the numbers for the first digit of the
passcode, and then press the Select button
to choose the number.
The passcode will be saved after you choose the number for the last digit.
NOTE: To change the passcode, press the Back button
time.
and the Select button
Printing from a Bluetooth-enabled Device
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Insert a USB Bluetooth adapter into the USB port.
NOTE: An adapter is not included with the printer.
3.
at the same
.
3. Make sure the Bluetooth mode is turned on. For more information, see Bluetooth Mode.
4. Make sure the printer is set up to receive Bluetooth connections. For more information, see Setting up
a Connection Between Your Printer and a Bluetooth-enabled Device.
5. Set up the Bluetooth device to print to the printer. Refer to the instructions included with the device for
Bluetooth printing setup information.
6. Refer to the instructions included with the Bluetooth device to begin printing.
NOTE: You will be required to enter a four-digit passcode from the Bluetooth device if you set the
Bluetooth security level to High. For more information, see Setting the Bluetooth Security Level.
Copying
Copying Documents
Copying Photos
Changing Copy Settings
Copying Documents
Using the Operator Panel
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Load the paper. For more information, see Loading Paper into the Paper Support.
3. Load your original document.
4. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll to the COPY mode, and then press the Select button
.
5. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll through the copy submenus and change the copy settings. For
more information, see Copy Mode.
6.
6. Press the Start button
.
NOTE: If you press the Start button
without changing the copy settings from the copy
submenus, the copy is printed in the current default settings.
Using Your Computer
1. Turn on your computer and printer, and make sure they are connected.
2. Load paper. For more information, see Loading Paper into the Paper Support.
3. Load your original document.
4. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
5. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
The Dell All-In-One Center opens.
6. Select the number of copies (1–99), and then specify the color setting from the Copy drop-down
menu.
7. Click See More Copy Settings to customize your copy.
8. When you finish customizing your settings, click Copy Now.
Copying Photos
Using the Operator Panel
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Load the paper.
3. Load your original document.
4. From the Copy Quality submenu, select Photo.
5. Press the Start button
.
Using Your Computer
1. Turn on your computer and printer, and make sure they are connected.
2. Load photo/glossy paper with the print side facing up.
3. Load your original photo.
3.
4. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
5. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
The Dell All-In-One Center opens.
6. Click Preview Now.
7. Adjust the dotted lines to fit around the portion of the image you want to print.
8. Select the number of copies (1–99), and then specify the color settings from the Copy drop-down
menu.
9. Click See More Copy Settings to customize your copy.
10. When you finish customizing your settings, click Copy Now.
Changing Copy Settings
1. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
2. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
The Dell All-In-One Center opens.
3. Select the number of copies (1–99) and color setting from the Copy drop-down menus.
4.
3.
4. Click See More Copy Settings to:
Choose a copy quality.
Select the paper size.
Select the original document size.
Lighten or darken your document.
Reduce or enlarge your document.
5. Click the Advanced button to change options such as paper size and quality.
6. To make any changes, click the following tabs:
Click this tab:
To:
Print
Select the paper size and type.
Select borderless printing options.
Select the print quality.
Scan
Select the color depth and scan resolution.
Auto-crop the scanned image.
Image Enhancements
Straighten images after scan (deskew).
Sharpen your blurry images.
Adjust the brightness of your image.
Adjust the color correction curve (gamma) of your image.
Image Patterns
Smooth the conversion of a gray image to a black and white dot
pattern.
Remove image patterns from magazines or newspapers (descreen).
Reduce the background noise on your color document.
7. Click OK.
8. When you are finished customizing your settings, click Copy Now.
Scanning
Scanning Single-page Documents or Photos
Scanning Multiple Photos or Multiple-Page Documents
Scanning a Document or Photo Across a Network
Editing Scanned Text Using Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
Editing Scanned Images
Saving an Image on Your Computer
E-Mailing a Scanned Image or Document
Scanning Single-page Documents or Photos
1. Turn on your computer and printer, and make sure they are connected.
2. Load your original document or photo.
3. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
4. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
The Dell All-In-One Center opens.
5.
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
5. From the Send scanned image to: drop-down menu, select the program you want to use.
NOTE: If the program you want to use is not listed, select Search for more... in the drop-down
menu. On the next screen, click Add to locate and add the program to the list.
6. Click See More Scan Settings to customize your scan.
7. When you finish customizing your settings, click Scan Now.
Scanning Multiple Photos or Multiple-Page Documents
NOTE: Some programs do not support multiple-page scanning.
1. Turn on your computer and printer, and make sure they are connected.
2. Load your original document. For more information, see Loading Original Documents on the Scanner
Glass.
3. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
4. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
The Dell All-In-One Center opens.
NOTE: You can also open the Dell All-In-One Center from the operator panel on your printer. For
more information, see Using the Dell All-In-One Center.
5. From the Send scanned image to: drop-down menu, select the program you want to use.
5.
NOTE: If the program you want to use is not listed, select Search for more... in the drop-down
menu. On the next screen, click Add to locate and add your program to the list.
6. Click See More Scan Settings to customize your scan.
7. Click the Advanced button.
The Advanced Scan Settings dialog box opens.
8. On the Scan tab, select the Scan multiple items before output check box.
9. Click OK.
10. When you finish customizing your settings, click Scan Now.
After you scan the first page, a prompt appears requesting the next page.
11. Place the next sheet on the scanner glass, and click Yes. Repeat until you finish scanning all pages.
12. Click No when asked for another page.
The program opens with the multiple pages scanned.
Scanning a Document or Photo Across a Network
1. Make sure the printer is connected to a network adapter, or to a computer that is attached to the
network.
NOTE: Dell printers can only be attached to a network using a Dell Wireless Network Adapter
(sold separately).
2. Turn on your computer and printer.
3. Load your original document or photo.
3.
4. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to SCAN mode, and then press the Select button
5. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to Scan To, and then press the Select button
.
.
6. Press the left or right Arrow button
to choose the computer where you want to send the
document or photo, and then press the Select button
.
The printer scans the computer for a list of applications where the scan can be opened.
NOTE: The computer must have the printer software installed. Use the Drivers and Utilities CD to
install the printer software.
NOTE: If only one computer is configured to receive scans from the printer, the printer
automatically displays the available applications on the computer where the scan can be opened.
7. Press the left or right Arrow button
to choose the application where you want to open the
document or photo, and then press the Select button
.
8. Press the Start button
.
The scan opens on the computer and application you selected.
Editing Scanned Text Using Optical Character
Recognition (OCR)
OCR software converts a scanned image to editable text within a word-processing program.
NOTE: For customers using Japanese or Simplified Chinese: Ensure you have OCR software installed on
your computer. A copy of the OCR software was provided with your printer and should have installed at
the same time as your printer software.
1.
1. Turn on your computer and printer, and make sure they are connected.
2. Load your original document.
3. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
4. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
The Dell All-In-One Center opens.
NOTE: You can also open the Dell All-In-One Center from the printer operator panel. When
your printer is in Scan mode, press the Start button
. The Dell All-In-One Center opens on
your computer.
5. From the Send scanned image to: drop-down menu, select the text-editing program you want to
use.
NOTE: If the program you want to use is not listed, select Search for more in the drop-down
menu. On the next screen, click Add to locate and add your program to the list.
6. Click See More Scan Settings to customize your scan.
7. Click the Advanced button.
The Advanced Scan Settings dialog box opens.
8. On the Scan tab, ensure the Convert scanned item to text (OCR) check box is selected.
9. Click OK.
10. When you finish customizing your settings, click Scan Now.
10.
The scanned text opens in the program you selected.
Editing Scanned Images
1. Turn on your computer and printer, and make sure they are connected.
2. Load your original document.
3. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
4. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
The Dell All-In-One Center opens.
NOTE: You can also open the Dell All-In-One Center from the operator panel on your printer. For
more information, see Using the Dell All-In-One Center.
5. From the Send scanned image to: drop-down menu, select the program you want to use.
NOTE: If the program you want to use is not listed, select Search for more... in the drop-down
menu. On the next screen, click Add to locate and add your program to the list.
6. Click See More Scan Settings to customize your scan.
7. When you finish customizing your settings, click Scan Now.
When the image has finished processing, it opens in the program you selected.
8. Edit the image using the tools available in your program. You may be able to:
8.
Remove red eye
Crop your image
Add text to your image
Adjust the brightness and contrast of your image
For more information, refer to the documentation that came with your graphics program.
Saving an Image on Your Computer
1. Turn on your computer and printer, and make sure they are connected.
2. Load your original document.
3. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
4. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
The Dell All-In-One Center opens.
5. From the Productivity Tools section, click Save an image on my computer.
6.
5.
6. Follow the instructions on your screen to save an image on your computer.
E-Mailing a Scanned Image or Document
1. Turn on your computer and printer, and make sure they are connected.
2. Load your original document.
3. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
4. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
The Dell All-In-One Center opens.
NOTE: You can also open the Dell All-In-One Center from the operator panel on your printer.
When your printer is in Scan mode, press the Start button
. The Dell All-In-One Center
opens.
5. From the Productivity Tools section, click E-mail an image or document.
6. From the What is being scanned? menu, make a selection.
7. Follow the instructions on the screen to prepare the document for e-mail.
8. Click Next.
9.
8.
9. Open your e-mail program, write a note to accompany the attached document, and then send it.
NOTE: If you have questions about attaching documents to e-mail, consult the Help for your email program.
Faxing
Sending a Fax
Receiving a Fax
Monitoring Fax Activity
Blocking Junk Faxes
Sending a Fax
Sending a Paper Fax
1. Turn on your printer and computer, and make sure they are connected. Make sure your computer
modem is connected to an active analog telephone line. If you have DSL broadband service on the
same phone line that you are using to fax, you must also have a DSL filter installed. Contact your
Internet Service Provider for information.
2. Load your original document.
3. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to FAX, and then press the Select button
4. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to Fax Now, and then press the Start button
The Dell Fax Solutions Software opens.
5.
.
.
4.
5. Click Send a new fax.
6. Enter the contact information of the recipient, or you can choose an existing contact from your
phonebook.
7. Click Next.
8. Select a cover page, and then click Next.
9. Click Next.
10. Click Send.
Faxing Electronic Documents
1. With the file open, click File
Print.
The Print dialog box opens.
2. In the printer list, select DellFax.
3. Click OK, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Creating a Fax Cover Page
1. With the Dell Fax Solutions open, select Select Settings.
2. Click the Sending Faxes tab.
3. From the Cover Page area, click User Information.
4. Enter information about the sender.
4.
NOTE: You may have already specified this information when you used the Dell Fax Solutions for
the first time.
5. Click OK.
6. From the Cover Page area, click Configure Cover Page.
7. Click Next or Preview to choose a template for your cover page.
8. Add a company logo, if necessary.
a. Click Change.
b. Click Browse.
c. Browse for an image of your company logo, and click Open.
d. Adjust your logo, if necessary.
e. Click OK.
9. Click OK.
When sending a fax, make sure you select Use cover page template to use the cover page you have just
created. For more information, see Sending a Fax.
Sending a Scheduled Fax
1. Turn on your printer and computer, and make sure they are connected. Make sure your computer
modem is connected to an active analog telephone line. If you have DSL broadband service on the
same phone line that you are using to fax, you must have a DSL filter installed.
2. Load your original document.
2.
3. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to FAX, and then press the Select button
4. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to Fax Now, and then press the Start button
.
.
The Dell Fax Solutions Software opens.
5. Click Send a new fax.
6. Enter the contact information of the recipient, or you can choose an existing contact from your
phonebook.
7. Click Next.
8. Select a cover page, and then click Next.
9. Click Next.
10. Select Delay sending until:, and then set the date and time when you want to send the fax.
11. Click Send.
Sending a Fax With Attachments
You can also send multiple files or scanned documents as a single fax.
1. Turn on your printer and computer, and make sure they are connected. Make sure your computer
1.
modem is connected to an active analog telephone line. If you have DSL broadband service on the
same phone line that you are using to fax, you must have a DSL filter installed.
2. Load your original document.
3. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to FAX, and then press the Select button
4. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to Fax Now, and then press the Start button
.
.
The Dell Fax Solutions Software opens.
5. Click Send a new fax.
6. Enter the contact information of the recipient, or you can choose an existing contact from your
phonebook.
7. Click Next.
8. Select a cover page, and then click Next.
9. Click Add a document... to attach additional files, or click Add a scan... to scan documents with the
fax.
10. Click Next.
11. Click Send.
Forwarding a Received Fax
1. Turn on your printer and computer, and make sure they are connected. Make sure your computer
modem is connected to an active analog telephone line. If you have DSL broadband service on the
same phone line that you are using to fax, you must have a DSL filter installed.
2. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Fax Solutions
Fax Solutions.
The Dell Fax Solutions Software opens.
3. From the Recently received faxes section, select the document you want to forward.
4. From the Fax drop-down menu, click Forward Fax.
5. Enter the contact information of your recipient, and then click Next.
6. Select a cover page, and then click Next.
7. You can attach additional files or scan documents with the fax.
8. Click Next.
9. Modify the sending options as necessary.
10. Click Send.
Receiving a Fax
Receiving a Fax Automatically
1. Click Start
2.
All Programs
Fax Solutions
Fax Solutions.
1.
2. From the Receiving Faxes area, select Automatically.
Receiving a Fax Manually
1. Click Start
Programs or Start
All Programs
Fax Solutions
Fax Solutions.
The Dell Fax Solutions Software opens.
2. From the Receiving Faxes area, select Manually.
Printing a Received Fax
1. Click Start
Programs or All
Programs Fax Solutions
Fax Solutions.
The Dell Fax Solutions Software opens.
2. From the Recently received faxes section, select the document you want to print.
3. From the Fax drop-down menu, click Print Fax.
The Print dialog box opens.
4. In the printer list, select the name of the printer you want to use.
5. Click OK to print the selected fax document.
Deleting a Received Fax
1. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Fax Solutions
Fax Solutions.
The Dell Fax Solutions Software opens.
2. From the Recently received faxes section, select the document you want to delete.
3. From the Fax drop-down menu, click Delete Fax.
4.
3.
4. Click Yes to delete the selected fax.
Monitoring Fax Activity
Viewing the Fax Status
1. Click Start
All Programs
Fax Solutions
Fax Solutions.
2. You can see the status of your fax in the Sending Faxes or Receiving Faxes area.
Creating a Fax Report
1. Click Start
All Programs
Fax Solutions
Fax Solutions.
2. From the Sending Faxes area or the Receiving Faxes area, click Create Report.
Blocking Junk Faxes
1. With the Dell Fax Solutions open, select Receiving Settings.
2. Click the Receiving Faxes tab.
3. Select Enable fax blocking.
To add an entry to the Block List:
1. From the Block Junk Faxes area, click Manage Block List.
2.
1.
2. Click New.
3. Specify the fax identifier you want to block.
4. Click OK.
To edit an entry on the Block List:
1. From the Block Junk Faxes area, click Manage Block List.
2. From the list, select the entry you want to modify.
3. Click Edit.
4. Change the information of the entry you want to block.
5. Click OK.
To delete an entry from the Block List:
1. From the Block Junk Faxes area, click Manage Block List.
2. From the list, select the entry you want to delete.
3. Click Delete.
4. Click Yes.
Understanding the Software
Using the Dell All-In-One Center
Using Printing Preferences
Using Memory Card Manager
Using the Dell Fax Solutions Software
Dell Ink Management System
Removing and Reinstalling Software
The printer software includes:
Dell All-In-One Center-Allows you to perform various scan, copy, fax, and print operations with
newly scanned and previously saved documents and images.
Printing Preferences-Allows you to adjust printer settings.
Dell Ink Management SystemTM-Warns you when your printer is running low on ink.
Memory Card Manager-Allows you to display, manage, edit, print, and save photos to your
computer.
Using the Dell All-In-One Center
The Dell All-In-One Center allows you to:
Scan, copy, fax, and use productivity tools.
Select where you want to send the scanned image.
Select the quantity and color of your copies.
Access troubleshooting and maintenance information.
Preview images you want to print or copy.
Manage photos (copy them to folders, print them, perform creative copying).
To access the Dell All-In-One Center using your computer:
1. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
2. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
To access the Dell All-In-One Center using the operator panel:
1.
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
1. Press the left or right Arrow button
.
to scroll to the SCAN mode, and then press the Select button
2. Press the left or right Arrow button
to scroll to Scan To, and then press the Select button
3. Press the left or right Arrow button
.
to scroll to the Preview, and then press the Select button
4. Press the Start button
.
.
The Dell All-In-One Center includes four main sections:
In this section:
You can:
Preview Now
Select a portion of the preview image to scan or copy.
View an image of what will be printed or copied.
Scan and Fax
Select
Select
Select
Select
Select
the program where you want to send the scanned image.
the type of image being scanned.
a quality setting for your scan.
Scan Now.
Fax Now.
NOTE: Click See More Scan Settings to view all settings.
Copy
Select the quality and color of your copies.
Select a quality setting for your copies.
Specify the blank paper size.
Specify the size of the original document being copied.
Lighten or darken your copies (this can also be accomplished using the operator
panel).
Enlarge or reduce your copies.
NOTE: Click See More Copy Settings to view all settings.
Productivity
Tools
Fax using PC modem.
E-mail an image or document.
Repeat an image several times on one page.
Enlarge or reduce an image.
Print an image as a multi-page poster.
Save an image on your computer.
Save multiple photos.
Edit text found in a scanned document (Optical Character Recognition).
Modify an image with a photo editor.
For more information, click Help in the Dell All-In-One Center.
Using Printing Preferences
You can change your printer settings in Printing Preferences depending on the type of project you want to
create.
To access Printing Preferences when a document is open:
1. Click File
Print.
The Print dialog box opens.
2. Click Preferences, Properties, Options, or Setup (depending on the program or operating system).
The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
To access Printing Preferences when a document is not open:
1. In Windows XP, click Start
and Faxes.
Settings
In Windows 2000, click Start
Settings
Control Panel
Printers and Other Hardware
Printers.
2. Right-click the printer icon, and then select Printing Preferences.
NOTE: Changes made to the printer settings from the Printers folder become the default
settings for most programs.
Printing Preferences Tabs
Printers
Tab
Options
Print Setup
Quality/Speed - Select Automatic, Draft, Normal, or Photo depending on your desired
output quality. Draft is the fastest option but should not be selected if you have a photo
cartridge installed.
Media Type - Allows you to set the paper type manually, or have the printer detect the
paper type automatically.
Paper Size - Select the size of your paper.
Print in black and white - Print your color images in black and white to save the ink in your
color cartridge.
NOTE: You cannot select this setting if you have selected Use Color Cartridge for all
Black Printing.
Borderless - Select the check box if you want to print borderless photos.
Orientation - Select how the document is arranged on the printed page. You can print using
portrait or landscape orientation.
Envelope - Select the check box if you want to print an envelope. The Paper Size area lists
the envelope sizes available for printing.
Copies - Customize how the printer prints several copies of a single print job: Collated,
Normal, or Print Last Page First.
Advanced
2-sided printing - Select this to print on both sides of the paper.
Layout - Select Normal, Banner, Mirror, N-up, Poster, Booklet, or Borderless.
Automatic Image Sharpening - Automatically select the best image-sharpening level based
on image content.
Dell Customer Experience Improvement Program - Allows you to access information about,
and change your status in, the Dell Customer Experience Improvement Program.
More Options - Allows you to specify Appearance Mode and Complete-A-Print settings.
You can also view the paper type that the printer detects.
Maintenance Install Ink Cartridges
Clean Ink Cartridges
Align Ink Cartridges
Print a Test Page
Network Support
Using Memory Card Manager
Memory Card Manager allows you to display, manage, edit, print, and save photos from your memory card
or USB key to your computer.
To launch Memory Card Manager:
1. Insert a memory card into the memory card slot or a USB memory key into the PictBridge port on the
front of the printer.
2. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
3. Select Memory Card Manager.
To specify which memory card or USB key is monitored by the Memory Card Manager:
1. Insert a memory card into the memory card slot or a USB memory key into the PictBridge port on the
front of the printer.
2. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
3. Select Memory Card Manager.
4. Click Options, and then select the Other Devices tab.
5.
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
4.
5. Click the box beside the memory card or USB key that you want to monitor, and then click OK.
The Memory Card Manager is launched when the selected memory card containing a photo is inserted
into the memory card slot, or when the selected USB key containing a photo is inserted into the
PictBridge port.
NOTE: Do not remove the memory card or USB key, or touch the printer near the area of the
memory card or USB key when the light is blinking.
Using the Dell Fax Solutions Software
The Dell Fax Solutions Software allows you to:
Send and receive faxes.
Manage your phonebook.
Create a cover page.
View fax history.
Create a fax report.
Adjust other fax settings.
To access the Dell Fax Solutions Software:
1. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Fax Solutions.
2. Select Fax Solutions.
The Dell Fax Solutions Software has two main sections. When you save the settings, they apply to every fax
you send or receive.
In this
section:
You can:
Sending Faxes
Send a new fax.
Manage your phonebook.
Set a template for your cover page.
Specify information for the cover page.
View a list of sent and outgoing faxes.
Create a report on sent and outgoing faxes.
Specify if you want to use a fax header.
Specify the number of times the printer attempts to send the fax when a
transmission fails.
Specify the driver you want to use in scanning the document you want to fax.
Receiving Faxes
Specify how you want incoming calls to be answered.
Choose to print incoming faxes.
View a list of received and incoming faxes.
Create a report of received and incoming faxes.
Set the number of rings before a call is answered.
Block junk faxes.
You can view more options when you click Sending Settings or Received Settings. Click on each tab, and
change the settings as necessary.
Dell Ink Management System
Each time you print a job, a printing progress screen appears, which shows the progress of the print job as
well as the amount of ink remaining and the approximate number of pages remaining in the cartridge. The
page counter is hidden during the first 50 pages of cartridge use, until printing habits are learned and a
more accurate count can be given. The number of pages remaining changes as a result of the type of print
jobs the printer completes.
When your ink cartridge levels are low, a Low Ink Warning appears on your screen when you try to print.
This warning is displayed every time you print until you install a new ink cartridge. For more information, see
Replacing Ink Cartridges.
When one or both of your ink cartridges are empty, the Reserve Tank window appears on your screen when
you try to print. If you continue printing, the print job may not print as you expect.
If your black ink cartridge is out of ink, you can choose to print black from the color ink cartridge (Process
Black) by selecting Complete-A-Print before clicking the Continue Printing button. If you select
Complete-A-Print and click Continue Printing, Process Black is used for all black printing until the black
cartridge is replaced, or the option is cleared from More Options, located on the Advanced tab of the
Printing Preferences. The Reserve Tank dialog does not display again until after the low ink cartridge has
been replaced. The Complete-A-Print check box is automatically reset when a new or different cartridge is
installed.
If your color ink cartridge is out of ink, you can choose to print color documents in grayscale by selecting
Complete-A-Print before clicking the Continue Printing button. If you select Complete-A-Print, and click
Continue Printing, all color documents will print in black and white until the color cartridge is replaced or
the option is cleared from More Options, located on the Advanced tab of the Printing Preferences. The
Reserve Tank dialog does not display again until after the low ink cartridge has been replaced. The
Complete-A-Print check box is automatically reset when a new or different cartridge is installed.
Removing and Reinstalling Software
If your printer does not function properly, or communication error messages appear when using your printer,
you can remove and reinstall the printer software.
1. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
2. Click Uninstall Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
4.
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
3.
4. Restart your computer.
5. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
If the installation screen does not appear:
a. In Windows XP, click Start
My Computer.
In Windows 2000, double-click My Computer from your desktop.
b. Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon, and then double-click setup.exe.
c. When the printer software installation screen appears, click Personal Installation or Network
Installation.
d. Follow the instructions on your screen to complete the installation.
Maintenance
Replacing Ink Cartridges
Aligning Ink Cartridges
Cleaning the Ink Cartridge Nozzles
Changing the Default Operator Panel Settings
Restoring Factory Default Settings
CAUTION: Before performing any of the procedures listed in this section, read and follow the
safety information in your Owner's Manual.
Dell ink cartridges are available only through Dell. You can order more ink online at www.dell.com/supplies
or by phone.
Dell recommends Dell ink cartridges for your printer. Dell does not provide warranty coverage for problems
caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell.
Replacing Ink Cartridges
1. Turn on your printer.
2. Lift the printer unit, and then position the scanner support between the tabs to hold it open.
The ink cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position unless the printer is busy.
3.
3. Press down on the ink cartridge lever to raise each ink cartridge lid.
4. Remove the old ink cartridges.
5. Store the cartridges in an air-tight container, such as the storage unit you received with your photo
cartridge, or dispose of them properly.
6. If you are installing new ink cartridges, remove the sticker and transparent tape from the back and
bottom of each ink cartridge.
NOTE: The following illustration shows a black cartridge and a color cartridge (used for normal
printing). For photo printing, use a photo cartridge and a color cartridge.
7. Insert the new ink cartridges. Make sure the black or photo ink cartridge is secure in the left ink
cartridge carrier, and the color ink cartridge is secure in the right ink cartridge carrier.
8. Snap each lid closed.
9. Hold the printer unit up, push the scanner support back to unlock it, and then lower the printer unit
until it is completely closed.
9.
Aligning Ink Cartridges
Your printer automatically prompts you to align the ink cartridges when they are installed or replaced. You
may also need to align ink cartridges when characters are not properly formed or are not aligned at the left
margin, or when vertical or straight lines appear wavy.
To align the ink cartridges from the operator panel:
1. Load plain paper. For more information, see Loading Paper into the Paper Support.
2. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll to MAINTENANCE, and then press the Select button
.
3. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll to Align Cartridges, and then press the Select button
.
A blue and black alignment page prints. The ink cartridges align when the page prints. You may discard
the alignment page when the alignment is complete.
To align the ink cartridges from the printer software:
1. Load plain paper.
2. In Windows XP, click Start
In Windows 2000, click Start
3. Right-click the printer icon.
4. Click Printing Preferences.
5.
Control Panel
Settings
Printers and Other Hardware
Printers.
Printers and Faxes.
4.
The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
5. Click the Maintenance tab.
6. Click Align Ink Cartridges.
7. Click Print.
A blue and black alignment page prints. The ink cartridges align when the page prints. You may discard
the alignment page when the alignment is complete.
Cleaning the Ink Cartridge Nozzles
You may need to clean the nozzles when:
White lines appear in graphics or solid black areas.
Print appears smudged or too dark.
Colors fade, do not print, or do not print correctly.
Vertical lines appear jagged, or edges appear rough.
To clean the nozzles from the operator panel:
1. Load plain paper. For more information, see Loading Paper into the Paper Support.
2. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll to MAINTENANCE, and then press the Select button
3. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll to Clean Cartridges, and then press the Select button
To clean the nozzles from the printer software:
1. Load plain paper.
2.
.
.
1.
2. In Windows XP, click Start
In Windows 2000, click Start
Control Panel
Settings
Printers and Other Hardware
Printers and Faxes.
Printers.
3. Right-click the printer icon.
4. Click Printing Preferences.
The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
5. Click the Maintenance tab.
6. Click Clean Ink Cartridges.
The cleaning page begins printing.
7. If the print quality has not improved, click Clean Again.
8. Print your document again to verify the improved print quality.
If you are still not satisfied with the print quality, wipe the nozzles with a clean, dry cloth, and then print
your document again.
Changing the Default Operator Panel Settings
You can change the default settings of the following options on the operator panel.
Operator panel menu
Menu options
COPY MENU
Copy Color
# of Copies
Quality
Dark
Paper Type
Zoom
Skew Correction
PHOTO MENU
Photo Color
Photo Options
Quality
Operator panel menu
Menu options
Paper Type
PICTBRIDGE MENU
Quality
Paper Type
Photo Options
SCAN MENU
Scan Color
FAX MENU
Fax Color
MAINTENANCE MENU
Clear Settings
BLUETOOTH MENU
Enable
Discovery
Security Level
Security Code
Device List
To change the default settings on the operator panel:
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Change the operator panel settings.
3. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll to the MAINTENANCE, and then press the Select button
4. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll to the Set Defaults, and then press the Select button
5. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll to the Use Current, and then press the Select button
.
.
.
The current settings on the operator panel are saved as the new default settings.
Restoring Factory Default Settings
Menu settings marked with an asterisk (*) indicate the active settings. You can restore the original printer
settings, often referred to as the factory default settings.
1. Make sure the printer is on.
2.
1.
2. From the control panel, use the Arrow buttons
Select button
.
to scroll to MAINTENANCE, and then press the
3. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll to Set Defaults, and then press the Select button
4. Use the Arrow buttons
to scroll to Use Factory, and then press the Select button
Settings are reset to factory defaults.
.
.
Troubleshooting
Setup Problems
General Problems
Error Messages
Error Codes
Improving Print Quality
Setup Problems
Computer Problems
Verify your printer is compatible with your computer.
The printer supports Windows XP Professional x64, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.
Make sure you turned on both your printer and your computer.
Check the USB cable.
Ensure the USB cable is firmly connected to your printer and your computer.
Shut down the computer, reconnect the USB cable as shown on the Setting Up Your Printer poster,
and then restart the computer.
If the software installation screen does not appear automatically, install the software
manually.
1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD.
2.
1.
2. In Windows XP, click Start
My Computer.
In Windows 2000, double-click My Computer from your desktop.
3. Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon, and then double-click setup.exe.
4. When the printer software installation screen appears, click Personal Installation or Network
Installation.
5. Follow the instructions on your screen to complete the installation.
Determine if the printer software is installed.
Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers.
If the printer does not appear in the list of printers, the printer software is not installed. Install the printer
software. For more information, see Removing and Reinstalling Software.
Correct communication problems between the printer and the computer.
Remove the USB cable from your printer and your computer. Reconnect the USB cable to your
printer and your computer.
Turn off the printer. Unplug the printer power cable from the electrical outlet. Reconnect the printer
power cable into the electrical outlet, and turn on the printer.
Restart your computer.
Set your printer as the default printer.
1. In Windows XP, click Start
Faxes.
In Windows 2000, click Start
Control Panel
Settings
Printers and Other Hardware
Printers.
2. Right-click the printer icon, and select Set as Default Printer.
Printer won't print and print jobs are stuck in the print queue.
Printers and
Check for multiple instances of the printer installed on your computer.
1. In Windows XP, click Start
Faxes.
In Windows 2000, click Start
Control Panel
Settings
Printers and Other Hardware
Printers and
Printers.
2. Check for multiple objects for your printer.
3. Print a job to each of these print objects to see which printer is active.
4. Set that print object as the default printer by right-clicking the printer icon and selecting Set as
Default Printer.
5. Delete the other copies of the print object by right-clicking the printer name and selecting Delete.
To prevent multiple instances of the printer in your Printers folder, make sure you always plug the
USB cable back into the same USB port that was originally used for the printer. Also, do not install
printer drivers multiple times from the Drivers and Utilities CD.
Printer Problems
Ensure the printer power cable is firmly connected to the printer and the electrical
outlet.
Determine if the printer has been held or paused.
1. In Windows XP, click Start
Faxes.
In Windows 2000, click Start
Control Panel
Settings
Printers and Other Hardware
Printers and
Printers.
2. Right-click the printer icon.
3. Make sure Pause Printing is not selected. If Pause Printing is selected, click it to clear the option.
Check for blinking lights on the printer.
For more information, see Error Messages.
Ensure you installed the ink cartridges correctly and removed the sticker and tape from
each cartridge.
Make sure you loaded the paper correctly.
For more information, see Loading Paper into the Paper Support.
Ensure the printer is not connected to a PictBridge-enabled camera.
For more information, see Printing Photos From a PictBridge-Enabled Camera.
General Problems
Printing Problems
Check the ink levels, and install new print cartridges if necessary.
For more information, see:
Dell Ink Management System.
Replacing Ink Cartridges.
Make sure you remove individual sheets from the paper exit tray.
To avoid ink smudging when you are using the following media, remove each sheet as it exits, and allow it
to dry:
Photo/glossy paper
Transparency
Labels
Envelopes
Iron-on transfers
Free up memory resources on your computer when print speed is slow.
Close all applications not in use.
Try minimizing the number and size of graphics and images in your document.
Consider purchasing more Random Access Memory (RAM) for your computer.
Remove as many unused fonts as possible from your system.
Uninstall the printer software, and then reinstall it. For more information, see Removing and
Reinstalling Software.
Select a lower print quality. For more information, see Using Printing Preferences.
Make sure you loaded the paper correctly.
For more information, see Loading Paper into the Paper Support.
Copying Problems
Check for blinking lights on the printer.
For more information, see Error Messages.
Make sure the scanner glass is clean.
If the scanner glass is dirty, gently wipe it with a clean, lint-free cloth dampened with water.
Use the Remove Patterns option to remove image patterns from magazines or
newspapers.
1.
1. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
2. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
The Dell All-In-One Center opens.
3. Click See More Copy Settings, and then click Advanced.
The Advanced Copy Settings dialog box opens.
4. From the Image Patterns tab, select Remove image patterns from magazine/newspaper
(descreen), and then click OK.
5. Click Copy Now.
Make sure the document or photo is loaded correctly on the scanner glass.
For more information, see Loading Original Documents on the Scanner Glass.
Check paper sizes.
Make sure the paper size being used matches the size you selected on the operator panel or the Dell AllIn-One Center.
For more information, see:
Copy Mode.
Using the Dell All-In-One Center.
Scanning Problems
Check for blinking lights and error messages on the printer.
For more information, see Error Messages.
Check the USB cable.
Ensure the USB cable is firmly connected to your printer and your computer.
Shut down the computer, reconnect the USB cable as shown on the Setting Up Your Printer poster,
and then restart the computer.
Determine if the printer software is installed.
Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers.
If the printer does not appear in the list of printers, the printer software is not installed. Install the printer
software. For more information, see Removing and Reinstalling Software.
Correct communication problems between the printer and the computer.
Remove the USB cable from your printer and your computer. Reconnect the USB cable to your
printer and your computer.
Turn off the printer. Unplug the printer power cable from the electrical outlet. Reconnect the printer
power cable into the electrical outlet, and turn on the printer.
Restart your computer.
Change the scan resolution to a lower value if scanning takes too long or freezes the
computer.
1. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
2. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
The Dell All-In-One Center opens.
3. Click See More Scan Settings.
4. Select a lower scan resolution from the Select Scan Quality menu.
5. Click Scan Now.
5.
Change the scan resolution to a higher value if the scanned image quality is poor.
1. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
2. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
The Dell All-In-One Center opens.
3. Click See More Scan Settings.
4. Select a higher scan resolution from the Select Scan Quality menu.
5. Click Scan Now.
Use the Remove Patterns option to remove image patterns from magazines or
newspapers.
1. Click Start
Programs or All Programs
Dell Printers
Dell Photo AIO Printer 926.
2. Select Dell All-In-One Center.
The Dell All-In-One Center opens.
3. Click See More Scan Settings, and then click Advanced.
The Advanced Scan Settings dialog box opens.
4. From the Image Patterns tab, select Remove image patterns from magazine/newspaper
(descreen), and then click OK.
5. Click Scan Now.
Choose another application if scanning to an application fails.
For more information, see:
Using the Dell All-In-One Center.
Scan Mode.
Make sure the document or photo is loaded correctly on the scanner glass.
For more information, see Loading Original Documents on the Scanner Glass.
Make sure the scanner glass is clean.
If the scanner glass is dirty, gently wipe it with a clean, lint-free cloth dampened with water.
Faxing Problems
Make sure you turned on both your printer and your computer and the USB cable is
properly inserted.
Ensure the computer is connected to an active analog telephone line.
Using the fax function requires a phone connection to the fax modem in your computer.
When using DSL broadband service, make sure you have a DSL filter installed on your phone cord.
Contact your Internet Service Provider for more information.
Make sure your computer is not connected to the Internet by dial-up modem when trying to fax.
When using an external modem, make sure it is turned on and it is correctly connected
to your computer.
Send the original document one page at a time when the printer memory is full.
Images of the original document are temporarily stored in the printer memory when you scan them for
faxing. More printer memory is used when faxing multiple-page documents or when sending a fax with
attachments. Faxing may become slow or freeze if the printer memory becomes full.
Check the ink levels, and install new cartridges if necessary when the printer receives a
blank fax.
For more information, see:
Dell Ink Management System.
Replacing Ink Cartridges.
Disconnect other equipment temporarily.
To ensure the printer and modem are working correctly, disconnect any answering machines or telephone
line splitters from the telephone line.
Paper Problems
Make sure you loaded the paper correctly.
For more information, see Loading Paper into the Paper Support.
Use only paper recommended for your printer.
For more information, see Print Media Guidelines.
Use a smaller amount of paper when printing multiple pages.
For more information, see Print Media Guidelines.
Make sure the paper is not wrinkled, torn, or damaged.
Check for a paper jam.
If the paper jam is located in the paper support:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Firmly grasp the paper, and gently pull it from the printer.
3. Turn on the printer, and print the document again.
If the paper jam is not visible:
1.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Lift the printer unit, and position the scanner support between the tabs to keep it open.
3. Firmly grasp the paper, and gently pull it from the printer.
4. Close the printer unit.
5. Turn on the printer, and print the document again.
Networking Problems
Check the cable connections.
If the printer is attached to a network adapter:
Check the Ethernet cable and USB cable for any obvious damage.
Firmly plug one end of the USB cable into the printer, and the other end into the network adapter.
Firmly plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the network adapter, and the other end into the
network hub or wall connection.
If the printer is attached to a computer that is connected to the network:
Check the USB cable for any obvious damage.
Firmly plug one end of the USB cable into the printer, and the other end into the computer.
Check your network connection.
Make sure the printer is connected to a working network connection.
Check the network adapter documentation for setup and usage information.
Memory Card Problems
Make sure that the type of memory card you are using can be used in the printer.
For more information, see Printing Photos From a Memory Card or USB Key.
Insert only one memory card at a time.
Do not remove the memory card or touch the printer in the area of the memory card
while the light is blinking.
The blinking light indicates the printer is communicating with the memory card. Communication errors
might occur if you remove the memory card or touch the area near the memory card while the light is
blinking.
Do not insert more than one memory card or USB key at the same time.
Make sure the memory card is properly inserted.
Insert the memory card until it stops. The printer will not read the contents of the memory card if it is not
properly inserted into the memory card slot.
When printing images from a memory card, make sure the file format of the images is
supported by the printer.
Only images in JPG and a limited set of TIFF formats can be printed directly from the memory card. If you
want to print photos stored on the memory card in a different file format, the photos must be transferred
to your computer before printing.
Ensure the printer is not connected to a PictBridge-enabled camera.
For more information, see Printing Photos From a PictBridge-Enabled Camera.
Error Messages
Error Message:
What it indicates:
Solution:
Alignment Problem. Remove
tape from cartridges or
check troubleshooting. Press
to retry.
The tape was not removed from the
ink cartridges before the cartridges
were installed.
Remove the tape from the ink
cartridges. For more information, see
Replacing Ink Cartridges.
The device formatting is not
supported.
The file system format of the
memory card inserted is not
supported by the printer. The
printer supports FAT32 file system
format.
Reformat the memory card to FAT32.
Refer to the documentation that came
with your memory card for more
information.
Clear Carrier Jam then press
.
A printhead carrier jam occurred.
Remove obstructions from the carrier
path or close the cartridge carrier
lids, and then press the Select
button
.
Install a black or photo
print cartridge on the
left side.
Install a color print
cartridge on the right
side.
Install both cartridges.
An ink cartridge is missing.
Insert a black or photo cartridge in
the left cartridge carrier and a color
NOTE: The characters below the ink cartridge in the right carrier. For
drop icons show a ? symbol for
more information, see Replacing Ink
every missing cartridge while the
Cartridges.
messages above appear.
Left cartridge error.
Replace Cartridge.
Right cartridge error.
Replace Cartridge.
Install both cartridges.
An ink cartridge is invalid.
Replace the invalid ink cartridge. For
more information, see Replacing Ink
NOTE: The characters below the ink Cartridges.
drop icons show an X symbol for
every invalid cartridge while the
messages above appear.
Computer Not Connected
The Start button
was pressed
when the printer was in Scan or
Fax mode, but the printer is not
connected to a computer.
Make sure your printer is connected
to your computer.
Clear paper jam then press
.
A paper jam exists in the printer.
Clear the paper jam. For more
information, see Check for a paper
jam..
Load Paper then press
The printer is out of paper.
Load paper into the printer, and then
press the Select button
to
continue printing. For more
information, see Loading Paper into
the Paper Support.
No supported files found.
.
The memory card or USB key that is Remove the memory card or USB
inserted in the printer does not
key.
contain any supported image
formats.
Error Message:
What it indicates:
Solution:
The attached camera or
device does not support
PictBridge.
The attached device is not
supported, or the PictBridgeenabled digital camera is not set to
the correct USB mode.
Disconnect the device, or check the
USB mode setup. Refer to the
documentation that came with your
digital camera for more information.
The paper in the printer is smaller
than the selected Blank Paper Size.
Change the Blank Paper Size to
match the paper in the printer, or
press the Select button
to
continue printing.
Low Ink Warning
The ink cartridge is running low on
ink. The Low Ink Warning occurs
when your ink cartridges reach
levels of 25 percent, 15 percent,
and 10 percent remaining.
Replace the ink cartridge. For more
information, see Replacing Ink
Cartridges.
Only one device or media
card is allowed. Please
remove all device(s) and
card(s).
More than one memory card or
device is inserted in the printer.
Remove all memory cards and
devices.
This function is not
supported over a network.
Printing Microsoft Office files from a Connect the printer directly to a
memory card or USB key is not
computer.
supported if the printer is connected
to a network adapter.
Paper Types
A paper type other than plain paper
is loaded into the paper support
when cartridge alignment is
initiated.
Load plain paper, and then press the
Select button
.
A paper type other than plain paper
is loaded into the paper support
when proof sheet printing is
initiated.
Load plain paper, and then press the
Select button
.
The printer could not scan the proof
sheet.
Reprint the proof sheet, and try
again.
Disconnect the device.
Size Warning
Photo size is larger than
paper size. Press
to pick
a new paper size.
Insert Plain Paper Press;
Press
.
Appears during cartridge
alignment.
Paper Types
Insert Plain Paper Press;
Press
.
Appears during proof sheet
printing.
Could not detect a proof
sheet.
Error Codes
An advanced error has occurred if any of the following error codes is displayed on the printer display.
Error
code:
Error name:
What it indicates:
Solution:
Error
0000
NVRAM R/W
Error detected in reading from
or writing to the NVRAM
Press the Power button
the printer.
to reset
Error
0001
Memory failure
The printer is unable to initialize
memory.
Press the Power button
the printer.
to reset
Error
0002
Hardware failure
A general hardware failure has
Press the Power button
occurred, and the printer is
the printer.
unable to detect what part of the
hardware system failed.
to reset
Error
0003
ROM checksum error
A checksum error on the Readonly memory has occurred.
Press the Power button
the printer.
to reset
Error
1003
Paper Calibrate Fail
The printer failed to initialize or
calibrate the paper feed system.
Disconnect the printer power cable,
check for paper jams, and then
reconnect the power cable.
Error
0200
Flash Programming - out
of memory
The printer is unable to program
flash memory.
Press the Power button
the printer.
to reset
Error
1201
Print Incomplete (Bad
data to print head or
more data expected for
swath)
The printer carrier stopped
before a print job was
completed.
Press the Power button
the printer.
to reset
Error
1202
Data Error
Incorrect data has been sent
from the computer to the
printer.
Press the Power button
the printer.
to reset
Error
1203
Print Head Short
A short circuit in the print head
has occurred.
Disconnect and then reconnect the
printer power cable. Reinstall the
ink cartridges. For more
information, see Replacing Ink
Cartridges.
Error
1205
Mono TSR Error
The printer cannot determine
the temperature of the print
head due to a problem in the
mono TSR circuit.
Reinstall the black ink cartridge. For
more information, see Replacing Ink
Cartridges.
Error
1206
Color TSR Error
The printer cannot determine
the temperature of the print
head due to a problem in the
color TSR circuit.
Reinstall the color ink cartridge. For
more information, see Replacing Ink
Cartridges.
Error
1207
Paper system Error
The paper system control failed.
Press the Power button
the printer.
Error
2200
Scan Carrier Stall
The scan carrier stalled during a
scan job.
Turn off the printer, wait a few
seconds, and then turn on the
printer.
NOTE: Contact Customer Support at www.support.dell.com if the errors are not resolved.
to reset
Improving Print Quality
If you are not satisfied with the print quality of your documents, there are several different ways to improve
the print quality.
Use the appropriate paper. For example, use Dell Premium Photo Paper if you are printing photos with
a photo ink cartridge.
Use paper that is a heavier weight, bright white, or coated. Use Dell Premium Photo Paper if you are
printing photos.
NOTE: Dell Premium Photo Paper may not be available in all areas.
Select a higher print quality.
To select a higher print quality:
1. With your document open, click File
Print.
The Print dialog box opens.
2. Click Preferences, Properties, Options, or Setup (depending on the program or operating system).
The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
3. On the Print Setup tab, select a higher quality setting.
4. Print your document again.
5. If the print quality does not improve, try aligning or cleaning the ink cartridges. For more information,
see Aligning Ink Cartridges and Cleaning the Ink Cartridge Nozzles.
For additional solutions, go to support.dell.com.
Specifications
Overview
Environmental Specifications
Power Consumption and Requirements
Print and Scan Mode Capabilities
Operating System Support
Memory Specifications and Requirements
Print Media Guidelines
Cables
Overview
Memory
32 MB SDRAM
4 MB FLASH
Connectivity
USB 2.0 high-speed
Duty cycle (average)
3,000 pages per month
Printer life
Printer: 18,000 pages
Scanner: 18,000 scans
ADF: 18,000 scans
Environmental Specifications
Temperature/Relative Humidity
Condition Temperature Relative humidity (non-condensing)
Operation
61° to 90° F
8 to 80%
Storage
34° to 140° F
5 to 80%
Shipping
-14° to 140° F 5 to 100%
Power Consumption and Requirements
Rated AC input
110 V
Rated frequency
60 Hz
Minimum AC input
90 VAC
Maximum AC input
255 VAC
Maximum input current
0.31 A
Average power consumption
Standby mode
6.01 W
Operational mode
12.2 W
Print and Scan Mode Capabilities
Your printer can scan from 72 to 19,200 dpi. Although your printer has this capability, Dell recommends
using the preset resolutions.
Print and scan
resolution
Scan resolution
Draft
Print resolution
Photo/Glossy
paper
All other
media
150 x 150 dpi
600 x 600 dpi
300 x 600 dpi
Normal
300 x 300 dpi
1200 x 1200 dpi
600 x 600 dpi
Photo
600 x 600 dpi (photo and mono
scan)
4800 x 1200 dpi
1200 x 1200 dpi
300 x 300 dpi (color scan)
Operating System Support
The printer supports:
Windows XP Professional x64
Windows XP
Windows 2000
NOTE: For Vista compatible drivers, consult www.support.dell.com.
Memory Specifications and Requirements
Your operating system must meet the minimum system requirements.
Operating
System
Processor speed (MHz)
RAM
Free hard
disk space
Windows 2000
Pentium II 233
128 MB 286 MB
Windows XP
Pentium II 300
128 MB 500 MB
Windows XP 64 bit
AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T
support, Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support
256 MB 1.5 GB
Print Media Guidelines
Media type:
Sizes supported:
Load up to:
Plain paper or coated paper
Letter: 8.5 x 11 inches
(216 x 279 mm)
A4: 8.27 x 11.69 inches
(210 x 297 mm)
Legal: 8.5 x 14 inches
(216 x 355.6 mm)
100 sheets
Banner paper
A4 Banner
Letter Banner
20 sheets
Envelopes
9 Envelopes: 3 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches
10 Envelopes: 4 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches
Baronial 5 1/2 Envelopes:
4 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches
6 3/4 Envelopes:
3 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches
7 3/4 Envelopes:
3 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches
A2 Baronial Envelopes:
111 x 146 mm
B5 Envelopes: 176 x 250 mm
C5 Envelopes: 162 x 229 mm
C6 Envelopes: 114 x 162 mm
DL Envelopes: 110 x 220 mm
Chokei 3 Envelopes: 120 x 235 mm
Chokei 4 Envelopes: 90 x 205 mm
Chokei 40 Envelopes: 90 x 225 mm
10 envelopes
Media type:
Sizes supported:
Load up to:
Kakugata 3 Envelopes:
216 x 277 mm
Kakugata 4 Envelopes:
197 x 267 mm
Kakugata 5 Envelopes:
190 x 240 mm
Kakugata 6 Envelopes:
162 x 229 mm
Greeting cards, index cards, postcards, or
photo cards
Photo/Post card: 4 x 6 inches
Index card: 3 x 5 inches
25 cards
Photo/glossy
8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm)
4 x 6 inches (101.6 x 152.4 mm)
25 sheets
Iron-on transfers
8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm)
1 iron-on
transfer
Transparencies
8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm)
50
transparencies
Cables
Your printer uses a Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable (sold separately).
Appendix
Dell Technical Support Policy
Contacting Dell
Warranty and Return Policy
Dell Technical Support Policy
Technician-assisted technical support requires the cooperation and participation of the customer in the
troubleshooting process and provides for restoration of the Operating System, application software and
hardware drivers to the original default configuration as shipped from Dell, as well as the verification of
appropriate functionality of the printer and all Dell-installed hardware. In addition to this technician assisted
technical support, online technical support is available at Dell Support. Additional technical support options
may be available for purchase.
Dell provides limited technical support for the printer and any Dell-installed software and peripherals.
Support for third-party software and peripherals is provided by the original manufacturer, including those
purchased and/or installed through Software & Peripherals (DellWare), ReadyWare, and Custom Factory
Integration (CFI/DellPlus).
Contacting Dell
You can access Dell Support at support.dell.com. Select your region on the WELCOME TO DELL SUPPORT
page, and fill in the requested details to access help tools and information.
You can contact Dell electronically using the following addresses:
World Wide Web
www.dell.com/
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Anonymous file transfer protocol (FTP)
ftp.dell.com
Log in as user: anonymous, and use your email address as your password.
Electronic Support Service
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support@us.dell.com
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support.jp.dell.com/jp/jp/tech/email/ (for Japan only)
support.euro.dell.com (for Europe only)
Electronic Quote Service
apmarketing@dell.com (for Asian/Pacific countries only)
Warranty and Return Policy
Dell Inc. (“Dell”) manufactures its hardware products from parts and components that are new or equivalent
to new in accordance with industry-standard practices. For information about the Dell warranty for your
printer, refer to the Owner's Manual.
Licensing Notice
BSD License and Warranty statements
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The printer resident software contains:
Software developed and copyrighted by Dell and/or third parties.
Dell modified software licensed under the provisions of the GNU General Public License version 2 and
the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1.
Software licensed under the BSD license and warranty statements.
Software based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.
The Dell modified GNU licensed software is free software; you can redistribute it to and/or modify it under
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Since the GNU licensed software that the Dell modifications are based upon is supplied explicitly without
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disclaimers in the referenced licenses for additional details.
To obtain source code files for the Dell modified GNU licensed software, launch the Drivers and Utilities CD
that shipped with your printer and click Contact Dell, or refer to the “Contacting Dell” section of your
Owner's Manual.
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