Tip & How-To about Office Equipment & Supplies
Unexpected noise (such as clicking, thumping, or grinding) from an branded device are heard during printer operation.
Noises can be caused by a number of things, some of which may not be addressed in this document. This document deals strictly with the isolation and potential resolution of known noises through troubleshooting.
The following table describes some of the noises to be expected in a printer functioning normally:
When the printer periodically makes humming and buzzing sounds as the carriage assembly moves around on the right/left side of the printer, the printer is actually cleaning the ink cartridges. This is a normal operation for the printer. This sequence may happen in the following conditions:
Before and/or after printing
During power on
After the printer has been on standby/idle for some time
After replacing a cartridge
In the middle of a long print job (such as printing many photos)
Paper pickup: There will be some noise during paper pickup due to the movement of rollers and gears.
While printing: The unit has printed a few lines or the paper has been fed into the printing area. There will be some noise during printing due to the movement of rollers, gears, carriage and paper (paper feed and ejection).
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