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My canon mp360 printer makes clicking noise on the right side. Almost sounds like something is slipping but the carriage does not move.

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After switching the printer on it gets ready to print and I hear the usual sounds, I persume the ink cartridge carrier moving but recently it has started making a loud chattering sound for a few seconds...

First of all, check to see if you also hookup the phone cable to jack too? If yes, temporary unplug it to see if noise goes off.
Also, open the lid to check on the drive belt. It may be loose and not able to drive the carriage. There is the gear on the right side of the carriage and a pulley on left side of the of the carriage. The spring which holds the pulley tight might be broken. Check that to see if it is the case. If it is that is why it makes loud noise when printing. And if it is not fixed, eventually you will receive an error message and printer will not work.
Check that and let me know.

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I replaced my color cartridge on my HP Photosmart C3100 series printer and now it is making a grinding sound, but prints perfectly fine - what is the problem?

You would want to try and reinstall the print cartridges. It is possible that something is just stuck that is why you are hearing the grinding sound.
Let me know.

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Cartridge stuck; making a terrible clicking noise. The screen tells me to push Set. Nothing happens.

Print head drive gears are stripped out or pulley that the print head belt attaches to is crushed. The pully sits on the right side above where you put the ink and if you can get the pieces can sometimes be crazy glued back together temporarily, the other is on the right side and if damaged is VERY difficult to fix.

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Carriage is locked to the right. When turned on makes a clicking noise and stays locked right. MP360

When an ink tank becomes empty.
("No ink error" displayed on the
monitor or on the machine LCD, or
short flashing of an ink tank LED)

Oct 08, 2009 | Canon SmartBase MP360 All-In-One InkJet...

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Weird noise from printer carriage

The loud clicking noise is probably the carriage trying to move and something is keeping it from doing so. Check to see there are no foriegn objects obstructing the carriage head from moving across the paper. If nothing is found, then likely a hardware error exists.
hope this helps!

Aug 31, 2009 | HP Photosmart 3180 All-In-One Printer

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My canon pixma mp530 makes a loud noise most times when it powers up and when i print a document. It works OK otherwise.

My MP-530 would try to boot up making a noise like something slipping or grinding, ending with ERROR Code 5100.

Solution: Open the Lid. The drive belt was loose and not able to drive the carriage. There is a gear on the right side of the carriage and a pulley on the left side of the carriage. The spring which holds the pulley tight is missing or broken. I was not able to see the tension spring. To put tension on the pulley, to tighten the drive belt, I cut a Popsicle stick into a wedge and inserted it into the middle slot right of the pulley.
Close the lid and power back on. Runs like new. Hope this helps.

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Canon Smartbase MP360 showing error code ##336

It seems the home position sensor is out of whack or the mylar band behind the print cartridge carriage is missing or broken.
To find the mylar piece look for a clear 6mm x 460mm clear piece of plastic with black markings (like a gradient) on both sides.If you find it you can try and place it back by looking for an extended eyelet on both sides of the stell print carrier.
Most people in haste to change ink have the hand slip and it becomes dislodged.

Jun 17, 2009 | Canon SmartBase MP360 All-In-One InkJet...

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I am getting a service error 5100.

There is something blocking the carriage from seating home. 5100 generally means there is either something in the paper path or an obstruction in the ink carriage path. Open the clamshell to look at the carriage path and make sure the cable connecting the carriage is not restricted.

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F4280 doesn't print; cartridgers stuck on right

Turn the power off. Open the door. There should be a thin clear plastic strip with black tick marks on it that runs across in front of the metal bar that the print carriage rides on. Make sure that it is still there and hasn't been pulled off it's moorings on either end. This is how the printer keeps track of where the carriage is at any given time.

Hood a finger over the edge of the print carriage and gently pull it out of its home position. You may need to slightly lift the front edge of the carriage and move it near the center of its range of motion.

Close the door and turn on the printer.

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