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HP 3210 photo smart, paper feed gears are stripped?

During the print cycle the paper feeder operation (gears) makes a grinding noise and has done this for about a year but now the "add paper" comes up. Plenty of paper. My guess is that the gears are chewed up beyond working. I can not find a simple parts diagram (like most everything) that shows the construction so I can see the gears, etc.
I can by a new model but if this is a simple home fix I'll fix it. Otherwise it's great.

Jim

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The grab roller needs roughing up. go to www fixyourownprinter .com to find out how to do this

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for paper cut, you should see the printer properties, there you can fine Auto Cut paper Check box or some thing like that. Make the correct setting, then it will work.

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Iqbal

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

Ajkill
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SOURCE: paper feed problems hp PSC 1510

1. Turn the printer off and open the access cover.
2. Look for any obstructions in the paper path and remove them if necessary. (It is possible to move the carrier assembly with the power off.)
3. Turn the printer on, load some paper, and press the Form Feed button.
4. Watch the paper as it feeds through and try to determine where the jam is occurring.
5. Check to see if all the rollers are turning.

If all the rollers are turning, there may be something in the feed path that you can't see. Go to step 6.
If not, there is probably a feed motor or a gear problem and the printer may require service.
6. If the paper is jamming under the carrier assembly, you may be able to fix it using the manual feed slot.
7. Turn the printer off.
8. Take a #10 envelope and feed it through the left side of the manual feed slot until it comes right through the printer to the back of the exit rollers.
9. Move it up and down first, and then slowly move it over to the right side. If something is stuck under the black guide plate, this may work it loose.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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SOURCE: HP PSC wont feed through glossy photo paper. Paper

hp printer support low gsm photo glossy like 130-170, or only hp photo glossy they have rough back side to run paper properly

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: HP Deskjet 1320 printer makes grinding noise and stalls before it prints

I think the noise is normal for hp deskjet. When starting up, the printer read the head existence, and do cleaning. is it the first replacement cartridge? Disable ink status monitor.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: HP LJ P2015DN making noise/squeaking

Hi,
As you mentioned that the printer makes loud grinding noise or squeaking when page comes out than i feel this is the noise coming out due to faulty fuser.
I want to be sure so please open the rear bin and try to print if still noise comes than i m sure it is fuser.
If there are smudges on the printed page or if some film coating is coming out with printed page than fuser roller are physically damage.
However in this case i assume fuser is faulty.
If there opening the rear bin noise goes off than top output rollers are faulty.

Thanks and Regards
Neeraj Sharma

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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  5. Press the power button (c00636182.gif ) to turn on the product.
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    5. Step five: Make sure that the carriage moves freely
    1. Press the power button (c00636182.gif ) to turn off the product.
    2. Disconnect the power cord from the product.

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    This document applies to all HP product models. Issue When the product is turned on or in the middle of an operation, an unexpected noise occurs, such as clicking, thumping, or grinding. Blinking lights and error codes might accompany the noise. NOTE: Noises can be caused by a number of things. This document focuses on isolating, identifying, and resolving known causes of product noises. Solution Noises are subjective and can be difficult to describe. Some noises are normal to the operation of the product and might include the following:
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    1. Raise the cover of the product.
    1. Check inside for loose or broken parts.
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    2. Remove the power cord from the back of the product and unplug the power cord from the power source.
    3. Check any accessories (duplexer, envelope feeder, automatic document feeder (ADF)) to make sure each is installed and seated correctly.
    4. Plug the power cord into the back of the product and plug the power cord back into the power source.
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    6. If the noise still persists, remove each accessory one at a time to try to determine if the noise is associated with a single accessory or a combination.
    7. If the noise stops when a specific accessory is removed, that part might need to be replaced. If possible, exchange the accessory with a known good one or a new one to determine if the noise is associated with the accessory. NOTE: If the product is fully functional with the accessory in place, the noise might be normal.
    8. If the noise persists, proceed to the next step.
    Step three: Check connection with computer Turn off the computer to determine if the computer is the source of the noise. If the noise persists, proceed to Step four. If the noise stops when the computer is turned off, try to isolate any issues with connectivity:
    1. Press the power button (c00636182.gif ) to turn off the product.
    2. Disconnect the USB cable from the product.
    3. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and from the back of the product.
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    6. Connect the product to a different USB port.
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    1. Press the power button (c00636182.gif ) to turn off the product.
    2. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
    3. Remove the rear access door.
    4. Remove any paper that is inside the product by pulling it out through the rear access door and then securely replace the rear access door.
    1. If a paper jam cannot be removed from the back of the product, raise the product cover, carefully remove the paper jam from the front of the product, and then lower the cover.
    NOTE: Remove any paper jam carefully as it is possible to damage the product when removing a jam from the front of the product.
    1. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product.
    2. Reload the paper in the paper tray.
    3. Press the power button (c00636182.gif ) to turn on the product.
    4. Try to print. If a jam is cleared and the product prints, but the noise persists, proceed to the next step.
    5. Step five: Make sure that the carriage moves freely
    1. Press the power button (c00636182.gif ) to turn off the product.
    2. Disconnect the power cord from the product.

    1. Make sure that the ink cartridges are locked into the carriage and have not come loose. Also make sure that there are no obstructions under or around the carriage to prevent it from moving.
    2. Close the product cover and reconnect the power cord.
    3. Press the power button (c00636182.gif ) to turn on the product.
    4. If the noise persists, proceed to the next step.
    5. Step six: Plug the product into a wall outlet
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    1. Unplug the power cord from any power strips or surge protectors.
    2. Plug the power cord directly into a wall outlet instead.
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