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Printer makes extremely loud clicking noise

Konica Minolta Magicolor 2430 The printer is making a horrible, loud clicking noise. There is no paper jam that I can detect. I have unplugged it for 30 seconds and re-plugged it, but the noise continues. The noise stops when I raise the cover, when the cover is closed, the printer makes a few whirring noises as though it is starting up and then the noise begins again. I would appreciate any suggestions on the cause of the problem and how to fix it. Sincerely, Kathy K.

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    Gary Hall Feb 11, 2014

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Http://printer.konicaminolta.com/support/current_printers/mc2430dl_sup.htm#Printer_Specific_Documentation The user guide should be helpful to you to pinpoint what is causing the noise. Sounds like the belt drive or gears may be having a problem. Let me know what happens. Tim

Posted on Mar 06, 2007

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    Gary Hall Feb 11, 2014

    I can just about guarantee that your "Waste Toner" container is FULL! I had the exact same problem, changed it out, and it stopped immediately.

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