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Noise with replacement toner cartridge

When I tried to change the toner cartridge, the printer made a loud grinding noise when I closed the door. The noise would stop when I opened the door and start again when I closed it. Initially I thought it was because this new cartridge was faulty. But when I tried with another new one, the same problem persisted. When I tried again with the old toner cartridge, I did not have this problem. Could you please advise?

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Problem is with the toner.

Posted on Jan 02, 2013

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SOURCE: Lexmark Z11 Printer will not work

i am having the same problem and after looking it over, something is not feeding it thru the beginning of the paper starting in. if i pust 1 sheet down far enough to grab the paper it will print one page at a time. I have been unable to determine what is not feeding at the beginning yet.

Posted on Apr 13, 2007

checkitright
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SOURCE: Toner light won't stop blinking

Try resetting it, open front cover hold down silver button, all lights should flash rotatingly, when stopped turn off and on and close door.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

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SOURCE: paper jam

If the jammed sheet is entirely within the printer, remove the sheet as follows:

r_1.gif Make sure that the printer is turned off.

r_2.gif Open the printer cover by pressing the latch on the left side of the printer and lifting the cover up all the way.

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r_space.gif r_warn.gif Warning: r_space.gif r_space.gif Opening the printer cover exposes the fuser, which is marked CAUTION Hot Surface Avoid Contact. Be careful not to touch the fuser. If the printer has been in use, the fuser may be very hot.

hppe004.gif 1. CAUTION Hot Surface Avoid Contact

r_3.gif Remove the developer cartridge.

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r_space.gif r_caut.gif Caution: r_space.gif r_space.gif When removing the developer cartridge, never touch the developing roller under the flap; otherwise, print quality may decline.

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r_4.gif Remove the photoconductor unit.

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r_space.gif r_caut.gif Caution: r_space.gif r_space.gif Never touch the photoconductor unit's light-sensitive drum; otherwise, print quality may decline.

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r_5.gif Remove the paper from the paper path.

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r_space.gif r_note.gif Note: r_space.gif r_space.gif If paper is jammed at the fuser, grasp the bottom of the paper and pull it out.

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r_6.gif Reinstall the photoconductor unit, and then the developer cartridge.

r_7.gif Close the printer cover.

r_8.gif Tap the edges of the stack of paper on a flat surface and carefully reload it into the MP tray. (Do not reload curled or wrinkled sheets.)

Printing automatically restarts from the page that jammed. If the Paper light stays on after removing all jammed paper, open and close the printer cover to clear the error.

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

Soulvisitor
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SOURCE: Cover door open

With the help of google here is your answer

Your arm of cover sensor has fallen off'

It is the switch fallen to bits

This switch
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THis bit falls off
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How yours looks
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How it should be, or can be if you put it together again.
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It might be possible to snap the part back on without partial disassembly, or simply shove something in there to hold the sensor in the 'closed' possition (If you lose a finger or two using this method, don't blame me)







The lid sensor is a tiny microswitch that is on the main circuit board...there is a white nylon lever arm snapped onto the switch.

if the lever arm falls off (like mine did) the 'cover open' error will last forever.

This may (or may not) be possible do fix without some disassembly. This lever arm should stick up through a rectangular hole that's approximately 1/2" to the right of the print head (assuming print head is parked in the middle) and behind it.

Most likely if your lever arm has fallen off, shaking the printer gently upside down with the cover open will allow it to fall out.

Now if you are a dentist or a surgeon, snapping the lever bit back on is no problem without taking anything apart.

I am neither. For the brave (of foolish) ones who like to do surgery, here goes. Here's how I took mine apart....if yours breaks into a million bits, don't blame me.

0) unplug the power and take the scanner cover off.

1) release the 'kickstand' from the scanner by prying and squeezing it with pliers until the two prongs pop out (or crack and break)

2) detach the scanner hinges by prying/squeezing with pliers until they pop off (or crack and break). (CAUTION: read step 3 below first...don't just yank the scanner off without reading step 3)

3) Carefully unplug ribbon cable and other connector to scanner and set scanner aside.

4) remove screws at front of beige plastic part....pry at the back carefully and this will pop off....sending the screws flying if you left them loose in their little wells. Don't worry, there are only two of them that really do anything anyway.

5) Look towards the rear of the printer and you will see the circuit board and the 'hole' where you can see the sensor, and possibly your white nylon lever arm lying pathetically down in the bowels of the printer.

6) Retrieve and Carefully snap the nylon lever arm back on, and think nasty thoughts about the brainiac who designed that part.

reverse the above steps. Put at least most of the screws back in, or the front panel may fall off at a later date.

Take care to GENTLY plug the ribbon cable and the other scanner connector back in, making sure it's seated all the way. Try not to bend or kink the end of it, or it will be toast.

Good luck, and happy lexmarking.....


Posted on Dec 28, 2007

Ajkill
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SOURCE: lexmark x5490 Right /left cartridge incorrect

If you brought new cartridges and printer detecting it empty ,then you get it
replaced as the Lexmark cartridges comes with a 6 months warranty ..

Good luck....

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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If the noise continues on the main printer, try opening the rear exit door while printing. See if you can tell if the grinding noise might be coming from one of those rear exit rollers/gears. If it does sound like it is coming from the rear of the printer, again look for any loose or broken part or any small pieces of paper.


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