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Pieces of plastic seem to be being shaved off of something in the

Somewhere in the upper back of the printer, pieces of plastic seem to be being shaved off of a part in the printer when it is running.

There is also a noise that sounds like paper or something being mangled up in the area that paper goes through but the paper comes out fine except for the left side of whats being printed is smudged.

It's hard to explain but maybe you can help me.


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  • re386 Jan 22, 2009

    It's grey on 1 side and tanish on the other

  • roberto serbin May 11, 2010

    Is the plastic transparent or some other color?


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Well for sure you will need to take the cover off the printer to be able to see the whole printer just resting on the bottom part of the cover. Before you do that though. Power it off and open the lid and pull the print carriage to the middle of the printer so you can take off and inspect the ink cartridges. Take the left one off and check the contacts where they print on the inkcartridge itself and where it sets in the carriage and be sure it is clean. If you do not find anything obvious there. Take the whole top cover off to expose the printer assembly. Something has come loose if you are losing pieces of plastic and the only way to see it is to be able to see the whole thing operate with the cover off. Usually a visual inspection will reveal the problem. The top cover is usually clipped on or only has a few screws but it will come off. Be sure power is off before you disassemble. Just do not force the cover off without removing the retainers or screws first. I know the problem will be obvious once you can see it. Let me know if you have any other question about this problem.

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