Question about HP Designjet T1100ps Printer
There is a grinding noise coming from the back right of my plotter, like a fan. Had it serviced but the plotter just didnt make the noise the day he came, so he was uncertain what it could have been. The noise doesnt occur everyday but when it does it occurs the whole day even when the plotter is idle. Any help would be appreciated.
It sounds to me as if you have an issue with the power supply. Most power supplies these days have a fan built in them. When you have a grindy noise like that it more than likely is the fan going out or the blades of the fan is dirty enough to put it out of balance. Move your plotter out so you can see the back. Get down and listen carefully to determine where the grinding is coming from. Once you determine where the noise is coming from . Get a flashlight and is there are vents in that area look to see if you can see the fan blade spinning.
You may have to unplug the machine, remove the back of the printer to get to the area. If the fan blades are covered with dust. Try some canned air to blow away the dust. If that doesn't work, remove and replace the power supply. For future reference you should be doing maintenance on your printer monthly by dusting and vacuuming the open vents. You would be surprised how much damage paper dust can cause. You can look up the parts for your plotter here.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: grinding noise on startup
The Resume light continues to blink after the paper jam is cleared.
The carriage is stuck or making a grinding noise. Solution 1. Lift the top cover to the printer. 2. Turn the printer off and then on again. 3. Unplug the power cable from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts. 4. Move the carriage towards the middle of the printer (this procedure may take a couple of tries to get the timing correct). 5. Take out the cartridges and close the top cover. Turn the printer back on! 6. Reconnect the power cord. 7. Open the top cover, reinstall the cartridges, and then close the top cover
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
purchase a maintenance kit.
replace the piper pickup roller.
since the the printer is old and lots things need to be replaced. it is easier to replace all of the necessary parts when you have the printer apart.
the job is not difficult, just time consuming.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
SOURCE: make grinding noise
If you will notice that there is a transparent film that the printhead goes through to be able to print. That transpatent film is actually coded to be able to tell the print head in which direction and when to print characters. It is dirty and you need to take like a q-tip with isopropyl alcohol to clean it so it knows where to print and does not go back and forth to find a position to print. God bless you.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
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