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Loud clicking noice during copying

Recently purchased copier. After a week the unit is now making a 'rat-a-tat-a-tat' noise while making copies. The copies/paper seems to come out fine without jamming. Is this something / known issue that we can fix?I hear grinding noises and the copies do not come out clear.

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Please call 1-800-BE-SHARP. as it is a new unit thats the best option to get a service technician to take a look

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Hi try to take the new cart out and reinstall the old cart..... Does the noise disappear? Just tap and shake the toner cart. BUT BE CAREFULL, the cart is ready to spill toner. On the box and in the instructions it tells you, or should, that you must shake and tap the outside of the cart. This is due to settling and the toner maybe packed. By tapping and shaking it will feel the toner. If the toner is packed it will put undue pressure on the augers inside the toner cart. and cause a grinding noise. If after tapping and shaking, reinstall the new cart. and check. If everything is ok great. If the noise remains contact the company your purchased the cart. from and ask for a replacement. These cart. are mass produced and mostly reused ( refurbed)....
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Hi!

If you get grinding noise after heavy use on an ux4000, switch toner to a fo-2850 cartridge. Sharp had a problem with the fo-2950 drum and toner cartridges. The drum warps from the heat in the machine and won't work with the fo-2950 toner. The drum is ok to use if you use it with a fo-2850 toner. But initially you will probably need to switch out drum and toner cartridges to get rid of the grinding.

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    Rylee Smith Feb 21, 2009

    And if that doesn't help then please take it to sharp/sharp dealer and he will fix it for you as its a new unit and is under warranty.

    As this maybe due to gears or a faulty devloper section.



    Please ask for further clarifications



    Thanks

    Rylee

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You'll have to contact a local printer repair tech. Printers are not easy to troubleshoot over the internet. Majority of the time dust and dirt are to blame for your problems. If this is a business I would suggest getting a professional to service your machine. It's a write-off anyways.

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Check that the noise is not a foreign object inside the printer.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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    Ginko Feb 21, 2009

    Check first that is not a foreign object inside the printer, open all doors, remove toner and inspect the machine.

    If it is not a faoreign object then is a gear or a tracton belt that is misplaced and is making noise because is slipping.

    If you do not find anything after a superficial inspection, to fix this kind of mechanical problems the printer must be disassembled by a technician.


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