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Noise from HP LJ 1020

Hi, my HP LJ 1020 has recently been making a lot of noise. When I turn it on, it goes through the warm up and starts rolling the rollers. Also, when I tell it to print something, it rolls its rollers.
While the rolling is going on, it makes a very annoying and terrifying noise. It almost sounds like a chopper motorcycle...except the 1020 is not a bike, its a printer.

I tried to air everything out, I checked to see if anything was stuck inside the printer and found nothing.

I was hoping you could solve my problem...

Thanks a bunch,

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  • deejohns Mar 02, 2009

    My 1020 is making the same awful noise!  Can I change the gear myself or will I have to take it in for a (very expensive!) service?  Dee

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    I got the right side cover open, but the left side doesnt want to open (looking the printer from the front, upright position). Is there a special way to open the printer?

    Thanks a bunch!

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    What else could it be besides the gears?



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Change the gears , coz when the machine load or when you are printing the roller turn, and those roller has gears at the ends so when they are died they give those sounds, open the cover and try to detect which gear make this noise and change it.

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