When I try to print anything to my printer, there is a moderately loud squeaking noise that sounds like an unoiled roller. Plus, sometimes when I print it throws an error that clears out if I pull the paper tray out, but then it only prints one page then throws the error again. If I pull the tray out between each page I can get the entire document to print. I've taken out the toner and cleaned out the fine white residue I found on it and where it sits, but I am still experiencing the same issues. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Loud noise/paper tray not working
What error? Does it say paper jam and a number?
Have you tried cleaning the rollers that pick up the paper? Use a cotton cloth with a little bit of WD40. Then a dry cloth to remove residue oil. Do not use alcohol. It will dry out the roller and make it slick.
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ok first try restarting your printer, then try uninstalling the driver for your printer off your computer, restart your computer and printer and then reinstall your drive for the printer, see if you get a replacement for your printer or a refund
Two things that can cause print quality issues and noise.
1. The toner cartridge can cause lines and sometimes can make a squeaking noise.
2. The fuser can cause streaking and smudges on the prints and can cause a grinding noise if the drive gear is worn or the bushings are worn.
Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
If you find a piece of jammed paper, remove it by holding it with both hands and pulling firmly. The goal is to keep the paper from tearing. If several pieces are jammed together, try pulling out the middle piece first to loosen the jam.
If the paper does tear, try rotating the roller gears manually to free the paper. Don't force anything, though. Do this step especially if the jam message comes up repeatedly without any obvious paper jam, there may be a small tear of paper inside.
Ones the printer is free of paper Replace the toner or ink cartridge and paper trays, close any doors you opened and turn the printer back on.
If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
see alternative if the problem is still not solved.
alternative : Load a piece of thick paper, for example photo paper and press the resume button (may be diffrent button on diffrent models) a few times to the printer picks up the paper and puts it through the machine.
As you mentioned that the printer makes loud grinding noise or squeaking when page comes out than i feel this is the noise coming out due to faulty fuser.
I want to be sure so please open the rear bin and try to print if still noise comes than i m sure it is fuser.
If there are smudges on the printed page or if some film coating is coming out with printed page than fuser roller are physically damage.
However in this case i assume fuser is faulty.
If there opening the rear bin noise goes off than top output rollers are faulty.
Ok, it is good you checked for paper jams. I need you to look inside the unit where the paper roller is on both sides and see if both sides look even and the same. It still sounds like a jam to me, and this would definitely create a loud sound as your unit is trying to print for you and the mechanism will keep trying to turn even if it can't. Something may snap or break if there is a jam so make extra extra sure you check every nook and cranny as jams can be so very tiny. I found a piece the size of a matstick width in mine that my toddler had posted in it, and it was caught in the paper roller teeth inside the unit. When you open your printer, does the cartridge holder roll by itself to the left or stay still??? Take out the toner cartridge and thoroughly clean inside with solution and replace.