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HP 2600n crackling noise at top feed - paper creased

My 2600n has worked fine for a couple of years. Recently it has started to make a crunchy/crackling noise at the output rolles. My paper also has a 1/4" roller/crease at right after printing (and slight crinkling at left) - yes, it is regular letter size paper. The input feed is fine from manual or tray one. No strange print stock was used - no cartridges changed. I would like to know how to open the top to look at the output rollers if nothing else. Thanks.

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  • dbbarret Sep 03, 2007

    I think you might have nailed it. In the fuser area, I can see a whitish roller. Instead of being centered, it is getting ground up on one side.

    I could not find a diagram for 2600n on Printer Works (though they seem to have everything else). Let me know if you see it.

    Thanks for your help!

  • dbbarret Sep 06, 2007

    Awesome - thanks!

  • GerritW Jan 11, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 16 months old printer after only 3500 pages.
    Dissassembled the printer according to the instructions an found the same problem. The fuser sleeve is shifted to the right side of the printer and came loose there. Also the rubber roller at this side has some crinkles now.
    Strange for a printer that could print 35000 pages a month according to the specs I' ve seen. With this kind of volume you should probably change the fuser every 3 days......

  • kleonard Sep 05, 2008

    Possibly the same issue here ... except that the printer is only 3 months old. There is a "crackling" noise -- but specifically from the paper as it flows out of the printer. The paper is creased from the middle of the page down both the left and right sides. The ink does not smear off the page -- but is distorted along the creases.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    When changing paper to a different size I find one sheet has been partially fed into the first set of rollers. Is there any way to manually eject he sheet?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Grinding noise when paper is feeding from top tray



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If you are good at mathematics, maybe you' ll see its better to buy a new, exactly the same printer. Take the price of four new cartridges and add the price of a new fuser. Now see if this price is lower than the price of a completely new printer with new cartridges and a new fuser (and all the other new parts). You' ll be suprised! (At least I was)

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Can you wipe the toner off the page or smear it? Most likely the fuser has had the fixing film fail. Thus the crackling noise. You have two solutions, 1. replace the fuser with a ne or rebuilt one or 2. find a fixing film and replace it yourself. Both jobs require removing the fuser which means disassembling the printer. Check Printer Works for a diagram and Google for the best price on a fuser. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 02, 2007

  • Mark Howe Sep 06, 2007 2600-2605 fuser-etb.pdf Here are detaied instructions at You should be able to order just the worn sleave, but an exchange fuser is a much easier fix.



It may have to do with sunlight hitting the fuser - was your printer backed up to a window?

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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