Samsung 3160fn all in one printer. making loud clicking noise when printing
Here's what I posted in regards to my CLP 300 which had the same problem. Might be the same thing??...
Mine did this after I replaced a toner cartridge (the round ones). Here's what causes the loud clicking:
Some (most?) replacement ink cartridges have a little square chip --
like a mini circuit board -- on them which gives the printer
information about how full they are. This is located on the insertion
end, right next to the round black thing with the little gears on it.
For the cartridge to go in all the way, and allow the gears to properly
"seat," the square "circuit board" needs to "float" just a little on
the spongy thing it's attached to. So when you push the cartridge in
FIRMLY, the gears seat, and the "circuit board" will end up getting
pushed in about 1/16 of an inch.
I think what happens in some cases (at least with mine) is some cheap
replacement cartridges don't let the "circuit board" push in at all,
which means the gears don't quite seat properly, and, as they are
trying to connect on the printer's gear receivers, they are constantly
connecting and disconnecting, causing that loud clicking noise.
On one cartridge just pushing in the "circuit board" really hard freed
it up and allowed it to "float" (be pushed in little when the cartridge
was then inserted). In another case, I ended up getting a butterknife
and prying off the circuit board (breaking the plastic or glue seal
that was holding it) then setting back in, on top of the little spongy
sticky thing it's supposed to float on.
In both cases, the cartridges were then able to go in all the way, and the clicking noise stopped.
Hope this helps!
May 05, 2008 |
Samsung CLP 300 Laser Printer