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My laserjet 4 has a gear grinding sound during the warmup process. when i try to print, the paper jams under the toner cartridge and is smeared in places when I pull it out.

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The drive gear probably has a tooth or a few teeth missing. While someone who is technology savvy can figure out how to replace it it would be best to take it to a repair shop. The gears for it are hard to find at times for the III and 4.

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My hp laserjet m1522nf makes a grinding noise and then says add paper' it also makes the same noise when i shut it down and power it up again ... does this mean the printer is garbage?


it could be a bad toner cartridge
try replacing each toner cartridge one by one to see if grinding gear noise goes away.
Or
it could be jammed paper somewhere inside the printer

Feb 03, 2017 | HP Laserjet M1522nf All-in-one Laser...

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How do one correct print quality in hp color laser jet 2600n


Hi Good day!!
Follow this method hope it helps you!!

During the printing process, paper, toner and dust particles can accumulate inside the printer. Over time, this buildup can cause print-quality problems such as toner specks or smearing. This printer has a cleaning mode that can correct and prevent these types of problems.
This printer has two processes for generating cleaning pages: one is automatically generated and one is manually generated. When a new black print cartridge is installed, a cleaning page will be automatically generated prior to calibration.
Clean the fuser using HP Toolbox
NOTE: Use the following procedure to clean the fuser using the HP Toolbox. To clean the engine when the computer is running an operating system that does not support HP Toolbox, see the late-breaking Readme on the root of the CD-ROM, or visit http://www.hp.com/support/clj2600n .


1 Make sure that the printer is turned on and in the Ready state.

2 Open the HP Toolbox using one of the following methods.
*
On the Windows desktop, double-click the HP Toolbox icon.
* On the Windows Start menu, click Programs (All Programs in Windows XP), click HP , click HP Color LaserJet 2600n, and then click HP Color LaserJet 2600n Toolbox .

3 Click the Troubleshooting tab, and then Troubleshooting Tools .
4 Click the Print button next to step 1, "Click the "Print" button to print out the Cleaning Page."

5 Remove the Cleaning Page from the output bin, and load it printed side down in Tray 1.

6 Click the Clean button to complete the cleaning process. Press the GO button on the printer control panel. The Cleaning page will print, with a second page adhered to the first page. This is normal behavior during the cleaning process.

Cleaning spilled toner
Defective print cartridges can develop leaks. Also, after a paper jam has occurred, some toner might remain on the rollers and guides inside the printer. The pages that print immediately after the jam can pick up this toner.
CAUTION: When cleaning the printer, do not touch the ETB with a damp cloth or with fingers.
Cleaning the paper path
The device features a special cleaning mode to clean the paper path.
NOTE: If there is access to HP Toolbox, HP recommends cleaning the paper path by using HP Toolbox.
Clean the paper path


1. Use the (LEFT ARROW) or the (RIGHT ARROW) button to select Service, and then press (SELECT).

2. Use the (LEFT ARROW) or the (RIGHT ARROW) button to select Cleaning Mode, and then press (SELECT).
A page feeds through the printer slowly. Discard the page when the process is completed.

3. Load plain letter or A4 paper when prompted.

4. Press (SELECT) again to confirm and begin the cleaning process.
A page feeds through the printer slowly. Discard the page when the process is completed.

Calibrating the printer
Calibrations are performed at regular intervals. For best print quality, a calibration can be performed from the control panel using the following steps:
NOTE: This will calibrate the color and clean the black electrostatic transfer belt (ETB).


1 Use the (LEFT ARROW) or the (RIGHT ARROW) button to select System setup and then press (SELECT).

2 Use the (LEFT ARROW) or the (RIGHT ARROW) button to select Print quality and then press (SELECT). Calibrate color will display on the control panel.

Press (SELECT).

3 Use the (LEFT ARROW) or the (RIGHT ARROW) button to select Calibrate now and then press (SELECT).

4 Press (SELECT) to start the calibration.

Other options for print quality defects that still persist

Oct 26, 2010 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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My HP LaserJet 4L printer just makes a grinding sound-won't print


That printer has a gear on the motor that cracks. You can fix it with a new or used motor. Or get a different machine on craigslist. Thank you, Steven 805-520-3003

Jul 26, 2010 | HP LaserJet 4L Printer

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Paper under toner cartridge


user gear might b broken. Open rear door, you will see the fuser assembly(be carefull HOT SURFACE) Unscrew to screws at the bottom of the plat and check the gears on the side.


Good luck

Apr 23, 2010 | HP LaserJet 4 plus Printer

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Poor prints and paper jams


Sounds like you probably need a new fuser. Smearing is a good indicator of the fuser not getting the toner to fuse to the paper, also, if it is jamming a lot near where the paper enters the fuser, there is a good chance there is some damage on the fuser unit itself.

Jan 20, 2010 | HP LaserJet 4 plus Printer

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HP laserjet P2015 is printing blank


Are you getting toner on the paper? To find out, print a test page. When you judge that the paper is under the toner cartridge, turn the printer off and look at the toner cartridge. Is your document displayed on the toner drum in toner? Is there toner on the paper?

No No Replace the toner cartridge. If that doesn't work you have more serious problems.

Yes No Replace the transfer roller.

Yes Yes If toner is smeared on the paper, replace the fuser.

Jan 08, 2010 | HP LaserJet P2015dn Printer

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Brother MFC-9420CN Paper Jam Error message w/ loud grinding noiz


please try this

  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
  4. Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
  5. If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
  10. 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.

Jun 09, 2009 | Brother MFC-9420CN All-In-One Laser...

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My HP Laserjet 2430dn makes a grinding noise after power on.


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Feb 26, 2009 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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Grinding Sound - Orange Paper Jam Light


You have a broken gear main motor. I had the same problem, bought $5 part and after the replacement of the gear,it runs like new

Dec 04, 2008 | HP LaserJet 4L Printer

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