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HP Laser Jet 3300 constant noise

My HP Laser Jet 3300 constantly makes noise. It sounds like the scanner is continually trying to start scanning. While the noise is going, it will print from the computer, but it won't scan or copy. When we unplug it, the noise stops for a short period of time. Then it returns.

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  • franckie83 Nov 22, 2007

    I have a trouble with the scanner of mi HP Laser Jet 3300 , the scanner does´t work, appears scanner error...thats all...please help me

  • markvin123 Nov 29, 2007

    Same problem, printer makes noise like scanner is adjusting. It will not stop!

  • jckgonzo Dec 10, 2007

    same problem - scanner sems to be hitting something that makes it return to origin - moving perhaps a couple of inches. what gives? this has to be a mechanical thing that something is getting in its way. I do not want to send it to the landfill if it is a simple fix.

    please advise at my work email. thanks Jack

  • Paulhealey Dec 31, 2007

    same problem - scanner sems to be hitting something that makes it
    return to origin - moving perhaps a couple of inches. This
    has to be a mechanical thing that something is getting in its way.

  • thetaxsmith Jan 08, 2008

    My HP 3320 just developed this problem in December 2007. The scanner bulb stays on and it moves back and forth a few inches constantly. I can not find anything on the HP site that provides a solution so far.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    It's been a year since these people posted these problems and still no response. I was hoping to get answers myself. I guess this website is just to vent and let your frustrations out. It should be called FrustrateYa.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    HP laser jet makes grinding sounds when printing



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I had the same problem. After updating a hp firmware, so far so good. The noise is gone.

That is the link for the 3330. It is under the downloads section and is at the bottom. They refer to it as firmware

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