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HP C3180 problem

I have a C3180 attached to our macintosh. Recently, whenever we turn it on or try to print, the cartridges dock on the right hand side and then the printer makes a loud clicking sound. Do you have any suggestion how I might troubleshoot this issue. Will I need to remove the right hand side of the machine to watch the operation?

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Hi Ronf,

Please click on the web link given below and perform all the steps as provided in the web page.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00743863&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1146331

This should help you fix the issue.
Have a great day!

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http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00694908.pdf

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Caution Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles.
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The Basics manual from HP:
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Check out page 17 of the Basics manual for detailed instruction on replacing the cartridges.

Make sure the HP All-in-One is on.
Caution If the HP All-in-One is off when you open the print cartridge door
to access the print cartridges, the HP All-in-One will not release the
cartridges for changing. You might damage the HP All-in-One if the print
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2. Make sure you have letter or A4 unused plain white paper loaded in the input tray.
3. Open the print cartridge door.
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5. Pull the print cartridge toward you out of its slot.
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airtight plastic container.
If you are removing the print cartridge because it is low or out of ink, recycle the
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only the black plastic, gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab.
1 Copper-colored contacts
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3 Ink nozzles under tape
Caution Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles.
Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical
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8. Slide the new print cartridge forward into the empty slot. Then gently push on the
upper part of the print cartridge forward until it clicks into the socket.
If you are installing the tri-color print cartridge, slide it into the left slot.
If you are installing a black or photo print cartridge, slide it into the right slot.
9. Close the print cartridge door.
If you installed a new print cartridge, the HP All-in-One prints a print cartridge
alignment sheet.
Note If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align
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into the input tray, and then try the alignment again.
If the alignment fails again, you might have a defective sensor or print
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choose your country/region, and then click Contact HP for information on
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