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I get a clicking noise when I print on a Dell 3115

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  • kurtcostanti Sep 05, 2009

    The printer does print okay- it just making a clicking noise

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The print cartridge carrier could be stuck and clicking agains the wall or gears might be clicking.

If your machine doesn't work at all, open the cartridge cover, take the cartridges out, close the cover, wait for it to call the carriage carrier to the side, then turn it off, unplug wait 2 minutes, plug it back in, turn it on, open the cover, install the cartridges back, close the cover and try printing again.

If that doesn't solve the problem follow these steps

  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.
  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.
If the problem still remains
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.

After you have done all the suggestions, whats the status of your printer, are you still unable to print? is the printer still just clicking? are you able to remove the cartridges from the machine or is it just clicking?


If your not able to do the suggestions or the cartridges won't come to the center, your printer has a mechanical hardware problem that will require service.



Posted on Sep 05, 2009

  • Ekse Sep 05, 2009

    Oh, my printer clicks now and then aswell, if it works, then its noting to worry about.

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