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My printer go to print and it makes a clicking noise

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It sounds like the prinhead is out of alignment. Try turning off the printer, disconnect the power and then move the printhead by hand to the extreme right position (home). On some printers there is what appears to be a clear mylar (plastic) strip that the printhead rides on. Ths is not actually clear but is used to determine the position of the prinhead at any given time. You can open the printer cover and with a damp cloth just wipe this clean. Do it carefully so you don't put too much strain on the mylar that it could break.

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