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When printing the printer is making a grinding noise

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Hi there,

Usually on these printers, when this happens, it's caused by a couple things:

1. there's a broken gear, or broken teeth on a gear.

2. The carraige can't sense it's home position ( more usual )

3. The ink overflow resevior has filled up and is spilling into the gear/carraige assm.

the first thing I would do is this:

when you open up the top of the printer ( with the power off ), above the metal carrage bar, you'll see what looks like a grey plastic strip. with a paper towel and some cleaning solution ( I suggest windex ), wipe that strip down, as it is probably covered with ink, and then try again. I would also try putting a drop or 2 of machine oil on the metal carraige bar to help it move smoothly.

if that doesn't work, then honestly there's not much you can do - HP stopped making replacement parts for inkjets about 5 years ago, and you could buy a new deskjet printer for what it would cost to attempt to fix this one.

Warm regards,

Anirban Mazumdar

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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