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Printer makes a ticking sound and would not print

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Re: Printer makes a ticking sound and would not print

The front and left cover interlock switchs are bad.
The spring inside the switches get weak and are marginally making contact.
Not good enough contact to close, so it sits there and clicks and clicks and clicks.
One or both of those switches need replaced.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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I cannot change the cartridges as yhe holder seems to be stuck

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Note: When removing and inserting back the print cartridges, you need to use a small amount of force because of its safety locks. Just be careful not use excessive force, it might damage your printer.

If your printer has Two Cartridge System with no latches, here's a proper way to remove and insert the print cartridge. Please refer to the image below.

1. Press down the tip of the print cartridge and pull it away. You will hear a "click/tick" sound while pressing it downwards.
2. Make sure to remove the protective cover of the print cartridge.
3. Slide in the new print cartridge in its holder.
4. Lock it by doing the figure #4 in the picture below. You will hear a "click/tick" sound which indicates that it is locked.


If your printer has Two Cartridge Systems with latches, here's how to do it.
1. Pull up the latch. You will hear a "click/tick" sound.
2. Pull away the print cartridge.
3. Make sure to remove the protective cover of the print cartridge.
4. Slide in the new print cartridge.
5. Close the latch. You will hear a "click/tick" sound.

Thank you for using FixYa. Keep me posted.

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I have a SATO M-8400RV printer that stopped printing. When powered on, it make a rapid ticking sound, the display is flickering and the stepper motor does not move although it apears to be receiving at...

Sounds like the power supply/motor drive board is bad. You might consider a new printer or repair the power supply. The printer is obsolete and only a few parts are currently available from Sato

Nov 04, 2010 | SATO M8400RVe Label Printer

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When you give a print command,a dialogue box opens which contains properties,print range all these stuffs,in that there is an option called as 'reverse pages'

.please check weather this box is 'TICKED'.If that box is ticked please remove it. so that you can make the printer to print as 1,2,3,...etc.


Jul 17, 2010 | HP J3680 Officejet All In One Printer

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How do i print black and white?


Kindly follow these steps:
  • On Windows XP or earlier: Go to Control Panel -> Printers and Faxes
  • On Windows Vista/7: Go to Control Panel -> Hardware and Sounds -> Printers (or Control Panel -> Printers - if on classic view)
2. Right click your Pixma printer icon and choose Printing Preferences.
3. In the dialogue box, tick the Grayscale Printing option.
4. Click OK to save and close.

Print a test page to see if you succeed...
Repeat and un-tick that option if you ever want to revert to color printing again.

Hope I helped,

Mar 17, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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I have an HL-5280DW it keeps making this loud ticking sound when I go to print and it said to replace the drum and I did and it continues to make the loud ticking/popping sound. What should I do?

Take out the drum and toner shut the door and power up, if the noise is still there during the power up short run, you probably need a new fuser. If the noise goes away with toner and drum removed you probably need a new toner. New ones, especially generic toners are too hard to turn and make that noise.

Jan 25, 2010 | Brother HL-5280DW Laser Printer

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The printer will not print from Microsoft documents. Paper feeds but no image/text. New cartridges have been inserted.

Go to Printers and Faxes
When the page opens you should see an icon with the make and model of your printer there.

There should be a tick against it saying it is the default printer if not right click on the icon and select "make default"

If the tick is there hit the "print test page" box at the bottom of the page , the printer should do a single test sheet

If not make sure you have your installation disk handy for the printer then go to Control Panel select Remove Hardware and delete the printer
Re-install the printer from scratch again

Jun 08, 2009 | Dell 924 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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Frequently changes its status to offline; have wireless connection


please perform the steps below:
Step 1:
Determine if the printer is paused or offline :
1.Open the printers folder, if necessary.
a.Click the Start icon.
b.Click Control Panel.
c.Click Hardware & Sounds.
NOTE: This step is not required when using Classic view in Windows Vista.
d.Click Printers.

2.Right-click the name of the printer and then click Open.
3.Click Printer.
4.Verify that Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline are not selected.
5.Press Esc to close the window without making any changes.
Step 2:
Check for the default printer and USe printer Online in the printers and faxes folder.
Click Start -->> Control panel -->> Hardware and sound-->> Printers-->>Change default printer. ---> Please Right Click on the printer icon which has tick mark and Select the options Use printer Online and Set as Default and also Select the option Resume printing.

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Just wont print

this is still a current issue? 7/19/08

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Printing black

Sounds very science fiction. The easiest thing to do is to uninstall the printer(+drivers), and reinstall. Or at least it's the easiest thing for me to think of ... ;] Do you get this only with text, or also with images?

Jun 21, 2006 | HP OfficeJet d145 InkJet Printer

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