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Canon Pixma MP530 clicking

I'm getting a very loud Clicking noise every time i turn the printer on, after every print and also when the printer is turned off. I've had no paper jams, the cartridges are orignal and i've not forced the carrage at any time. there's nothing stuck in the printer. the print quality is still very good and all the other fuctions work fine. if any one can offer any information it would be a great help

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  • squalleye Feb 14, 2008

    Same thing - the printer is possessed - it makes random loud repetitive clicking - everything else works fine

  • artifacts Feb 17, 2008

    Just installed and indeed it clicks. What's up?

  • Josh1953 Feb 20, 2008

    Same problem with me and I have the printer now a year

  • CWMaidsone Feb 21, 2008

    The Clicking i get is not electrical, it's more of a stuck cog clicking but i don't know which cog it could be because everything works fine.

  • ilbmiller Feb 24, 2008

    VERY loud clicking noise when 'warming' up before printing (wakes kids up in the next room...), but everything works fine.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    Loud noise, clicking after printing, every time. Have taken no steps to resolve problem.


  • hpliao77 Oct 23, 2008

    I have the same issue. There's this loud clicking noise every time it's turned on or when there is a fax coming in, or a new print job.

    Checked the phone jack it's fine.

  • tomcf Oct 24, 2008

    When turning on the printer and while preparing to print, there is a loud sound like plastic gears stripping. I don't know if there are timing gears or if there's a track that it might have slipped from that is causing it. The printing is fine, but am sure something's going to either burn out or strip smooth.

  • drgwentzel Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same issue of clicking on start up. It is like a gear is being grinded. Has anyone called Canon? GW

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem & it cant be anything to do with phone jack as Ive never had it hooked up to phone and it used to work great.



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It is nothing to do with a phone jack, trust me this sounds like internal crunching and munching... but as reported by the others, no jams, no printing errors, just loud clicking and clunking!

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

  • nospam181 Dec 09, 2010

    Same loud click/grinding here too. I will *NEVER* buy a Canon printer again in my life.



Yep the phone jack; it was in the wrong one.. The clicking stoped. Thank You!!

Posted on May 28, 2008


I had clicking when I set up the unit. I realized I plugged the phone line into the wrong jack. The clicking went away when I found the right jack for the phone line.

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