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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: PLEASE HELP!!
I had this same "loud clicking" issue after I replaced my first toner cartridge. The magenta ran out, I ordered from a discount online store, installed it, then had the clicking problem while printing (though the print quality seemed ok). I compared the old, empty cartridge that came with the printer the new one, and found them identical except the new one had a little square transistor board on the surface that is inserted into the printer, next to the round, black thing, which I think are gears... like a little round black flywheel. I noticed the old, empty cartridge had no such board, but just a square hole instead. What was happening was this little circuit board wasn't letting me push the cartridge in far enough to allow the “flywheel” to fully connect (or at least they couldn't connect without continually disconnecting too, which was causing the loud clicking noise). So I got a little knife and pried off the circuit board, and then took out this little grey, spongy, sticky thing under it. I reinserted the cartridge and noticed it slid in just a little bit more (maybe 1/8 in. more). But then the printer didn't register I had a magenta cartridge, so it wouldn't print anything for me! So I put the spongy thing back in, then the circuit board. But when I put the circuit board back in, I pressed it in about an 1/8 in. past being flush with the plastic it was resting on before... so about 1/8 in. past where it originally was. So, now, instead of being stuck, flush with the plastic, it sort of floats on this spongy thing and goes in slightly when you push on it with your finger, creating a small, square hole like the original cartridge I examined. Perhaps this is how it's supposed to be but it had a manufacturing defect. Anyway, I reinserted it again and it slid in just a bit further than originally. It works fine. No more clicking noise while printing! So obviously the little black gears are now firmly in place. Hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 29, 2008
SOURCE: Stalled printer cartridges
Sounds like an issue with the print carriage. When it's out of alignment and tries to print, it can make awful noises. HP.com has a web page that describes a number of troubleshooting steps when you have print carriage issues:
Carriage Jam Errors
There's also a related web page having to do with the noise coming from the printer:
Noisy Print Carriage
Hope this helps. Good luck.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
There are a few possible causes for the light print.
The first is the easiest to try and least expensive.
If you actually had a bad toner cartridge, and the toner was not making its way down the toner tube to the developer, then you may be able to fix the issue by simply doing a developer cleaning on the black developer. What this actually does is force aggitator to move toner down the tube into the developer. You can activate this from the maintenance menu.
If this does not fix the issue, then more then likely the black developer unit itself is defective and needs to be replaced.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
I first guess that it is the drum going out. If you have changed the drum......it is more than likely your fuser. Have you ran a supply check to get the status on your supplies?
Posted on May 08, 2009
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