HP Officejet J4550 All In One Reset Button
Hp printer/scanner J4550
1 day my parents did not power off my printer, they simply unplugged it so they can plug it into another room that had a phone jack so that they could fax something to the bank. ( too lazy to get a extra phone cable or just drive to the bank.. ) well anyways , they moved it, and plugged the power cable in.. as soon as they hit the power button, it went... CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK... for about 1 minute.
it would let them auto print a blank sheet of paper.
but it would not let them access the fax or scan options.
the printer said read the manual ect...
its an old printer.. no manual...
But.. what i noticed is that.. this click noise was not really printer related. what it was ... was actually the scanner !
If you open the scanner door ( the top part of the printer)
you will notice that on the right side.. when you hear the clicking
its actually the scanners light wheel machine bounceing back n forth on the right side. about 1 minute after you open the door, then the light turns off and the scanner lazer wheel thing moves to the left. I noticed that on the right side.. there was some white plastic dust... you will notice how there is a line going across that kind of looks like a coat zipper with the plastic tringle's / line .
well 1 of the triangle's broke... so its like a broken coat zipper.. and the printer can't get the scanner lazer thing to the right side of the printer, so it kind of gets stuck... so basically... you need a new printer :( or if you are a plastic specialist.. or can find some type of plastic replacement, you would be able to melt some plastic or glue something idk..
well anyways, i just wanted to share my store.
the clicking on my printer came from the scanner lazer light not being able to reach the right side of the printer box b/c of a missing tringle plastic thing on a plastic line.
like i said, you could try to re-melt some plastic their, but it wouldn't last all that long... metal would work, just has to stay in the shape of the other small triangles.
( best option is to just buy a new printer )
you can get them for like 40 to 50 $ at wal-mart and they normally even come with ink...
Jun 04, 2012 |
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