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My hp deskjet F2430 is making a loud clicking noise when it is printing something. What is wrong with it?

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    fawn2121 Mar 03, 2013

    My cat was digging into the printer and a spring came out. I think it has something to do with pushing the paper down to feed it through. Where does this spring fit back into?

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I don't have a solution, but mine is doing the same thing. It also has started printing multiple copies all on its own when I print a multi-page document. It will stop printing, for example, right in the middle of the third page, kick out the page halfway printed, and then start from the beginning all over again. This is my fourth HP product over the years, and I've never had any luck with any of them. They were all short-lived, pc's included.

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Ok...So I don't know if this is a good idea, but it worked for my f2430. I pulled the printer cover down (the one you open to change the ink) and then I shoved a pencil in the little section in the upper left corner of the cover opening to trigger the little lever that makes the printer think the door is closed. Then I rolled the little black rubber rollers towards me about an eight inch. It stopped making that racket. I hope this works. I think the little rubber wheel has to be perfectly aligned with the gears on the printer????

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