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The printer makes a clicking sound when it is turn on, Sounds like one of the plastic gears is slipping? Thanks, Brad

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It heard that sound before our HP laserjet model. The reason maybe is that the roller plastic drum was torn off due to volume printing. This needs technician to replace that parts and it is replaceable. Most of them are torn because of heat emitted by the printer.

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