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HP color laser 4600dn FAN noise

Just purchased a second hand HP 4600DN color laser. I’m extremely happy with every aspect of the printer apart from the fan noise. The printer is in a well ventilated area in a cool office. The fans run constantly in power save and normal modes. Is this normal? All our other HP laser printers are whisper quiet. The fan isn’t labouring or grinding, its working fine – it’s just working ALL the time.

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Yes this is normal. Everytime someone prints, the printer exits power saving mode and the fan will stay on. If you leave it on and don't print to it overnight, the fan would shut off in the mornig. But you probably turn the printer off everynight and are printing all day, so you don't really have to expectthe fan to power down unless its not being used for an long period of time idleing.

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