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When I turn on the printer it goes through the set up sounds, cartridges go back and forth, but then starts to make a different sound and then goes in to sort of sputtering, ttttt, ttttt, ttttt noise. I have tried to take the machine apart and the sound is coming from under the button panel. I can't get to that spot to see what is there. After about a minute it stops, the green lights blink and the machine does nothing. If I press start, it sounds like it wants to copy, but then just says busy. When I lift the top I notice the light on and the part(looks like a bar) in front of the light, moves back (toward the button panel) in spurts too, and thats it. I have tried in the past to just keep shuting and restarting, and once in a while, if I'm lucky, it works, but most of the time it doesn't. The printer is about 4 years old, do I junk it or do you think it can be fixed??? HELP!!!
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Do the following:
a partial reset by pressing and holding Cancel and the Left Arrow while plugging in the power cord.
Wait 30 seconds (which was originally designed by help desks so the clients would calm down). Hold down cancel and LEFT arrow buttons on HP 2110, while plugging the power to HP 2110. Release the cancel and LEFT arrow buttons.
are you using an HP 57 Tri-color cartridge? HP printers work best with HP cartridges and often have problems with refilled cartridges. the grinding noise you're hearing makes me wonder if the cartridge isn't seated all the way in its little carridge (the plastic part that holds the cartridge). have you had a chance to slip teh cartridge back out and try gently slipping it back in again?
Does the machine ask you to "align" the print cartridges when you turn the machine back on? If the alignment page when finished printing is missing a key color (say yellow), then the alignment will not succeed.
when ever i get that message it's when i use a "Non-HP" replacement cartridge...try using a HP catridge, or most likely, the printer has reached the end of it's usefull life!
you can try a "full reset" of the printer by..
-unplug it and let sit for a little while,
-BEFORE plugging it back in, press and hold both the enter and cancel buttons,
-plug the power cord in, and wait to release the buttons until the display on the printer tells you to,
-in many cases, this corrects some problems (especially that awfull grinding/ratcheting noise).
after many years of faithful service, i think mine is officially dead though...even the full resxet doesnt help.