Every time I try to print a document, I can hear the cartridge going left to right and often times I can hear this nagging sound like a clucking sound from the movement of the cartridge and then it gets stuck in the left corner. Often times alos I get a letter "E" which appears to be the trouble code which I am not sure what it stands for. ALso, I noticed that after the pc had been tuned off and gone back to turn the pc on again, often times the printer starts printing out documents which were thought to have got stuck in the print queue. It has been really bugging me as I am a uni student and my papers often get late for this reason. This printer is just over 12 months old. Help please!
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Oh your poor printer has a few issues. You sound like you have a small paper or foreigh object jam. Get a torch and thoroughly check down the back and inside the unit for paper pieces and other. I bet you find one! Also, you need to manually clear printing queue as this is why your poor printer tries to print old documents. Hope this works ffor you.
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From this limited information, I suggest you remove the toner cartridge and tip it left to right several times to re-disperse toner. Put it back in place and try printing again. If the doesn't work, your toner is likely low or empty.
<p>Unexpected noise (such as clicking, thumping, or grinding) from an branded device are heard during printer operation.<br />
<span><b>NOTE: </b></span><br />
Noises can be caused by a number of things, some of which may not be addressed in this document. This document deals strictly with the isolation and potential resolution of known noises through troubleshooting.<br />
<p>The following table describes some of the noises to be expected in a printer functioning normally:<br />
<span>Noise occurs:</span> <br />
<span>Additional information:</span> <br />
During power-up<br />
When the printer periodically makes humming and buzzing sounds as the carriage assembly moves around on the right/left side of the printer, the printer is actually cleaning the ink cartridges. This is a normal operation for the printer. This sequence may happen in the following conditions:<br /><br /><br />
<p>Before and/or after printing<br />
<p>During power on <br />
<p>After the printer has been on standby/idle for some time<br />
<p>After replacing a cartridge<br />
<p>In the middle of a long print job (such as printing many photos)<br /></li></ul>
During printing*<br />
<p>Paper pickup: There will be some noise during paper pickup due to the movement of rollers and gears.<br />
<p>While printing: The unit has printed a few lines or the paper has been fed into the printing area. There will be some noise during printing due to the movement of rollers, gears, carriage and paper (paper feed and ejection).<br /></li></ul>
During paper ejection*<br />
At the end of the print job, there is a louder clicking noise as the paper is being "pushed off" to the output tray.<br />
During copying/scanning<br />
The scanner may make pulsing and dragging noises as it scans portions of the document or it may make a long rolling sound if it is doing a continuous scan. After scanning, it will make a long dragging noise as the scanner is brought back to the home position (could be on the left or right side).<br />
Post-printing with no additional jobs in the queue<br />
Post-completion of a print job and without another job in queue: At the end of a print job, there will be a noise on the left/right side of the printer as the pens are being capped. The printer may try to do this a couple of times, which is normal.<br />
Between print jobs<br />
The printer may make humming and buzzing sounds as the carriage assembly moves around on the right/ left side of the printer during the cleaning of the ink cartridges.<br />
In the accessories<br />
There may be some noise associated with accessories (ADF, duplexer, etc.) during the initial positioning and during normal operation.<br />
Please take out the new cartridges and re-position them correctly i.e. color cartridge on the left and black cartridge on the right seating. Check that you hear a click sound when the cartridge is placed in the seating. Print a test page. Then switch off the printer for some time. Re start the printer and now carry out the gray scale printing.
To improve print quality
1 On the operator panel, press Options repeatedly until
2 Press the right arrow button until Align appears, and then press
An alignment page prints. Once the alignment sheet prints, your
automatic alignment is complete.
You may need to clean the print cartridge nozzles.
Using the operator panel
1 Load paper in the All-In-One. 2 Press Options until Cartridges appears on the display.
3 Press the right arrow until Clean appears on the display.
4 Press Select.
A nozzle page prints forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the
5 Print your document again to verify your print quality has improved.
6 Try wiping the print cartridge nozzles and contacts, and then print your document again.
7 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
nozzles up to two more times.
Using the Lexmark X5100 Series Solution Center
1 Load plain paper in the All-In-One. 2 Click Start Programs Lexmark X5100 Series Lexmark X5100 Series Solution Center.
3 Click the Maintenance tab.
4 From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
5 Click Print. 6 Print your document again to verify your print quality has improved.
7 Try wiping the print cartridge nozzles and contacts, and then print your document again.
8 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
nozzles up to two more times.
If the print quality does not improve after cleaning the print cartridge
nozzles, dried ink may be on the nozzles or contacts. To wipe the print
cartridge nozzles and contacts:
1 Remove the print cartridges.
2 Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth with water.
3 Hold the cloth against the gold nozzle area for about three seconds.
Gently blot and wipe dry in one direction (this prevents the colors in
the color cartridge from mixing).
4 Remove the old cartridges 5 Let the nozzles and contacts dry completely. 6 Reinstall the print cartridges, and then print your document again. 7 If the print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print
nozzles up to two more times 8 If print quality is still unsatisfactory, replace your print cartridges.
Sounds like it may be your left CV Joint. if it is you might as well change both sides since they have the same amount of milage on them.
A total CV joint failure = Tow to the shop. Good luck and hope this helps
Even though the printer doesn't call for new ink, remove or replace the color cartridge. First I removed the color and the test page printed at full speed. I then put in a new color cartridge and it again worked full speed. I believe the problem was somewhere in the half used color cartridge. Hope this solves your problem.
Try to press the photo and copy at the same time it will print a diagnostic page
look how is the quality of the text.
if it prints very light or if it doesnt print open the access door and try to remove the ink cartridges and put it back again and make sure you hear a click sound after you put the cartridges back in and close the printer access door
try to print again a demo page press photo and copy and check if there is improvement
if no improvement open the kodak aio home center software click on the question mark(?) on the upper right corner and click on maintenance..then select printhead cleaning.After the printhead cleaning print again demo page (press photo and copy at the same time) if still no improvement on the quality of the text call the kodak hotline 1 800 421 6699..you might need a printhead replacement..
Have you been using ink cartridges other than store bought? Reason I'm asking is that i used a refill kit, and tried those half price refill places, only to find ink was leaking out when not in use & clogged up the ends where the cartridge moves across. take a flashlight & look at the ends of the track that the cartridges slide across on, you may see a build up of ink, that won't allow the cartridge to travel as far as it needs to go to run properly.