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HP PSC 1610 "clunks when starting print job"

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When I start a 'print' procedure a really heavy metallic "clunk" and vibration comes from printer for about 3 seconds. Printer is about 2 years old but doesn't get a great deal of 'work' to do. What could be causing this? It sounds like an expensive problem is about to materialise. It doesn't affect the print quality and it never paper jams.

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There are a number of potential causes and solutions to this sort of issue. They all seem to be hardware related, but HP.com has a web page with links to solutions that may apply to your situation:

Unexpected Noises when Printing

Hope this helps. Good luck.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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A. Standard Ink Level Reset Procedure (printers without LCD display):
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B. Standard Ink Level Reset Procedure (printers with LCD display):
[ Refer to the 2nd support video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=62 ]
1) Install cartridge and start print job.
2) After first message appears, click 'OK' to continue. Printer should start printing.
3) If second message appears and printer's LCD screen displays error code "E", then DO NOT click 'CANCEL PRINTING'.
4) Press and hold down 'Stop'/'Reset' button (triangle-circle icon) on your printer for 5-8 seconds. Printer should start printing.

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NOTE: There are additional 'reset' procedures provided on Inkjet411 (see SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION - CANON RESET METHODS pdf document): http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=62

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A. Standard Ink Level Reset Procedure (printers without LCD display):
[ Refer to the 1st support video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=62 ]
1) At computer screen message, select 'Stop'/'Reset', 'OK', or 'Resume'.
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