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11-30-2009 04:35 PM
My Photosmart c4280 all-in-one printer makes this horrible clicking noise when I turn it on or print anything. Everything still works fine, there's just this loud clicking noise. I didn't get any error messages either. I have tried turning it on and off and unplugging the power cord, but no luck. It appears to be coming from the carriage, near where the ink cartridges sit. When I move the cartridges manually, they move back into place, then the clicking starts.
I know this should probably be referred to a service place, but I was wondering if there is any advice on how to fix this myself, if at all possible, or even if anyone else has experienced this before.
12-13-2009 09:00 AM
I bit the bullet and bought a new printer. It appeared that there was a small plastic thing in the carriage that had broken at some point. After I accidentally broke that part some more by touching it, my printer was completely useless.
Good luck! I hope you find some good advice.
04-24-2012 04:09 AM
Have followed the advice to clean the printhead carriage, I found on the web and its surroundings
Prints OK but it still clicks vigorously when switched ON or when it starts printing.
What is the next step???