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I have a Ricoh AP3800C printer that has recently begun making a clicking/grinding noise during start-up/calibrating. Also, black toner has started appearing on printed pages, mostly along the right side on the back of the page.
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try a new toner cartridge. a defective cartridge can make funny noises and spill too much ink on one side or another.

 

otherwise you may have something stuck in the gears or a broken gear or track and it would probably need servicing soon

 

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