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Russell H., Printer and Office Tech
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There is a loud banging and grinding sound when I turn the

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There is a loud banging and grinding sound when I turn the printer on and when it starts to print
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

That sounds to me like a problem with the sensors and/or the control circuitry that tells the printer where the carriage is.

Does it still print OK, despite the noisiness, though?

And how old is it?

This may unfortunately be a problem that requires a choice between repairing the printer and replacing it. We can try several things first, but that may be the ultimate result.