Printer Repair Questions? Ask IT Technicians for Answers ASAP
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Sometimes the rollers become dirty and cause the paper to slip. This can cause the paper not to pick up or even cause a paper jam because the sensors do not see the paper pass in a certain amount of time.
To fix the problem, unplug the printer power cable. Open the covers and remove any cartridges and look for loose paper. Use tweezers to pull the paper out or the eraser end of a pencil to move the rollers and get to the paper. Then use a damp paper towel with water or Windex and clean the rollers. Start where the paper touches the printer and look for white, gray, and black rollers. Use your fingers to move the rollers as much as you can to clean them. Open the printer and clean the other rollers you can find as well.
Then plug the printer power back in try to print.
If the loud noise continues, then the problem is a broken gear and will need to be repaired or repalced.
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Look for a nearby place in the yellow pages for "printer repair" and make sure they fix small printers.
The cost to fix might be a little high. Get an estimate first.
It might be more cost effective to purchase a new printer with warranty.