| |
| | |

Printer Forum   

 Forgot password?
 register
Search
View: 1964|Reply: 16

hp psc 2110 making grinding noises in back

[Copy link]

Post time: 2010-1-30 19:29:59 |Show all posts
Hope someone can help with this. I, too, have been to the hp website and find it hopeless. This noise happens mostly when booting up the computer in the morning. But it can also happen when I send a job to the printer and it takes a notion to not print. Can't remove it from the queue so have to shut down the whole computer and then when the printer comes back on, it will make this grinding noise in the back of the printer. Sometimes if I shut the printer off for an hour or two, it will work. It seems to happen during the initiation stage or whatever they call it when you turn the printer on. Sure is getting exasperating. Need help. Thanks.

Post time: 2011-8-30 23:00:34 |Show all posts
Post edited by neleson at 2011-8-30 23:00

Hi,



Unplug the power. Remove the rear access door and rotate the feed rollers. There will be resistance but they should turn. This noise has happened when booting up the computer as well as when we have a printing problem with the printer and turn the printer off. Then when we turn it back on the noise sometimes comes. The only thing to do then is turn the power back off and just let it sit for a while.


______________________
hp 339 ink cartridge

Post time: 2011-8-7 11:56:59 |Show all posts
There is a repair guide for exactly this problem at this link here:

http://www.petervis.com/electron ... rinter%20error.html[/url]

It has clear photographs and shows how to open the printer to fix it.

Post time: 2010-1-31 03:26:39 |Show all posts
thanks alot guys the cleaning thing really worked!!!

Post time: 2010-1-31 02:34:23 |Show all posts
Would you have the instructions, on how to disassemble the printer, so that I may be able to access the lamp and mirror, in order to clean them? I've read that cleaning these componants, may solve the "gear grinding noise" that is caused by the motor, that moves the scanner light assembly back and forth
Thanks
Ipsofacto13

administrator

Post time: 2010-1-31 02:32:37 |Show all posts
Ho tong house,
I took the upper part of the scanner apart and cleaned the glass. It's seems so simple of a fix, but it worked.
1) Unplug the printer from the computer and power source.
2)Remove the upper portion of the lid.(the part you lift-up to scan your pictures/documents (lift if straight up out of the back guides)
3)Remove the side panels from the back.
4) Unplug the plug and ribbon strip connection(s)from the circuit board. (Note: make sure you note how they are plugged in. This is to prevent you from reversing them when the cables are replaced)
5)Use a plastic knife and

Post time: 2010-1-31 01:58:38 |Show all posts
We have a hp2110 have been having problems with grinding noises
when initialiing.
Now when we turn on printer it is stuck in initializing with the
three quality lights flashing all together and wont reset,even
after cleaning, unplugging the power and then turning back on.
can any one help Vic.

Post time: 2010-1-31 01:22:56 |Show all posts
Thanks everyone, problem fixed!

Post time: 2010-1-31 00:41:05 |Show all posts
Clean the mirrors too...

Post time: 2010-1-31 00:30:38 |Show all posts
This problem of the scanner assembly motor not stopping happened before I took the lid apart. I did not know it was the "white strip" which signaled the assembly motor to dis-engage. I assumed it was reaching the "white strip" but not dis-engaging because the lid was never opened before. So if I understand you correctly you are saying that the scanner assembly motor should stop when the light reflects on the white strip (underside of the glass (lid)? I will clean the glass and see if that corrects the problem.

Post time: 2010-1-31 00:12:55 |Show all posts
The scanner stops moving when it finds it's home position, it's looking for a white strip between the gray plastic and the scanner glass, you can only see it if you take things apart.
There are lots of threads discussing that, and talking about cleaning to fix your problem.

Post time: 2010-1-30 23:40:01 |Show all posts
I have the same problem with the grinding noises. At first I thought it was from the clogged belt that moves the printer carriages because that seems to be were the grinding (like gears meshing together) is coming from; however, I discovered the noise is coming from the upper (lid) of the unit. After removing the lid (lid = upper portion of printer that you lift up to replace the ink) When this was removed there was a loose screw (from the factory) floating around in the lid. After getting the screw out, and with the lid unit dis-assembled, I carefully connected the 3 connections to the back of the printer and started the printer. This "gear grinding noise" is coming from the motor that moves the scanner light assembly back and forth. When the all-in-one does the POST (Power On Self Test) and initializes the scanner the scanner assembly moves into position, but when it (assembly) returns to the "ready" position the motor that moves this assembly won't dis-engage (stop) and this is what makes the grinding (gear meshing sound) like a clicking.
I don't know if there is a limit switch to turn this motor off, or if it is controlled by an onboard chip. I called the HP help line and the recommended "authorized" service centers, but they have no idea what to do.. actually HP wants me to buy a new printer and they will give me a coupon for this all-in-one. Does anyone have a suggestion to fix this problem of the "grinding gear noise" or knows what shuts off the scanner assembly motor once the POST is completed?

Post time: 2010-1-30 22:46:33 |Show all posts
We did what you suggested; the noise the feed roller makes is not quite the same as the thunking noise I'm complaining about. We did the second part of your suggestion and it docked just fine. We realize the sound is coming after the initializing. This noise has happened when booting up the computer as well as when we have a printing problem with the printer and turn the printer off. Then when we turn it back on the noise sometimes comes. The only thing to do then is turn the power back off and just let it sit for a while. I have found there is a new driver for this printer but it is 116MB and I want to wait to download it until we get our high speed internet in the next week or so. Do you think there is a possibility that that might solve the whole problem? We are also having the same problem as another person posted: Want to just print something, push the black button and it just sits there and blinks at us for a while and then prints when it is good and ready. We are hoping it can all be "fixed" with a new driver. Thanks for all your help. Sure glad I found this site.

Post time: 2010-1-30 21:46:37 |Show all posts
Unplug the power. Remove the rear access door and rotate the feed rollers. There will be resistance but they should turn. Do you hear any sounds similar to what you describe? Look for any foreign object that may present.
Open the cartridge access door and start the computer and printer as you normally do. Is the carriage ultimately released by the service station (on the right) so that the cartridges can be accessed? Does the carriage dock in the service station when the door is closed, assuming that it undocks?
Include any other information thay may be useful.

Post time: 2010-1-30 21:15:39 |Show all posts
That was me...not Anonymous, didn't sign in. 'Scuse, please.

Post time: 2010-1-30 20:57:16 |Show all posts
They are coming from the back of the printer. I have read several postings here and I wonder if it is that roller in the back? When we boot up the computer (sometimes) the printer starts making the "initiating" noises and then it just starts thunking away and the only way to stop it is to shut it off and let it sit for quite a while.

Post time: 2010-1-30 20:15:09 |Show all posts
Are the noises coming from the scanner or the printer?
You have to log in before you can reply Login | register

Advertise on OASQ.COM| Contact us| Archive| OASQ

2014-11-23 23:58 GMT-8

Powered by Discuz! 7.2

Release 20121101, © 2001-2014 OASQ.

To Top