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Make: hp officejet 4500 wireless
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Posted by PrintingEx 220 days and 11 hours ago. Hi,
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I don't know, you will like my information or not, but I cannot tell you anything except the true facts. Your doubt is correct, the sound seems to be coming from the gears of the printer, sometimes the gears get mis aligned from there places and make these type of sounds, but sometimes the sound can come from the paper feeding rollers also. So, I will recommend you to follow the steps below and clean the feed rollers, if the problem persist, then it is definitely the gears. As you are saying, that the print out is fine, then I will not recommend you to repair the printer, because repairing a printer may cost you whole lot of money and when you can get print outs from the printer, then there is no need to waste your hard earned money to repair a working printer, just because the printer is making sound. I hope you will like my information and give me a positive ratings, because I do not think, you would like to give a negative rating for a honest information.
Follow these steps to clean the rear rollers and the pick rollers on the HP product.Step One: Clean the rear rollers[ol]Press the Power button to turn off the product.Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.Remove the rear access door. Press in the tab on the left side of the door, and then pull the door away from the product.Figure 2: Remove the rear access door
Lightly moisten a lint-free cloth with distilled or bottled water, and then wipe the paper rollers. Rotate the rollers with your fingers to clean all the way around.Figure 3: Clean the rollers
Make sure that the paper feed rollers on the rear access door are clean, free of paper bits, and rotate freely. Figure 4: Access door rollers
Allow the rollers to dry completely.Reattach the rear access door. Push the door forward until it snaps into place.[/ol]Step two: Clean the pick roller[ol]Remove any paper from the paper tray.Remove the rear access door. Press in the tab on the left side of the door, and then pull the door away from the product.Figure 5: Remove the rear access door
Figure 6: Rear rollers and location of pick roller
Lightly moisten a lint-free cloth with distilled or bottled water, and then wipe the pick roller. Rotate the pick roller upward with your fingers to clean all the way around.Figure 7: Pick roller
Make sure that the pick roller and the rollers around it are clean, free of paper bits, and rotate freely.Allow the pick roller to dry completely.Reattach the rear access door. Push the door forward until it snaps into place.Load the tray with plain white paper.Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.Press the Power button to turn on the product.Try to print a self-test report. See the steps on how to print a self-test report at the top of this document.[/ol]
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