Fan of Printing
- Jun 25, 2014
- Reaction score
- Perols... south of France
- Printer Model
- canon MP620
I cleaned the pads as "the hat" suggested and it seemed to be much better.To me the noise sounds like gears slipping. The gears are probably related to the purge unit. Does the printer work normally after the sound has stopped? And is the nozzle check OK?
In case of a malfunctioning purge unit I would expect many clogged nozzles or even totally missing print.
I once had a purge unit problem with an iP4000. I don't remember the error message, but I remembered a tip to push down on the two small porous plates. I did and something clicked in place and the printer worked again. Before taking the printer apart you could try this and also clean the purge unit as suggested by The Hat in post #3.
Oh that's very kind of you but in between,fortunatly I found at the recycling place in my neighbourhood, a bunge of OEM Canon 521/520 526/525 in good condition and I also do have a resetter. Thanks a lot for your post ;-)
Hello PeterBJ,I think the sound in the video is similar to the sound in the audio clip, so I still think it is caused by something being stuck or having too much friction and so causing gears to slip.
Since my last post in this thread I salvaged a Canon MG5350 and after a little cleaning it was OK. So I searched for a service manual but found none. But the MG5300 series is mechanically similar to the MG5200 series so I think an MG5200 service manual will also be useful. It has got a good disassembly instruction and apart from the top scanner parts the printers might be identical. You find working links to that manual and a collection of photos from dismantling a MG5350 in this thread.
Instead of gears slipping the noise could also be caused by a clutch not properly engaging, See this and this post.
Good luck with the troubleshooting. I think the MG5350 is much better than its successor the MG5450S.