I have a HP Deskjet 695C (driver V11.0)
When I power on the printer, it gives a terrible noise every 5 or so seconds for 1 second.
I then open the top (still nothing moves but the noise persists) and gently pull the carriage
At the time the sound stops I'm able to move the carriage a few inches.
This does not stop the sound but if I then power off the printer and power it on again, the sounds are gone.
I open the top again and the carriage goes (most of the time) to the proper position (that is just over halfway the rail.
When I do 'align cartridges' or let it print a few pages it works fine but not for long.
After a random period of time, it stops printing, give an error (Printer Not Responding) and ejects the already (partially) printed page.
What is the problem?
I installed new inktcartridges, changed the bi-directional cable, uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers.