Check this out. We have an office computer giving some strange behavior as follows:
For 1-2 days every week for the past year the printer works perfectly...then for the next 5 days in a row it will not connect to the network, will not receive print jobs, and WILL NOT WORK!
We've tried checking that the ip addresses match with registration on network, we've tried playing with settings and checking for paper jams. Nothing works. Never a paper jam or visible problem.
We think it's laughing at us...
The only weird thing is that every time we try and restart the printer by powering down, when we power back on during startup, it makes an excruciating noise that sounds like fingernails on chalkboard or like alien babies dying in pain...
I think it's possessed.
Some other things I've noticed:
1. The waste bin fills up and needs to be emptied more often then normal.
2. It seems to work suddenly after emptying the waste tray sometimes.
Xerox ColorQube 8570DN
We would like to fix it instead of replace it if possible.