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Print jobs hang - LED out of paper

I love my Laserjet 4L, but now it has a problem. When I send a print job to it or try to print a test page, a sheet of paper will feed part way then hang, and the paper light starts flashing. If I clear the hung sheet of paper and try again, same thing repeats. I've cleaned the feed roller but that didn't fix the problem.

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A 4L is fairly simple and has a short paper path. The pickup roller can be cleaned with a Q-tip and alcohol and usually helps. However if at sometime a piece of paper tore loose and stayed in the path that would be a common cause. All it takes is a piece of a corner or if you've used sheet labels in the past that could do the same thing.

If you feel comfortable digging into the guts of it, that may prove to be the solution. Let me know if you find any foreign materiel in the paper path.

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Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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You need to change the ppeper pickup roller. cleaning some time helps, but always. When the same problem happen again and again. it is time to replace the part.
roller is about $8 each.
you can get it at http://www.feedroller.com/Store/index.php?cPath=1_17_86_25

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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