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Tray 2 Open or Empty message

I just replaced the pickup roller and now my Tray 2 flag does not seem to work. Have I got something out of align?

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If the flag is not set correctly it will give you that error. Make sure flag is seated correctly.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

  • Paul Douglas
    Paul Douglas Jan 10, 2009

    Hi barmstron800:

    There is a tray 2 solenoid on the right side of the printer that is activated whin you load the tray into the printer. If that solenoid is not activated you will get an error. Lets start over.



    1. Remove tray #2.

    2. Rotate the white bushings on each side of the pick-up roller.

    3. Remove the left-side bushind by sliding the bushing to the left.

    4. Slide the roller and the shaft toward the left until they clear the hole in the right-side bushing, and then lift the right end of the shaft.



    Installation is in the reverse as above.

    The shaft has to fit flush and the flag has to be free and clear.

    if you manualy move the flag and it is hard to move freely then it is not aligned with the roller or the black plastic shaft. they all need to lign up and move very easy (The Black Flag).



    pdouglasss



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If the tray 2 sensor is not moving freely and of the pickup roller is rotating completely, then reseat the pickup roller.

Normal use with good media causes wear resulting in the need to periodically clean or replace the pickup roller. Additionally, the use of poor media might require more frequent replacement of the pickup roller. Replacing the pickup roller Complete the following to replace the pickup roller:

CAUTION: Failure to complete this procedure might damage the printer. Unplug the power cord from the printer, and allow the printer to cool.

Figure 1: Unplugging the power cord
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2. Open the print cartridge door, and remove the print cartridge.

Figure 2: Removing the print cartridge
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3. Remove the main input tray (Tray 2).

Figure 3: Removing the main input tray (tray 2)


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4. Open the front automatic two-sided path door (HP LaserJet 1320 series printer only).

Figure 4: Opening automatic two-sided path door


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5.Place the printer on the work surface with the front of the printer facing up.

Figure 5: Placement of printer


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6. Pull the white tabs outward, and rotate the tabs up.
Figure 6: White tabs
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7. Slide the right tab to the right, and leave the tab in this position throughout the procedure.
Figure 7: Right tab movement
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8. Slide the pickup roller assembly to the right, and remove the left end cap.

Figure 8: Pickup roller assembly movement



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9. Remove the pickup roller.


Figure 9: Pickup roller

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10. Insert the left side of the new pickup roller into the left slot (1), and insert the right side (with notches in the shaft) into the right slot (2).

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11. Rotate the shaft until the notches engage and the shaft clicks into place. 12.Place the end cap over the shaft on the left side, push the end cap to the right, and rotate the tab downward into position.



Figure 11: Pickup roller end cap


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13.Push the right tab to the left, and rotate the tab downward into position. 14.Place the printer on the work surface with the top of the printer facing up. 15.Close the front automatic two-sided path door.


Figure 12: Closed automatic two-sided path door
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16.Reinstall the print cartridge, and close the print cartridge door.

Figure 13: Print cartridge
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17.Plug the printer in to turn it back on.

Figure 14: Power cord in

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Perform the following to clean the pickup roller.

1.Remove the pickup roller as described in steps 1 through 9 of Replacing the pickup roller above.

2. Dab a lint-free cloth in water, and scrub the roller.

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Figure 15: Scrubbing the roller




3. Using a dry, lint-free cloth, wipe the pickup roller to remove loosened dirt. Figure 16: Wiping the pickup roller
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4. Allow the pickup roller to dry completely before you reinstall it in the printer (see steps 10 through 17 of Section with a task ).

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Figure 17: Reinstalling the pickup roller

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