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HP Laserjet 2100 not picking up paper from main tray


I've had this printer for a long time and have received nothing but peak performance. All of a sudden though, the printer is going through all the motions as if it is printing, but the paper is not picking up out of the main paper tray. I only have one tray, and it is not working now.

I also tried to have it feed from the manual input. It again makes all the sounds like it's going to print, but the paper does not get pulled through.

I really don't know what I need to do to fix it and would appreciate your expertise if possible. Thanks

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Re: HP Laserjet 2100 not picking up paper from main tray

You could try simply cleaning the feed roller but it desirves more than that from the sounds of your relationship

The fed rollers are probally worn and need replacement,as you have had it for a long time and it has treated you well why not do the machine a favour and have a maintence kit fitted.

link to kit

link to just paper path kit can do yourself

instruction on installing

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If all of the above doesn't work, which it probably won't, it sounds like you need to change the separation pad in the paper cassette and the manual feed tray. The separation pad in the tray is relatively easy to change. The multi purpose tray separation pad replacement will require removal of some covers to get to... Any good service center should charge you around $65 for the service and $20 for the parts....and while they have the machine apart they can check the other volatile parts in the machine to let you know where you stand with those.....Hope this helps


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