Question about HP LaserJet 4100n Printer
I have a problem with my HP 4100n. When I try to print I am getting the message...tray 1 load plain letter. I have tried a cold re-set, have checked printer preferences on PC and have got those on LETTER (following an answer on your problem page to someone elses problem) but STILL I cannot get the printer to automatically take from tray 2 or 3.
Orange light keeps flashing too. Any ideas? I would be most grateful! :-)
On printer check media/paper type tray 2 or 3 is plain and tray 2/3 is set for letter paper size too, via printer control panel. Also check under paper handling other options for tray 1, also on tray 2 and 3, I think there is a blue little round switch on left should be set as letter not custom.
Some paper types cannot be feed from anywhere else but tray1/bypass ie labels/laminate/card stock.
Check print driver on pc has tray 3 option installed and is not set as default to print to manual bypass/tray 1
light flashing cause printer wants paper type/size that it "thinks" it hasn't got in tray 2/3
If that dont cover it...post back
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
The most common problem with the 4000 and 4100 series printers is the fact that the paper trays have a hard time maintaining the physical paper backstop, it will move out of place and therefore change the printer's paper size settings, most likely shifting into the A4 size. Please make sure the backstop is locked into the "LETTER" position, then reload the paper back into the tray. The tray 1 error appears because the printer can't find any Letter size paper in the trays. Once you fix the tray #2 and /or tray #3 issue the error message about tray 1 will go away!
Posted on Aug 02, 2014
All i did was go to printers and printer preferences and made it print from tray 2 manually and tell it to print plain paper.
Posted on May 22, 2008
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