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Grasp the handle on the front of the input tray, and then pull the tray towards you to open it.
Figure 1: Pull out the input tray
Slide the paper width guides out as far as possible.
Remove all paper from the paper tray.
Inspect and remove any foam or tape packaging materials in the paper tray.
Insert a stack of unused, plain white paper (with the print-side down) in the center of the tray. Figure 2: Load paper into the tray
CAUTION: Do not load any paper
above the solid red lines on the sides of the tray. Do not use torn,
wrinkled, perforated, wet, or folded paper. Make sure to remove all
paper clips and staples before loading the paper.
Figure 3: Stack label height
Slide the paper guides in so that they rest
against the edges of the paper, and then insert the tray into the
product and push it forward until it clicks into place. Figure 4: Slide the paper guides in and reinsert the tray into the product
Pull out the tray extender on the output tray. Figure 5: Pull out the tray extender on the output tray
Step two: Load paper in optional Tray 2
Tray 2 is an optional accessory. Follow these steps to load paper in Tray 2. NOTE: Tray 2 supports only plain letter or A4 paper.
Grasp the underside of the tray, and then pull out the tray from the bottom of the printer.
Figure 6: Pull out the tray from the bottom of the printer
Slide the paper width guides out as far as possible.
Load a stack of unused, plain white paper
(print-side down) in the center of the tray. Make sure that the stack of
paper aligns with the engraved lines in the tray.
NOTE: Load Tray 2 with only U.S. Letter or A4 plain white paper.
Slide the paper guides in so that they rest against the edges of the paper.
Carefully reinsert the tray into the printer, and then push the tray forward to close it. Figure 7: Reinsert the tray into the printer
Pull out the tray extender on the output tray. Figure 8: Pull out the tray extender
Load specialty paper
Follow these steps to load specialty paper such as card stock, envelopes, photo paper, or labels.
Before you proceed, verify that your printer supports the specialty paper on which you are attempting to print by viewing the
. If the size, type, or weight of the paper is not available, the
printer does not support printing it. Also note the tray loading
capacity for the type of paper on which you are attempting to print.
If it is a tray-load drive, there is a small hole in the front. Pushing a straightened paper clip into this hole should unlatch the tray so you can pull it out. Many slot load drives have the release tool entry way over on the left end of the slot. Push the straightened paper clip in there (it must go in perpendicular to the front of the drive, not angled in any other direction). If you hit the target, you should feel something like a spring-loaded cam mechanism moving - it will take a moderately firm amount of pressure to start it, then it will unlatch and push more easily. Be careful - if the paper clip starts to bend on you, or it feels like you are bending something inside, you probably don't have the target. You should not need to apply anywhere close to the force to bend a larger-size paper clip with an end-on push. If the computer is functioning normally, you should be able to remove the disk by starting the computer, then repeatedly pressing the eject key just before it starts the boot up cycle. To avoid having the disk pop out then pull in again while doing this (tray load), press once, pause for 3/4 second, then thereafter press twice rapidly and pause for 3/4 second. This will give you a good shot at hitting the time window between starting the optical drive and beginning boot-up and time to stop hitting eject when the disk starts coming out. If all else fails, take the cover off of the drive (not installed or plugged in to anything) and study the mechanism. Tray loaders have a rack on one side of the tray driven by a pinion gear, either mounted directly on the tray motor or driven through a belt or gear train. You can manually turn the motor or an intermediate gear to unload the disk and run the tray out. Slot loading drives have a cage of curved bars with rollers at the edge of the disk - look for the mechanism that drives this cage and manually turn it as described for the tray load mechanism. Do not try to pull the tray or cage directly - you'll damage the disk locking mechanism and may jam things up so the only way to get the disk out is to tear the whole thing apart. Always turn the disk load/unload motor, one of its reduction gears or belt-drive pulley (if present.
Look for a very tiny hole in front of the drive; use a paper clip poke through that hole, apply a little pressure and push. The tray should pop open.
there might be a panel that covers the tray, and you won't see the tiny hole. If that's the case, just use your fingernail to pry open the panel, which most likely will pull out (not off), and you'll then see the hole. Once you push the straightened out paper clip into the hole, the tray should come out enough for you to pull it out the rest of the way.
Sometimes the CD drive doesn't open because the case is misaligned. Try pressing on the center portion of the drive when it is attempting to open!
Loading your paper
Paper loading tips:
● Load paper with the side to be printed facing down.
● You can print photos and documents on a wide variety of paper sizes, from
8 x 13 cm (3 x 5 inch) up to 22 x 61 cm (8.5 x 24 inch). The 10 x 15 cm
(4 x 6 inch) photo paper is available with and without tabs.
● Before loading paper, pull the Main paper tray out (use the Main tray release or
the tray grips) and slide out the paper-width and paper-length guides to make
room for the paper. After loading paper, adjust the guides to fit close to the edges
of the paper without bending the paper. When finished loading paper, push the
Main tray back in all the way.
● Load only one type and size of paper at a time in the same tray.
● After loading paper, extend the Output tray extension to catch your printed pages.
Use the directions in the following table to load the most commonly used paper sizes
into the printer.
Paper type How to load Tray to load
photo or plain
1. Extend the Main tray by
pulling it out with the Main
tray release or the tray
Load the Main tray
12 HP Photosmart 8200 series
Paper type How to load Tray to load
2. Slide the paper-width and
paper-length guides to
their outermost positions.
3. Load paper with the side
to be printed facing down.
Check that the stack of
paper is no higher than
the top of the paperlength
4. Adjust the paper-width
and paper-length guides
inward until they stop at
the edges of the paper.
5. Push in the Main tray all
the way in.
6. Make sure the light on the
Photo tray button is
turned off to enable
printing from the Main tray.
Load paper and adjust guides inward
1 Paper-width guide
2 Paper-length guide
Push in the Main tray
1 Push the Main tray all the way in
Open the front panel and make sure that the rollers are secure. You may need to take out the rollers and clean them to make sure that they are getting enough traction. Also, add paper to the paper tray til it is full and push the papers in the tray all the way to the end. Make sure the clamps that keep the paper lined up are lined up properly as well. One last resort is to do a power down and power up. If none of these things work, then you may need a new roller.
What I understand the paper tray is installed correctly.
Some machines have push sensors inside the at the end of the tray. Look inside the area where the tray goes in with a flashlight. Everything is mostly black so it is hard to see.
Look for actuators that need to be pressed. Locate the tray end area to see if there is a plunger that pushes in the switch actuator. Sometimes the plunger is missing on the tray, or the slide selector on the tray is not positioned correctly. I cannot see this tray so look for these common areas.
Sometimes you can gently move actuators up and down, and phsyicaly see if they fell out of postion or just completely broken.
Also, paper dust is common in these areas. If the sensor is dusty, the sensors will tell the machine there is a jam, if you can clean the sensors from debris even excessive tonor or developer that falls in these places a lot.
I suggest you get a sheet of Card Stock (Heavy
paper) and place it in the feed way. Then press the print
button applying a slight amount of pressure on the Card Stock so it
will feed through the printer. The reason for this is in some cases I
have been able to clear the paper track of debris that was deposited there
Worth a try, as I have fixed a number of printers this
way, saving costly repairs.
Hope this helps.Bud