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Fm previous satisfied customer -- Re 10+ y.o. home HP4L. Am getting numerous paper feed probs. Will only print a page or two before red light and page sticks out of last slot. Have to open back, top, tray, pull power to again feed. Have in past fed "cleaner sheets" with some success. Would like alternative (thoro cleaning w/alcohol-soap?). HP has roller kits, etc. ???

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  • mobacc Jan 03, 2011

    Yes. Finally found the HP4L service manual and coordinated the contents with pages. Still would like a pictorial on cleaning and replacing rollers. A thorough air blowout seemed to do the job.

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At 10 years old you may be right that there is some wear showing up. Have you changed the type of paper you have been using?

You might find the information on page 28 of the Print Media Specification Guide to be most useful in troubleshooting this issue and making sure you are not using incorrect print media; page 29 lists cause and solutions to frequent paper jams:

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/bpl05339/bpl05339.pdf

I am also including a couple of other links that may be of assistance.

HP LaserJet 4L Printers - Paper Jams: Possible Causes and Removal Instructions

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=25486&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=25486&objectID=bpl01333

HP Parts:

http://h20141.www2.hp.com/hpparts/Default.aspx?mscssid=993012CB8045463B90EDBCC07B9EF136

Trust this is helpful.

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