I have a hp laserjet 4L and the printer will print one page and then the next page, the printer will jam. I open the paper tray and the jammed paper is half in the process of printing and half still in the tray, so i pull the sheet of paper out and reload it and it'll print one page again, until the next page and that page will jam up. I feel as if the printer picks up the paper crooked, even tho i loaded the paper in the paper tray correctly. Please help!
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Common issue with these older 4L printers. The problem is a small plastic gear on the main drive motor has cracked. This is what causes the noise and since the machine is not "running" there is no paper feed and thus the paper jam light. Basically there is no drive to any of the printers components. May be hard to find a replacement motor these days but that is what you would need to fix the printer.
When you removed the paper jam, was the paper torn? If so, did you ensure that you found all the pieces. (Put the piece of paper back together like a puzzle to verify). There could be a piece of paper stuck in the printer that is causing the paper sensor to fail.
The other possibility is that when you removed the paper jam, something became dislodged in the printer. Forcefully removing paper from the printer can cause this.
Remove the toner, and try to gently pull out the paper jam.. If the page gets torn, or ripped, make sure you have all the pieces of the paper removed. Then re-start the printer. Print a test page to make sure the paper path is clear..