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HP Deskjet F4280 won't pick up photopaper. It workd for about three 8x10 prints but now the rollers just don't seem to be able to grab on to it. I'm using the exact same paper...I thought about sticking blue tape, duct tape or a sheet of regular paper to the back of the photopaper so the rollers have a rougher surface to grab on to but I'm worried it may get jamed. Should I try these ideas or do you have any other solutions? Thanks ! Ana

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    Troy Staley Feb 16, 2018

    what you need to do is clean your pick up rollers so they are tackier and can grab the paper. Do this with isopropyl to a drop of dish soap and scrape at it with your nail. When you wipe it off with a damp cloth it will come out sticky again and will be able to grab the heavier paper

  • Troy Staley
    Troy Staley Feb 16, 2018

    or us printer techs like rubber rejuvinator but i work of thousands of printers, not worth it for just a owner.



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Parts are no longer available. You might be able to clean the feed roller by removing the toner cartridge and cleaning the gray roller with isoprpyl alcohone.

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Pull out the fuser at the rear of the machine.

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SOURCE: Have a hp laserjet 4l paper jam problem.No paper

I have had a similar problem. The 4L has an inherent fault in the motor drive gear. It is made of nylon and has probably developed a hair line crack. As a result the gear slips when the printer starts up and tries to feed paper. I have replaced this part some years ago by replacing the whole motor and gear. I did find the replacement parts on eBay today. Here's the url:

The manual is also on line at another place. But when you order the parts you get a manual on CD. I am not the guy selling the parts but need them too that's how I found them.

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SOURCE: Tray 2 won't feed, grab, or pick up paper

Try stretching the springs under the cassette lift plate to put more tension on the plate.

Take out the trays, lift the main body off of tray 3, remove the toner cartridge then turn the machine upside down.

Check to see if the feed roller shaft does not have a broken tab and that the roller has good tread on it.

As for tray 3, i've had lots of problems with the gears wearing down their shafts, no replacement parts available for tray 3.

You would have to buy a whole new tray 3 assembly.

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Was that a refilled cartridge???

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