HP LaserJet 4050

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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When the printer tells you to load tray 1 it means the size and or type of paper being asked by the print job does not match the same that the printer thinks it has in the tray.
The Load Tray 1, Tray 1 Missing, or Insert Tray 1 error messages indicate that the printer has failed to detect the tray. The Tray Low or Tray Empty errors indicate that one or more of the tray sources are empty or low.
On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon ( ), and then click Devices and Printers. Right-click your product, and then select Printing Preferences. From the Printing Preferences menu, select Paper/Quality. From the Paper Source drop-down menu, select Tray 2.
Improve printer performance by selecting the optimum paper type for the tray. You can select from the following paper types: Tray 1. [Thin Paper], [Thick Paper 1], [Thick Paper 2], [Plain Paper], [Recycled Paper], [Color Paper], [Preprinted], [Prepunched], [Letterhead], [Bond Paper], [Cardstock], [Label Paper]
Open Tray 1. Pull out the tray extension to support the paper. Use the adjustment latch to spread the paper guides outward. Load paper in the tray.
Dust or dampness may have also affected the paper feed or paper pick rollers. As a result, even though the paper is in the tray, your printing machine may not recognize it. The error message “HP Printer Says Out of Paper” may appear on the screen as a result of this.
Application and print driver have conflicting tray selections. Check the tray selected in the print driver. Access the page setup or printer settings of the application from which you are printing. Set the paper source to match the tray selected in the print driver or set the paper source to Automatically Select.
Paper that is loaded incorrectly in the input tray might prevent the tray from closing completely. Remove any paper from the input tray, and then reload the paper correctly before closing the input tray. Grasp the handle on the input tray, and then pull the tray toward you to open it.
The output bin is a bin on the printer where printed jobs are delivered. Users can use the input-tray and output-bin job attributes to specify a tray name, such as 3-hole and a bin name, such as staple .
Most times when this happens there is a mismatch between what the printer thinks it has in the paper tray and what the job is asking for. Most times if you set tray 2 for the correct size and then choose type as any it will solve the issue. The tray may be set for bond or something else.

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