[rescue] Q: Laserjet 4050

Andrew Weiss rumbeard at mac.com
Mon Jun 6 19:35:48 CDT 2011

Chances are that's a really easy repair.  Buy 15$ pickup clutch.  Take off side covers, pop out old one put in new one.  It's most likely not a rubber thing.  Quite often the magnetic pickup clutches wear in such a way that the printer appears to attempt paper pickup but when it meets standard paper resistance the clutch doesn't fire correctly and registers a jam.  It's often easy to diagnose if the pickup foot remains down and the paper feeds 1-2 inches before the jam.


On 07 Jun, 2011,at 01:45 AM, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:

Hello all,

I have an HP LJ4050 that won't detect paper in Tray 2, and when I
reach in and lift the sensor, it tries to pick up paper, but won't.
This printer was tested good, then stored in a garage for a couple
years. When I pulled it out and tested it today it exhibited the above

I suspect the rubber has gone bad on the various pick-up wheels, and I
honestly have no interest in repairing it myself. My last page printed
shows just over 715K pages on the printer, w/o a Maint. Kit ever being
installed. (from memory, I can confirm)

Anyone want this? I've also got an HP LJ2100M that will suit my
low-volume printing needs (10 PPM @ 1200x1200), and I have no interest
in learning HP printer repair to get the LJ4050 up and running...

I am in Central Jersey, and will drive a little bit to deliver/meet
someone - if interested, please contact me off-list.

The HP4000-series printers are nice, but this just needs too much work
for me to keep it. If no one wants it, I'm gonna scrap it.

The price is, of course, free - unless you want it shipped, then actual S/H.

Lionel4287 at gmail.com

Lionel Peterson
lionel4287 at gmail.com
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