01-07-2012 02:12 PM
I just had the same problem. Thank you for your advice about the bread knife.. It worked.. I was trying to print photos and the extender opened and I couldn't get it closed. A lot of work for one little thing... Thanks for the answer!
03-26-2012 04:24 AM
Thank you! At first I was leary of punching my printer, but the good punch to the side of the extender worked. It's been sitting open for well over a year, and I'd try to close it every once in a while - so frustrating. Love the simple solution!
06-10-2012 09:31 PM
08-30-2012 03:03 AM
i also faced the same prblm...its easy jst do one thing...get a big scale[ i used of of 30 centimeter ], slide it to the corner of the paper tray and the paper extender tray would easilly slide...
01-12-2014 11:58 AM - edited 01-12-2014 11:59 AM
The "breadknife solution" suggested elsewhere in this thread worked a treat for me... I didn't try the "clotheshanger solution" but I reckon it would be equally effective (even though with a breadknife you are probably more likely to hit the sweet spot that unlocks the paper tray extender, so - if there are no kids around - I'd suggest that solution)
I was pulling the little hair I have out in frustration... come on, HP, sort out this utterly ridiculous design!!!!!!!!
EDIT - I have a C4700 - not a C4680 - but both seem to suffer from the same design flaw...
01-18-2014 12:07 PM
i have a c4780 and had the same problem, i read all of the thread, and when i finished i applied a variation of the side punch, i call it the side palm kung fu hit, worked like a charm