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Honor Student
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Message 11 of 25 (6,042 Views)

Re: HP Photosmart C4680 Paper Tray Extender

I tried your solution of doing the side punch and that worked for me too. Stupid design.

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Message 12 of 25 (5,962 Views)

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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!

Honor Student
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Message 13 of 25 (5,864 Views)

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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!

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Message 14 of 25 (5,787 Views)

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Thanks for tip. I had the same problem with the tray extender and your suggestion worked. Problem solved.

Thanks

Honor Student
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Message 15 of 25 (5,773 Views)

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does any one know how to close a paper tray for a hp photosmart c4780
Honor Student
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Message 16 of 25 (5,767 Views)

Re: HP Photosmart C4680 Paper Tray Extender

I think it's the same as the C4680 solution. I have the C4780 and the paper tray extender was stuck open. I used the solution in this thread for the C4680 and it worked.
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Message 17 of 25 (5,666 Views)

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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... 

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Message 18 of 25 (5,016 Views)

Re: HP Photosmart C4680 Paper Tray Extender

Thanks guys, great solution, my wife asked why did I need a bread knife.

 

 

Student
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Message 19 of 25 (4,361 Views)

Re: HP Photosmart C4680 Paper Tray Extender

[ Edited ]

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...

 

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Message 20 of 25 (4,311 Views)

Re: HP Photosmart C4680 Paper Tray Extender

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

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