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LaserJet 4250 part fell off. Where does it go?

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My 4250 has stopped recognizing that the tray has paper and after I pulled out the tray I found this part underneath.  Where does it go?  Is it related to the tray  issue?

TIA,

Chris

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That is one of the locks that secures the backstop after you release the blue lever on the tray backstop referenced in @Valsimot post above. Not uncommon for the backstop to crack on the bottom and then the stop does not lock and it slides around, causing paper size mismatch errors.

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Doesn't look to be from an old LJ 4520 to me, looks too white on the pictures to me.

 

It might be a stopper for the paper size ( length) guide. 

Remove the tray, remove paper push the blue tab in the back to change paper length and check will it lock after you release the blue tab.

 

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That is one of the locks that secures the backstop after you release the blue lever on the tray backstop referenced in @Valsimot post above. Not uncommon for the backstop to crack on the bottom and then the stop does not lock and it slides around, causing paper size mismatch errors.

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Thank you Valsimot.  You are correct. it is from that spot.  On closer inspection it became obvious.  there are 2 of these parts and this one is broken.  new tray or new printer in my future. Thanks again

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No need for a new tray, and no need for a new printer. Set the correct paper length and use small screws to fix the sliding part from moving.




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There are companies that offer replacement back stops likely cheaper than replacing the tray https://secure.partsmart-corp.com/other-printer-parts/rm1-1089-000-paper-tray-back-stop

 

Or if you only ever use one size of paper in the tray, use epoxy to fix the backstop in the correct location, we have done that a lot for clients.

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