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Printer paper tray

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Color Laser MFP 179fnw
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I just bought and installed a new Color Laser MFP 179fnw. I extracted the paper tray, loaded it with some paper (A4), then tried to push it back into its slot. It went up to the beginning of the transparent  semi-cover, then it stopped with a click, leaving a part protruding from the printer's body. According to the printer, paper everything was fine, and paper was available. I tried printing, and it worked flawlessly. Still, the tray remains half outside of the printer's body.

How can I push it entirely inside?

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@FaustoCan

 

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Could you share a picture of the same so that we ca help you better with this?

 

Thanks 🙂


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FaustoCan
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Thanks for answering me. Here is the picture. Note that I can extract and re-insert the paper tray easily (no forced movements), yet it can be pushed only as far as you can see in the photo.

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https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06217357

There is a latch on the center of the tray that you can press and change the length of the tray. It sounds like you have the tray extended for legal paper use.

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Thanks for the info. I had already noticed a little piece of plastic that can be pressed (with care, as the plastic is thin). Just in the center of the tray below the paper. Fine. I press it, and the paper tray reduces its length so that it fits completely inside the printer. Unfortunately, if I do so, I cannot put any paper sheets inside, because the tray is too short.

So, I must come to the conclusion that without paper the tray can be completely slotted inside, but with paper I must accept the tray protruding from the printer (as in the picture I uploaded).

 

Am I correct?

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