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HP LaserJet P1005, P1006, P1505, and P1505n Printers - Changing the Pickup Roller


Normal use with good media causes wear. The use of poor media might require more frequent replacement of the pickup roller.
If the printer regularly mispicks (no media feeds through), you might need to change or clean the pickup roller.
Failure to complete this procedure might damage the printer.

Changing the pickup roller

Follow the steps below to change the pickup roller.
  1. Turn the printer off, and then unplug the power cord from the printer. Wait for the printer to cool.
    Figura : Unplugging the power cord from the printer
  2. Open the print cartridge door, and remove the print cartridge.
    To prevent damage to the print cartridge, minimize its exposure to direct light. Cover the print cartridge with a sheet of paper.
    Figura : Removing the print cartridge
  3. Find the pickup roller.
    Figura : Pickup roller
  4. Release the small, white tabs on either side of the pickup roller, and rotate the pickup roller toward the front.
    Figura : Releasing the tabs on either side of the rollers
  5. Gently pull the pickup roller up and out.
    Figura : Removing the pickup roller
  6. Position the new pickup roller in the slot. The circular and rectangular slots on each side will prevent you from installing the roller incorrectly.
    Figura : Installing a new pickup roller
  7. Rotate the top of the new pickup roller away from you until both sides snap into place.
    Figura : Placing the new pickup roller correctly
  8. Reinstall the print cartridge, and close the print cartridge door.
    Figura : Reinstalling the print cartridge
  9. Plug the printer into the power outlet, and then turn on the printer.
    Figura : Plugging the power cord into the printer