I usually don’t have to wait very long

Which of these is responsible for pulling the top page from the paper tray in a laser printer?

A) Separation pad

B) Duplexing assembly

C) Toner cartridge

D) Fuser assembly

E) Imaging drum

F) I usually just wait for the printer to complain

The answer: A) Separation pad

The separation pad is a small but important part of the paper feed near the paper tray, and it ensures that a single page will be pulled through the printer during the printing process.

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