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Printer is not taking paper from tray automatically

If tray one is empty but tray 2 is loaded, the printer should take paper from tray 2 automatically when we are going to print something.

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  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2008

    printer not taking paper

  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    Printer will not print from tray 2 unless press GO on the printer

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Printer keeps saying tray 2 empty and its full of paper

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    ask for paper out of tray one printer is start to print from tray 2(empty)directly 13.0000, kind regards.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    hello,I have a problem while asking paper from tray 1 and tray 2 is empty. The printer is trying to print from tray 2. After that directly 13.0000 occurs

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    after printing it should automatically go inside the printer, but it didnt

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Check the paper size settings in tray 2 paper cassette. Make sure the tabs correspond to the correct media size (leter, Legal, etc.).
If tray 1 has letter, make sure the tabs in tray two identify letter as the paper size. It could very well be the printer thinks there is a nother size of paper in tray 2 therefore it will not default into that tray when tray 1 is empty.

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SOURCE: Configure HP 4050 printer to prompt 'load paper'

You'll have to change the paper TYPE of tray 3 to a different type as in tray 2.

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