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Won't print to right tray

I have a laserjet 4200 connected over the network. When i print from any computer in my lab, it want's to print to tray 1, which is the feeder tray. This requires pushing the check mark button twice to get it to print from tray 2.

I want the documents, by default, to print to tray 2. But no settings I change on the network make it work. Any solutions?

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  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    How do I "set the default tray to tray 2" via the Menu Map? What's a "backstop"?

  • gt_bne May 01, 2009

    No mater what you tell the printer, it will first check for paper in tray 1, if no paper is found it will check tray 2 and so on and on. This continues regardless of the settings, even when the default is set to Tray 2 or 3.

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I had this problem and solved it like this:

  1. Right click on printer driver in printers and faxes.
  2. Select printing preferences
  3. Choose paper quality tab
  4. Set paper size (A4 in my case)
  5. Set paper source to printer-auto-select. This is different from the default "Automatically select"

As long as tray 1 is empty, tray 2 should now kick in. Setting the paper source as tray 2 didn't work at all.

You seem to have to set this on each client computer though - even if you are sharing the printer over a network (4200n).


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Check that tray paper backstop is set to corrct size, then print a menu map and set the default tray to tray 2. if that doesn't take care of it, then your driver settings are wrong. uninstall then reinstall then your drivers will be set to default. good luck!

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