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Dell 5200 printer won't pull from MP tray

I'm used to the HP printers at the office to pull from the MP tray FIRST if there is something laying on it. But I put letterhead on the MP feeder and the printer STILL pulled the paper from tray 1

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Open the lower front cover at a 35degree angle and pull up to remove this lower front cover remove the toner. slide the upper deflectoer to the right and remove it. under this deflector on the left side is a pick wheel on the right side of the wheel there is a locking tab push on this and pull the pick wheel off. spray a rag with cfc contact cleaner and rub this wheel with it to remove the buildup. this will solve the problem

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

  • norman steach Aug 28, 2009

    go into the paper menu check the setting for the mp tray if your using letter in tray 1 and the setting for the mp tray is different it will pull from tray one

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