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Paper tray how do i get my hp 4100 to print from tray 2 instead of tray 1. It worked yesterday, but someone from my staff must have started pushing buttons and now it thinks tray 2 is for legal size paper. I went into the paper handling menu but I don't see where to change it's settings. please help

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  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Press control panel on your computer. Go to printers. Move the mouse over to the LJ4100 and press the right mouse button to select properties. Press the printing preferences button. In the advanced tab make sure tray two is turned on and set for the right paper size.

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SOURCE: How do I copy a legal size document?

You need to change it in the menu, it's stopping because once it reaches the letter size the sensor detects that there is still paper there and jams.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

SOURCE: tray output

You should configure TRAY 1 as Legal only.
and Tray 2 as plain letter.

Specially when you specify from what tray/paper type to print.

This can be easily configured from the Printer Properties within the Printers and Faxes section of the Control Panel.

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

713printech
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SOURCE: Paper tray?

Two possible solutions;
1) Check the settings in the printer driver for the default tray. The other user could very well have changed them and set tray 1 as the default tray.
2) Check the paper size settings in the paper tray. Pull tray 2 out and check the paper guides. Make sure the paper guide in the front and left of the paper tray are set for the correct media type (letter, legal, etc.)
The printer reads the tabs in the back of the papertray to identify the paper size. If someone moved it while loading paper the printer identifies another paper size and defaults into the tray that has the size of paper required to print.
Hope this solves your problem.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Printer insists on printing from tray 1

Go to Printers on start menu, Right-click on the printer go to properties, if you are lucky the 'printing preferences' are on the 'general' tab, click on it and you should have an option there to change it to letter..

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Hp P4515n - Paper Handling for tray-2 only, gives

I just ran into this same issue with an HP LaserJet P4015n. Worked with HP and the resolution ended up being the following.
Hopefully this will work with the P4515n printer as well.

1. Open EWS page (printer page) in Internet Explorer.
2. Log into printer as administrator
2. Click on Settings tab, Configure device, System Setup
3. You will find Tray Behavior
4. Change tray 2 model to Standard Tray.

This should give you the standard options for the Tray 2 size or default to the size detected.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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SOURCE: I have an HP Color LaserJet CM1312nfi MFP printer.

I have the same printer and you have to set the default paper size in the printer itself to legal.

Posted on Oct 19, 2010

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