I have a Lexmark C532dn printing from a Mac PowerBook G4 running OS X 10.4.11. Every time I print (EXCEPT when printing the Info pages stored directly in the printer) I get red blinking light and a message on the printer saying, "Load MP feeder Plain Paper Letter". So, I take paper out of Tray 1, the tray I've asked it to print from, and put it in the manual feed tray. I've tried setting paper feed to Tray 1 (instead of Auto), and have had no success. I have also reinstalled the printer software that came with the printer... no luck. As previously mentioned, when I print an Info page directly from the printer, it will successfully draw paper from Tray 1. Help!
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Re: Paper does not feed from Tray 1.
Check your printer settings.
Sometimes if your printer or the program you are printing from has the paper source set to "Letter" it waits for you to press the continue key on the printer which allows you to insert headed note paper before printing.
If it is set to letter, change it to A4 and this should solve your problem
You may need to change this in both the printer settings and/or each program from which you are printing
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Turn the documents printed page away from you. (Document facing you, turn it around so that the print is on the backside)
Insert it in the top paper feed tray. Align the left side of the document page, with the alignment bar on the left side of the top paper feed tray. (Put the left side of the paper against the plastic bar on the left side of the paper tray)
Computer running, Windows loaded. Go to Start>Hover your mouse cursor on All Programs>Lexmark>Lexmark Printer
Click on the Copy function, and go to the Properties window to set how many copies you want, (Default setting is 1), what size paper you're using, and so on.
1. Clear the print queue, and if there are jobs that won't delete, reboot the computer.
2. Now clear the jobs on the printer (cancel job button) until the status light turns green.
3. Put a piece of paper in the manual feed tray on the front.
4. Print a test page.
If the test page prints to the paper in the manual feed tray, then it is set as the default tray. Go into the printer settings and change it to "auto" or tray 1. If the test page prints to tray 1, but the original document you tried to print (when it got stuck) still won't print, cancel the job. Now, again, put paper in the manual feed tray. Try to print the document again and if it pulls from there, go into page setup of your document and change the setting from "manual" to "auto" or tray 1. Clear the job again (if it's stuck) and you should be able to print again. Hope this helps. This is one of the most common solutions - it happens a lot, especially with documents that are emailed from other people and once they get stuck in the queue, nothing will print (except the test pages directly from the printer, like you describe).
Have the same problem after 1,500 pages! This was Lexmark's solution (and it worked)...
Take the paperfeed tray out and you will see a red lever , press it downwards and you will see the paperfeed rollers coming down , you need to pull the rubber tyres off those rollers and place them inside out over them and then try printing any document. Check the paper weight and the paper type you need to use 20 pounds regular paper and try runnning a can of compressed air inside the machine. If rubber tyres on the paper feed rollers are totally worned out you need to replace the feed rollers.
Have you tried specifying the paper type and weight INSTEAD of the tray. Set the tray properties first, then print. If you leave it on auto tray it will use the tray that matches your paper type and weight.