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3500n prompts me to press form feed then enter to print

Used to simply start printing, now it doesn't. I have checked the doors and the paper in the tray is in properly.

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  • johnm25 Jan 22, 2009

    Found the problem. The trays were locked and the bypass was set for 8 1/2 x 11. I unlocked both and set the bypass for 4 1/8 x 9 1/2 and it started printing again. Thanks.

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The paper trays were locked. i unlocked them and changed the bypass tray to envelope size and it started printing properly.

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    Figure 2: Rear access door posts c00212277.jpg
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Hi-

When you said line feed do you mean the Top of form?

hope this helps

1. Make sure the printer is turned on and the desired tractor is selected (the corresponding tractor arrow should be lit).
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5. Press the Top of Form button again to exit and save your new top-of-form position. Then close the top cover.

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