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Paper in the main tray catches and then tries to go into the printer diagonally. I switched the button to the paper tray in front but usually it defaults back to the main tray.

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It's most like that there's something stuck (such as a bit of paper) that's causing the paper to skew like this so first port of call is to try and check the printer over for any errant blockages like this from all angles...

The paper tray path from the bottom is tricky to get to but it is possible and you'll probably need someone to carefully hold the printer on it's front while you examine behind the green flap. Whatever you do, don't pull on anything or you could break things.

As a work around though, the other tray can be defaulted to by doing the paper selection on the front as you already are but also on your computer(s) but selecting:

  1. START
  2. Printers & Faxes
  3. right click on [MP500 printer]
  4. Choose "Printing preferences"
  5. Setup the Paper source to use the "Auto Sheet Feeder" rather than cassette.
If you're using the printer via a machine that's sharing it you can default new machine connections by doing the same thing on the sharing machine except you get to printer preferences via:

  1. START
  2. Printers & Faxes
  3. Right click and choose "Properties"
  4. Choose the "Advanced" tab
  5. Click on "Printing Defaults"
  6. ... from here on in it's as above setting paper source, etc...

Hope that helps...

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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