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Tray selection issue: Documents may be setup to print to the MP feeder, (multipurpose feed, not manual feed), but the printer will only pull from tray 4. I'm not sure why, earlier this week it would o

I set the paper source to "Tray" but when I try to print a message displays "load mp feeder." I made sure mp tray was not the default or set for the paper source and still it will only print from the mp tray. Infoprint 1532 tray selection problems. My document is setup to print to the MP feeder, (multipurpose feed, not manual feed). The printer setup for MP is Cassette with legal size paper. The printer will only pull from tray 4. I'm not sure why, earlier this week it would only pull from tray 1. I am trying to find a sledge hammer for the ultimate fix. I have both pcl and ps3 printer drivers loaded on my WinXP pro. The ps3 has always been my go to driver in the past... I don't know if it's related, but I'm on a domain. Set as a power user on the pcl, but not the ps3.

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The usual reason that the printer will ask you to load paper into the MPF is that the green paper guides in the paper tray is not clicked in the right position. It only needs to be slightly out of position to give the wrong paper size info to the printer. The easiest way to confirm if the guides are correct is to print the Menu Settings Page. Check that the paper sizes listed in that report are the same as the actual paper sizes in each tray. If it's different you need to adjust the guide correctly. It's remotely possible that the sensing switch is faulty but it's more likely that the paper tray guide isn't latched in it's correct position.

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