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Lexmark T642 - I have plain white paper in tray 1 and yellow plain paper in the mp feeder tray. When I choose to print to the mp feeder tray the printer beeps to be loaded with paper but the paper is already in it?

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You need to tell the printer that the two papers are different. I assume they are the same size so the printer thinks they are the same unless you have configured the Paper types to be different.
Set Tray 1 type as Plain and Tray 2 type as custom 1. hope this helps

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Make sure you have selected the multi purpose feeder (front of the printer) in the driver, not the Manual Feeder.

The manual feeder will prompt for paper on each page. All you have to do is to press the "Go" button.

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