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The printer will not reconigize the second tray. How do I get the printer to show and print from that tray?

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  • jbarber915 Jul 14, 2009

    I appologize about not being clear on the question. I am refering to the optional second tray that the printer sets on. When I add the second optional tray the printing preferneces do not show it and it is not an option under paper source. Is there a setting to make it reconigize the optional second tray?

  • jbarber915 Jul 27, 2009

    Thank you for the information. ( I applogize for not answering sooner, I was out all last week myself.) I found what I was needing- under teh property box is an accesory tab and i had to add the second tray and it is showing up now and is working. I appericate the time and effort of responding to me.

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If you are talking about the tray that opens just above the main tray these are the steps to take:

Open the print preferences screen. On the Basic tab, on the bottom part of the screen, you will see a section called Paper source, you will see a drop down menu called First Page. Choose the MP Tray. Make sure you open the door up to use that tray.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

  • bvanjoff Jul 20, 2009

    I apologize for the delay on your second question. The weekend was busier than normal. I was able to find out that your second tray is model LT-6000. Unfortunately Brother is not very forthcoming in providing information on that unit. Nowhere on their support website do they provide a copy of the user manual for the tray, or any FAQ or troubleshooting guides. From experience I know that often the addon trays for printers have some kind of a connection to the printer. That may be a cable, or contacts on the tray itself. Normally any problems with the tray is usually caused by a bad or dirty connector, or a small pin that engages a switch in the printer. Sometimes they also come with additional drivers for the tray. If so I would uninstall and then reinstall those drivers. If there is no cable or extra driver then you may have a defective tray. If you still have a warranty you should contact Brother for assistance, or have them send you a replacement. Unfortunately there isn't much more that I can offer you in the way of support.

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