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Paper tray selection

Every day or so, my Optra will not print unless I put paper in the front feed letter tray. I have not changed any settings. It just started doing this within the last 6 weeks.

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Re: paper tray selection

Go to Paper Menu > Paper Size > Tray 1 - note what the Auto setting states (Letter, A4, Legal, etc.) Pull the tray out to set what it is configured for. Then reinsert it & pull it out a few times, noting what the display show the Auto size show. It should match the tray's settings.

If the Display indicates otherwise, it means one of two things:

1) The "auto size sensing" board on the left may be defective. The left side of the tray has a matrix of 3 plastic tabs that stick out in certain order depending on the tray setting. If this board fails, it may show Executive or A4 when the tray is set for letter.

2) The tray may be in-between two settings. Try to readjust the tray length setting between sizes. (You will notice the plastic tabs will change order.) The last time you loaded paper it may have pushed it just enough so that it is no longer seen as letter by the auto sensing board.

I hope this helps...

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Re: paper tray selection

I use the front door MP Feeder for my letter head printing, and tray 1 for normal documents but now the printer stopped recognizing the MP Feeder as the priority and beeps at me to load paper in the manual feeder. What happend? I changed nothing as far as I can tell.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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