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I have a Dell 2330dn laser printer. When the tray default is in autoselect....does that not mean paper is pulled from the manual feed portion first? Autoselect does not seem to work for me. Please assist.

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SOURCE: How set Printer to Autoselect Tray

This will most likely be the in the menu on the printer. Refer to the users manual and how to access those setting.

Posted on Jan 29, 2007

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