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Hi how do i change the paper tray for the HP LJ 2430. everytime i print it sets to tray one but i want to use tray 2

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When you want to print go to File - Print - Properities - Paper/Quality then click thr down arrow on Paper Source and change it from Automatically Select to Tray 2 - click OK - click Apply - click Print

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