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Epson R280 I got this printer so I could print on DVDs. The problem is that I have to set the input tray to the upper position to print on a disc, and it is almost impossible to get the tray positioned correctly. The two red lights blink when the printer does not like the tray position. I have printed a couple of dozen discs, so I know it is possible. Is there a trick to getting the printer to recognize the tray. Inserting it is a no-brainer. It just slides into the openings on each side, but the lights blink, and I cannot print. Any help will be greatly appreciated

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You must power on the printer with the catch tray in the lower position. Let it complete its cycle. When it has completed the cycle move the tray to the DVD position, insert the DVD carrier with
your blank to be printed, aligh the arrows and presto there should be no problems. You Must Initiate the printer in the lower position or it will fail every time.

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