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My printer will not print

Hi:My problem started when I inadvertantly printed something while an envelope of paper was sitting on top of the printer, inhibiting the paper from freely sliding out after printing. It did print out the two pages,but the second one became stuck and had to be pulled to get it completely out. After that, the red paper light stayed on and the printer will not print anything out, even though the computer says "printer on and ready to print." zIhave tried unpluggint he printer, opening the paper drawer and refilling it. Nothing works. Canyou help?

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You have probably broken the Paper exit assembly, you can see this if you look into the slot the paper comes out off, study it carfully a roller might have been dislodged and should just pop back into place.

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Step 1- Remove the output tray

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Step 2 : Load Envelopes

To print one or more envelopes, follow these steps:

1. Remove all paper from the paper tray, and then slide a stack of envelopes into the tray, with the envelope flaps up and to the left (print-side down), until they stop.

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1.Turn on your printer. Make sure it is in ready mode (green status light on) and it is not printing or running any other operations.
  1. 2.Determine whether your printer uses a top-feed or bottom-feed. Blank paper stands upright in a top-feeding printer and lays in a tray on a bottom-feeding printer.
    3.Load your envelope in portrait mode for envelopes that are 8.5 inches wide (standard paper size). Fold the flap down and place the envelope with the side to be printed on facing you. Load the envelope so that the side with the flap enters the printer first.
    4.Load your envelope in landscape mode for longer envelopes that cannot fit in lengthwise. Close the flap. Load the envelope so that the left side enters the printer first (the flap will be on your left).
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No, your not. The M24 has to be the hardest machine on earth to print an envelope on, It is the biggest headache I have ever seen in printing. Here are the instructions and good luck.

NOTE: The PCL driver is the only driver supported for printing envelopes. There is no support for printing to envelopes using the Adobe PostScript® printer driver. It is necessary to complete all steps to successfully print envelopes.

NOTE: If printing through a server, changes to the driver must be made at the server level.

To set up the custom size paper for the printer:

NOTE: The setup of the custom size paper is a one-time step. Once the custom size is setup it remains an available paper size until it is changed.
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  3. Select the [Configuration] tab.
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  6. Select one of the five custom sizes.

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  1. Enter the short edge and long edge values for the envelope size you are using. The driver will now show the new custom size as one of the choices in Output Size.
  2. Click [OK].
To set your printing preferences for the printer:
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  2. Right-click on the printer you want to print envelopes and select [Properties] from the menu that will be displayed.
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nstructions Use the following steps to ensure that you are ready to print envelopes. Your printer can have either a single envelope or multiple envelopes loaded and ready for printing.
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