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HP color Laserjet 4700 default paper tray

How do I change the default paper tray to tray 2 instead of tray 1. I've tried changing the paper size in tray 1 but that hasn't worked. I have to go to the machine and press on the tick twice for every print job for it to print from tray 2.
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I am having this issue as well, and none of the links provided in the second posts resolves the issue. Any other suggestions?
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I also have the same problem with my color Laserjet 4600; it says the Tray 2 is empty even though the tray is full, then the red light flicks, the message asks for tray selection (which is tray #1).
tray 1 = letter
type = plain

tray 2 = letter
type = any

tray 3 = legal
type = any

thanks
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HP color Laserjet 4700 default paper tray

 

Hi I have noticed that there have been several queries relating to my problem. But I have not identified a solution.

My printer does not appear to allow me to nominate tray 2 as my default. It appears to have stopped prompting me to use tray two when tray one is empty.

I do not wish to use tray one but seem to have no alternative.

 

Please help

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Hi, I've been having a similar issue for months, and I found the response unhelpful as well.

 

Here's what I did:  In the tray setup menu, I set up tray 1 to Legal paper with type Color.  In tray 2, I set up Letter paper with type Any.  It's not just the paper size that causes the problem -- I had tray 1 set to legal/any for a long time and it still insisted on trying to use it even when I was printing to letter size.

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Re: HP color Laserjet 4700 default paper tray

Changing the settings in the menu interface will not change it. You have to make sure your Tray 2 is physically set to letter. For my version (HP Color LaserJet 4700dn) the notch to set the paper size is near the back of the tray. You can move it forward and backward using the blue tab at the top of the piece. You may need to either remove the tray or pull it out fully to see. What happened was someone loaded paper and pushed the notch back a bit, which was causing the printer to think it was in a "custom" paper size thus giving priority to Tray 1, which is set to Letter. So make sure the notch is exactly on Letter and when you close Tray 2 you should see that the menu will accept that the paper size is letter. Then you should be able to print from Tray 2 as long as you don't have any other menu option giving priority to Tray 1 or have paper loaded in Tray 1.

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