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HP Laserjet 4050 print to different trays

I had to reload a laptop and need to re-configure the printer. It is a LaserJet 4050T. It has Tray 3 installed, which is legal size plain paper. Tray 2 is letter size plain paper.

I need the printer auto select whether to print from trays 2 or 3 depending on the document being printed (legal or letter). Any help would be great.
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victorjones1Commented:
Download the hp driver from:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=18320&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=25475&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=228

Install it, then go to printing preferences, click on the Paper/Quality tab and switch Paper Source to Automatically Select and Media to Auto Select
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victorjones1Commented:
Is this a network printer or is it connected directly to the PC?
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MTCNSAuthor Commented:
It is connected to directly to a pc and is not shared on the network.
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victorjones1Commented:
If you follow the first comment then it should work.  Setting the paper source and media should fix your problem, also check in the advanced tab for these settings, just in case.
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MTCNSAuthor Commented:
Tried to print a legal document and it still tries to print to Tray 1 manual feed.
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victorjones1Commented:
Check the tray settings on the printer.  You can set them to specific sizes via the buttons on the printer panel.  Set tray 1 to Plain, Tray 2 to Letter, & Tray 3 to Legal, all other tray options to Plain.
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MTCNSAuthor Commented:
I know, though legal didn't seem to be an option. Plus the printer has always worked, until I had to reload the OS.
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MTCNSAuthor Commented:
Also, looking under the device settings for the printer, how should each tray be setup? Currently:
Auto Select - Letter
Tray 1 - Letter
Tray 2 - Letter
Tray 3 - Unavailable

(which matches another printer in the office)
I am at a loss.
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MTCNSAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help, I got it working.
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victorjones1Commented:
What did you do to get it working?
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MTCNSAuthor Commented:
Just kept changing the settings till it worked. I need to look at it again and make notes. Been hell in my IT world the last 3 days. Thanks for your help and quick responese.
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