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Lexmark M1242

Lexmark M1242

Shingled Feed Jams on Non-Lift Plate Trays

Affected products



in the title section above.

Item description

Double and shingled paper feeds with non-lift plate trays.

What else is known:

  • LED is flashing
  • EWS status is showing 'Not Ready"
  • Potential 200.05F paper jam, front door A message; the rate for this type of jam is 1/37,000 on average.


  1. Remove the stack of paper from the tray, fan the paper, reload it into the tray, and retest.

  2. See xref_SO7166_xref for other potential remedies.

  3. Utilize the MPF.


These trays utilize a single-stage paper separation system, which comprises a pick system that uses a simple plastic dam. The lack of a secondary separation mechanism makes this feed system slightly more prone to this issue.

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