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Dell 5100cn won't recognize mpf tray

I have paper in the mpf tray, have told it to print from the mrf tray, and the printer tells me to load paper there. I don't know what to do.

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  • ferrari35503 Feb 23, 2009

    All settings are for the MPF tray but when I go to print it keeps tells me to load paper in Tray 1. Everything used to work fine but now it always sets itself to tray 1 even tho I have already gone thru properties on any program I am trying to print from.

  • tzugibe Mar 08, 2009

    My 5100cn was fine printing envelopes from the mpf tray. Now it suddenly won't recognize the tray. It keeps saying load MPF letter envelope. I checked all the settings. Could it be a hardware problem with the feed sensor?

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Go to the printer web page by entering the IP address of the printer in an Internet Browser.
click Printer Settings menu entry
If the Substitute Tray value is not MPF Feed, click on the Printer Settings tab
Set the Substitute Tray value to MPF Feed
Click the button Apply New Settings, it will request the admin id & password for the printer.

In trying to resolve this issue, initially I set the Tray Settings to Panel Specified from Driver Specified at the printer's panel. Since the issue was resolved with this set, I just left it that way.


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Have read the above but mine still refuses to priint from the MPF, do dell do an A6 tray for 5100CN

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Check the paper TYPE setting for the MPF.

If you are trying to print letter size documents, but the paper type for the MPF tray is set to envelope, it will still prompt you to load paper in the MPF everytime.

You can use the menu to select settings for paper tray and type.

If the printer is hooked up to the network, you can also access the printers WEB page, by typing the IP address of the printer into the address bar of your browser.... no http: or www... just the ip addresss.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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Are you trying to use the "MPF" (Manual Paper Feed) tray?

If you are then the manual paper feed tray is usually a fold down flap at the back of the printer. It only accepts on piece of paper at a time.

However, if you are just trying to print to the printer's default tray, then you need to check both the "Page Setup" in the application and the printer driver properties to make sure that you are calling the correct paper tray.

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I have a Dell 3010n myself, and a few times I did run into that "Load MPF" issue.
1.) Before printing a document, please check and see the properties. i.e. Kind/type of paper, which tray, or if printing envelopes or any other document than a regular 8 x11 paper. Putting all the tray and paper type selection on "Auto" can be very helpful.
2.) On the printer itself, there is a menu button where you can configure the type of paper, i.e. regular 20 llb. copy/print paper, glossy photopaper, thicker paper - after you place a fresh load on the paper tray and slide it in, usually it will ask you which type of paper you just loaded. Make sure it is the same settings as the document that you are trying to print: i.e. if document settings on computer was set to print on photopaper and you have regular paper on the tray, the printer will do a "Load MPF".
The paper sensor on it is amazingly (for a Dell, that is) sensitive and it can differentiate across a lot of paper types/thickness. If you have several computers and user across a network, and there are several paper-type settings done on the printer itself, this "Load MPF" issue will present itself more often.
In my case, it's simply because the person who recently changed the paper-type to glossy cover paper from some user who previously printed to a transparency forgot to revert MPF/Tray 1 to regular copy/print paper. Most cases, the printer setting on the PC has been left to print on to a transparency by default, so even if I stack the tray with copy paper to the hilt, it still will do "Load MPF".

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Dell 3100 CN printer...message on printer reads load tray


Cycle Power on the Printer
  1. Turn the printer off.
  2. Wait 10 seconds.
  3. Turn the printer on.
  4. Determine if the issue still occurs.
Verify There is Paper in the Tray

Verify the Paper Size
Look at the chart below to verify that the paper size meets the 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn-series specifications.
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Verify the paper size in the tray matches the size set in the 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn-series printer´s operator panel.

To verify the paper size in the tray matches the size set in the printer's operator panel, perform the following steps:
  1. Press the MENU button.
  2. Press the down arrow until Tray Settings appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  3. Press the down arrow until Paper Size appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  4. Press the down arrow until the specific paper tray (Tray 1, Tray 2, or MPF) appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  5. Press the down arrow to select the specific paper size, as shown in Figure 1, and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  6. Press the MENU button.
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*1 Denotes country-specific factory default values.
*2 Available for the optional 250-sheet cassette only.

Figure 1 - Paper Size Chart





Verify the Paper Type Matches the Type Set in the Printer´s Operator Panel

To verify the paper type matches the type set in the printer's operator panel, perform the following steps:
  1. Press the MENU button.

  2. Press the down arrow until Tray Settings appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  3. Press the down arrow until Paper Type appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  4. Press the down arrow until the specific paper tray (Tray 1, Tray 2, or Multipurpose Feeder) appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  5. Press the down arrow to select the specific paper type, as shown in Table 1, and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  6. Press the MENU button.
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Table 1: Paper Type Chart

All media types that are not Plain 1 should be printed from the MPF only.


Verify the printing preferences on the Dell™ 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn / 5100cn-series printer.
To verify the printing preferences is set to print from the correct tray with the correct paper size, perform the following steps:
  1. Click the Start button, go to Settings, and click Printers and Faxes.
    The Printers and Faxes window appears.
  2. Right-click Dell Laser Printer 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn / 5100cn-series and click Printing Preferences.
    The Printing Preferences window appears.
  3. Verify the Paper Size drop-down is set to the correct paper size loaded in the specific tray to be printed from..
  4. Click the Paper Tray tab.
  5. Click the Paper Source drop-down menu and select the specific tray to be printed from.
    This sets the size and tray defaults.

Verify the Paper Size From the Printing Application Matches the Designated Printer Tray
To verify the paper size from the printing application matches the designated printer tray, perform the following steps:
  1. Open the application being used to print the document. (Example: Microsoft Word)
  2. Click File and click Print.
  3. Verify the paper size.

Verify the Paper Source From the Printing Application Matches the Designated Printer Tray
  1. Open the application being used to print the document.
  2. Click File and click Print.
  3. Verify the paper source.

Do not replace any printer hardware as this is not a printer hardware issue.

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Printing Labels


The MPF is simply the "Manual Paper Feed".
Your printer is set by default that the MPF paper type is "plain paper". Since you are telling the printer that you are trying to print lables, the printer is simply telling you that you need to load the MPF with lables.

If you say "ok", the printer sould continue and print the lables.

If you only print lables, the you can change the default paper for the MPF tray to "lables", and then you will no longer be prompted to load the tray.

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Ok,

I've went around and around with the same problem (bug) and finally found a solution. Here is the deal. You have to exactly match the settings for the MPF tray in the aplication softwares to the MPF tray settings set from front panel on the printer.

I found this problem when trying to print on gloss paper. The MPF tray had to be set for "Coated 1 Side 2" in both the application and on the front of the printer.

Lets say I'm printing a Word Document. Go to file, print, select the Dell printer, then select properties, select paper tray, set paper source to MPF, set MPF settings to ""Coated 1 Side 2". Click OK.

Now do the printer setup. From the front panel on the printer.
Press Menu, press the down button to Tray Settings
Press center button to select.
Display now asks for paper type. Press center button.
Displays MPF. Press center button.
Push down button until you see Coat1 Side2
Push center button to select.
Press Menu to exit.

I only print on gloss so I have to set the MPF tray to Coated 1 Side 2. I was told this slows the feed and that is needed for coated papers. Now you could probably use another setting as long you set both the MPF tray in both the application and the control panel to match exactly.

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I had the same problem, my solution was:

1) Go into the Print dialog window, select your 5100cn printer and click the "Properties" button next to it.
2) Select the second tab, labeled "Paper Tray".
3) Select "MPF" from the "Paper Source" drop-down list.
4) Click the "MPF Settings" button and select "Envelope".

That should allow your program to print to MPF for envelopes. This needs to be done in your software, setting it on the printer's control panel didn't work for me.

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